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CPD accredited, online courses for doctors in all of the major specialties

Spine Imaging Course 2024

Taking place online and live on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 November 2024

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Wednesday 20 November 2024

10.00 – 10.45

Degenerative spine [including cord compression]

Dr Rajat Chowdhury

Dr Rajat Chowdhury

Consultant MSK Radiologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10.45 – 11.25

Paediatric spine

Dr Saira Haque

Dr Saira Haque

Consultant Paediatric Radiologist, King's College Hospital, London

11.30 – 12.00

BREAK

12.00 – 12. 50

Spinal canal abnormalities part 1: spinal cord

Dr Matthew Maeder

Dr Matthew Maeder

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Divisions of Abdominal Imaging and Neuroradiology, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, USA

12.50 – 13.30

LUNCH

13.30 – 14.20

Spinal Canal abnormalities part 2: Extramedullary and epidural

Dr Matthew Maeder

Dr Matthew Maeder

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Divisions of Abdominal Imaging and Neuroradiology, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, USA

14.20 – 15.10

Brachial plexus

Dr Sachit Shah

Dr Sachit Shah

Consultant Neuroradiologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queens Square, London

15.10 – 15.30

BREAK

15.30 – 16.20

Thoracolumbar trauma

16.20 – 17.00

Spinal pathology in elite sports

Dr Andrew Dunn

Dr Andrew Dunn

Consultant MSK Radiologist, Fortius Clinic

Thursday 21 November 2024

09.40 – 10.30

Spondyloarthritis and infection

Dr Ed Sellon

Dr Ed Sellon

Consultant MSK Radiologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10.30 – 11.20

Surgical procedures and implants

Mr Bedansh Chaudhary

Mr Bedansh Chaudhary

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

11.20 – 11.50

BREAK

11.50 – 12.40

Non-vascular spinal intervention [including fusion imaging]

Dr David Wilson

Dr David Wilson

Consultant MSK Radiologist, St Luke's Radiology, Oxford

12.40 – 13.30

LUNCH

13.30 – 14.20

Post-operative spine

Dr Sarah Yanny

Dr Sarah Yanny

Consultant MSK Radiologist, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury

14.20 – 15.20

Cervical trauma [including the occipitocervical junction and anatomic variants]

Dr Qaiser Malik

Dr Qaiser Malik

Consultant MSK Radiologist, Basildon University Hospital

15.20 – 15.40

BREAK

15.40 – 16.30

Spinal tumours [including marrow abnormalities]

Dr Ramy Mansour

Dr Ramy Mansour

Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist, Oxford University Hospitals, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

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The aim

To provide Consultant Radiologists with a practical, stimulating and comprehensive update on in depth interpretation and reporting practice in spinal imaging:

Course highlights

The content

Thirteen sessions over two days:

Each session includes:

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the delegate will have:
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Course director

Dr Rajat Chowdhury

Dr Rajat Chowdhury

Rajat read Medicine at Oxford University and completed a Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London and an Honorary Fellowship at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford before being appointed Consultant at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Rajat has specialist expertise in all areas of diagnostic imaging and image-guided treatments relating to orthopaedics, spine, sports, rheumatology, sarcoma, bone infection, and trauma. Rajat has a particular interest in sporting injuries and works with elite athletes, professional footballers, cricketers, tennis players, and high-profile individuals.

Rajat is Radiology Lead for the postgraduate MSc. in Musculoskeletal Sciences at Oxford University and is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, supervising MSc. students. In addition, he sits on the admissions panel for Oxford University.

Rajat is Expert Advisor to the NICE Guidelines Committee for Osteoarthritis and was awarded a Lifetime Fellowship of the British Institute of Radiology. He was selected to represent the UK on the World Health Organisation Classification of Tumours Radiology Advisory Board. Rajat is author of several books including Radiology at a Glance and has contributed to the 4th edition of Gray’s Anatomy for Students. He is currently an Advisory Editor of the journal, Clinical Radiology and his current research interest is focussed on imaging and tissue pathology of soft tissue joint disease at Oxford University.

