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Take your interventional skills to the next level with the diagnostic confidence you’ll develop from viewing the core lectures from the Imaging Anatomy for the Spine Interventionalist course. Earn CME credit at your convenience, without any time away from your practice, viewing streamed lectures and participating in a live Q&A. Over the years SIS has refined the curriculum for this special course, designed to help you gain a greater perspective of anatomy by combining cross-sectional (MRI and CT) and projectional (fluoroscopy) techniques—helping you perform spine interventions with greater precision and safety.

BONUS 1-HOUR Q&A DISCUSSION In addition to the 6 hours of this courses' streaming lectures, we also bring you an hour-long Q&A discussion. See how our team of expert radiologists addresses a viewer's question on the risk presented by gadolinium-based contrast agents, and register to unlock the complete video set.

Imaging Techniques

  • Cross-Sectional Imaging and Fluoroscopic Correlation
  • Contrast Media - Safety and Utility

Lumbar Spine

  • Enumeration, Anatomy Basics, and Innervation
  • Disc Herniations: Disc Anatomy and Nomenclature
  • Foraminal Stenosis: Disc, Endplate and SAP Hypertrophy, and Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis, Space of Okada, Posterior Ligamentous Complex Inflammatory Syndrome
  • Synovial Cysts
  • Axial Pain: The Disc and Posterior Elements
  • Neurogenic Intermittent Claudication
  • Planning Lumbar TFESI Based on Imaging Anatomy


  • Sacroiliac Joint Anatomy, Function, and Normal Imaging
  • Lumbar Contrast Patterns
  • Spondyloarthropathies

Cervical Spine

  • Cranio-Cervical Junction and Cervicogenic Headache
  • Unique Subaxial Anatomy and Innervation
  • Vascular Anatomy of the Cervical Spine
  • Cervical Radicular Pain: Disc Herniations and Foraminal Stenosis

Holospine and Paraspinal Nerves

  • When Not to Inject: When Imaging Warns You of Excess Risk


John A. Carrino, MD, MPH
Vice Chairman, Department of Radiology and Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
New York, New York

Felix E. Diehn, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Rochester, Minnesota 

Greta B. Liebo, MD
Consultant and Assistant Professor in Radiology at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Rochester, Minnesota

Timothy Maus, MD
Past SIS President and Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Kihei, Hawaii

Vinil Shah, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology, University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Materials presented in this activity have been made available by the Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. We reserve all rights to such material. 

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Systematically evaluate a spine imaging study and describe normal anatomy;
  • Identify the specificity and sensitivity shortcomings of radiographs, CT and MRI;
  • Assess normal variants that may simulate symptomatic spine disease;
  • Recognize neural compressive lesions within a large spine imaging data set;
  • Interpret patient radiographic findings to develop a differential diagnosis in correlation with history, physical examination, and the patient’s spine pathology;
  • Explain challenges to safe injections and how to avoid pitfalls through analysis of spine imaging;
  • Utilize imaging in planning transforaminal access to maximize safety and efficacy.

Disclosure Information
None of the planners or speakers had relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies.

References are provided within the speakers presentations.

Accreditation Statement 
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
SIS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Commercial Support
No commercial support was received for this activity.

Date of Activity Release: 01/08/2021
Date of Activity Expiration: 01/07/2024

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