ONLINE MSK Rheumatology Imaging Fellowship

9 - 11 Sep 2024

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Level III - Subspecialisation training

10.5 EACCME CME Credits

Join immensely experienced MSK radiologist Dr. Avneesh Chhabra as he walks through basic and advanced imaging of rheumatologic conditions through a series of lectures combined with hands-on case readings followed by group discussions.

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This online musculoskeletal course will help learners gain knowledge of basic and advanced imaging of rheumatologic conditions including- osteoarthritis, erosive OA, rheumatoid arthritis, CPPD arthropathy, Ca HADD, SLE, psoariasis, reactive arthritis, scleroderma, Gout, and axial spondyloarthritis, etc. The imaging modalities will include radiographs, US, DECT, and MRI.

The learners will gain knowledge of both basic and advanced imaging features of the above conditions with common and uncommon presenting and differentiating examples.

TMC Academy online radiology courses 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 Dr. Chhabra. Online sessions are recorded so you can review them on your own time following the training.

EACCME Trusted Provider

This fellowship is organised by TMC Academy, a European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) Trusted Provider.

Read more about CME/CPD credit and get to know which european countries and which international countries recognise it on the EACCME website.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category credits once they are granted (an application has been submitted to the EACCME). Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at


"Dr Chhabra was a knowledgeable speaker, providing personal insight and tips for improved practice throughout the three-day course alongside his comprehensive subject delivery. I strongly recommend.”
Dr Phillip Wardle, Radiologist (Fellow, January 2024)

"Good overall coverage of a broad and challenging topic with much experience, good image interpretations, advanced imaging protocols and practical hints. ”
Károly Hrabák MD (Fellow, January 2024)

"A very good and comprehensive course for everyday radiology”
Alexandre Fumeaux, IIMC Switzerland (Fellow, January 2024)

Learning objectives

  • Gain knowledge of basic and advanced imaging techniques for assessment of rheumatologic conditions.
  • Learn common and uncommon differentiating imaging features of various types of arthritis.
  • Learn the role of DECT, color doppler, DWI and perfusion imaging in arthritis assessment.
  • Gain knowledge of role of multidisciplinary care in rheumatologic conditions.

Programme will include

  • General overview of imaging modalities and their use case scenarios for arthritis assessment.
  • Didactic sessions on basic and advanced imaging modality diagnostic features of various rheumatologic conditions.
  • Structured and interactive case readings on common and uncommon manifestations of various rheumatologic conditions.
  • Plenty of time for Q&A with the radiologist mentor
  • Access to presentation slides, session recordings, and other course materials
  • Access to discussed cases prior to and after the fellowship
  • Your own personal dashboard and course materials on TMCA online platform
  • Certificate of attendance - An application has been made to the UEMS/EBR for CME accreditation of this event


Level III - Subspecialisation training

Other online Musculoskeletal radiology fellowships:
Sports Injuries MRI with Dr. Phillip Tirman, Advanced MSK (Level 3), Paediatric Musculoskeletal, MSK MRI Bone and Soft Tissue Tumours, Musculoskeletal MRI – Lower & Upper extremity. View the full list of MSK training here.
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.


