UCSF Neuro and Musculoskeletal Imaging

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Full Course:  22.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD; (EXPIRES 05/15/25)

This course is targeted toward radiologists and other medical professionals who will benefit from an increased understanding of neuro and musculoskeletal imaging methods, interpretation and diagnosis.

Earn Credits with the Latest in Radiology CME
This online CME course delivers a comprehensive state-of-the-art update on clinically relevant topics in neuroradiology and musculoskeletal imaging, including a discussion of optimized protocols with 1.5T and 3T MR. Faculty review indications commonly seen in general practice, along with updates designed to improve image acquisition and interpretation strategies. Radiology continuing medical education topics covered in UCSF Neuro and Musculoskeletal Imaging include:
  • Imaging overview of neuroradiological emergencies
  • Head & neck tumor staging
  • Advanced imaging techniques (MR neurography, fMRI, DTI)
  • Major joints
  • Introduction to musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Bone marrow and tumors
  • And more…

Series 2 (UCSFNEUMSK2To view topic outline of the full course, see below:

Full Course:
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Available in Interactive format.
Only Available Option: Full


The Throwing Elbow

Radiographic Checklist for Hip Impingement

The Other Hip Impingements

Osseous Infectious Dilemmas

Common MSK Joint Injections

Arthroplasty Complications

MRI of the Wrist

Hip Ultrasound Made Easy

Ankle MRI-Tendons and Ligaments

Calcific Tendinitis and Ultrasound-Guided Barbotage

The Throwing Shoulder

MRI of the Post-Operative Shoulder

Shoulder Instability

Knee Menisci-Pearls and Pitfalls

Tumor Update

Spaces in the Head and Neck

Imaging of Soft Tissue Tumors

A Strategic Approach to US-Guided MSK Biopsies

Spine Nomenclature and Disc Disease

Imaging Approach to Myelopathy

Shoulder MRI-Pearls and Pitfalls

Staging Tumors in the Head and Neck

Cervical Nodes

Unknown Primary Tumors

Vocal Cord Paralysis

Trigeminal Neuralgia and Neuropathy

Intradural Spine Tumors-How to Tell Them Apart

Practical Cervical and Lumbar Plexus Imaging

Postoperative Imaging of the Spine

CSF Hypotension: Finding and Fixing that Elusive Leak

Neuroradiology Emergencies

Neurodegenerative Diseases

Midline Lesions-Pituitary and Pineal

Temporal Bone-Hearing Loss and Vertigo

Advanced Imaging-fMRI and Diffusion-DTI

Course Objectives

After viewing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
  • Recommend CT/MR protocols for brain, head & neck, spine, nerve and musculoskeletal imaging
  • Recognize specific imaging features of infection, trauma, tumors, and inflammatory disorders in the head & spine, and communicate key findings enabling rapid pathological classification
  • Distinguish between normal anatomy, common anatomic variants and pathological disorders of the major musculoskeletal joints, brain, head & neck and spine as evaluated on MRI
  • Recognize internal derangement and post-operative appearances of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and foot
  • Implement utilization of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal procedures and common joint injections; Identify important imaging characteristics of infection, bone and soft-tissue tumors
  • Understand advanced neuroimaging techniques including fMRI, DTI, and MR neurography
  • Develop strategies for evaluating common and uncommon abnormalities in the brain and spine




The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
UCSF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 22.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The total credits are inclusive of 4.25 in CT, 17.00 in MR and 1.0 in US. 
Date of Original Release: May 16, 2022
Series Expiration: May 15, 2025 (deadline to register for credit) 
CME credit is obtained upon successful completion of an activity post-test and evaluation. Credit registration forms must be submitted prior to series expiration date. Certificates will be dated upon receipt and cannot be dated retroactively.

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