Refresher Courses: Neuro

RC 2311 - Clinical spine neuroimaging

July 17, 09:30 - 10:30 CEST

RC 2311-1
5 min
Chairperson's introduction
Alexandre Krainik, Grenoble / France
RC 2311-2
15 min
Congenital spine lesions
Andrea Rossi, Genoa / Italy
1. To review the basics of spine and spinal cord development.
2. To establish an imaging protocol for children with spinal malformations.
3. To learn more about the main congenital anomalies of the spine and spinal cord.
RC 2311-3
15 min
Imaging of back pain: upper and lower
Tilak Das, Cambridge / UK
1. To summarise the clinical utility of three imaging modalities commonly used in the investigation of back pain.
2. To describe 'red flag' symptoms and signs that indicate urgent imaging.
3. To evaluate various international guidelines that direct the use of imaging in the management of back pain.
RC 2311-4
15 min
Minimally invasive treatment of back pain
Luigi Manfrè, Catania / Italy
1. To identify the potential of new imaging-assisted percutaneous surgery.
2. To list new devices and treatments for lower back pain resolution.
3. To describe the pros and cons of percutaneous versus conventional "open surgery" treatment.
RC 2311-5
10 min
Panel discussion