Shoulder - Rotator cuff I

5 Cases

Level II - General radiologist

2 EACCME CME Credits

MRI of the shoulder is challenging with complex anatomy and oblique imaging planes. This module is designed to familiarize the residents in radiology, physiotherapists, orthopaedic surgery or general surgery in reporting MRI of the shoulder.

25.00 €


This module MRI of the shoulder – rotator cuff I provides steps for a structured approach for reporting the shoulder but with a focus on the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a challenging structure to assess with its complex and obliquely orientated anatomy.

In this module you will find different examples of rotator cuff tears and learn how to describe them, based on the recent and commonly agreed radiological literature.

While you go through the cases with the organized template you will become familiar and feel more confident with every next MRI of the shoulder. Several answers provide additional information on the how and why of the answers.

For your training several cases have been choses that may show limitations e.g. motion artefacts or suboptimal imaging planes as this is frequently the case in your clinical practice. Patients are in pain, or too large for regular positioning which brings on extra challenges to assess the relevant pathology. No perfect images from textbooks but daily practice defiances. We hope you’ll be able to deviate the challenge and learn going through the images

Learning objectives

  • Use a structured approach of an MRI of the shoulder
  • Become familiar with the rotator cuff muscles and tendons
  • Learn to detect and describe rotator cuff tears
  • Become aware of possible associated pathology


Level II - General radiologist
Residents on year 4 and General radiologists, physiotherapists, orthopaedic surgery or general surgery

Additional info

Estimated duration: 120 min
Date created: 28 Aug 2019
Date of EACCME review: 21 Feb 2023
Date of EACCME expiration: 21 Feb 2025

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.


  • Maria Wienk M.D.
    Barcelona, Spain

    Consultant radiologist at TMC

    Maria Wienk is a consultant radiologist who graduated from the Free University in Amsterdam where she also completed her radiology training in 1996. With more than 20 years’ experience in radiology Dr. Wienk started to work for TMC in Barcelona in 2015 as subspecialized MSK radiologist with emphasis on sport-related injuries. She is an active mentor for the TMC-academy.

Cancellation Policy

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

No money will be refunded.