Musculoskeletal MR of Commonly Imaged Joints



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 knee, shoulder, ankle/foot and hip.

Attendees will review and interpret more than 100 musculoskeletal MR examinations under the supervision of expert faculty. Each attendee will develop a higher level of expertise and confidence in evaluating MR of these various joints. All cases will be reviewed on a FUJI Synapse workstation.

Earn up to 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 25 SAM Credits.

Date Location
February 2 - 4, 2018 Reston, VA
July 18 - 20, 2018 Reston, VA
November 2 - 4, 2018 Reston, VA

See also: The three-day Musculoskeletal MR of Elbow, Wrist/Hand and Specialized Topics course will be offered in April 2018. It addresses the technique and interpretation of MR imaging of the elbow and wrist/hand along with additional specialized topics

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 knee, shoulder, ankle/foot and hip
  2. Identify abnormalities involving the menisci, cruciate ligaments, collateral ligaments, extensor mechanism and osteochondral structures on MR imaging of the knee
  3. Recognize important MR imaging features of rotator cuff tears, glenoid labral injuries and their clinical implications
  4. Detect common abnormalities of frequently injured tendons, ligaments and osteochondral structures on MR imaging of the ankle/foot
  5. Recognize important imaging features of avascular necrosis, labral tears, femoroacetabular impingement syndrome and traumatic injuries on MR of the hip

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 knee, shoulder, ankle and hindfoot, and hip and pelvis for musculoskeletal disorders.


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.


The phenomenal resources of the ACR learning center provide a custom-tailored learning experience. I have learned more in the last 3 days than at any week-long conference that I've attended!
- Lisabeth Bush

This is the best CME course I have ever taken!
- Elsie Cintron

The material presented was concise and extremely well presented. I especially enjoyed the explanations of approaching cases in an organized and methodical way. The variety of cases was excellent.
- Rhonda Stewart

My confidence is increased and I feel that my reports will be more accurate and more helpful to my referring providers. I also plan to change several of our MR imaging protocols to better capture pathology.
- Lisabeth Bush

Overall a great course and the most value added CME I have attended to date. The faculty members are responsive to questions and the course content is well prepared and flows nicely.  The staff at the center, prepared food, and accommodations were above expectations.  I will return for a future ACR Course.