The Mini-Fellowship in MSK MRI Extremity is for those doctors who have completed the MRI extremity program and want to advance their training. This program is a hybrid of both live training (one-on-one) with an MSK Radiologist who teaches the Fellowship program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, School of Medicine after a rigorous course of study of research findings in MRI applications, diagnostics, technology and co-morbidities.
This 3-part program includes 8 hours of live training in New York with Kevin Baker MD, MSK Radiology. This course offers 40 chiropractic continuing education credits recognized by Cleveland University-Kansas City, Chiropractic and Health Sciences and PACE Recognized by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. The course is administered through the Academy of Chiropractic.
PART 1 Research Topics: 22 Hours
The candidate must study 15 contemporary research articles related to MSK Radiology related to every joint in the body outside of brain and spine and take 15 examinations related to the above topics.
PART 2 Live Study: 8 Hours
The candidate must sit (either in person or virtual) before Kevin Baker MD, MSK Radiology and review 60 MRI sequences (over 2500 images) and identify pathology in every joint in the body inclusive of normal vs. fracture vs. metastasis vs. various types of arthritis.
Other Topics Taught:
1) Arthritis - Inflammatory and Degenerative
2) Advanced cartilage assessment
3) Rotator Cuff Tears
4) Labral tears (shoulder and hip)
5) Tendon injuries and degeneration
6) Meniscal tears
7) Ligamentous injuries
8) Common fractures
9) Sports related injury patterns
10) Plantar fasciitis
PART 3 Publish a Case Report: 10 Hours
The candidate must publish an original "case report" where extremity MRI has impacted either a diagnosis, prognosis or treatment plan in clinical practice. This paper must include images, appropriate references and will be peer-reviewed by a panel of peers for acceptance. The Academy of Chiropractic will be responsible for having the paper published. The candidate must author the article and utilize the following guideline:
Case reports present the details of real patient cases from medical or clinical practice. Cases may contribute significantly to the existing knowledge on the field or showcase fewer novel results. The report is expected to discuss the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of a disease. A goal of case reports is to make other researchers aware of the possibility that a specific phenomenon might occur.
Case reports are limited to 20 references and contain the following sections: abstract, introduction, case presentation, discussion, conclusions, references.