|ISMRM Workshop Series • 15-17 September 2017|
ISMRM Workshop on Advanced Musculoskeletal MRI: Arthritis & Beyond
|This workshop, organized by ISMRM in affiliation with the Chinese Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (CSMR), will focus on the technical development and clinical applications of advanced MR imaging for osteoarthritis (OA), inflammatory arthritis, as well as other related joint diseases. The purpose of this workshop is to engage the Chinese and Asian community in OA imaging studies and facilitate potential collaborations; in particular, multi-center trials, including the Asian population, which is currently under-engaged in the international collaboration and communication. This workshop is also endorsed by the Overseas Chinese Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (OCSMRM).
The sessions will include advanced technical development on quantitative MRI techniques at multi-scales (ex vivo to in vivo) and for multiple tissues (cartilage, meniscus, ligament, tendon, bone, and muscle), as well as clinical applications of semi-quantitative (grading) and quantitative techniques. The technical aspects for both data acquisition and image post-processing will be discussed. New techniques such as PET/MRI will also be presented. Other focuses of the workshop include what we have learned from previous clinical trials and challenges of new trial design; post-traumatic OA after acute joint injury; the relationship between imaging and biomechanics; and imaging beyond the knee joints. A unique aspect of this workshop will be discussion on potential treatment of OA by Chinese medicine.
The workshop will feature a mixture of invited keynote lectures, selected abstracts for oral and poster presentation and panel discussions. Young Investigator Awards will be presented to students and early stage post-doctoral or physicians who will be selected from the oral paper presentations.
The workshop is designed to engage musculoskeletal imaging scientists, engineers, and MR physicists, including students and postdoctoral students; musculoskeletal radiologists and radiology residents and fellows; orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, and other clinicians who are interested in using imaging measures; and epidemiologists and statisticians who are interested in OA clinical trials.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
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