This course covers current, state-of-the-art issues in practical, advanced orthopedic imaging. The emphasis is on musculoskeletal MRI, with practical tips and pitfalls to avoid, as well as highlights on the latest developments in musculoskeletal ultrasound and multidetector CT. The faculty includes experienced musculoskeletal radiologists from academic and private practice, as well as a renowned orthopedist. Supplementing the practically-oriented lectures, dedicated time is included for viewing Educational Exhibits that have undergone a rigorous peer review process. Knowledgeable faculty will be available to discuss the Educational Exhibits in an informal setting. Ample opportunity for dynamic interactions with faculty is provided throughout the course.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant should have updated knowledge of many facets of musculoskeletal imaging (with an emphasis on MRI), including a clinical orthopedic perspective. Each registrant will be introduced to and/or updated on the following topics:
- MRI Techniques and Protocol Design
- MRI of the Brachial Plexus
- MRI of the Shoulder
- MRI of the Elbow
- MRI and Sonography of the Wrist and Hand
- MRI of the Lumbar Spine
- MRI of the Hip
- MRI of the Knee
- MRI of the Ankle and Foot
- MRI of Cartilage and Osteochondral Injury
- MRI of Soft-Tissue Masses
- Bone Tumors and Tumor-like Lesions: From Imaging to Biopsy
- Practical MRI of the Muscle: Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis
- Practical Musculoskeletal Sonography with MRI Correltation
- Spiral and Multidetector CT of the Musculoskeletal System
- Pitfalls in Musculoskeletal Imaging
- Orthopedic Perspectives on Imaging and Sports Medicine
- Overview of Imaging Sports Injuries (Educational Exhibits)
- MR Anthrography of the Shoulder (Educational Exhibits)
- MR Arthrography of the Hip (Educational Exhibits)
This course is designed for general radiologists, musculoskeletal radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and Allied Health professionals involved in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders.
It is the policy of the International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for commercial support of CME activities. All faculty participants in IICME programs are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to this meeting or its content. Faculty disclosure forms are included in the course syllabus and are available at the registration desk for participating review. In addition, faculty disclosures will be made at the beginning of each lecture.
The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Each CME activity includes a post assessment CME Quiz and course evaluation to determine that the learning objectives have been met and that the activity was of educational value to the target audience and was unbiased. The evaluation also assesses whether or not the CME activity resulted in a change in physician practice behavior and offers participants a method of feedback.