ONLINE Dementia Imaging Fellowship

17 - 19 May 2021

100% Online

Level II - General radiologist

12 EACCME CME Credits

This 3-day Online Fellowship covers CT and MRI of the brain in dementia disorders covering both basic and early advanced knowledge. We will discuss imaging findings with a lecture, followed by individual case reading with a subsequent group discussion.

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Description

This Online Fellowship is designed for radiologists who would like to become more confident when reporting CT and MRI of the brain in dementia.

The course includes an overview of the classification of dementia disorders, diagnostic findings on CT and MRI and training to provide a structured report with a clinically relevant conclusion.

Each session will start with a lecture. After the lecture you will be challenged with practicing on real-life anonymised key cases from the TMC academy teaching file. Reporting templates including recognized standardized rating scales will be used to help write adequate reports.

The individual case readings will be followed by mentor's interpretations, questions and comments, along with a group discussion.


Availability

Maximum number of seats: 10

Learning objectives

  • To describe the characteristic imaging features of different dementia disorders: neurodegenerative dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia), vascular dementia and secondary dementia.
  • To describe the characteristic imaging features of normal pressure hydrocephalus and other diseases that can be associated with dementia such as Parkinson’s disease.
  • To interpret CT and MRI in patients with clinical suspicion of dementia, confidently write a structured report including the use of standardized rating scales for atrophy and white matter lesions and provide a clinically relevant conclusion.

Programme will include

  • Lectures on imaging of the brain for dementia workup.
  • Individual case reading including practice on the use of rating scales.
  • Group case discussion of the reported cases

Level

Level II - General radiologist
Intermediate level for radiologists with basic knowledge of CT and MRI of the brain.


Technical requirements

The training platform runs entirely in the browser but the online PACS places a considerable load on the hardware and internet connection when viewing and loading cases.

Hardware Tablets * Minimum Recommended
Memory (RAM): 2 Gigabyte 8 Gigabyte 16 Gigabyte
Processor (CPU): Dual core 1.85 Ghz Dual core 2 Ghz Quad core 2.5 Ghz
Internet connection Minimum Recommended
Speed: 10 Mbps 25 Mbps
Software Tablets Desktop
Browser: Safari * Chrome **
  • * Tested with Safari on iPad 9.7 (2017), should also work on Android with Chrome. User interface not optimized for smaller screens. Large cases (more than 600 images) are not able to be opened on tablet or mobile devices due to memory constraints.
  • ** Firefox, Edge and Safari also work but might not provide an equally smooth experience. Internet Explorer is not supported.

Lecturers

  • Elna-Marie Larsson M.D. Ph.D.

    Professor emerita in Neuroradiology at Uppsala University

    Elna-Marie Larsson, MD, PhD, is professor emerita of neuroradiology at Uppsala University, Sweden. She received her medical degree from the University of Lund (1977), Sweden, and her doctoral degree (PhD) in diagnostic radiology from the same university (1989). This was followed by a post-doc for one year at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA. During 2006-2009, she had a position as professor of radiology at Aarhus University, Denmark. In 2009 she moved back to Sweden and became appointed as professor of neuroradiology at Uppsala University and from 2010 also visiting professor of neuroradiology at Linkoping University, both until retirement in 2018. She has published more than 200 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals and 30 descriptive articles and textbook chapters. She has been main supervisor of 14 PhD students who have defended their doctoral theses and co-supervisor for 14 PhD students. Her research has been focused on advanced MR imaging of the brain with applications in dementia, brain tumours and normal pressure hydrocephalus. Her clinical activity has included CT and MRI of the brain, spine and ear, nose and throat (ENT) and she presently works for TMC as clinical neuroradiologist reporting on these topics. She has been director of neuroradiology and of MRI at the department of radiology, Lund University Hospital and at the department of radiology, Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden. She has a vast experience of teaching (national and international) with emphasis on MRI and neuroradiology and has been organizer of several MRI and neuroradiology courses including ESMRMB courses. She has been president of the European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB), the Swedish Society of Neuroradiology (SFNR), the Nordic Society of Neuroradiology (NSNR), and the Danish Society for Medical Magnetic Resonance (DSMMR).

Schedule

Monday - May 17th 2021
13:30 - 13:45 (GMT +0200) Introduction to the online course and technical tools Introduction
13:45 - 14:30 (GMT +0200) Normal ageing vs dementia. Dementia disorders and neuroimaging biomarkers Lecture Elna-Marie Larsson
14:30 - 14:45 (GMT +0200) Break Break
14:45 - 15:15 (GMT +0200) Imaging of neurodegenerative dementia. Grading scales for CT and MRI reporting Lecture Elna-Marie Larsson
15:15 - 17:45 (GMT +0200) Individual case reading and scoring followed by discussion Case demo
17:45 - 18:00 (GMT +0200) Q&A time
Tuesday - May 18th 2021
13:30 - 14:00 (GMT +0200) Imaging of vascular dementia Lecture Elna-Marie Larsson
14:00 - 14:45 (GMT +0200) Individual case reading and scoring followed by discussion Case demo
14:45 - 15:00 (GMT +0200) Break Break
15:00 - 15:45 (GMT +0200) Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) Lecture Elna-Marie Larsson
15:45 - 17:45 (GMT +0200) Individual case reading and scoring followed by discussion Case demo
17:45 - 18:00 (GMT +0200) Q&A time
Wednesday - May 19th 2021
13:30 - 14:15 (GMT +0200) Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonian syndromes - the role of neuroimaging Lecture Elna-Marie Larsson
14:15 - 15:00 (GMT +0200) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo
15:00 - 15:15 (GMT +0200) Break Break
15:15 - 15:45 (GMT +0200) The role of the radiologist in dementia workup and the clinically relevant report Lecture Elna-Marie Larsson
15:45 - 17:45 (GMT +0200) Individual structured reporting with relevant conclusion. Discussion Case demo
17:45 - 18:00 (GMT +0200) Summary and closing remarks