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Course Description

The Program is a four day conference to serve to review and update current information on clinical MR and ultrasound imaging evaluation of musculoskeletal disorders with an emphasis on bone, muscle and soft-tissues. The role of imaging in the evaluation of specific patterns of sports-related musculoskeletal injury will be reviewed. Clinical-Radiologic Correlation of MSK abnormalities will be discussed.

Overall Goals and Objectives

At the completion of the course the participant should be able to:

  • Assess the technical requirements of MRI and Ultrasound to optimally assess patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Diagnose normal antimony, common variants and imaging pitfalls in the MR and Ultrasonographic imaging assessment of major joints.
  • Identify common forms of pathology involving the musculoskeletal system, their pathophysiology, implications for clinical management and imaging strategies in their staging and evaluation.
  • Comprehend the role and potential benefits/limitations of MR and ultrasound imaging in diagnosis and assessment of the musculoskeletal  system.
  • Hands-on Ultrasound Course: Identify and institute key strategies in ultrasound image optimization in evaluation of the MSK system in normal subjects, and successfully identify key structures in live scanning.

Evaluation Forms

– to be posted soon

Target Audience

General radiologists involved in protocolling, imaging and assessment of Musculoskeletal injuries and disease.

Program Needs Assessments

The organizing committee has assembled an excellent faculty who will present educational material which is both practical review and cutting edge, chosen based on the current literature, expert opinion and needs assessment from attendees of prior courses.

Co-Development Statement

Co-development of the CPD activity is to be recognized by the following statement on all program materials:
This program was co-developed between the UBC Department of Radiology and the University of Toronto, Department of Medical Imaging and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.

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