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MRI Axial Imaging Course

MRI axial imaging course - Interactive course for rheumatologists (Spine & SIJ) focusing on Axial spondyloarthritis and mimics

Imaging course for rheumatologists with focus on MRI Axial Imaging (spine and SI joints) and Peripheral Imaging for axSpA and PsA.

Prof Xenofon Baraliakos, President of ASAS (The Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society) will introduce basics behind imaging in Axial Spondyloarthritis, how to read Spine&SIJ MRI on different sequences, and ASAS definition on relevant structures. Following this, there will be ability to discuss and make a diagnosis based on clinical data, blood tests, SIJ Xray, and MRI.

IMPORTANT AGENDA UPDATE: due to flight delays for the lead speaker – this course will now commence at 1100 hours.

Agenda
Chairpersons: Pintip Ngamjunyaporn and Worawit Louthrenoo
1100
Welcome and opening remarks
Worawit Louthrenoo
Lecture 1: Clinical aspects of diagnosis and differential diagnosis of axSpA & axial PsA | Role of inflammatory back pain and other clinical measures
Xenofon Baraliakos
Lecture 2: Basics behind imaging in axSpA
Xenofon Baraliakos
Q&A
Xenofon Baraliakos
Lecture 3: Musculoskeletal MRI - Introduction on different MRI sequences
Xenofon Baraliakos
Lecture 4: ASAS definition - detailed description on relevant structures
Xenofon Baraliakos
Q&A
Xenofon Baraliakos
BREAK
Case presentations and workshop

1. Clinical data (history exam) - participants to decide on pretest probability of axSpA
2. Present bloods including B27, CRP, ESR - modify probability
3. Review SI J Xray, MRI, CTs
4. Group discussion and share back
5. Final diagnosis and case summary

Xenofon Baraliakos
BREAK
Case presentations and workshop cont...

1. Clinical data (history exam) - participants to decide on pretest probability of axSpA
2. Present bloods including B27, CRP, ESR - modify probability
3. Review SI J Xray, MRI, CTs
4. Group discussion and share back
5. Final diagnosis and case summary

Xenofon Baraliakos
Recap of workshop and next steps
Xenofon Baraliakos
Closing remarks
Pintip Ngamjunyaporn

DATES:
7th December, 0900–1600

COST:
USD100

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