This fellowship will cover specific topics that are relatively prevalent in our daily practice, and in which the role of cross-sectional imaging plays an essential role not only for the diagnosis but also in the management of the patients.
Selected topics will first be presented in a lecture format, followed by representative cases mixed with other neuroradiology cases - participants will review the images, first by themselves and then together with the mentor and the group.
• To be familiar with the topography and patterns of brain infarcts, and to understand the role of cross-sectional imaging to suggest their most likely causative mechanism
• To be familiar with the different scales commonly used in clinical practice to define structural brain changes in normal aging and in common neurodegenerative disorders
• To understand the physiology of CSF, and be familiar with the pathophysiology and imaging features of adult hydrocephalus
PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE
• Lectures on:
“Topography and mechanism of brain infarction”
“CSF physiology and hydrocephalus”
“Semiquantitative assessment of brain MRI studies in aging and neurodegenerative diseases”
• Individual reporting with supervision of Mentor
• Group case discussion of the reported cases
This fellowship is designed for general or in-training radiologists with some experience in reporting neuroradiology cases, or wishing to embark on a subspecialized path.
Some basic knowledge on conventional MRI techniques, and on brain MRI interpretation is required.