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Advanced MR Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System - Lisbon

September 28-30, 2017

Course organiser:
Prudencia Tyrrell

Local organiser:
Vasco Mascarenhas, Lisbon/PT

Course venue:
Hospital da Luz
Av. Lusíada 100
1500-650 Lisbon


A. Baur-Melnyk, J. Gielen, C. Glaser, A. Karantanas, N. Mamisch-Saupe, E. McNally, V. Pullicino, N. Theumann, P. Tyrrell, K. Verstraete

Course duration:
Thursday noon - Saturday noon

The aim of this course:

MR imaging of the Musculo-Skeletal System including the spine, is one of the most common requests in routine clinical work.  MRI is more sensitive than x-rays and CT in a wide variety of pathologies including tumour detection, degeneration, inflammation and trauma.  However specificity is often low and requires knowledge of specific sequence protocols, morphologic signs and pattern recognition.
In this course in Lisbon, ten topics are addressed. These topics include bone marrow, spine, the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, the hip, knee, ankle and foot, bone tumours and sports injuries of the lower limb.
Within each area 3-4 common or complex subjects are addressed, reviewing the anatomy, typical and atypical imaging presentations and differential diagnoses. The course is a combination of lectures and case based repetitions in small groups.
We look forward to welcoming you at this international course which is delivered by renowned speakers.

Participation requirements:
Physicians and MR radiographers/technicians who have a good knowledge of MR techniques; minimum of 6 months experience in applied MRI of the musculoskeletal system.

Learning Objectives

Bone and Soft-Tissue Tumours

•How to perform an MRI for bone tumours
•How to perform MRI for soft-tissue tumours
•Differential diagnosis of soft-tissue lesions
•Differential diagnosis of bone lesions
•Joint tumours and pseudotumoural lesions

•How I perform, read and report a hip exam
•Labral anatomy and pathology
•Types of femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI)
•BME in the hip: Transient osteoporosis, osteoarthritis or osteonecrosis?

Bone Marrow
•Normal distribution of bone marrow and bone marrow variations
•Principles of focal and diffuse bone marrow replacement
•Benign versus malignant vertebral compression fractures
•Multiple myeloma/whole body Imaging

•Imaging strategies and sequence protocols
•Cruciate and collateral ligaments and menisci
•Osteochondral defects and osteonecrosis
•Bone marrow oedema

Sports Injuries
•Lesions of the muscle tendon unit
•Sports injuries of the pelvis
•Sports injuries of the lower limb

•How I perform, read and report a shoulder exam
•Classification of impingement
•Rotator cuff lesions
•Shoulder instability

•How I perform, read and report an exam of the elbow
•Anatomic variants simulating disease
•Lesions in lateral/medial/anterior/posterior pain

Hand and Wrist
•How I perform, read and report an exam of the wrist
•TFCC lesions
•Carpal instability
•Tumours of the hand and wrist

•Disc degeneration and disc prolapse
•Sero-negative spondylarthropathies
•Sacrum and sacroilitis

•How I perform, read and report a foot exam
(including ligaments and tendons)
•Normal variants and variants sometimes associated
with disease
•Bone marrow oedema - transient osteoporosis – osteonecrosis – mechanical stress reaction
•Nerve entrapments including Morton´s neuroma and
its differential

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