  • Avneesh Chhabra M.D. MBA. FACR
    Dallas (TX), United States of America

    He is a Professor of Radiology and Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also the director of Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is double boarded in Radiology residency and fellowship trained in musculoskeletal radiology with Exe. MBA in healthcare leadership and management. He is a fellow of American college of Radiology and serves as a counselor of Texas Radiological Society. He is also Soft tissue RADS chair for American college of Radiology. Clinical interests: Dr Chhabra’s clinical expertise and his interests include magnetic resonance neurography (MRN), sports imaging, rheumatology and sarcoma imaging, and related image-guided interventions. Dr. Chhabra actively runs a patient care clinic at UT Southwestern Medical center and translates his research into clinical practices by deploying novel MRN techniques to map peripheral neuropathy in patients preparing for surgery, and to direct perineural nerve injections in patients with neuropathies. Dr. Chhabra serves as a committee member on national and international societies. Dr. Chhabra is frequently invited to lecture nationally and internationally at conferences, webinars, and venues throughout the United States and around the world, including presenting the keynote addresses to the American Roentgen Ray Society, Radiological Society of North America, Ontario association of Radiologists, Chinese, Korean, South American and Gulf MSK societies, and the Tummala Madhusudana Rao Endowment Oration to the Asian Musculoskeletal Society. He also received many scholarly awards, including the SSR young investigator award, GERRAF fellow, the Stephen B. Milam Award, Tummula oration, D- magazine top Doc award, and the ISS mentorship recognition award. He has authored more than 370 peer-reviewed publications, two textbooks and 32 book chapters. He has crafted and published OT-RADS, ST-RADS, and NS-RADS. Dr. Chhabra is on multiple editorial boards, e.g. The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Journal of computed assisted tomography, European Radiology, and BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders including deputy Editor of European Radiology. Follow Dr. Chhabra on Twitter:


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Monday - September 9th 2024
13:30 - 13:45 (GMT +0200) Introduction to online course and technical tools Introduction
13:45 - 14:45 (GMT +0200) Osteoarthrosis, primary and secondary including erosive OA Lecture Avneesh Chhabra
14:45 - 15:00 (GMT +0200) Break Break
15:00 - 16:00 (GMT +0200) Rheumatoid arthritis, JIA Lecture Avneesh Chhabra
16:00 - 16:15 (GMT +0200) Break Break
16:15 - 17:15 (GMT +0200) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo Avneesh Chhabra
17:15 - 17:30 (GMT +0200) Q & A Quiz Avneesh Chhabra
Tuesday - September 10th 2024
13:30 - 13:45 (GMT +0200) Introduction to advanced MR imaging techniques Lecture Avneesh Chhabra
13:45 - 14:45 (GMT +0200) Axial spondyloarthritis incl. Ankylosing spondylosis Lecture Avneesh Chhabra
14:45 - 15:00 (GMT +0200) Break Break
15:00 - 16:00 (GMT +0200) Psoriasis, SLE, Reactive arthritis Lecture Avneesh Chhabra
16:00 - 16:15 (GMT +0200) Break Break
16:15 - 17:15 (GMT +0200) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo Avneesh Chhabra
17:15 - 17:30 (GMT +0200) Q & A Quiz Avneesh Chhabra
Wednesday - September 11th 2024
13:30 - 13:45 (GMT +0200) Introduction to advanced imaging techniques including DECT Lecture Avneesh Chhabra
13:45 - 14:45 (GMT +0200) Gout and pseudogout Lecture Avneesh Chhabra
14:45 - 15:00 (GMT +0200) Break Break
15:00 - 16:00 (GMT +0200) Ca HADD, PVNS, Scleroderma, Morphea, Sarcoidosis, Amyloidosis Lecture Avneesh Chhabra
16:00 - 16:15 (GMT +0200) Break Break
16:15 - 17:15 (GMT +0200) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo Avneesh Chhabra
17:15 - 17:30 (GMT +0200) Q & A Quiz Avneesh Chhabra

Cancellation Policy

Participant cancellation
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 a 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.

Mentor/TMC cancellation

Considering the possibility of unforeseen circumstances leading to the cancellation of the training such as Covid-19, force majeure, or any other unforeseen events, registrants will have the option of flexible transfer or receiving a full reimbursement of the registration fee.

Flexible booking

It's important to note that TMC Academy cannot be held responsible for any travel or accommodation arrangements affected by cancellation, whether initiated by TMC Academy or the participant. Therefore, we strongly advise attendees to prioritize booking flexible travel options whenever possible. This proactive approach ensures that participants have the flexibility to adapt to any changes that may arise, safeguarding their investment and ensuring a smooth experience overall.