ONLINE Cervical and Lumbar Spine MRI Fellowship - Degenerative Diseases

16 - 18 Oct 2023

100% Online

Level II - General radiologist

9 EACCME CME Credits

In just 3 short days, this spine radiology course will cover MRI of lumbar and cervical spine degenerative diseases and provide key concepts to standardize the MRI reports.

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Join us on our next remote edition of Cervical and Lumbar Spine MRI Fellowship in March 2024, mentored by Dr. Laura Oleaga.

Radiologists who would like to become more confident in reporting degenerative spine MRI will find this fellowship very useful.

The course will provide you with an in-depth description of the nomenclature and classification of degenerative discal disease, as well as a review of the concepts of vertebral osteochondrosis, spondylosis, facetary degeneration, degenerative stenosis (central, lateral recesses, foraminal), and spondylolisthesis.

This spine radiology course with Dr. Oleaga includes an overview of the main indications of MRI in spine degenerative disease. We will discuss MRI findings of the lumbar and cervical spine with lectures, followed by individual case reading with subsequent group discussion. Real anonymised cases have been carefully selected by Dr. Oleaga from the TMC Academy teaching file to complement the lectures.

TMC Academy online radiology fellowships are held in a virtual classroom environment on Zoom. Participants are encouraged to engage in discussions making use of their camera and microphone to recreate the face-to-face experience. Online sessions are recorded so that participants can review on their own time following the training.

In this small group environment among your peers, you are free to ask questions, make mistakes, and learn together with the support of the radiologist mentor.

This fellowship is organised by TMC Academy, an EACCME Trusted Provider.


"Dr. Oleaga is an excellent tutor, very patient. Coursework is structured in easy to follow manner which is suitable for all levels of expertise. I also loved the PACS system and the fact that we had access to the cases and PDF slides beforehand. I’ve learned a better approach to setting up departmental protocols and anticipating technical difficulties and solutions."
Dr. Obiora Mann Ajuluchukwu, Radiologist, United Kingdom (Fellow, Sep 2021)

"The Cervical and Lumbar Spine Fellowship was an excellent refresher with some new information that I had never paid attention to before. I would like to thank TMC Academy for running the sessions smoothly and particularly Dr. Laura Oleaga for the excellent presentations, sharing her experience with us and for her patience in answering all questions that came up during the sessions. In these 3 days, I have become more confident with cervical spine pathology and will find it more enjoyable to report C-spine."
Dr. Katerina Tsokova, Consultant Radiologist, Emerson Green Practice Plus Group Hospital, United Kingdom (Fellow, Sep 2021)

"I found the training extremely useful. I appreciated the accessibility, methodology taught by Dr. Oleaga, and the numerous images that we have been able to review. I particularly found the structured reports useful.”
Dr. Antonio Escribano, Director Radiologist, CMDI, Spain (Fellow, Sep 2021)

Learning objectives

  • Upgrade your knowledge by immersion in a learning environment without distraction of daily practice to read degenerative spine MRI
  • Become familiar and feel confident with the MRI findings in spine degenerative disease as encountered in daily practice
  • To define the differentiating imaging features of pathologic processes and to create clinically relevant structured reports

Programme will include

  • Lectures on standardized reading degenerative spine MRI studies for diagnosis with quiz cases
  • Individual case reading and interpretation on provided cases
  • Group case discussion of the selected cases
  • Plenty of time for Q&A with the radiologist mentor
  • Lifetime access to presentation slides, session recordings, and other course materials
  • Access to discussed cases prior to and after the fellowship (for 1 year)
  • Your own personal dashboard and course materials on TMCA online platform
  • CME certificate of attendance


Level II - General radiologist
Radiologists with the aim of having more in-depth knowledge of the MRI findings in spine degenerative diseases will benefit most from the fellowship.

Group Discounts for Radiology Education
TMC Academy is happy to offer group discounts to support radiology education within hospitals or practices. Please email us at for details.

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.

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  • Laura Oleaga M.D. Ph.D.
    Barcelona, Spain

    Chief Radiologist at Hospital Clinic Barcelona section of Neuroradiology. Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Barcelona

    Dr Oleaga has significant experience both as a radiologist and in medical education. She is the former Chair of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) education committee. Currently, she is the Scientific Director of the European Radiology Diploma (EDIR), and since 2009 Chair of the Radiology Department at University Hospital Clinic (Barcelona, Spain). Her main scientific interests lie in the fields of neuroradiology and head and neck imaging. She has authored and co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers and seven book chapters. She is also an active teacher at many prestigious universities, scientific meetings and courses. The European Board of Radiology has established the Prof. Laura Oleaga Educational Grant to honour Prof. Laura Oleaga for her well-known academic excellence and dedication to radiology education. In addition to her depth of knowledge and experience in the field, she is also a passionate speaker and teacher, eager to guide radiologists in their subspecialisation.


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Monday - October 16th 2023
13:30 - 13:45 (GMT +0200) Introduction to the online course and technical tools Introduction Laura Oleaga
13:45 - 14:30 (GMT +0200) Degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine Lecture Laura Oleaga
14:30 - 15:15 (GMT +0200) MRI in the evaluation of neck pain Lecture Laura Oleaga
15:15 - 15:30 (GMT +0200) Break Break
15:30 - 16:30 (GMT +0200) Individual reporting Case demo Laura Oleaga
16:30 - 17:30 (GMT +0200) Case discussion Q&A time Case demo Laura Oleaga
Tuesday - October 17th 2023
13:30 - 14:15 (GMT +0200) Degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine Lecture Laura Oleaga
14:15 - 15:00 (GMT +0200) MRI in the evaluation of low back pain Lecture Laura Oleaga
15:00 - 15:15 (GMT +0200) Break Break
15:15 - 16:15 (GMT +0200) Individual reporting Case demo Laura Oleaga
16:15 - 17:30 (GMT +0200) Case discussion Q&A time Case demo Laura Oleaga
Wednesday - October 18th 2023
13:30 - 14:15 (GMT +0200) MRI in the evaluation of upper back pain Lecture Laura Oleaga
14:15 - 15:00 (GMT +0200) MRI of the postoperative spine Lecture Laura Oleaga
15:00 - 15:15 (GMT +0200) Break Break
15:15 - 16:15 (GMT +0200) Individual reporting Case demo Laura Oleaga
16:15 - 17:30 (GMT +0200) Case discussion Q&A time Summary and closing remarks Case demo Laura Oleaga

Cancellation Policy

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

TMC Academy offers a 7-day money back guarantee from the moment of the online fellowship purchase. 

How do I request a refund?

Send us an email at and we will process your refund.