UCSF Neuro and Musculoskeletal Imaging

University of California San Francisco Clinical Update (SA-CME)

Earn valuable CME credit with this comprehensive clinical update in neuroradiology and musculoskeletal imaging with a special focus on CT and MR.
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Explore Key Topics in Neuro and Musculoskeletal Imaging

This course provides an update on the fundamentals of neuroradiology and musculoskeletal imaging. UCSF Neuro and Musculoskeletal Imaging includes case-based lectures on topics like the latest strategies for imaging of the peripheral nervous system, stroke and other neurologic emergencies, routine head and neck abnormalities, new metal reduction sequences for MRI, diagnostic approaches to wrist pain, etc. It will help you to:

  • Refine imaging protocols for brain, head and neck, spine, nerve and musculoskeletal CT/MR imaging
  • Implement newer MR sequences like 3D volumetric imaging and metal suppression techniques
  • Discuss approaches for evaluation of common and uncommon abnormalities in neck and spine
  • Attain the latest knowledge on MR arthrographic technique and findings
  • Identify key imaging characteristics of bone tumors

Expand Your Skills

A comprehensive clinical update, this learn-at-your-own-pace course in neuro and musculoskeletal imaging provides a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits that can be used toward the ABR's MOC Part II requirements. Available online, it provides access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

  • Knee: MRI Case-based Review - Robert D. Boutin, MD
  • Muscle & Tendon: Case-based Review - Robert D. Boutin, MD
  • Orthopedic Interposition Injuries - Robert D. Boutin, MD
  • Pre and Post -Op Hip: MRI Case-based Review - Robert D. Boutin, MD
  • Wrist & Hand: MRI Case-based Review - Robert D. Boutin, MD
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction - Matthew D. Bucknor, MD
  • Elbow Injuries in Athletes - Matthew D. Bucknor, MD
  • Imaging of Bone Tumors: Helpful Tips - Matthew D. Bucknor, MD
  • Radiographic Evaluation of Femoroacetabular Impingement - Matthew D. Bucknor, MD
  • Two Other Diagnostic Challenges in the Foot & Ankle - Matthew D. Bucknor, MD
  • How to Handle Cervical Lymph Nodes - Christine M. Glastonbury, MBBS
  • Imaging Approach to the Neck Mass - Christine M. Glastonbury, MBBS
  • Imaging of Cranial Neuropathy: CN1-6 - Christine M. Glastonbury, MBBS
  • Imaging of Cranial Neuropathy: CN7-12 - Christine M. Glastonbury, MBBS
  • Pearls in Head & Neck Imaging - Christine M. Glastonbury, MBBS
  • Sinonasal Inflammation - Christine M. Glastonbury, MBBS
  • CNS Emergencies - Christopher P. Hess, MD, PhD
  • CNS Infection: the Bug Parade - Christopher P. Hess, MD, PhD
  • Current Concepts in Stroke Imaging - Christopher P. Hess, MD, PhD
  • Expert Neuroanatomy in 30 Minutes or Less - Christopher P. Hess, MD, PhD
  • Sella & Central Skull Base - Christopher P. Hess, MD, PhD
  • Understanding the Brainstem: the Rule of 4’s - Christopher P. Hess, MD, PhD
  • CSF Hypotension: Find and Treat the Leak - Vinil N. Shah, MD
  • Imaging Evaluation of Sciatic Neuropathy - Vinil N. Shah, MD
  • Practical Brachial Plexus MRI - Vinil N. Shah, MD
  • Spine Infection: from Aureus to Zika - Vinil N. Shah, MD
  • Value-based Imaging in the Degenerative Spine - Vinil N. Shah, MD
  • Knee Menisci: Pearls & Pitfalls - Lynne S. Steinbach, MD
  • MR Arthrography - Lynne S. Steinbach, MD
  • MRI of Shoulder Instability - Lynne S. Steinbach, MD
  • MRI of the Foot - Lynne S. Steinbach, MD
  • MRI of the Rotator Cuff - Lynne S. Steinbach, MD
  • Musculoskeletal Pseudo-Tumors - Lynne S. Steinbach, MD

UCSF Co-Chairs

Christopher P. Hess, MD, PhD

  • Professor of Radiology and Neurology
  • Chief, Neuroradiology

 

Lynne S. Steinbach, MD

  • Professor of Radiology and Orthopaedics

UCSF Faculty

Matthew D. Bucknor, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

Christine M. Glastonbury, MBBS

  • Professor of Clinical Radiology, and of
  • Otolaryngology and Radiation Oncology

 

Vinil N. Shah, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology

Guest Faculty

Robert D. Boutin, MD

  • Professor of Clinical Radiology
  • University of California Davis School of Medicine

Faculty Disclosure

None of the course speakers has disclosed a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with a commercial company, which might provide products or services relating to his/her presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity.

All potential conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.

None of the speakers participating in this activity has indicated that their presentations include or discuss investigational or off-label uses of pharmaceutical products or medical devices.

Accreditation

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

UCSF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The total credits are inclusive of 3.25 in CT and 16.50 in MR.

Series Release: May 16, 2017
Series Expiration: May 15, 2020 (deadline to register for credit)

CME credit is obtained upon successful completion of an activity post-test and evaluation, as well as payment of a $45 processing fee. CME Credit registration forms must be submitted prior to series expiration date. Certificates will be dated upon receipt and cannot be dated retroactively.

Learning Objectives

After viewing this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Apply their acquired knowledge to improve imaging protocols for brain, head & neck, spine, nerve and musculoskeletal CT/MR imaging
  • Recognize specific imaging features of infection and tumors in the head, neck, spine and peripheral nerves
  • Distinguish between normal anatomy, common anatomic variants and pathological disorders related to MRI of the major musculoskeletal joints, brain, head, neck and spine
  • Recognize internal derangement appearances of the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and foot
  • Implement newer MR sequences such as 3D volumetric imaging and metal suppression techniques
  • Update knowledge about MR arthrographic technique and findings
  • Sharpen evaluation of muscle and tendon abnormalities
  • Identify important imaging characteristics of bone tumors
  • Realize various abnormalities that simulate musculoskeletal tumors
  • Appreciate advances in stroke management and their impact on imaging
  • Develop strategies for evaluating common and uncommon abnormalities in the neck and spine

Intended Audience

This educational activity was designed for radiologists, neurologists, orthopaedists, and other medical professionals who will benefit from a greater understanding of neuro and musculoskeletal imaging.