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25 CE Credits

The MRI Spine credentialing course is designed to take a doctor from no knowledge of MRI's to being able to understand how they work and how to interpret spinal MRI's. Our goal is to give you the tools and knowledge base to become expert in interpreting spinal MRI studies. This comprehensive program is offered by some of the world's leading experts in MRI technology and educators.  


ACCREDITATION

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and CMCS Management, Inc. 

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

CERTIFICATION

The University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 25.0AMA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


COURSE HISTORY: In a 5 year academic project, medical specialists and a medical physicist teamed with MRI trained chiropractors to create an MRI course that would be unparalleled in teaching MRI. All 5 experts are highly credentialed, extensively published, and recognized worldwide. 2 of them have worked directly with the Nobel Laureate who invented the MRI.

You will be taught to interpret MRI images 

PART 1 

Module 1: MRI History and Physics                                              

106 minute Webinar, 84 review slides, post-test

Module 2: MRI Anatomy and Protocols                                        

89 minute Webinar, 92 review slides, post-test

Module 3: MRI Disc Pathology and Spinal Stenosis                  

92 minute Webinar, 94 review slides, post-test

Module 4: MRI Spinal Pathology                                                    

120 minute Webinar, 104 review slides, post-test

Module 5: MRI Methodology of Analysis                                      

66 minute Webinar, 45 review slides, post-test

Module 6: MRI Clinical Application                                                

120 minute Webinar, 110 review slides, post-test

 PART 2

Module 1: MRI Disc Overview & Imaging Protocols                                                  

96 minute Webinar, 103 review slides, post-test

Module 2: Lumbar MRI Bulge, Central Canal Stenosis and Degeneration            

137 minute Webinar, 75 review slides, post-test

Module 3: Lumbar MRI Herniation, Cauda Equina and Root Involvement            

122 minute Webinar, 110 review slides, post-test

Module 4: Cervical MRI Bulge, Central Canal Stenosis and Degeneration          

155 minute Webinar, 55 review slides, post-test

Module 5: Cervical MRI Herniation, Spinal Cord and Root Involvement                    

116 minute Webinar, 89 review slides, post-test

Module 6: Clinical Correlation of History, Physical Findings and MRI Images, "Virtual Grand Rounds"                                                                                        

110 minute Webinar, 35 review slides, post-test

TOTAL 25 Hours

PART 1 Syllabus

Module #1: MRI History and Physics

Course Goal: This module, presented by Terry Button, PhD, Medical Physicist and Mark Studin DC, Chiropractor, reviews the history of MRI from 1943 until the present. It goes on to explain, in very specific detail, MRI physics and how an image goes from magnetic energy to an MRI image. The objective of this module is to set the foundation for understanding how to interpret MRI images. 

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Chiropractors

MRI History and Physics, Magnetic fields, T1 and T2 relaxations, nuclear spins, phase encoding, spin echo, T1 and T2 contrast, magnetic properties of metals and the historical perspective of the creation of NMR and MRI. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Medical Doctors

MRI History and Physics, Magnetic fields, T1 and T2 relaxations, nuclear spins, phase encoding, spin echo, T1 and T2 contrast, magnetic properties of metals and the historical perspective of the creation of NMR and MRI. ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Module #2: MRI Spinal Anatomy and Protocols 

Course GoalMRI Spinal Anatomy and Protocols was created by Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist and Mark Studin DC, Chiropractor and the objectives are normal anatomy as seen in axial and saggital views in T1, T2, 3D gradient and STIR views normally performed in MRI scans. The course also explains the optimal protocols in rendering a complete and accurate image, taking into account slice views, angles and thicknesses. In order to create an accurate diagnosis to determine an accurate prognosis and treatment plan, you must have the correct protocols to see the entire anatomy to diagnose any pathology.

Accepted language to be added to your CV

Chiropractors

MRI Spinal Anatomy and Protocols, Normal anatomy of axial and sagittal views utilizing T1, T2, 3D gradient and STIR sequences of imaging. Standardized and desired protocols in views and sequencing of MRI examination to create an accurate diagnosis in MRI. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Medical Doctors

MRI Spinal Anatomy and Protocols, Normal anatomy of axial and sagittal views utilizing T1, T2, 3D gradient and STIR sequences of imaging. Standardized and desired protocols in views and sequencing of MRI examination to create an accurate diagnosis in MRIACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Module #3: MRI Disc Pathology and Spinal Stenosis

Course GoalThis module was created by Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist and Mark Studin DC, Chiropractor and the objectives are to understand all types of disc pathology utilizing the parameters of the American Society of Neuroradiology for disc pathology inclusive of herniation, protrusion, extrusion, bulging and sequestration. It discusses the specifics of each and how to deferentially diagnose each entity. The course also teaches how to understand and visualize stenosis spondylolysis and spondylolesthesis.

