The role of MRI in lymphoedema

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Expiry Date
: 01/04/2028
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
: 3.3/4

MRI has played an increasingly important role in the diagnosis and evaluation of lymphoedema, as it provides high spatial resolution of the distribution and severity of soft tissue edema, characterises diseased lymphatic channels, and assesses secondary effects such as fat hypertrophy.

Keywords: MRI, Lymphatic Imaging, lymphoedema.

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Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:

The aim of this article describes the role of MRI in lymphoedema.

Editor's comments:
Lymphatic anatomy and pathology present unique challenges for diagnostic imaging, but MRI currently provides information crucial for lymphoedema treatment planning. There remain many avenues of improvement in MR techniques and reporting that will ultimately translate into better and standardised tools to aid surgeons and therapists in the management of lymphoedema.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. The many different MRI techniques that have been developed for the evaluation of lymphoedema
  2. How MRI can be tailored to suit the needs of a lymphatic clinic.
  3. Current role of MRI in lymphoedema diagnosis and management..

Instructions for this Module

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  • The pass grade is 70%;
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