Synovial Joints On Demand Conference

Synovial Joints:
Common Disorders and
Internal Derangements

On-Demand 4-Part Conference Series Presented by Dr. Donald Resnick

15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

15.25 SA-CME credits that meet the requirement by the American Board of Radiology for Maintenance of Certification

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About This Course

Join Dr. Donald Resnick and colleagues in this 4-part, in-depth musculoskeletal radiology series on MR imaging and assessment of synovial joints.

This brand new series of MSK lectures from Dr. Resnick and case reviews will provide 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.

You 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. Additionally, Dr. Resnick and his co-presenters will walk through effective search patterns and how to distinguish between normal variations and pathologic abnormalities.

Course materials were developed from the Live Synovial Joints: Common Disorders and Internal Derangements Conference held March 24-27, 2022. Videos have been updated to include English and Portuguese subtitles.

Meet the Faculty

Donald L. Resnick, M.D. - Program Director

Professor Emeritus of Radiology, University of California, San Diego

Dr. Resnick has written over 1,100 scientific and educational articles (more than 100 published in Radiology), 72 book chapters, and 16 books on musculoskeletal radiology. Dr. Resnick is a renowned lecturer, having given over 50 named lectures throughout the world including the Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen Honorary Lecture at the European Congress of Radiology and the Ho Hung Chiu Medical Education Foundation Lecture in Hong Kong. His list of dozens of awards and honors includes the American Roentgen Ray Gold Medal, Diagnostic Imaging Magazine's 20 Most influential People in Radiology, Medical Imaging Industry's Top 10 Radiologists, twice-awarded AuntMinnie Most Effective Radiology Educator, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Zurich. IN 2018, ACR bestowed the Gold Medal on Dr. Resnick for his lifetime achievements.

Rodrigo Aguiar, MD, PhD

Musculoskeletal Radiologist - Clínica DAPI, Curitiba - Brazil
Professor of Radiology, Federal University of Paraná - Brazil

Marcelo de Abreu, MD

Head of Radiology, Hospital Mae de Deus - Brazil

carlos longo
Carlos Longo, MD

Senior MSK Radiologist - Rede D’Or

Abdalla Skaf, MD

Head of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging Hospital HCor / Medical Director of ALTA Diagnostics (DASA Group)

Session Topics

Dr. Resnick presents didactic lectures on the following topics followed by co-faculty lead case review.

  • Anatomy and suggested terminology 
  • Common disorders and internal derangements
  • Functional classification vs structural classification
  • Fibrous joints, cartilaginous joints, and synovial joints
  • Cartilage, subchondral bone, menisci, discs, labra, and fat pads
  • Supporting Structures Including Tendons / Ligaments and Sesamoid Bones and Ossicles
  • Synovial Fluid, Synovitis, Hemarthrosis, Lipohemarthrosis, and Synovial / Ganglion Cysts
  • Synovial Plica
  • ...and more!
  • Manifestations and types of rheumatoid arthritis and the spondyloarthropathies
  • Common imaging features of crystal-induced arthropathies
  • Pathology and diagnosis of septic arthritis
  • Radiographic features of osteoarthrosis
  • Causes and pathogenesis of neuropathic osteoarthropathy (charcot joint)
  • Silastic-induced synovitis
  • ...and more!
  • Key terminology and features of synovial proliferative disorders
  • Coverage of benign tumors like desmoplastic fibroblastoma, nodular fasciitis, angiofibroma, tenosynovial giant cell tumor, intracapsular chondroma
  • Case discussion of PVNS in knee and ankle and bursal chondromatosis
  • Overview of other tumors and tumor-like lesions like synovial chondrosarcoma, intracapsular lesions, epiphyseal lesions, osteopoikilosis, melorheostosis
  • ...and more!
  • Important review of accurate terminology for subchondral bone abnormalities
  • Overview of classification of osteopenia and osteoporosis
  • Classic features and descriptions of transient osteoporosis, transient bone marrow edema, and regional migratory osteoporosis
  • In depth review of features, differential diagnosis, and classification of osteonecrosis
  • Pathogenesis, distribution, and differential diagnosis of subchondral insufficiency fractures
  • Anatomy, pathophysiology, and MR imaging of chondral, osteochondral, and subchondral fractures
  • ...and more!

Excellent lessons and great new knowledge! I will certainly use it in my daily practice.

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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 live 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 Credit™ for 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.

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Learning Objectives

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

About the Co-Faculty

Dr. Donald Resnick is excited to present with:

Dr. Rodrigo Aguiar
Dr. Rodrigo Aguiar completed his Radiology Residency at the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil, and Musculoskeletal Imaging subspecialty training at UCSD - EUA. He is on the Musculoskeletal staff at DAPI-PR and Hospital das Clínicas - Federal University of Paraná.

Dr. Carlos Longo
Carlos Longo completed his Radiology Residency and MS Imaging subspecialty training at Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade de São Paulo in1992. Fellowship in MSK at UCSD in 1994. 1994_2002:Senior MSK Radiologist at Rede D’Or.

Dr. Marcelo de Abreu
Dr. Marcelo de Abreu completed his MSK Imaging subspecialty at UCSD. Since 2002, he has been on the MSK staff at the Hospital Mae de Deus and the Head of Radiology since 2016.

Dr. Abdalla Skaf
Clinical fellow - Pitié Salpêtrière - Paris (France)
Research fellow UCSD - USA
Head of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging Hospital HCor - São Paulo
Medical Director of ALTA diagnostics (DASA group)
Medical Director of teleimagem