Update on the Intermediate to Advanced Musculoskeletal MRI and Ultrasound
Conference & Workshop for Radiologists
August 17th to 19th 2017, Furama Hotel Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Register now for the limited seats.
Accreditation: 22 Category 1 CPD Points by Royal College of Radiologists UK
Capacity: Only 24 seats for maximum hands-on exposure and personal tutorials. Current availability will be stated in website under the Radiology link.
Pre requisite: Attended any Basic MSK MRI and Ultrasound Course and studied MSK MRI Reporting during Radiology training. Those who have attended the Penang Basic Course will find that this advanced course will take you to another level in accuracy of reporting as less time will be spent on basic teaching and more time on the common roadblocks and errors made in MSK MRI and Ultrasound reporting.
As we need to spend less time on the basic teaching, the cases shown will be the cases which residents and fellows and general radiologists have missed important pathology. For instance, just yesterday there was an MRI request to look for MCL tears and the MCL was reported normal but actually there was marked capsular tears anteromedially but not the superficial MCL. Many ACL tears are misinterpreted which is very common and we go through many cases to show how to solve this. Flap tears of the meniscus are also commonly missed.
We discuss what is important to the orthopaedic surgeons, eg: grading of cartilage loss and mapping of the cartilage to let them know where the cartilage loss is exactly on the weight bearing area of the femoral condyle in the knee. Several examples are shown of various grades of loss of cartilage compared to the Penang course.
We spend more time on MRI arthrography of the shoulder , hip and wrist showing several cases.
More time is also spent on the less common anatomy and pathology of the upper limb and lower limb. Important nerve anatomy and pathology of the upper and lower limb which is not covered in the Penang course is covered in this KL course. In this course, we invite a rehabilitation specialist who is expert in ultrasound to teach muscle and nerve anatomy and the workbook that you receive will have additional cross sectional anatomy of the upper and lower limb which will be very useful when you need this for reporting CT, MRI or USS at your workstation.
One does not use only MSK MRI or MSK USS and you will be taught which modality is better for which indication for accuracy of diagnosis. For instance, it is far more accurate to use Ultrasound for detection of ankle tendon and ligament tears than MRI as these structures are very small on MRI and often not clearly visualised in the 3mm slices but seen very well on ultrasound and function can be tested with dynamic examination.
Places are limited and confirmation is based on actual payment of the registration at this stage.
We look forward to seeing you in Kuala Lumpur from the 17th to 19th of August 2017.
Professor Dr John George
Global International Intermediate to Advanced Hands-On MSK MRI & Ultrasound Conference and
Workshop for Radiologists
MBBS (Adelaide), DMRD (Aberdeen), FRCR (UK)
Chief, Musculoskeletal Radiology, University of Malaya Medical Centre, Malaysia.