Magnetic Resonance Imaging Workshop in Spondyloarthritis

Saturday, April 16, 2016

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Friday, January 1, 2016

This CME activity is jointly provided by Feinberg School of Medicine and Spondylitis Association of America.

The workshop will be conducted by an international panel of experts in musculoskeletal imaging. The program is aimed at both rheumatologists and radiologists and will cover both introductory as well as advanced MRI. In particular, the workshop aims at fostering collaboration and dialogue between rheumatologists and their local radiologists who are interested in musculoskeletal imaging. Participants will have an opportunity to conduct hands-on evaluation of images in a workshop format with video displays and work stations that will permit individual dialogue with the expert.

Program Chairs

Richard Pope, MD

Division of Rheumatology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Walter P. Maksymowych, F.R.C.P. (C)

Division of Rheumatology
University of Alberta

Eric Ruderman, MD

Division of Rheumatology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Robert G.W. Lambert, F.R.C.P. (C)

Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
University of Alberta

Faculty

  • Walter P. Maksymowych F.R.C.P.(C). Professor of Medicine, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Robert G.W. Lambert F.R.C.P.(C). Professor & Chair, Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, Univ. of Alberta, Canada
  • Sean Crowther MB, BCh, MRCS (Eng) FRCR (UK) Radiologist, Department of Radiology, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Thomas J. Learch. MD, Radiologist, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Mikkel Østergaard, MD, PhD, DMSc, Professor in Rheumatology/arthritis, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Winston Rennie, MD Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist, University of Leicester

Agenda

7:00am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00am

Welcome Remarks

Richard Pope, MD

Objectives

By the end of this workshop you will possess the skills:

  1. To recognize the principle MRI sequences used in assessing SpA
  2. To recognize the spectrum of MRI features observed in SpA, especially in early disease
  3. To understand the advantages of using MRI compared to other imaging modalities
  4. To recognize the potential pitfalls in using MRI to assess SpA

8:15am

Introduction to MRI and Imaging of the Normal Sacroiliac Joint and Spine

Speaker: Walter Maksymowych, F.R.C.P. (C)

Why a workshop with optimized imaging work stations is essential and why a PowerPoint presentation doesn’t cut it!

  • Basic principles of imaging
  • Sequences used in clinical practice
  • Optimization of imaging
  • Assessment of MRI (DICOM, Clearcanvas, PACS)
  • Anatomy/Orientation
  • Systematic methodology
  • Normal appearances
  • MRI pathology

8:35am

SMALL GROUP WORKSHOPS-6 GROUPS

Basic (fundamentals of MRI)

Overview and introduction by moderator.

Workshop 1: Normal SIJ and spine (35 min).

Workshop 2: Obvious SIJ pathology (35 min).

Objectives

To recognize T1/STIR MRI sequences, optimize image display-become familiar with windowing, familiarize with Clearcanvas software, familiarize with orientation/normal anatomy of SIJ/, familiarize with obvious SpA SIJ pathology on MRI.

9:45am

Coffee Break

10:00 am

Workshop 3: Obvious spine pathology

Objectives

To recognize T1/STIR MRI sequences, optimize image display-become familiar with windowing, familiarize with Clear canvas software, familiarize with orientation/normal anatomy of spine, familiarize with obvious SpA spine pathology on MRI

10:45am

Workshop 4: Everyday SpA

Objectives

To recognize typical active and structural lesions of SpA.

Participants to take turns in accessing the image, optimizing display using DICOM imaging software, and describing the abnormalities.

12:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm

Rotating Workshop 5: Difficult SpA

Complicated SpA and differential diagnosis

To become aware of pitfalls in the interpretation of MRI in SpA. Participants to take turns in accessing the image, optimizing display, and describing the abnormalities.

3:00pm

Break

3:15 pm

Real-time Interactive Self-Assessment Module

4:30 pm

Conclusion

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Spondylitis Association of America. The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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