Accepted language to be added to your CV

Chiropractors

MRI Disc Pathology and Spinal Stenosis, MRI interpretation of bulged, herniated, protruded, extruded, sequestered and fragmented disc pathologies in etiology and neurological sequelae in relationship to the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Medical Doctors

MRI Disc Pathology and Spinal Stenosis, MRI interpretation of bulged, herniated, protruded, extruded, sequestered and fragmented disc pathologies in etiology and neurological sequelae in relationship to the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots. ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Module #4: MRI Spinal Pathology

Course GoalThis module was created by Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist and the objective is to identify tumors, infection of the bone and surrounding spinal related tissue. It discusses the views required to visualize different pathology.

Accepted language to be added to your CV

Chiropractors

MRI Spinal Pathology, MRI interpretation of bone, intradural, extradural, cord and neural sleeve lesions. Tuberculosis, drop lesions, metastasis, ependymoma, schwanoma and numerous other spinal related tumors and lesions. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Medical Doctors

MRI Spinal Pathology, MRI interpretation of bone, intradural, extradural, cord and neural sleeve lesions. Tuberculosis, drop lesions, metastasis, ependymoma, schwanoma and numerous other spinal related tumors and lesions. ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY, 2017


Module #5: MRI Methodology of Analysis

Course GoalThis module was created by Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist and Mark Studin DC, chiropractor whose objective is to outline a detailed approach to MRI interpretation. Dr. Peyster gives you a sequence of analysis of views to ensure that you cover the entire spinal related area to ensure an accurate diagnosis. 

Accepted language to be added to your CV

Chiropractors

MRI Methodology of Analysis, MRI interpretation sequencing of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine inclusive of T1, T2, STIR and 3D gradient studies to ensure the accurate diagnosis of the region visualized. New York Chiropractic Council, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Medical Doctors

MRI Methodology of Analysis, MRI interpretation sequencing of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine inclusive of T1, T2, STIR and 3D gradient studies to ensure the accurate diagnosis of the region visualized. ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Module #6: MRI Clinical Application

Course GoalThis module was created by Magdy Shady MD, Neurosurgeon and Dr. Mark Studin DC, Chiropractor and the objective is to determine the clinical application of spinal MRI in the trauma setting. This is the first time in any healthcare related educational setting that clinical indications for spinal manual therapy in the form of adjusting or manipulation with a herniated disc or any other space occupying lesion is offered with finite protocols for the treating doctor. This program discusses the relationship of the cord, nerve root and lesion. The course also explains the various types of spinal related surgeries for disc commonly offered and the outcomes of each.

Accepted language to be added to your CV

Chiropractors

MRI Clinical Application, The clinical application of the results of space occupying lesions. Disc and tumor pathologies and the clinical indications of manual and adjustive therapies in the patient with spinal nerve root and spinal cord insult as sequelae. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Medical Doctors

MRI Clinical Application, The clinical application of the results of space occupying lesions. Disc and tumor pathologies and the clinical indications of manual and adjustive therapies in the patient with spinal nerve root and spinal cord insult as sequelae. ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY, 2017

PART 2 Syllabus

Module #1: MRI Disc Overview & Imaging Protocols 

Course GoalThe objective of the module is to understand the basic protocols of MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR Axial, Stacking, FFE, FSE and Sagittal images. It reviews the concepts of bulging, herniation, extrusion, protrusion and sequestrations of the disc with graphics and MRI images to correlate to those graphics. The module gives detailed protocols as when and why an MRI should be ordered and what constitutes a quality MRI vs. a poor study. Nomenclature and documentation are clearly outlined to help fully understand reporting of the morphology of the disc.

After completion of this course, you can add the following to your curriculum vitae:

Chiropractors

MRI Protocols Clinical Necessity, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images. Clinical indication for the utilization of MRI and pathologies of disc in both trauma and non-trauma sequellae, including bulge, herniation, protrusion, extrusion and sequestration.[Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Medical Doctors

MRI Protocols Clinical Necessity, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images. Clinical indication for the utilization of MRI and pathologies of disc in both trauma and non-trauma sequellae, including bulge, herniation, protrusion, extrusion and sequestration. ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Module #2: MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Bulges/Degenerative Disc Disease 

Course GoalThe objective of this module is to cover in detail lumbar spine degeneration utilizing multiple case studies in identifying disc degeneration (bulges,) with stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, schmorl's nodes and herniations as co-morbidities and complicating factors. Each case is explained in detail with corresponding reports to review to ensure complete accuracy in interpretation of the images and sequences. 

