Synovial Joints: Common Disorders and Internal Derangements

This CME activity provides radiologists with a practical overview of the use of MR imaging and MR arthrography in the assessment of synovial joints with a focus on the most common articular disorders and those internal derangements that are encountered daily in clinical practice.

Through targeted lectures and real-world case reviews, learners will get an in-depth understanding of the various types of human articulations and, with regard to synovial joints,  the many diverse structures contained within them, including articular cartilage, subchondral bone plate, subjacent bone, synovial membrane, joint capsule, and intra-articular menisci, tendons, ligaments, and labra. Experts will walk through effective search patterns and how to distinguish between normal variations and pathologic abnormalities

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Desired Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Accurately assess MR images in patients with articular disorders and internal derangements
  • Describe the anatomic features of human articulations, the structures contained within them, and the abnormalities associated with specific articular disorders
  • Detail diagnostic findings and differential diagnostic considerations for a wide variety of particular disorders, especially in synovial joints, that are encountered daily in clinical       practices employing MR imaging
  • Accurately identify and communicate those findings that require the immediate attention of the referring physician
  • Recommend the appropriate application of standard MR imaging and MR arthrography to the assessment of common and uncommon disorders and derangements of synovial       joints

Bibliography: Suggested reading resources and references can be found within course materials for each session.

Credit Information


Accreditation Statement

MRI Online is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide

continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation Statement

MRI Online designates this activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Learners may earn 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditfor every 15 minutes of topic completions during this activity.


MRI Online is qualified by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program to offer SA-CME credit for this activity.


This activity is valid for credit from April 29, 2022 to December 31, 2023.


Content is reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis.



CME Planning Committee 


Daniel Arnold, MBA
CEO and Co-Founder
MRI Online

Paul Bohart
Senior Content Manager
MRI Online

Jennifer A. Hall, MS
Director, Fellowships
MRI Online

Deanna M. Heier, PhD
VP, Educational Strategy and Operations
MRI Online



Disclosure Statements


Program Director

The Program Director for this live conference has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


CME Planning Committee

The CME Planning Committee members have no relevant financial relationship to disclose.


Faculty Instructors

The Faculty for this live conference have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Staff and Content reviewers

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relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.


Course content is peer-reviewed for content validity by persons that do not have conflicts of interest related to

the content and to verify the educational material is evidence-based, fair, balanced, and free from commercial bias.