Sports Medicine Imaging Hands-on Course in AIEC – VinUni with World-class Experts

July 10, 2023

In continuation of the seminar on “Ultrasound and MRI in Sports Medicine: Current Status and Future Developments” at Vinmec, radiologists will have the valuable opportunity to participate in hands-on training using DICOM workstations at VinUniversity’s Advanced Imaging Education Center (AIEC). They will also engage in direct discussions and analysis of real clinical cases, correlating them with surgical findings, under the guidance of world-class experts.

The AIEC offers specialized courses in advanced medical imaging techniques. Designed for healthcare professionals, the courses provide comprehensive training in advanced imaging modalities such as MRI, CT, and ultrasound. With state-of-the-art facilities and experienced instructors, AIEC ensures hands-on learning and practical skills development. Participants gain in-depth knowledge and proficiency in advanced imaging interpretation, enhancing their diagnostic capabilities. Join AIEC courses in Vinuni  to stay at the forefront of medical imaging advancements and improve patient care.

Sports injuries pose a significant challenge for athletes across all levels, encompassing sprains, strains, fractures, and ligament tears. Prompt and accurate diagnosis plays a pivotal role in facilitating effective treatment and rehabilitation, enabling athletes to regain peak performance swiftly and safely. 

Ultrasound and MRI serve as invaluable diagnostic tools, providing detailed insights into the musculoskeletal system, empowering healthcare professionals to make informed decisions.

In this seminar, we embark on a captivating journey into the realm of ultrasound and MRI, exploring their indispensable applications in the dynamic field of sports medicine.

Throughout the course, we will delve into the fundamentals of image acquisition, interpretation, and the unique considerations specific to sports-related injuries. Additionally, interactive workshops featuring case studies will be conducted to facilitate practical learning. We will also delve into emerging trends, as well as address the challenges and limitations associated with these imaging modalities.

Distinguished experts will lead this course, offering their wealth of knowledge in the realm of sports medicine, including:

  • Professor J. Antonio Bouffard: A renowned radiologist from Department of Radiology, Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Michigan, USA. Prof. Bouffard specializes in musculoskeletal radiology and brings valuable insights to our course on ultrasound in sports imaging. With extensive experience as a trusted consultant for professional athletes and sports teams, he offers a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and considerations in this field. Prof. Bouffard will share his expertise in advanced imaging techniques and their application in optimizing the care of sports injuries.
  • Associate Professor Steven Wong Bak Siew: An esteemed Musculoskeletal Radiologist with expertise in Sports and Cartilage Imaging. He currently serves as the Head of Radiology at Sengkang General Hospital and as the Chair of the Musculoskeletal Radiology Subsection of the Singapore Radiological Society. Prof. Wong’s involvement in international societies and committees, such as the Asian Musculoskeletal Society and the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), positions him as a leading figure in the field of radiology and imaging informatics.
  • Associate Professor Bui Van Giang: With many years of experience in practicing and teaching musculoskeletal ultrasound, he has delivered numerous reports and lectures on diagnosis and pain management in musculoskeletal diseases. Patients sometimes refer to him as the “pain reliever” for his ability to alleviate their suffering.
  • Professor Tran Trung Dung: A nationally and internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon. His achievements span various fields, notably orthopedics in sports medicine, limb reconstruction, minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, and more. His team consists of highly specialized doctors in the field of musculoskeletal and sports medicine, focusing on sports performance evaluation, functional recovery, and comprising an exceptional team trusted by elite athletes in the country.

About the courses:

DATE  2023 July 30 
TARGET  Classroom training designed for 3 years above experienced radiologist who are undertaking MSK MR scans

Advanced Imaging Education Center (AIEC)

VinUniversity – Vinhomes Ocean Park, Gia Lam District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Speaker Prof. Tony Bouffard

Core Faculty, ACGME (American College of Graduate Medical Education)

Detroit Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine 

Prof. Steven Wong

The Head of Radiology at Sengkang General Hospital Singapore and the Chair of the
Musculoskeletal Radiology Subsection of the Singapore Radiological Society

Prof. Tran Trung Dung MD, PhD

Chairman of Orthopaedic Department, VinUniversity

Director of 3D Technology in Medicine Laboratory, VinUniversity

Director of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center – Vinmec Healthcare System

Assoc. Prof. Bui Van Giang MD, PhD

Chair of Department of Radiology – College of Health Sciences – VinUniversity 

Director of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology – Vinmec Healthcare System

Nguyen Huu Manh, PhD. MD

Chair of upper limb department.

Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center – Vinmec Healthcare System

Vu Tu Nam, Specialist Level 2 Doctor

Chair of lower limb department.

Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center – Vinmec Healthcare System

Course Outcome  Delegates will learn how to maximize the benefits of technology and apply them effectively in the clinical setting. They will specifically focus on interpreting MRI exams to meet high standards of demand. 

By actively participating in MRI interpretation sessions, which will involve a comprehensive review of key findings, each attendee will significantly enhance their level of expertise and confidence in evaluating ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging in the field of sports medicine.

CME Credits  08 Hrs 
Seats  Limited seats up to 60
  • Original fee: 5,000,000 VND
  • Early birds discount: 2,000,000 VND before July 16th


8.00 – 8.15 Welcome and Opening remarks 
8.15 – 8.45 Shoulder MRI: what radiologist need to know? Prof. Steven Wong
8.45 – 11.30 Hands-on workstation analysis of shoulder MRI cases in sports injuries correlation with surgical findings. Prof. Tony Bouffard

Prof. Steven Wong

Assoc. Prof. Bui Van Giang

Prof. Tran Trung Dung

MD.PhD. Nguyen Huu Manh

MD. Vu Tu Nam

11.30 – 11.45 Teabreak
11.45 – 12.30 Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound of the Upper Limb Prof. Tony Bouffard
12.30 – 13.30 Luncheon
13.30 – 14.00 Knee MRI: what radiologist need to know? Prof. Steven Wong
14.00 – 15.45 Hands-on workstation analysis of knee MRI cases in sports injuries correlation with surgical findings. Prof. Tony Bouffard

Prof. Steven Wong

Assoc. Prof. Bui Van Giang

Prof. Tran Trung Dung

MD.PhD. Nguyen Huu Manh

MD. Specialist Level II. Vu Tu Nam

15.45 – 16.00 Break
16.00 – 16.30 Ultrasound demonstration Prof. Tony Bouffard
16.30 – 17.00 Discussion
17.00 – 17.30 Evaluation and Certificate of CME

Closing Remarks

Participants register online at this link  (before July 16th 2023), and submit the hard copy application to VinUniversity.

Registration documents include: 

  • Application form (According to the form) 
  • Copy of professional degree (notarized) 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of Passport/Identity card

Application form: Submit the hard copy application in person/by post to the VinUniversity before July 28th, 2023 at the address: 

AIEC center, College of Health Sciences, VinUni University – Vinhomes Ocean Park Urban Area, Gia Lam, Hanoi, Vietnam

For more information please contact: Ms. Tran Thuy Duong – College of Health Sciences – VinUniversity 

  • Phone: (+84) 904.990.267
  • Email: 

Attending the related scientific seminar on 29 Jul at Vinmec Times City, Hanoi