10130 - New MRI Techniques for Imaging Cartilage

Course Directors

Ari Borthakur, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Ravinder Reddy, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Description

This course covers new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based techniques that exploit spin dynamics between endogenous macromolecules of cartilage. These include T1-rho and T2 relaxometry, Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST), Magnetization Transfer (MT), all proton-based MRI techniques, and sodium MRI. Most of these techniques have been developed to specifically detect the glycosaminoglycan (GAG) component of cartilage, which is the more important element due to the ostensibly limited contribution of collagen to the initiating steps of osteoarthritis (OA). The salient features of these methods are described with a limited literature review. References are provided to specialized reviews on each topic covered.

Credits

Opus Medicus designates this Internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement

Opus Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuition Fees

Course & Credits: $30.00

Course Dates

Last Review Date: 24-Jul-2016
Expiration Date: 24-Jul-2019

Objectives

After completing this course, participants will understand new MRI-based techniques that exploit spin dynamics between endogenous macromolecules of cartilage, including:

1. T1-rho relaxometry

2. T2 relaxometry

3. Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST)

4. Magnetization Transfer (MT)

5. Sodium MRI

Topics

1. T1-rho Relaxometry

2. T2 Relaxometry

3. Magnetization Transfer MRI

4. Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer MRI

5. Sodium MRI

Specific topics covered in this AMA PRA Categogy 1 Credit™ online CME course include MRI, magnetic resonance imaging, T1-rho and T2 relaxometry, Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST), Magnetization Transfer (MT), and Sodium MRI.

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) / Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Competencies

☑  Patient Care (PC)
☑  Medical Knowledge (MK)

Financial Relationship Disclosure and Content Attestation

Drs. Ari Borthakur and Ravinder Reddy attest that they have no financial relationships with a commercial entity offering healthcare related products and/or services. Dr. Steven R. Tahan, Education Committee Chair, attests that commercial entities with which he has relationships do not offer healthcare related products or services relevant to the content of this course. No other person who has provided content for or who can influence the content of this course has disclosed financial relationships with commercial entities that offer healthcare-related products or services relevant to the course content.

There has been no commercial support for this course.

Supported Computer Hardware and Software Configurations1

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A broadband Internet connection is required (e.g., cable, DSL, and 3G or 4G wireless). The course presentation is automatically scaled to the size of the display, from 800x480 pixels (minimum supported) to 1920x1200 pixels. On some smart phones, viewing courses may be tedious.

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1. The course may also be viewable on other client computing platforms that comply with Internet standards. If you experience technical problems that prevent you from viewing the course, we will promptly issue a full refund upon request.