Online MSK Days
Day 5 | Arthritis, Osteoporosis,

November 10, 2022 | 7 pm (CET) / 1 pm (EST)

Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Sarcopenia | Ultrasound/CT/MRI

I Move Therefore I Age – Imaging for Locomotion and Ageing

Approximately 1.71 billion people have some sort of musculoskeletal (MSK) condition, and they are the leading contributor to disability worldwide by limiting mobility, dexterity and participation in work and play (1). During this webinar we will explore the roles of imaging in some of the most common MSK-based conditions, arthritis, osteoporosis, and sarcopenia to better manage their application for these conditions that become more common the older we get.
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  • Arthritis – Ultrasound in Daily Routine - Dr. Stefan Meng
  • Arthritis – When to use US and CT and not MRI - Dr. Torsten Diekhoff
  • Stress Fractures and Atypical Femoral Fractures in Osteoporosis - Dr. Linda Probyn
  • From Trackside to Bedside: The Role of Musculoskeletal In Understanding Performance and Health - Dr. Tom Maden-Wilkinson
  • Live Q&A - moderated by Dr. Torsten Diekhoff
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the practical differences in imaging modalities for arthritis
  2. Better understand the role of imaging in the osteoporotic patient
  3. Gain insights into the importance and clinical utility of skeletal muscle for prognosis


Moderator & Speaker: Assoc Prof. Torsten Diekhoff, MD
Senior physician
Charité, Institute of Radiology
Berlin, Germany

Assoc. Prof. Torsten Diekhoff is the leading senior physician at the Department of Radiology at the Charité, Campus Mitte, since February 2022. He completed his postdoctoral qualification with a thesis on dual-energy CT for musculoskeletal imaging. For several years he has led the Dual-Energy-CT working group and is the deputy head of the Arthritis Imaging Research Group at the Charité. His research focus is on computed tomography for the depiction of inflammatory lesions in the musculoskeletal system, modern MRI techniques in the field of rheumatology and diseases of the axial and appendicular skeleton. He was awarded with a research grant from the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society and a clinician fellowship by the Berlin Institute of Health. His clinical focus is on musculoskeletal imaging and interventions, dual-energy computed tomography and oncological diagnostics.

Presentation Title: Arthritis - When to Use US or CT and Not MRI
Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the detection of soft-tissue inflammation in arthritis patients was a significant step towards early diagnosis and treatment. However, studies published over the last 10 years showed that, while having the high sensitivity, MRI-detected inflammation is also seen in other conditions or even healthy patients. In parallel, ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT) and dual-energy CT were applied in arthritis patients. This talk will summarize the pros and cons of using ultrasound and CT techniques in patients with suspected arthritis and show which patients might profit from those modalities in addition or instead of MRI.

Speaker: Dr. Stefan Meng, MD
Senior Physician Radiology,
Hanusch Hospital
Vienna, Austria

As a radiologist Dr. Meng is specialized in ultrasound and head of the ultrasound department in the Hanusch Hospital in Vienna, Austria. Additionally, Dr. Meng heads a scientific ultrasound lab at the Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Medical University of Vienna. His clinical and experimental research is focused on neuromuscular and head and neck imaging. He organizes pre‐ and postgraduate ultrasound courses.

Presentation Title: Arthritis – Ultrasound in Daily Routine
This talk will give an overview of the possibilities of ultrasound in the spectrum of arthritis. With a series of cases technical prerequisites, strengths, limits of this imaging modality as well as pitfalls will be discussed.

Speaker: Dr. Linda Probyn, MD, FRCPC, FCAR
Musculoskeletal radiologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Associate Professor and Vice-Chair Education, Department of Medical imaging
Director Admissions and Evaluation, Postgraduate Medical Education
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Dr. Linda Probyn is an Associate Professor and Musculoskeletal Radiologist at the University of Toronto. She is the past Program Director for the Diagnostic Radiology program and now the Vice-Chair of Education for the Department of Medical Imaging and the current Chair of the Specialty Committee for Diagnostic Radiology at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She has interests in osteoporosis, arthritis, ultrasound, sports injuries, and trauma as well as teaching and education, including the use of ultrasound simulation. Dr. Probyn has published several scholarly articles and presents her work and teaches at many National and International conferences.

Presentation Title: Stress Fractures and Atypical Femoral Fractures in Osteoporosis
This talk will review bone structure and the mechanism of bone turnover. There will be a description of stress fractures and the differences between fatigue and insufficiency fractures will be explained and demonstrated. The case definition of atypical femoral fractures and the multimodality imaging appearances will be discussed and relevant examples will be shown

Speaker: Dr. Tom Maden-Wilkinson, PhD
Research Scientist
Associate Professor
Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre,
Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield, UK

Tom’s area of expertise lies in skeletal muscle physiology, in particular the importance of muscle mass, strength and function, the underpinning physiological mechanisms that control these and how these can be manipulated to benefit human performance and maximise resilience. Tom’s research has 2 strands within this expertise, 1. Application within elite sport and 2. Application with Clinical Musculoskeletal Health. Whilst these 2 contexts appear at opposite ends, the strategies in understanding maximising performance from elite settings has comparable characteristics with the performance of activities of daily living as we get older and being resilient to acute changes such as falls, surgery or COVID-19.

Presentation Title: From Trackside to Bedside: The Role of Musculoskeletal In Understanding Performance and Health
The quantification of skeletal muscle mass, structure and quality is pivotal for determination of elite human performance underpinning our ability to jump high, move heavy weights and run fast also enabling the identification of efficiency of training interventions and assess injury risk. However, the emerging role on the importance of muscle in clinical populations and the translation of how these elite performance training interventions can be implemented into clinical populations to improve the health of the population. This talk will examine our work in this area and the evolving role of skeletal muscle mass, morphology and quality play in our systemic health.

Scientific Evidence: Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Sarcopenia | Ultrasound/CT/MRI

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