Department of Radiology

Spine Imaging: A Virtual Conference. Sat. November 7th

Spine Imaging: A Virtual Conference. Sat. November 7th

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  1. Saturday November 07, 2020

    All times are indicted in EST (Same time zone as Toronto or New York City). Videos will be available after the course for viewing. Attendance certificates will be provided only to those who login for the live event.

    1. Welcome and Introduction

      10:00 - 10:05

      Virtual

    2. Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension: Fundamentals of Diagnosis

      10:05 - 10:30

      Dr. Timothy Amrhein

      Virtual

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Define spontaneous intracranial hypotension and review its causes
      • Review the fundamental imaging modalities used to detect CSF leaks and CSF to venous fistulas.
    3. Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension: Advanced Spine Imaging and Treatment

      10:30 - 10:55

      Dr. Peter Kranz

      Virtual

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Utilize problem-solving techniques for diagnostically challenging spinal imaging.
      • Select treatment strategies specific to different CSF leak types.
    4. Pre-Procedural Imaging to Optimize Spine Intervention

      10:55 - 11:15

      Dr. Amit Aggarwal

      Virtual

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Identify the role of pre-procedure in imaging modality and techniques
      • Identify how specific imaging techniques are helpful in directing interventional procudures
    5. Break

      11:15 - 11:25

      Virtual

    6. Paravertebral Spaces

      11:25 - 11:45

      Dr. Marcelo Bordalo

      Virtual

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Recognize parabertebral anatomy and main pathologies affecting this space
    7. Role of MRI in Spondyloarthritis: How, Why and What to Look For?

      11:45 - 12:10

      Dr. Zaid Jibri

      Virtual

      By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to: 

      • Recognise the indications and value of MRI in spondyloarthritis
      • Identify the MR imaging features of spondyloarthritis in the spine and sacroiliac joint
    8. Spa: Clinical Aspects, Pitfalls and Discussion

      12:10 - 12:50

      Dr. Zaid Jibri, Dr. Sibel Aydin

      Virtual

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Discuss challenging spondyloarthritis cases from a rheumatology perspective
    9. Lunch break

      12:50 - 14:00

      Virtual

    10. Spinal Cord Tumors

      14:00 - 14:25

      Dr. Carlos Torres

      Virtual

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Identify the key imaging features of  intramedullary tumors
      • Discuss the role of conventional and advanced imaging techniques in the diagnosis and management of these tumors
    11. Marrow Signal Abnormality: Is it Benign or Malignant

      14:25 - 14:45

      Dr Marcos Sampaio

      Virtual

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Review the key imaging features of  intramedullary tumors 
      • Discuss the role of conventional and advanced imaging techniques in the diagnosis and management of these tumors
    12. Spine Metastases: What the Surgeon Wants to Know

      14:45 - 15:10

      Dr. Wende Gibbs

      Virtual

      At  the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Identify the critical features of the imaging exam that determine current or impending spinal instability
      • Utilize the most current grading system to convey the degree of cord compression
      • Utilize common data elements to enhance communication, research, and training of machine learning algorithms
    13. Break

      15:10 - 15:20

      Virtual

    14. Periradicular Cysts

      15:20 - 15:45

      Dr. Marcelo Bordalo

      Virtual

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Recognize the different kinds of Periradicular cysts in the vertebral spine.
    15. Traumatic Cranio-Cervical Junction Injuries

      15:45 - 16:10

      Dr. Roy Riascos

      Virtual

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Identify the anatomy of the craniocervical junction
      • Discuss imaging strategies to identify the most relevant structures
      • Interpret cases showing traumatic lesions of the craniocervical junction using CT and MR
    16. Post-Op Imaging of the Spine

      16:10 - 16:35

      Dr. Leon Rybak

      Virtual

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Identify the procedures utilized by surgeons for treatment of degenerative disease of the cervical and lumbar spine and recognize their imaging appearance.
      • Recognize the common complications of cervical and lumbar spinal surgery and their imaging appearance.
    17. Case-based Discussions

      16:35 - 17:05

      Dr. Nader Zakhari

      Virtual

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

      • Identify key imaging findings of common and sometimes challenging spinal pathologies using a case-based approach.
      • Develop an approach to the differential diagnosis of spinal pathologies.

       

    18. Review of Final Q&A and Closing Remarks

      17:05 - 17:10

      Virtual