The target audience for this program will be radiologists, both in academic and private practice, seeking to increase their skills in musculoskeletal radiology, as well as orthopedists and physical medicine and rehabilitation practitioners interested in learning how imaging can best be incorporated into their practice. This course is also appropriate for trainees in these areas.
NYU’s 2019 Advanced Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System: Up Your Game offers a comprehensive and intensive 3-day program in musculoskeletal radiology. There has been tremendous growth in the field of radiology and in the area of musculoskeletal imaging in particular, making it mandatory for radiologists, both in academic and private practice settings, to continually update their skills and complement their knowledge base. Maintenance of certification also requires radiologists to stay current with new advances in the field. With the growth of radiology and the increasing importance it plays both in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the musculoskeletal system, it has also become imperative for practicing orthopedists and practitioners of physical medicine and rehabilitation to have a basic understanding of imaging and how it can best be used in service of the patient.
This conference will consist of a comprehensive set of didactic lectures carrying many of the major topics in musculoskeletal imaging. Areas to be covered will include common sports specific injuries, nerve imaging, bone tumors, imaging of arthritis and cartilage, and pediatric imaging. New to the course this year will be sessions covering spine imaging and musculoskeletal infection.
After participating in this activity, clinicians should be able to:
-Determine how best to modify imaging techniques and protocols for all areas of Musculoskeletal MRI including: hip, knee, shoulder and foot, for improved therapeutic decision making.
-Develop a working differential for tumors of both the bone and soft tissues and recognize when additional imaging or tissue sampling is warranted.
-Evaluate the value of imaging in guiding diagnosis and treatment of such inflammatory arthritides as the rheumatoid and the spondyloarthropathies as well as common musculoskeletal infections, including, but not limited to the septic hip and discitis.
-Describe techniques which can be utilized to improve MR imaging in the presence of hardware as well as the major areas of pathology which can be diagnosed in patients status post hip arthroplasty.
The NYU Medical Center is a convenient 20-minute walk from Penn Station and also Grand Central Station. If you are driving, discounted parking is available at the Rapid Park Garage (if you enter by 9 am) which is located at 575 First Ave (32nd Street & First Ave). Please ask for your discounted tickets at the registration desk. Other parking (non-discounted) can be found on 29th & 30th Streets between First & Second Avenues, and at the Schwartz Hall Ctr Garage on First Ave and 30th Street.
An administrative charge of $75 will be assessed for cancellations made in writing one month or more prior to the start of a course. Refunds will be possible after this date subject to a $150 fee.
Accreditation Statement: The NYU School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement: The NYU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure Statement: The NYU School of Medicine adheres to ACCME Essential areas and policies, including the Standards for Commercial Support regarding industry support of continuing medical education. In order to resolve any identified conflicts of interest, disclosure information is provided during the planning process to ensure resolution of any identified conflicts. Disclosure of faculty and commercial relationships as well as the discussion of off-label or investigational use of any drug, device or procedure by the faculty or procedure by the faculty will be fully noted at the meeting.