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Advanced MR Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System - St. Petersburg

May 18-19, 2017
St. Petersburg/RU
The course has been confirmed.

Course organiser:
Prudencia Tyrrell

Local organiser:
Alla Karpenko, St. Petersburg/RU

Course venue:
Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden
Bataiskii Pereulok 3 A
190013 St. Petersburg

A. Karpenko, N. Mamisch-Saupe, I. Nöbauer-Huhmann, V. Pullicino, S. Trattnig, P. Tyrrell, A. Uchevatkin, F. Vanhoenacker 

Course duration:

Thursday morning - Friday evening

Please click here to download the programme of the course.

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 St. Petersburg, as with all ESMRMB courses, it will be in the English language.  There will be simultaneous translation of the lectures into the Russian language. The repetitions/small group tutorials/workshops will be performed in English with translator assistance. Eight topics will be addressed and will include bone marrow, spine, bone tumours, the shoulder, the hip, cartilage, sports injuries of the lower limb and MRI of musculo-skeletal trauma in the child and adolescent.
Within each area 3-4 common or complex subjects will be 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

MRI of Cartilage
Ultrastructural composition of articular cartilage
· How to image cartilage and cartilage repair tissue with basic and advanced MR imaging
· Cartilage lesions and how to describe them
· Cartilage repair tissue and how to classify it

MRI or MSK Trauma in the Child and Adolescent
How I perform, read and report MRI  of traumatic injuries of children and adolescent
· Bone and joint injuries in children of different age (including most common compartments of different joints)
· Growth plate injuries and their early and long term complications 
· Role of MRI in differential diagnosis of traumatic and nontraumatic changes in growing skeleton

MRI of Sports Injuries of the Lower Limb
· Anatomya nd pathology of the myotendinous unit
· Pelvic muscles and tendon injuries (including hamstring tendinopathy and athletic pubalgia)
· How I perform, read and report MRI of the ankle and foot
· Common ankle and foot injuries (ligament, tendon, bone)

MRI of Bone Tumours  
· To define the role of MRI in characterization of bone tumours, in addition to age, location and other imaging
· To discuss the differentiation between benign and malignant bone tumours
· To learn how to use MRI for (local) staging, biopsy selection and therapy treatment

MRI of the Spine 
· Disc degeneration and disc prolapse
· Spondylodiscitis
· Sero-negative spondyloarthropathy
· Sacrum and sacro-ileitis

MRI of Bone Marrow       
Introduction, normal BM and variants
· Diffuse BM replacement
· Focal BM replacement
· Therapy-related changes and WB-Imaging

MRI of the Hip
How I perform, read and report MRI of the hip
· Labral anatomy and pathology
· Femoro-acetabular impingement
· Bone marrow oedema in the hip–transient osteoporosis, osteoarthritis or osteonecrosis (in part)

MRI of the Shoulder
· How I perform, read and report MRI of the shoulder
· Classification of impingement
· Rotator cuff lesions
· Shoulder instability and micro-instability



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