ECR 2019 TOPIC PACKAGE

Spine

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

Learning Objectives:

Degenerative uncovertebral and facet disease

  1. To learn about the physiological and pathophysiological degeneration of the cervical spine.
  2. To understand the role of imaging in the diagnosis and clinical decision making in the degenerative cervical spine.
  3. To appreciate the clinical relevance of imaging findings in the degenerative cervical spine.
 

Cervical spinal stenosis and cervical spondylotic myelopathy

  1. To learn about the pathophysiology and imaging findings in spinal stenosis and cervical spondylotic myelopathy.
  2. To understand the relation between imaging findings and clinical presentation.
  3. To appreciate the importance of imaging findings and the clinical presentation with respect to possible treatment options.
 

The postoperative cervical spine

  1. To learn about the imaging findings and pitfalls of postoperative cervical spine imaging.
  2. To understand the heterogeneity of imaging findings and their clinical relevance.
  3. To appreciate the importance of standardised imaging, interpretation and reporting of postoperative imaging findings in the cervical spine.
 

Spondyloarthritis: a diagnostic chameleon

  1. To explain the pathophysiology and disease spectrum of spondyloarthritides.
  2. To describe the imaging findings of spondyloarthritides.
 

Crystals: may also affect the spine

  1. To explain the pathophysiology and disease spectrum of crystal deposition diseases that affect the spine.
  2. To describe the imaging findings of crystal deposition diseases that affects the spine.
 

Infection: imaging, indication and techniques for biopsy

  1. To describe the imaging findings of spinal infection.
  2. To explain the biopsy indication and techniques in spinal infection.
 

Imaging strategies in spine and spinal cord trauma

  1. To review the imaging strategy in spinal trauma.
  2. To know the most optimal imaging techniques in spinal trauma.
  3. To learn about new developments in imaging spinal trauma.
 

Advanced imaging of spinal cord lesions: do we need DWI, perfusion

  1. To understand the indications for advanced imaging in spinal cord lesions.
  2. To differentiate spinal cord lesions.
  3. To learn the different imaging patterns of spinal cord lesions.
 

Spinal CSF leaks: the precise "roadmap" for clinicians

  1. To review the most optimal imaging strategy in spinal CSF leaks.
  2. To interpret different imaging studies in spinal CSF leaks.
  3. To learn the value of different imaging techniques in detecting spinal CSF leaks.
 

Cutting edge minimally invasive spine interventions

  1. To review the current state-of-the-art in minimally invasive spine interventions.
  2. To learn how to choose an optimal minimally invasive treatment in low back pain.
  3. To learn about new interventional spine techniques available in low back pain.
 

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