Amanda IsaacKing’s College London, United Kingdom
Title: 3D MRI of the Hand and Wrist: Technical Considerations and Clinical Applications
In the last few years, major developments have been observed in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Advances in both scanner hardware and software technologies have witnessed great leaps, enhancing the diagnostic quality and, therefore, the value of MRI. In musculoskeletal radiology, three-dimensional (3D) MRI has become an integral component of the diagnostic pathway at our institutions. This technique is particularly relevant in patients with hand and wrist symptoms, due to the intricate nature of the anatomical structures and the wide range of differential diagnoses for most presentations. We review the benefits of 3D MRI of the hand and wrist, commonly used pulse sequences, clinical applications, limitations, and future directions. We offer guidance for enhancing the image quality and tips for image interpretation of 3D MRI of the hand and wrist.
Amanda is an experienced Musculoskeletal Diagnostic & Interventional Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Spine, Sports Medicine, Skeletal Oncology, Emergency Medicine, Amanda has a particular interest in Clinical Governance, setting up national guidelines and strategy, multidisciplinary patient care pathways and healthcare quality improvement projects. She is a strong healthcare services professional graduated from both the Royal College of Radiologists and Surgeons, UK. Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer, King’s College London with a proven track record in academia, and continuous commitment to interdisciplinary translational research. Roles Executive council member of the BSSR (2016-2019) Executive committee member of the ESSR (June 2019-2021) Clinical Governance, Audit & Quality Improvement Lead (2016-2021) Imaging lead for the Hip services Founding member of GSTT/KCL hip research team Imaging lead for GSTT Wrist and Hand services Member of the: Royal College of Radiologists, UK Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh British Society of Skeletal Radiologists European Society of Skeletal Radiology British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Active member in the London School of Clinical Radiology: London Deanery Educational Supervisor for undergraduate medical students and Radiology trainees