Neuro and Musculoskeletal Imaging in Kona

Neuro/MSK 2024
February 4 - 9, 2024
Fairmont Orchid Resort
Kamuela, HI
Course# MRD24022

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February 4 - 9, 2024
Fairmont Orchid Resort - Kamuela, HI
Course# MRD24022

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Registration Fees

Early Bird By 12/4/23    
$1,295     Standard Registration-Physicians MD/DO
$1,295     Radiologic Technologists/ Nurses/ Advanced Practice Professionals
$1,295     Residents/Fellows

Regular Fee After 12/4/23    
$1,395     Standard Registration- Physicians MD/DO
$1,395     Radiologic Technologists/ Nurses/ Advanced Practice Professionals
$1,395     Residents/Fellows

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing before Jan 29, 2024 will be refunded, less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to [email protected]



This course will present a comprehensive state-of-the-art update on clinically relevant topics in neuroradiology and musculoskeletal imaging, including a discussion of optimized protocols with 1.5T and 3T MR.

The presentations will review indications that are commonly seen in general practice, for which the faculty will address updates to improve image acquisition and interpretation strategies. This in turn will improve communication when referring cases to clinical and academic specialists. Neuroradiology topics to be addressed include an imaging overview of commonly encountered disorders in adult and pediatric neuroradiology practices, head & neck tumor staging, temporal bone, spinal degeneration, and CSF leak. Musculoskeletal imaging will include review of presentations in the major joints, sports imaging, an introduction to musculoskeletal ultrasound, bone marrow and tumors, and inflammatory arthropathies.



An attendee completing this course should be able to:

  • Recommend CT/MR protocols for brain, head and neck, spine, nerve and musculoskeletal imaging;
  • Recognize specific imaging features of infection, trauma, tumors, and inflammatory disorders in the head & spine, and communicate key findings enabling rapid pathological classification;
  • Distinguish between normal anatomy, common anatomic variants and pathological disorders of the major musculoskeletal joints, brain, head and neck, and spine as evaluated on MRI;
  • Recognize internal derangement and post-operative appearances of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and foot;
  • Implement utilization of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal procedures and common joint injections;
  • Identify important imaging characteristics of infection, bone and soft-tissue tumors;
  • Understand advanced neuroimaging techniques including fMRI, DTI, and MR neurography;
  • Develop strategies for evaluating common and uncommon abnormalities in the brain and spine.



In support of improving patient care, the University of California, San Francisco is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Course Outline

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Course Chairs

Matthew Bucknor, MD, MFA
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
Associate Chair, Wellbeing and Professional Climate  
University of California, San Francisco

Yi Li, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program
University of California, San Francisco


Course Faculty

(University of California, San Francisco unless indicated)

William Dillon, MD
Elizabeth A. Guillaumin Professor of Radiology, Neuroradiology;
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Kevin McGill, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Musculoskeletal Imaging;
Director of Musculoskeletal Interventions
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Lynne Steinbach, MD
Professor Emeritus, Clinical Radiology and Orthopaedic Surgery

Cynthia Wu, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging


Travel & Lodging

Fairmont Orchid Resort
1 North Kaniku Drive
Kamuela, HI 96743
Hotel Phone: 808-885-2000  Reservations: 866–540–4474
Cutoff Date: January 2, 2024

Reserve Your Room Online Here

Nightly rates:
$505- Garden View
$558- Partial Ocean View
$580- Ocean View
$929- 1-Bed Ocean View Suite
$1141- 1-Bed Ocean Front Suite
+ $30 discounted nightly resort fee

Resort Highlights:
At the Orchid, an ambience of comfort and luxury has been adapted to the natural surroundings and beauty of the island. Among the many resort features that guests can enjoy are a protected white sand lagoon, a ten-thousand square-foot oceanfront swimming pool and surrounding whirlpools, Hui Holokai Beach Club offering ocean and cultural activities, six restaurants, world-class golf, fitness center and a 10-court tennis pavilion.
For more information please visit their website

Island Information / Tour Options


UCSF has negotiated special fares with United Airlines for our course attendees.
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