MRI Lumbar Spine On Demand

UK's most popular MRI L-Spine Course. The course is designed to give attendees a robust way to interpret MRI lumbar spine scans through a large volume of interactive PACS case teaching. The focus is on real life cases and developing solid foundations to practice safely. Dr Saifuddin is the principal lecturer and oversees all aspects of the course development and delivery by his handpicked Consultant Radiologists who also lecture on the course.

What you'll learn

Course description

Dr Asif Saifuddin FRCR is an international authority in musculoskeletal, spine and sarcoma imaging.

His acclaimed reference textbook Musculoskeletal MRI is the go-to guide in the field and a bench book all over the world. He has written multiple book chapters including in the popular radiology reference book Grainger and Allison. He is one of the most published musculoskeletal radiologists in the UK and Europe and a consultant of 26 years at the UK’s largest tertiary orthopaedic centre, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.

Dr Saifuddin is invited to lecture all over the world and has a unique style of simplifying difficult concepts..


Course outline

Detailed anatomy of the MRI Lumbar spine

How to systematically approach an MRI Lumbar spine using Dr Asif Saifuddin’s methods from years of experience.

Emergency imaging in the MRI spine will include interpretation of the cases that come up in a busy radiology shift

We look at the different kinds of degenerative disc diseases such as disc bulges and tears that can result in impingement of nerves and the spinal canal.

We cover the causes of spinal canal stenosis more specifically secondary to degenerative disease

Bone marrow can be a very challenging subject when it comes to the imaging of a lumbar spine. This lecture will aim to help you identify bone marrow signal that will need to be followed up versus normal bone marrow variations

This lecture will be going through lesions that are of concern versus lesions that are of no concern. This can be a very important aspect of lesions to be able to differentiate between as it can drastically affect the management of the patient

Like many parts of the body inflammatory disorders can affect the lumbar spine. As will be discussed in the lectures, the synovial joints of the lumbar spine are prone to the same inflammatory processes as anywhere else. Therefore this lecture will go through some of the more systemic inflammatory processes that can affect the lumbar spine.

Trauma and infection have very characteristic appearance. Trauma can sometimes result in infection and having knowledge of how these separate entities can be seen on imaging can help one differentiate between the two.



The post operative lumbar spine can be a very challenging subject. Often it can be difficult to differentiate between disease recurrence versus postsurgical changes. We will be going through various methods and clues to help one identify the difference between these two entities.

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