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Preliminary clinical evaluation in MRI 2023 - Spine 07 Oct 2023

Due to the remote nature of many static departments and the mobile service, many MRI radiographers rarely see a radiologist or gain feedback on scans and reports. This two part, virtual event aimed at radiographers, offers an overview of interpreting MR images of the spine (part 1) and brain (part 2). It provides a review of normal and abnormal appearances that will help radiographers ensure that they are providing the necessary images for the radiologists and correct demonstration of the area. The events will also cover how to identify red flag symptoms, manage urgent findings and when to escalate.

Educational aims:

  • To understand the clinical indications for MR of the spine and brain, including the red flag symptoms to look for and the appearances to escalate
  • To understand the rationale for the choice of pulse sequence when imaging spine and brain
  • To recognise key anatomy and common pathologies seen in the spine and brain
  • To become familiar with the terminology used in preliminary clinical evaluation of images

Programme Organiser:

  • Mr Martin Mitchell, MRI Reporting Radiographer, Medway Maritime Hospital; and Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography, Canterbury Christ Church University

Mr Martin Mitchell is an Advanced Practitioner MRI Reporting Radiographer at Medway Maritime Hospital and part-time Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has worked in MRI for over 17 years and has trained in MRI reporting of the brain, spine and knee. In clinical practice he currently reports on MRI in regular sessions. As part-time lecturer in diagnostic radiography, Martin leads the MRI reporting modules in brain, spine, knee and breast examinations.

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Duration:192 mins