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. The faculty includes experienced musculoskeletal radiologists from academic and private practice. Ample opportunity for dynamic interactions with the faculty is provided throughout the course. Expert faculty will update attendees on the imaging of important orthopedic disorders, as well as, practical aspects of anatomy and optimizing techniques/protocols. Traditional lectures will be supplemented by a case review and panel discussions at the end of each daily session, with questions, answers, and dialogue lead b the faculty.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to:
- Incorporate into their clinical practice appropriate protocols for musculoskeletal MRI procedures
- Utilize MRI for the diagnosis of sports-related injuries
- Describe the MRI appearance of common musculoskeletal pathology, and differentiate this pathology form normal variants or artifact
- Differentiate periarticular cysts and bursae from soft tissue neoplasms
- List the indications for MRI of musculoskeletal disorders
- Describe the potential indications for MR arthrography for the shoulder, hip, elbow and wrist
- Describe features that help differentiate benign from malignant vertebral collapse
- Describe techniques used for optimal evaluation of articular cartilage, and how this evaluation impacts orthopedic management
This course is intended for radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and other medical professionals who are interested in increasing their knowledge of musculoskeletal imaging.
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 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Release Date: November 20, 2009
Expiration Date: November 20, 2012
Method of Physician Participation
To earn CME credit, you must watch all the lectures for this course (DVDs), and read the course materials and complete a post assessment CME quiz. Estimated time to complete course – 15.25 hours.
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.