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SMRT Educational Seminars
 
MRI of Spinal Cord Lesion
Volume 13, Number 4
 
Accreditation:
The SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 13, Number 4), has been approved for 2.0 Category A Continuing Educational credits.

Read the SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 13, Number 4), "MRI of Spinal Cord Lesion" and complete the quiz and official Answer Form at the back of the article. To receive credit the quiz must be completed with a score of 75% or better. Completion of all questions with a passing score will earn a total of 2.0 category A Continuing Education credits.
 
SMRT members should send the completed Answer Form to the SMRT Education Department for scoring. The certificate will state the CE reference number and awarded CE credits. Members receiving a score less than 75% will be notified and given the option of taking the quiz an additional two times. Members should retain their CE Certificate for their Continuing Education registry requirements.
 
Educational Objectives
Differential Diagnosis of T2 Hyperintense Spinal Cord Lesions: Part A
  • Review T2 relaxation processes;
  • Describe MR motion and truncation artifacts in the area of the spinal cord;
  • Discuss MR imaging of spinal compression and trauma cases including acute spinal cord injury and compressive myelopathy;
  • Describe MR imaging of spinal cord neoplasms including ependymoma, astrocytoma, hemangioblastoma, and intramedullary spinal cord metastasis;
  • Review MR imaging of radiation myelitis and congenital abnormalities such as split cord malformation; and
  • Show MR imaging examples and scan parameters that best delineate these disease conditions.

Differential Diagnosis of T2 Hyperintense Spinal Cord Lesions: Part B

  • Review MR imaging of multiple sclerosis and demyelination, and subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord;
  • Describe MR imaging of vascular conditions of the spinal cord including cord ischemia and infarction, and arteriovenous shunts;
  • Discuss MR imaging of infective, postinfective and granulomatous conditions of the spinal cord including acute transverse myelitis, AIDS-associated vacuolar myelopathy, and neurosarcoidosis;
  • Review MR imaging of cavitary lesions of the spinal cord including syringohydromyelia; and
  • Show MR imaging examples and scan parameters that best delineate these disease conditions.