ECR 2019 TOPIC PACKAGE

Physics and application of MRI (in knee imaging)

  • 10 LECTURES
  • 255 MINUTES
  • 8 SPEAKERS
  • ESR MEMBERS €9
  • NON-MEMBERS €19

Learning Objectives:

Basic MR: the building blocks of pulse sequence

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MR imaging basic concepts: how to turn signals into images

  1. To learn how magnetic field gradients encode spatial information.
  2. To understand the main ways in which field gradients are used.
  3. To appreciate the basic concepts of data collection and image reconstruction in MRI.
 

Practical MRI: a toolkit of standard MR pulse sequences

  1. To learn about common types of MR pulse sequence.
  2. To understand the difference between gradient-echo and spin-echo.
  3. To appreciate the factors influencing choice of pulse sequence.
 

Cruciate ligaments: what to know and what to do

  1. To describe the normal anatomy and MR imaging appearances of ACL and PCL and discuss pitfalls.
  2. To explain the imaging appearances of ACL and PCL pathology and discuss imaging sequences and protocols.
  3. To discuss the imaging sequences and protocols relevant to ACL and PCL conditions.
 

Meniscal tears: obvious and subtle

  1. To describe the anatomy of the menisci and the classification of meniscal tears.
  2. To explain unusual imaging appearances of meniscal tears and potential pitfalls.
 

Looking around the corners: posteromedial and posterolateral

  1. To describe the anatomical structures of the posteromedial and posterolateral corners of the knee.
  2. To explain the imaging appearances of pathological conditions that affect the posteromedial and posterolateral corners of the knee.
 

Sports-related injuries of the knee: what does the orthopaedic

  1. To learn about what to include in knee MRI dictation templates.
  2. To understand the most common sports-related injury patterns in the knee.
  3. To appreciate which specific orthopaedic indications should prompt additional information in the dictation.
 

ACL reconstruction and cartilage repair

  1. To review the common and uncommon ACL reconstruction techniques.
  2. To appreciate the expected and abnormal MR imaging findings after ACL reconstruction.
  3. To understand common cartilage repair techniques, and corresponding normal and abnormal postoperative MRIs.
 

Interactive case discussion (Part 1)

  1. To appreciate common patterns of athletic injury in the knee.
  2. To become familiar with the diagnostic features of failed ACL reconstructions, intact and failed cartilage repair.
  3. To consolidate the knowledge gained from the session with interactive cases of pre- and postoperative MRI.
 

Interactive case discussion (Part 2)

  1. To appreciate common patterns of athletic injury in the knee.
  2. To become familiar with the diagnostic features of failed ACL reconstructions, intact and failed cartilage repair.
  3. To consolidate the knowledge gained from the session with interactive cases of pre- and postoperative MRI.