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UCSF Neuro & Musculoskeletal Imaging

UCSF School of Medicine Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

UCSF Neuro and Musculoskeletal Imaging activity provides the clinician with an update on various fundamentals of neuroradiological and musculoskeletal imaging. This activity is available in our convenient online format to fit your schedule and preparation preference.

CREDITS Earn up to 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
CE RELEASE June 16, 2014
CE EXPIRE June 15, 2017
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This course will provide the clinician with an update on various fundamentals of Neuro and Musculoskeletal imaging. This will include an emphasis on CT and MR, as well as other methods to improve imaging quality. The latest information on recent advances in neuro CT/MRI protocols and advanced MRI techniques will be presented, in order to improve differential diagnosis of the adult and pediatric brain, head & neck, spine and spinal cord lesions and musculoskeletal system.

Topics & Speakers

  • CNS Infections
  • Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies
  • Neurovascular Case Review
  • Radiculopathy: Thinking Outside the Spine
  • Brain Tumor Mimics
  • Postoperative Spine
    Christopher P. Hess, MD, PhD

  • ABC's of Neck Infection
  • Diagnostic Approach to Parotid Masses
  • Cranial Neuropathies: 1-6
  • Cranial Neuropathies: 7-12
  • HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Differentiating Benign and Malignant Nodes
    Christine M. Glastonbury, MBBS

  • MRI of Nerve Entrapment Disorders
  • MRI of Hip and Pelvis: Tendons
  • Hip: Bone and Joint Disease
  • MRI of the Knee: Ligaments
  • MR of the Muscle
  • Stress Injury of Bone
  • MR of Spinal Trauma
    Mini N. Pathria, MD
  • MRI of Shoulder
  • MRI of the Elbow: Ligaments and Tendons
  • Post Operative ACL Imaging
  • MRI of the Wrist
  • MRI of the Knee: Menisci
    Lynne S. Steinbach, MD

  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Imaging Approach to Metabolic Diseases
  • Interesting Pediatric Cases: Brain
  • Imaging the Developmentally Delayed Child
  • Imaging Concepts of Hydrocephalus
  • Interesting Pediatric Cases: Spine
    A. James Barkovich, MD

  • Bone Marrow Imaging
  • Systematic Approach to Bone Tumors
  • MRI of the Ankle
  • New Sequences for MSK Imaging
    Thomas M. Link, MD, PhD



Course Co-Chairs

Christopher P. Hess, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Chief, Neuroradiology
Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Lynne S. Steinbach, MD
Professor of Radiology and Orthopaedic Surgery

Guest Faculty

Mini N. Pathria, MD
Professor of Radiology
UC San Diego School of Medicine

UCSF Faculty

A. James Barkovich, MD
Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics,
Neurology and Neurosurgery
Chief, Pediatric Neuroradiology

Christine M. Glastonbury, MBBS
Professor of Clinical Radiology,
and of Otolaryngology and Radiation Oncology

Thomas M. Link, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology
Chief, Musculoskeletal Imaging


Learning Objectives

After viewing this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:
  1. Apply acquired knowledge to improve protocols for neuro and musculoskeletal CT/MR imaging
  2. Recognize specific imaging features of hydrocephalus, pediatric malformations, brain tumors, post-traumatic brain & spine injuries, and CNS infections
  3. Recognize normal anatomy and pathology related to MRI of the major musculoskeletal joints
  4. Differentiate normal and abnormal bone marrow processes in children on MRI
  5. Perform and interpret MR arthrography
  6. Recognize internal derangement and normal postoperative imaging appearances of the shoulder and knee, and also implement the newest cartilage and metal suppression sequences
  7. Improve MRI evaluation of adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder, pectoralis muscle injuries and peripheral neuropathies



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.

UCSF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 21.75AMA 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 2.75 in CT and 19.0 in MR.

CME credit is obtained upon successful completion of a multiple-choice self-test and evaluation (included with the series), as well as an additional $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.