The Program is a four day conference to serve to review and update current information on clinical MR and ultrasound imaging evaluation of musculoskeletal disorders with an emphasis on bone, muscle and soft-tissues. The role of imaging in the evaluation of specific patterns of sports-related musculoskeletal injury will be reviewed. Clinical-Radiologic Correlation of MSK abnormalities will be discussed.
Overall Goals And Objectives
At the completion of the course the participant should be able to:
- Assess the technical requirements of MRI and Ultrasound to optimally assess patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
- Diagnose normal antimony, common variants and imaging pitfalls in the MR and Ultrasonographic imaging assessment of major joints.
- Identify common forms of pathology involving the musculoskeletal system, their pathophysiology, implications for clinical management and imaging strategies in their staging and evaluation.
- Comprehend the role and potential benefits/limitations of MR and ultrasound imaging in diagnosis and assessment of the musculoskeletal system.
- Hands-on Ultrasound Course: Identify and institute key strategies in ultrasound image optimization in evaluation of the MSK system in normal subjects, and successfully identify key structures in live scanning.