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Mastery Series

Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) of the Spine

Content Reviewed: 2021-12-13

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3.25 CME

37 Videos

26 Clinical Cases

3.25 CME

Course Description

Degenerative joint disease in the spine lies at the crossroads of musculoskeletal and neuroimaging.

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SA-CME now available! In addition to earning AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, this course is eligible for SA-CME credit. Note: the course evaluation must be completed and SA-CME selected in order to claim SA-CME credit.

After completing this course, you will be better able to:

  • Apply appropriate search patterns to ensure high quality case assessment 
  • Identify key anatomical landmarks, variations, and abnormalities on imaging
  • Accurately interpret advanced imaging cases
  • Formulate definitive diagnoses and limited differentials

Instructors

David M Yousem, MD, MBA

Professor of Radiology, Vice Chairman and Associate Dean

Johns Hopkins University

Lesson

Pre-Course Activities

1 Clinical Cases

3 min.

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4 m.

Lesson

Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)

26 Clinical Cases

3 hr. 17 min.

Introduction to Degenerative Spine Disease

6 m.

MRI Pulse Sequences for Degenerative Spine Disease

7 m.

Anatomy of an Intervertebral Disc

4 m.

Pulse Sequences For Lumbar Spine Imaging

10 m.

Nomenclature of Intervertebral Disc Disease

12 m.

Disc Protrusions vs. Extrusions

8 m.

Disc Sequestration

8 m.

Reporting of Lumbar Spine Degenerative Changes

14 m.

Case of Lumbar Spine Degenerative Disc Disease

11 m.

Case of Disc Protrusion

5 m.

Appropriate Reporting of Spine Degenerative Changes

7 m.

Describing Disc Protrusion Location and Important Features

4 m.

Analyzing a Disc Extrusion

3 m.

Foraminal/Far-Lateral Disc Herniation

5 m.

Cervical Spine Disc Extrusion

8 m.

Annular Fissure

3 m.

Contained vs. Uncontained Disc Herniation

7 m.

Terminology for Herniation Location

4 m.

Modic Classification of Degenerative Marrow Changes

9 m.

Modic Type 1 Endplate Changes

3 m.

Identifying an Annular Fissure

3 m.

Modic Type II Endplate Changes

4 m.

Differentiate Postoperative Scar vs. Recurrent Herniation

8 m.

Identify Common Causes of Spinal Canal Stenosis

7 m.

Grading and Common Causes of Spondylolisthesis

7 m.

Spondylolisthesis Secondary to Spondylolysis

3 m.

Synovial Cyst

4 m.

Clinical Importance of Posteriorly Projecting Synovial Cyst

3 m.

Common Causes of Acquired Stenosis

6 m.

Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament (OPLL)

6 m.

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)

3 m.

Role of CT for the Identification of OPLL

5 m.

Association of OPLL and OLF

3 m.

Evaluation of Uncovertebral Joints

2 m.

Uncovertebral Degenerative Disease and Foraminal Narrowing

4 m.

Other Causes of Low Back Pain and Spinal Canal Stenosis

8 m.

Course Evaluation

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