Faculty members

Mr B Roy Chaudhary

Mr B Roy Chaudhary

Mr B Roy Chaudhary is one the highest rated Neurosurgical Spinal Consultants in the UK*. He is a private Neurosurgeon/Spine Surgeon in Oxford having received gold medals, multiple scholarships and awards for his research and patient feedback on spinal and neurosurgical conditions. These include the Harry Morton Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the British Association of Spine Surgeons President's Fellowship Award. He is also a NHS consultant at Oxford University Hospitals having trained at Imperial College, London (M.Sc, Surgical Technology), University of Toronto (International Spinal Fellowship) and Cambridge, UK (NTN/Residency). *http://bit.ly/2fDh10M

Prof Elizabeth Dick

Prof Elizabeth Dick

Prof Elizabeth Dick, MRCP, FRCR, MD, is a Consultant Radiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College NHS Trust with expertise in Body MRI, Emergency, Trauma and MSK Radiology, subjects upon which she has published and lectured nationally and internationally.

She completed a two year Fellowship in Body MRI, during which time she earned her doctoral degree. She has published several books for Radiologists, and taught on numerous UK postgraduate courses to medical and paramedical specialists.

She is the Past President of the European and British Society of Emergency Radiology and was a Visiting Professor University of Sydney 2019-20

Dr Andrew Dunn

Dr Andrew Dunn

Dr Andrew Dunn completed radiology training on the Mersey School of Radiology in 2005, and completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging from the University of Toronto in 2006. Andrew is a consultant and honorary clinical lecturer at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Dr. Dunn has a specialist interesting in the imaging of sports injury, and provides imaging services to many Premier League and Championship football clubs, Super League Rugby Clubs and other elite sports institutions throughout the Northwest region, and was a member of the MSK imaging team for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Andrew maintains an active role in education, teaching on the Mersey School of Radiology and the Northern Deanery Fellowship of Sports and Exercise Medicine training programme.

Dr Ramy Mansour

Dr Ramy Mansour

Dr Mansour the Clinical Lead of MSK Imaging at Oxford University Hospitals. He is the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) Global Ambassador and the former RCR BSSR Travelling Professor 2019-2021. Dr Mansour was the MSK team Lead of the European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) from 2019 to 2023. He trained at Oxford University Hospitals and obtained the Royal College of Radiologist Fellowship (FRCR) in 2005. He is an invited speaker in national and international conferences, and he delivered more than 400 lectures in countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He published articles and abstracts in the medical literature and regularly asked to peer review articles for national and international journals. He is a member of the British, European and Asian Musculoskeletal Societies and member of the Skeletal Society of Radiology (SSR) and International Skeletal Society (ISS). He is an active member of the ISS Outreach Committee and the regional coordinator for North Africa and the Middle East. He is a member of the RCR International Committee and the ESSR Educational Committee. He is the winner of the RCR inaugural International Travelling Fellowship Award for 2017-19.

Dr Matthew Maeder

Dr Matthew Maeder

Dr. Matthew Maeder is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He completed medical school at the University of Cincinnati, followed by Radiology residency training at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He is dual fellowship-trained in both Body MRI and Neuroradiology, both at Dartmouth. His interests include diseases of the central nervous system, head and neck, as well as the liver and prostate. Dr. Maeder is experienced in a variety of procedures including CT-guided biopsies of the lungs, liver, and kidneys as well as spinal procedures including vertebroplasty, sacroplasty, facet joint synovial cyst rupture, and spine biopsy. He is currently on the faculty at Dartmouth specializing in Abdominal Imaging and Neuroradiology. He is the Director of the Body MRI fellowship.

Dr Qaiser Malik

Dr Qaiser Malik

Dr Malik is the lead for MSK imaging at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

He is a Honorary Senior Lecturer for University College London Medical School. He has served on the Scientific Programme Committee for 7 years for the Royal College of Radiologists and was the Newsletter editor for 2 years.

