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UCSF Musculoskeletal MR Imaging

UCSF Musculoskeletal MR Imaging


Clinical Review

Time to Complete

13.25 hours


May 16, 2014


May 15, 2017
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Maximum Credits

13.25 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Accredited Provider

This program is provided by The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF).


This program is produced by UCSF.

Program Description

Joined by experienced colleagues from UCSF and UC San Diego School of Medicine, Thomas M. Link, MD, PhD, chairs the UCSF Musculoskeletal MR Imaging CME program, which will help you to better:

  • Understand the anatomy of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle to improve accuracy in evaluating MRI findings
  • Assess the clinical significance of abnormalities of the joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, bone, and cartilage as shown on MRIs
  • Recognize common bone and soft tissue tumors as well as assess nerve entrapment syndromes

Intended Audience

This activity is geared towards diagnostic radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, and MRI technologists with some basic or intermediate knowledge of musculoskeletal MRI who want to increase their knowledge to a more advanced level.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Relate MR image findings of the shoulder and knee to the perspective of the Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Develop optimized protocols for imaging of the musculoskeletal system, including protocols used to suppress metal hardware in patients with joint replacements
  • Identify abnormalities of the joints, muscles, bone marrow and cartilage on MRI and their clinical significance
  • Recognize common bone tumors with a pertinent differential diagnosis
  • Understand the MRI anatomy of the elbow, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle
  • Recommend imaging-guided diagnostic and therapeutic joint injections
  • Understand the indications, techniques and caveats of bone biopsies and radiofrequency ablation

Topics and Speakers

Click here for a complete list of course topics and speakers.

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

Faculty for UCSF’s Continuing Medical Education Program must complete a Declaration of Disclosure prior to the CME activity. Having an interest in or affiliation with a commercial entity does not preclude making a presentation at a CME activity, but the relationship must be disclosed in advance and any potential conflict of interest must be resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.

Disclosure must be conveyed to the learning audience prior to the educational offering; presentation of information on investigational/off-label use of pharmaceuticals or medical devices must also be disclosed.


Thomas M. Link, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology
Chief, Musculoskeletal Imaging
Reports no commercial interest

C. Benjamin Ma, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service
Reports no commercial interest

Daria Motamedi, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Reports no commercial interest

Lynne S. Steinbach, MD
Professor of Radiology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Reports no commercial interest

Christine Chung, MD
Professor of Radiology
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Grant support from GE Medical

John F. Feller, MD
Desert Medical Imaging
Indian Wells, California
American Medical Center
Shanghai, China
Reports no commercial interest

Sandy Mardant
CME Manager

Publishing Staff Disclosures

Oakstone Publishing, LLC has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors, and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity. Oakstone Publishing’s planners, content reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant commercial interests.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

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 enduring material for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The total credits are inclusive of 13.25 in MR.


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