MRI Lumbar Spine Course – Saturday 16 January 2021

Live Online Course with Scrollable PACS DICOM Cases

Course director
Dr Asif Saifuddin

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..


About the course

Date: Saturday, 16 January 2021
Time: 9am to 5pm
Live online

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.

This course provides 6 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD Scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists’.

  • Access to real PACS DICOM cases on your device
  • Access to recording of the course for 7 days after to review.

Course Programme


·         Introduction to PACS

·         MRI technique & Anatomy

·         How to systematically approach an MRI Lumbar spine


·         Cauda equina syndrome

·         Degenerative Disc Disease

1100-1115 – break


·         Degenerative Canal Stenosis


·         Principles of bone marrow signal

·         Non-neoplastic lesions, Benign tumours, Malignant Tumours

1300-1345 – lunch


·      Inflammatory disorders


·         Trauma and infection

1515-1530 – break


·         Neural arch


·         Post-operative lumbar spine


·         Closure and feedback