The aim of this course: MR Imaging of the musculoskeletal system is one of the most common requests in clinical routine work. MRI is more sensitive than x-rays and CT in the detection of tumours, degeneration, inflammation and sports injuries. However, specificity is often low and requires the knowledge of morphologic signs or specific sequence protocols.
In this advanced course 10 topics are addressed: bone and soft-tissue tumours, hip/pelvis, bone marrow, knee, sports injuries, shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist, spine and foot/ ankle. In each topic 4-5 challenging subjects are presented with anatomy, typical and atypical imaging examples and results from the recent literature.
The course will be a combination of lectures and case based repetitions in small groups. We are looking forward to welcoming you to this international course, which is held by renowned clinical experts from Europe.
Participation Requirements: Physicians who have attended the School of MRI Applied MR Techniques Courses or have good knowledge in MR techniques from other sources; minimum of 6 months experience in applied MRI of the Musculoskeletal System.
Bone and Soft-Tissue Tumours • How to perform an MRI for bone tumours
• How to perform soft-tissue tumours
• Differential diagnosis of soft-tissue lesions
• Differential diagnosis of bone lesions
• Joint tumours and pseudotumoural lesions
Hip/Pelvis • How I perform, read and report a hip exam
• Labral anatomy and pathology
• Types of femuroacetabular impingement (FAI)
• BME in the hip: Transient osteoporosis, Coxitis, Osteoarthritis or Osteonecrosis?
Bone Marrow • Normal distribution of bone marrow and bone marrow variations
• Principles of focal and diffuse bone marrow replacement
• Multiple Myeloma/whole body Imaging
Knee • Imaging strategies and sequence protocols
• Cruciate ligaments and menisci
• Osteochondral defects and osteonecrosis
Sports Injuries • Lesions of the muscle tendon unit including myositis ossificans
• Athletic groin injuries
• Sports injuries of fingers and toes
Shoulder • How I perform, read and report a shoulder exam
• Classification of Impingement
• Rotator cuff lesions
• Shoulder instability and microinstability
Elbow • How I perform, read and report an exam of the elbow anatomic variants: simulating disease
• Lesions in lateral/medial/anterior/posterior pain
Hand + Wrist • How I perform, read and report an exam of the wrist
• TFCC Lesions
• Carpal instability
• Tumours of the hand and wrist
Foot/Ankle • How I perform, read and report a foot exam (including ligaments and tendons)
• Variants sometimes causing disease
• Bone marrow edema: Transient osteoporosis – osteonecrosis – mechanical stress reaction
• Nerve entrapments including Morton´s neuroma and its differential