ECR 2019 TOPIC PACKAGE
MRI T2 brain white lesions
To be able to identify physiological T2 white matter hyperintensities.
To be aware of age-related most common T2 white matter lesions.
To give practical clues in quick differentiation of T2 white matter lesions based on their location and appearance.
To give a short overview of McDonald criteria in multiple sclerosis.
To present the typical findings in cerebral and spinal cord multiple sclerosis.
To assure you how confident one can feel with correct diagnosis of the multiple sclerosis lesions presence.
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
To describe the basics of ADEM entity.
To be familiar with morphology, distribution and other characteristic radiographic features in patients with ADEM.
To highlight my point of view in the most correct diagnosis of ADEM.
To be aware of different etiology of encephalitis.
To learn the typical imaging picture of brain structural abnormalities in patients with encephalitis.
To present my tips in evaluation of encephalitis-suspected brain lesions.
To be familiar with different causes of meningitis.
To describe the most common MRI findings in acute and chronic meningitis.
To present my advice: 'does thickened and enhancing dura always mean meningitis?'
Transient ischemic attack
To understand the importance of imaging in patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA).
To highlight the most important imaging features.
To present my tips in evaluation of patients with TIA.
Venous sinus thrombosis
To be familiar with basics of pathology in cortical venous and venous sinus thrombosis.
To learn the most common radiologic presentation in venous sinus thrombosis.
To provide the hints how to avoid the confusion with sinus thrombosis mimics.
To gain a short knowledge of different types of hydrocephalus.
To learn how to differentiate normal pressure and obstructive hydrocephalus.
To present my 'hot points' in evaluation of patient with hydrocephalus.
To understand the impact of presence and number of cerebral microbleeds.
To learn the distribution of cerebral microbleeds in different pathological conditions.
To give you advice how not to overdetect cerebral microbleeds and how to differentiate them from their mimics.
Congenital and white matter disorders of the brain
To understand the development, normal anatomy and normal variants of the brain.
To become familiar with common congenital disorders of the brain and neurocutaneous syndromes.
To learn imaging features and differential diagnoses of white matter disease, inflammation and neurodegeneration
Neurovascular disorders and trauma of the brain
To become familiar with the normal anatomy and normal variants of the craniocervical arterial and venous system.
To learn the causes and imaging features of stroke, haemorrhage and other common vascular lesions of the brain and their relevance to interventional neuroradiology.
To understand the imaging features of traumatic injury to the brain.
Tumours of the brain and spine
To understand the normal anatomy and normal variants of the spine, spinal cord and nerve roots.
To learn imaging features of benign and malignant tumours of the neurocranium.
To become familiar with the imaging features of benign and malignant tumours of the spine.
To become familiar with the different entities that can mimic a stroke.
To know the usefulness of perfusion studies in the differential diagnosis.
Acquired toxic-metabolic encephalopathies
To review the most common causes.
To learn the MRI and CT appearances of these lesions.
Acute neurological child beyond trauma
To become familiar with the most common cause of acute neurological emergencies.
To learn the imaging criteria for differentiation.
Head and neck emergencies in children
To become familiar with the different entities.
To identify the key imaging findings.
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