He has also served on the British Society of Skeletal Radiologists Executive Committee responsible for Education and Research including awarding of research funds and professorships. More recently he is an active member of the UKIO conference committee organising the MSK stream of the conference in 2020 and 2021.

Dr Sachit Shah

Dr Sachit Shah

Dr Sachit Shah is a consultant in diagnostic neuroradiology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen Square. Dr Shah studied medicine at University College London, and undertook postgraduate training in medicine at Hammersmith and Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Following this, he trained in radiology at Imperial College Hospitals, before undertaking subspecialist training in neuroradiology on the Pan-London Neuroradiology Fellowship. In addition to wide ranging expertise including stroke, pituitary and dementia imaging, Dr Shah has a specialist interest in the imaging of peripheral nerve and muscle disorders. Dr Shah also holds an academic post at the UCL Institute of Neurology, and is a lecturer on the UCL Advanced Neuroimaging MSc programme.

Dr David Wilson

Dr David Wilson

Dr David Wilson trained at King’s College Hospital, London and the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals. His primary interest is in the application of modern imaging techniques to disorders of the locomotor system and spine intervention. He has undertaken original work in the application of diagnostic ultrasound to joint, muscle, and soft tissue disease with particular attention to joint effusion and congenital dysplasia of the hip. He has over 20 years of experience in vertebroplasty and is the author of publications on multicentre controlled trials on the treatment of insufficiency fractures. He has established innovative training courses in the UK in musculoskeletal ultrasound in Oxford and Bath. He teaches internationally and is a leader in the development of ultrasound in musculoskeletal disease and injection techniques in the spine.

Dr Sarah Yanny

Dr Sarah Yanny

Sarah studied Medicine at the Royal Free and University College Hospital, during which time she undertook a BSc degree in infectious disease, before attaining membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2006. She trained in Radiology at the Norwich Radiology Academy, after which time she completed a Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital, Oxford.
She was appointed to Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust in 2011 where she leads the MSK service and is Clinical Governance co-lead.
She has an interest in education and research, teaching on several regional courses and has published several musculoskeletal papers in peer-review journals as well as reviews and book chapters.

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Comments from the previous courses

Well done - keep it up Infomed, nothing that I can think for making it better.
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
This course will have a huge impact, it will improve my reporting and MDT meeting with spinal surgeons.
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
This course was informative, interactive and with practical case-based teaching.
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
This was all about a real seamless delivery, nice spread of topics, talks with cases and very engaging interactive polling.
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
Very good topics, well delivered by engaging presenters and online, no travel needed, more comfortable at home and much cheaper.
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
I was very happy with the content, the presenters, and the advanced level of the presentations. Good general knowledge for general radiologist.
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
Variety of cases with live access, interpretation/interactive, coverage.
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
Content and PACS system great, interactive case discussion with excellent faculty from the comfort of my home!
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
I loved the format of lecture then cases all through the day, much better than all the lectures in AM and cases in PM
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
Can rewatch the bits I am interested in. The post op section as it was very practical. the trauma section as relevant to daily practice
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
I gained an appreciation of some really complex pathology and cases, lots of learning points to help to start spine reporting more confidently.
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
Speakers were approachable, case discussion, contents and quality of the cases
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
Available via webinar so I didn't have to travel from Ireland and take additional time off work, content and cases.
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
That it's online, interactive nature and quality of speakers
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
Have noted a lot of key points to help me in my routine spine reporting, have gained more confidence, this will make me a better reporter
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
So glad that this excellent course was available via webinar, so I didn't have to travel from Ireland and take additional time off work, and expenditure.
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
Excellent PACS platform to view images and excellent Infomed support team always available for advice on the day.
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
Content, PACS system, interactive case discussion with excellent faculty from the comfort of my home!
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
Speakers were very approachable, case discussions interactive, contents and quality of the cases really good and the catch available for later!
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
A good range of topics well presented in an interactive nature by all quality speakers, by the way, Slido is wow!
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
Seamless delivery, nice spread of topics, talks with cases and the interactive polling
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
Topics, interactive nature, PACS to view images
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
Informative, collaborative, experience gained
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
Good topics, online-no travel needed, more comfortable at home
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
Well delivered talks, engaging presenters
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2022)
Excellent coordination, excellent speakers and topics.
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2021)
IT support amazing, welcoming atmosphere and good Interactive Q and A
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2021)
specialty findings from radiologist to surgeons, variety of cases, trauma and post-surgical spine included.
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2021)
Please continue the online courses. These are extremely useful.
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2021)
Definitely got some new pearls which I will apply in my daily practise
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2021)
Increased my confidence in spinal reporting.
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2021)
High quality speakers and cases and potential interaction
Radiologist (delegate from this webinar in November 2021)
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Computer monitor displaying DICOM images

