one and a half day course will review the development of
technical protocols for performing body MRI for a
variety of indications. A rationale for the
selection of appropriate pulse sequences will be
provided, including the specific details pertinent to
the evaluation of conditions affecting the liver,
biliary tree, GI tract, GU tract, and breast. The
pathologic conditions that are most effectively studied
with MR imaging will be detailed. New applications that
can currently be adapted to expand and extend a clinical
practice will be emphasized throughout the session.
There will be two half-day sessions,
on Saturday and Sunday, in addition to two 2-hour
sessions, on Tuesday and Wednesday.
completion of this course participants should be able
clinical categorical courses are designed for clinical
radiologists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons,
neurologists, cardiologists, oncologists,
• Evaluate and
recommend pulse sequence strategies that will optimize
body MR imaging;
• Evaluate new
pulse sequences based on existing knowledge of MRI
techniques, allowing continuous improvement of body MRI
cost-effective indications for MR imaging throughout the
body and understand the role of new contrast agents;
into their practices recent developments for MR imaging
of the liver pre- and post therapy, MR imaging of the
biliary tree,including MR cholangiopancreatography;
• Describe the
normal anatomy of the anorectal region and be able to
describe the indications and imaging findings of common
• List the
indications of and describe techniques for performing MR
optimal technique for evaluating structural and
functional abnormalities of the kidneys;
and understand prostate MRI for cancer diagnosis,
staging and treatment monitoring;
evaluate common disease processes of the female pelvis
with MR imaging;
• Describe and
apply new MRI techniques for breast cancer; explain MR
guided interventions in the breast.
practicing clinicians and scientists, from beginning to
advanced experience levels working in MR.
Prostate carcinoma localization and nodal
Masoom A. Haider, M.D.
MR guided prostate cancer diagnosis and therapy
Clare Tempany, M.D.
Renal and adrenal imaging
Gabriel-Paul Krestin, M.D.
Functional imaging of the kidney
Stefan O. Schoenberg, M.D.