Musculoskeletal MR of Elbow, Wrist/Hand and Specialized Topics



This three-day course is designed to provide the non-musculoskeletal trained radiologist an intensive hands-on experience in the technique and the interpretation of MR imaging of the elbow and wrist/hand. In addition, specialized topics including image interpretation of pediatric sports injuries, bone and soft-tissue tumors, joint replacements, arthritis, musculoskeletal infection and bone marrow are reviewed.

Attendees will review and interpret more than 100 musculoskeletal examinations under the supervision of expert faculty. Each attendee will develop a higher level of expertise and confidence in evaluating imaging of these various joints and specialized topics.

Earn up to 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 25 SAM Credits.
Date Location
April 19 - 21, 2018 Reston, VA

See also: The three-day Musculoskeletal MR of Commonly Imaged Joints course will be offered three times in 2017. It addresses the technique and the interpretation of MR imaging of the knee, shoulder, ankle/foot and hip.

Course Director
Mark Murphey, MD, FACR 
Physician-in-Chief, American Institute for Radiologic Pathology

At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the normal appearances of important anatomic structures on MR imaging of the elbow, wrist and hand.
  2. Identify abnormalities involving the collateral ligaments, biceps tendon, epicondyles and osteochondral structures about the elbow.
  3. Detect common abnormalities involving the wrist and hand including tears of the triangular fibrocartilage, scapholunate ligament, lunotriquetral ligament, ulnar collateral ligament, scaphoid fractures and to evaluate the imaging features of inflammatory arthritis.
  4. Recognize the important features of diagnosis and staging of bone and soft tissue tumors.
  5. Recognize the radiologic features of joint arthroplasty complications.
  6. Detect common sports injuries unique to pediatric patients and additional frequent tendon and muscle traumatic lesions on MR imaging.
  7. Provide an imaging approach to detect and characterize marrow abnormalities and musculoskeletal infection.

Attendees who complete a minimum of 100 cases will be awarded a Certificate of Proficiency stating they meet the Maintenance of Competence case requirement as specified in the ACR Practice Guidelines for the Performance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for the elbow and wrist.

Accreditation Statement: The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Qualified on 09/08/2016, this activity meets the American Board of Radiology’s criteria for a self-assessment (SAM) activity and is designated for up to 25 SAM Credits toward the ABR Maintenance of Certification program.