Access to cases for our imaging events

Our imaging courses are very much an interactive experience. Presentations are kept to the minimum and then you'll be into the fully featured cloud based DICOM viewer, looking at cases, feeding back your findings using our interactive tools. You'll get immediate feedback and learning points from our expert faculty member.

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Sample the DICOM viewer here. A window will load below the buttons (best demonstrated on a computer rather than mobile device)
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We will contact you by email one week before the course takes place with all the necessary links and joining information.

We will re-send the links the day before the course.

If you have not received an email from us please contact us at webinars@infomedltd.co.uk and we will respond ASAP.

NO. Infomed shall provide you, upon registration a link to stream the course within your web browser, or you can download a small application to run it as a separate window on your computer. If you would prefer a mobile device, we shall also include a link download an app from the Play Store/App Store.

YES! It is very much encouraged. There will be Q&A sessions chaired by Infomed. You can type your questions in the 'chat' facility and they will be put to the speakers.

You can find your catch-up in your account page.

At the end of the catch-up page you will find a link to the feedback form, which will generate your CPD certificate when you submit your feedback.

If the catch-up is not visible in your account, please contact us and we will amend your account ASAP.

Using the short videos below, we shall guide you through the process of joining a meeting using Webex. If joining from your own computer If you are connecting from your own device then it is likely that you will be able to join via the Webex application. If joining from a trust/institution computer However, if you are using a computer that is owned and restricted by your trust, then you may find it easier to join via your web browser. Please see the second video for guidance on this process.

Joining Webex using the application on your PC or Mac

Joining Webex using your web browser

Using the short videos below, we shall guide you through the process of opening the PACS and then on to opening, manipulating, and closing a case. You are welcome to access our demo case set below
View demo cases here Password: INFOMED

Accessing the database and cases on PACS​

Advanced features of PACS​

When you connect to a course you should see some introductory slides and hear music.

If you cannot hear any music please check you are connected to the audio.

At the bottom of the webex meeting you may see a button that says "Connect to audio".

Click this and then select "Use computer for audio" in the pop-up box.

If you have connected by a browser you may need to give your browser access to your microphone in order to connect to the audio.

Click the padlock in the top left of your browser and make sure microphone access is allowed

If this does not resolve your issue please email us or call us on 0204 520 5081

To join an Infomed Online course you simply need an internet connection and a browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari).

You can also connect from a mobile device: Download the Webex Meetings app from your App Store.

To join a course with a smooth experience, your internet connection must be stable, not connected to a VPN and at least 20Mbps download.

Below you can use the tool to run an internet speed test.

You must test from:

  • -- the location that you intend the see the course from;
  • -- withing the location, if using Wi-Fi, the room or department area that you intend to view the course from to ensure a good signal
  • -- if connecting from home, a computer that is not connected to a workplace VPN

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To join a course with a smooth experience, your internet connection must be stable, not connected to a VPN and at least 20Mbps download.

 

3d reconstruction of a lumbar spine

Course fees

Early bookers discount (until 26 June 2024): £345 inc VAT

Standard fees: £375 inc VAT

How to attend this course

This course is hosted online using Teams or Webex. We shall provide you with a joining link and instructions one week before the course begins.

In the meantime, you can checkout our tutorials below. On the course day, we also provide full support and giudance by chat, email and telephone.

How to join a course
How to open and use the DICOM cases

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