Update on Intermediate to Advanced Musculoskeletal MRI and Ultrasound Course for Radiologists
August 17th to 19th 2017, Hotel Furama, Kuala Lumpur
Register now for the limited seats.
Only 24 seats for maximum hands-on exposure and personal tutorials.
Pre requisite: Attended any Basic MSK MRI and Ultrasound Course and studied MSK MRI Reporting during Radiology training. Those who have attended the Penang Basic Course will find that this advanced course will take you to another level in accuracy of reporting as less time will be spent on basic teaching and more time on the common roadblocks and errors made in MSK MRI and Ultrasound reporting.
In the ultrasound practical sessions, we don’t go through all the basic techniques but the delegates are given 10-15 minutes to begin by asking specific questions, eg: how to differentiate the infraspinatus insertion from the posterior SSP, how not to miss the free edge of SSP tears, the best way to assess the CFL and pitfalls of dynamic examination, updates on assessment of the deltoid ligament complex including anatomy in the lectures, etc.
As we need to spend less time on the basic teaching, the cases shown will be the cases which residents and fellows and general radiologists have missed important pathology. For instance, just yesterday there was an MRI request to look for MCL tears and the MCL was reported normal but actually there was marked capsular tears anteromedially but not the superficial MCL. Many ACL tears are misinterpreted which is very common and we go through many cases to show how to solve this.
We discuss what is important to the orthopaedic surgeons, eg: grading of cartilage loss and mapping of the cartilage to let them know where the cartilage loss is exactly on the weight bearing area of the femoral condyle in the knee. Several examples are shown of various grades of loss of cartilage compared to the Penang course.
We spend more time on MRI arthrography of the shoulder and wrist particularly showing several cases. More time is also spent on the less common anatomy and pathology of the upper limb and lower limb. Important nerve anatomy and pathology of the upper and lower limb which is not covered in the Penang course is covered in this KL course.
In this course, we invite a rehabilitation specialist who is expert in ultrasound to teach muscle and nerve anatomy and the workbook that you receive will have additional cross sectional anatomy of the upper and lower limb which will be very useful when you need this for reporting CT, MRI or USS at your workstation.
Places are limited and confirmation is based on actual payment of the registration at this stage.
We look forward to seeing you in Kuala Lumpur from the 17th to 19th of August 2017.
Professor Dr John George FRCR
Course Director, Kuala Lumpur 2017 Radiology Course