Chiropractors

MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Degeneration/Bulges, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar degeneration. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Central canal and cauda equina compromise interpretation with management. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Medical Doctors

MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Degeneration/Bulges, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar degeneration. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Central canal and cauda equina compromise interpretation with management. ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Module #3: MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Herniated Discs

Course GoalThe objective of this module is to cover in detail lumbar herniations utilizing multiple case studies in identifying disc herniations with stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, schmorl's nodes and degeneration/bulges as co-morbidities and complicating factors. Central herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestrations, broad based and focal are all identified through case reviews. Each case is explained in detail with corresponding reports to review to ensure complete accuracy in interpretation of the images and sequences. 

After completion of this course, you can add the following to your curriculum vitae:

Chiropractors

MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Herniations, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar herniations. With the co-morbities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniations are defined and illustrated. Central canal and cauda equina compromise interpretation with management. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Reconized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Medical Doctors

MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Herniations, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar herniations. With the co-morbities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniations are defined and illustrated. Central canal and cauda equina compromise interpretation with management. ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Module #4: MRI Interpretation of Cervical Bulges/Degenerative Disc Disease 

Course GoalThe objective of this module is to cover in detail lumbar spine degeneration utilizing multiple case studies in identifying disc degeneration (bulges,) with stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, schmorl's nodes and herniations as co-morbidities and complicating factors. Each case is explained in detail with corresponding reports to review to ensure complete accuracy in interpretation of the images and sequences. 

After completion of this course, you can add the following to your curriculum vitae:

Chiropractors

MRI Interpretation of Cervical Degeneration/Bulges, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of cervical degeneration. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Medical Doctors

MRI Interpretation of Cervical Degeneration/Bulges, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of cervical degeneration. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management. ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Module #5: MRI Interpretation of Cervical Herniated Discs

Course GoalThe objective of this module is to cover in detail lumbar herniations utilizing multiple case studies in identifying disc herniations with stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, schmorl's nodes and degeneration/bulges as co-morbidities and complicating factors. Central herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestrations, broad based and focal are all identified through case reviews. Each case is explained in detail with corresponding reports to review to ensure complete accuracy in interpretation of the images and sequences. 

After completion of this course, you can add the following to your curriculum vitae:

 Chiropractors

MRI Interpretation of Cervical Herniations, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR Axial, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar herniations. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniations are defined and illustrated. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Medical Doctors

MRI Interpretation of Cervical Herniations, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR Axial, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar herniations. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniations are defined and illustrated. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management.  ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Module #6: Virtual Grand Rounds

Course GoalThe objective of this module is to cover in detail a complicated case that is both degenerative and post traumatic. This case has degenerative spondylolesthesis, spinal canal stenosis, Modic Type 3 changes, central herniations, extrusions, compressions, nerve root compressions, advanced spurring, thecal sac involvement among other pathology. Treatment discussions range from chiropractic and physical therapy to epidural injections and neurosurgery as potential and realized solutions. 

After completion of this course, you can add the following to your curriculum vitae:

Chiropractors

MRI Interpretation of Degenerative Spine and Disc Disease with Overlapping Traumatic Insult to Both Spine and Disc, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR Axial, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of degenerative spondylolesthesis, spinal canal stenosis, Modic type 3 changes, central herniations, extrusions, compressions, nerve root compressions, advanced spurring and thecal sac involvement from an orthopedic, emergency room, chiropractic, neurological, neurosurgical, physical medicine perspective. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Medical Doctors

MRI Interpretation of Degenerative Spine and Disc Disease with Overlapping Traumatic Insult to Both Spine and Disc, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR Axial, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of degenerative spondylolesthesis, spinal canal stenosis, Modic type 3 changes, central herniations, extrusions, compressions, nerve root compressions, advanced spurring and thecal sac involvement from an orthopedic, emergency room, chiropractic, neurological, neurosurgical, physical medicine perspective.  ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY, 2017

ACCME Launce Date: January 1, 2016 Termination Date: January 1, 2019


Price

Plan Name Price
12 Months: $ 1000

Teacher

Mark Studin DC, FASBE(C), DAAPM, DAAMLP

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Requirements

Books:

Robert Peyster MD, DABR-NR Neuroradiology

Magdy Shady MD Neurosurgeon-Board Certified, Neuro-Trauma Fellow

Mark Studin DC, FASBE(C), DAAPM, DAAMLP Chiropractor

Terry Button PhD, DABR Medical Physicis

William J. Owens DC, DAAMLP Chiropractor


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