We are holding an intensive 1 day workstation based MRI workshop covering Spine and Sacro Iliac Joint imaging. This will be a structured and guided programme where an extensive range of spinal and cord pathology will be covered in a problem based way, and you will be guided through between 100-200 spinal MRIs. The focus will be on you viewing and interpreting actual dicom studies on your own workstations, just like you would do at work.
We will look at a variety of pathologies from the earliest to late MRI signs and how to differentiate mimics from actual pathology. The aim of the workshop is that you should be able to assess any spine study in a structured way, be able to interpret a scan and diagnose the pathology, and to sort out normal variants, mimics and benign conditions, rather than just recognise an Aunt Minnie image.
How did you learn to ride a bike? By watching a presentation or getting on the bike and practicing? Its the same when you are learning MRI. You learn by doing. There is a whole science to learning and remembering, however two of the most important aspects of learning are being actively involved in the learning and repetition. When you sit back and see 1 or 2 slides of an abnormality you have very little idea of how to put that into practice and its likely to be forgotten by the time you get to reporting. However, when you actively scroll through 15 or 20 dicoms of say spinal infections, find the abnormality yourself, and work out how to differentiate it from variants.....Thats when you learn and remember.
Fellowship style learning where you actively look and are guided through full dicom studies on individual workstations and can ask questions to clarify doubts.
Guided viewing of between 100-200 SPINE and SIJ MRI pathology. See in a day an extensive amount of pathology thats taken us over 10 years to gather.
View dicom studies from various field strength MRI's so that you are not limited to only one field strength.
Learning is not just gathering facts. Its no use if you cant retain and recall that knowledge when you need it. Our structured method of learning increases your ability to retain and recall the knowledge you gain when you need it when you are back in your own clinic or hospital.
In our previous workshops people have brought in cases for review and have discussed their scan protocols and this is beneficial for all participants. We strongly encourage this.
The easiest part about learning is forgetting. Its very important to keep refreshing and reviewing what has been learnt. We are in the process of setting up a server where dicom studies with reports will be available. We will regularly send new cases to alll registrants who will have free access to these cases once its up and running by the end of the year.
The workshop is run by Dr Ravi Padmanabhan, Director of Radiology Education Asia based in Singapore. Dr Ravi trained in medicine and radiology in Australia and is fellowship trained in MSK and Neuro MRI. He has worked at a senior level in a wide variety of specialist hospitals and brings this experience to the workshop covering oncology, orthopaedic, MSK, sports and neuro related imaging of the spine. He has been running workstation based MRI workshops across Asia and Australia for over 10 years.
Lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments.
Registrations are limited to ensure that attendees can get individual attention.
This workshop will be of use to trainee and consultant radiologists, sports physicians and orthopaedic/ neuro surgeons both trainees and consultants.