ONLINE Sports Injuries MRI Fellowship - Upper extremity

26 - 28 Sep 2023

100% Online

Level III - Subspecialisation training

EACCME CME Accreditation Submitted

This 3-day musculoskeletal imaging CME fellowship with MSK radiologist Dr. Phillip Tirman, will help participants feel more comfortable in reading MR imaging of sports injuries of the upper extremity. The fellowship is interactive with a series of lectures, individual readings of select cases, and group discussions guided by the expert mentor.

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The online msk radiology fellowship provides basic to advanced knowledge and will give participants an overview of the spectrum of presentations seen with sports injuries. Emphasis will be placed on the multi-factorial approach to arrive at the correct diagnosis. Shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand, selected upper extremity muscle injuries and post traumatic nephropathy cases will be covered.

Each module starts with a lecture followed by the challenge of practicing on real anonymized illustrative cases from the TMC Academy teaching file and personal file of Dr. Tirman, and then finished with a group discussion of the cases.

Radiologists who would like to become more confident with the interpretation of Imaging of Sport Injuries will find this fellowship useful.

TMC Academy fellowships are held in a virtual classroom environment on Zoom. Participants are encouraged to engage in discussions making use of their camera and microphone in order to recreate the face-to-face experience.

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.

To continue growing your knowledge on Sports injuries Imaging, we recommend also following Dr. Tirman's fellowship on Lower Extremity covering pelvic & groin, knee, ankle, foot MRI: ONLINE Sports Injuries MRI Fellowship - Lower extremity

Learning objectives

  • Enhance and further your knowledge by immersion in a learning environment free from the distractions of daily practice to interpret imaging of Sports Injuries.
  • Become familiar and feel confident with performing Standard MRI and MR Arthrography related to Sport Injury imaging as encountered in daily practice.
  • Differentiate common mimics of pathology to avoid pitfalls.
  • Learn to construct a comprehensive structured report of each of the body parts discussed.

Programme will include

  • Talks on Imaging of sport injuries of the upper extremity.
  • Individual case reading and interpretation on provided cases.
  • Group case discussion of the selected cases with 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.
  • EACCME certificate following your attendance.


Level III - Subspecialisation training

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.


  • Phillip Tirman M.D.
    Los Angeles, United States of America

    Dr. Phillip Tirman is an internationally recognized MSK expert further subspecializing in the applications of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for evaluating orthopedic, sports medicine, and spine disorders. He is the co-author of three textbooks, including MRI OF THE SHOULDER and DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING: ORTHOPAEDICS. He is also the author or co-author on over sixty original scientific articles published in the radiology and orthopedic literature. Dr. Tirman did fellowship training in Magnetic Resonance Imaging at The Cottage Community Magnetic Resonance Center in Santa Barbara and the San Francisco Magnetic Resonance Center (SFMRC) in San Francisco where he continued to practice and was named Medical Director. Dr. Tirman was subsequently recruited from SFMRC to the prestigious National Orthopedic Imaging Associates Group where he worked closely with Dr. David Stoller and Rusty Fritz and was the NOIA Fellowship director. Dr. Tirman has been a manuscript reviewer for Radiology, the American Journal of Roentgenology, and the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He is a widely sought lecturer and has spoken at over fifty international meetings and has been a pioneer of continuing medical education utilizing the World Wide Web. Dr. Tirman is also a food and wine connoisseur and is the author of the popular book THE WINE AND FOOD LOVER’S DIET which was a James Beard award nominee. Connect with Dr. Phillip Tirman on LinkedIn:


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Tuesday - September 26th 2023
13:30 - 13:45 (GMT +0200) Introduction to online course and technical tools Introduction
13:45 - 14:00 (GMT +0200) Introduction to MRI of sports injuries: Technique and reporting Lecture Phillip Tirman
14:00 - 14:30 (GMT +0200) MRI of shoulder arthrography Lecture Phillip Tirman
14:30 - 14:45 (GMT +0200) Break Break
14:45 - 15:45 (GMT +0200) Imaging of shoulder injuries Lecture Phillip Tirman
15:45 - 17:15 (GMT +0200) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo Phillip Tirman
17:15 - 17:45 (GMT +0200) Q&A Quiz Phillip Tirman
Wednesday - September 27th 2023
13:30 - 14:15 (GMT +0200) Imaging of elbow sports injuries: Ligaments & instability Lecture Phillip Tirman
14:15 - 14:30 (GMT +0200) Break Break
14:30 - 15:15 (GMT +0200) Imaging of elbow tendon injuries Lecture Phillip Tirman
15:15 - 17:00 (GMT +0200) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo Phillip Tirman
17:00 - 17:30 (GMT +0200) Q&A Quiz Phillip Tirman
Thursday - September 28th 2023
13:30 - 14:15 (GMT +0200) Imaging of wrist injuries Lecture Phillip Tirman
14:15 - 14:30 (GMT +0200) Break Lecture
14:30 - 15:30 (GMT +0200) Fingers and thumb soft issue injuries Lecture Phillip Tirman
15:30 - 17:00 (GMT +0200) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo Phillip Tirman
17:00 - 17:30 (GMT +0200) Summary and closing remarks Quiz Phillip Tirman

Cancellation Policy

Participant cancellations
For cancellations made up until 6 weeks prior to the course, the participant will be fully reimbursed.

For cancellations made after 6 weeks, TMC Academy offers flexible transfer of paid registration fees, meaning that in the unfortunate event that an attendee cannot make it to Barcelona (for Covid-19 related reasons or other), they may simply transfer their credit to the next session (or to any combination of TMCA training programme(s) or subscriptions equivalent to the same price). Please note that this flexible transfer option is available until 1 day prior to the course.

TMC Cancellation

In the unlikely event that TMC Academy must cancel the fellowship (for Covid-19, force majeure, or other reasons), registrants will be offered the option of flexible transfer or full reimbursement.

TMC Academy will not be responsible for travel or accommodation affected by cancellation by either party. We recommend attendees to book flexible travel whenever possible.