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SMRT Educational Seminars
 
Musculoskeletal MRI: Cartilage and Ligaments
Volume 17, Number 3
 
Accreditation:
The SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 17, Number 3), has been approved for 1.5 Category A Continuing Educational credits.

Read the SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 17, Number 3), "Musculoskeletal MRI: Cartilage and Ligaments" and complete the quiz.

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 1.5 category A Continuing Education credits. 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 up to two additional times.

Members should retain their CE Certificate for their Continuing Education registry requirements.

 
Educational Objectives
Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Wrist: Bone and Cartilage Injury
  • Describe technical considerations including coils and patient positioning, imaging at 3T, and pulse sequences and scan protocols;
  • Discuss osseus abnormalities including scaphoid fractures and complications, carpal bone fractures, stress fractures and Gymnast’s Wrist, avascular necrosis, and impaction/impingement syndromes;
  • Review cartilage imaging and the SLAC/SNAC wrist including osteoarthritis, and inflammatory arthropathies; and
  • Show image examples of osseus abnormalities including fractures, and cartilage imaging to look at osteoarthritis and other inflammatory processes.

Quantitative MRI of Articular Cartilage and Its Clinical Applications

  • Review cartilage composition and degeneration;
  • Describe morphological changes in cartilage in osteoarthritis;
  • Discuss quantitative MRI for cartilage matrix composition;
  • Explain the use of postcontrast T1 relaxation time by delayed gadolinium-enhanced proton MRI of cartilage;
  • Describe T2 relaxation time including basic principles and in vivo applications;
  • Review T1r relaxation time quantification including basic principles and in vivo applications;
  • Discuss other cartilage MR imaging methods including Magnetization Transfer (MT), Chemical Exchange-Dependent Saturation Transfer (CEST), Diffusion, sodium, and Ultra Short Echo (UTE); and
  • Show image examples of all acquisition methods, proton and sodium.

MRI of Knee Ligament Injury and Reconstruction

  • MRI of Knee Ligament Injury and Reconstruction;
  • Describe the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) including anatomy and normal appearance, tears, and ganglion cysts;
  • Review reconstruction of the ACL including grafts and complications;
  • Discuss the Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) including anatomy and normal appearance, and tears;
  • Describe reconstruction of the PCL;
  • Review the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) including anatomy and normal appearance, pathology, and reconstruction;
  • Explain the Posterolateral Corner (PLC) including anatomy and normal appearance, and pathologic appearance; and
  • Show image examples of the ACL, PCL and MCl including tears, pathology and post-reconstruction.