SUNRISE EDUCATIONAL COURSE
Clinical Intensive Course - Hot Topics in Body MRI Four Sessions
 
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced
 
AUDIENCE DESCRIPTION
This course is aimed at radiologists, MR technologists and clinical support scientists who wish to incorporate the use of MRI into their practice and to know how evolving MRI techniques can aid in clinical problem solving in the body and impact individualized patient care.
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Session 1: Tuesday
Clinical Intensive Course - Diffusion Imaging: Body Applications
ORGANIZERS: Shahid M. Hussain, M.D., Caroline Reinhold, M.D. & Evis Sala, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.R.
OVERVIEW
This one-hour session will cover the technique of diffusion weighted imaging as applied to body MRI including technical and clinical pitfalls. It will address in detail its applications to liver and renal lesion detection and characterization.
 
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Describe various body diffusion weighted imaging protocols and recognize potential technical and clinical pitfalls; and
Apply body diffusion weighted imaging protocol to characterization of liver and renal lesions.
 
  Moderators: Masoom Haider, M.D. & Shahid Hussain, M.D.
     
  Diffusion Imaging: Body Applications  
     
07:00 Diffusion Imaging: Technical Considerations Taro Takahara, M.D., Ph.D.
07:20 Liver Lesions: Added Value of Diffusion MRI Dow-Mu Koh, M.D., M.R.C.P., F.R.C.R.
07:40 Renal Lesions: Added Value of Diffusion MRI
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Harriet C. Thoeny, M.D.
     
08:00 Adjournment  
     

Session 2: Wednesday
Clinical Intensive Course - MRI of Biliary Tree & Pancreas
ORGANIZERS: Shahid M. Hussain, M.D., Caroline Reinhold, M.D. & Evis Sala, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.R.
OVERVIEW
This one-hour session will cover a detailed description of current MRCP protocols and pertinent findings of biliary tree abnormalities. It will also emphasize the added value of MRI in evaluation of incidental small cystic pancreatic lesions and its role in patient management.
 
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Describe current MRCP protocols and pertinent findings of biliary tree abnormalities; and
Recognize the added value of MRI in evaluation of incidental small cystic pancreatic lesions.
 
  Moderators: David Lomas, M.D. & Bachir Taouli, M.D.
     
  MRI of Biliary Tree & Pancreas  
     
07:00 MRCP: Protocol & Dilemmas Masoom Haider, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
07:30 Pancreas: The Incidental Small Cystic Mass  Valerie Vilgrain, M.D.
     
08:00 Adjournment  
     

Session 3: Thursday
MRI of the Benign Female Pelvic Conditions
ORGANIZERS: Caroline Reinhold, M.D. & Evis Sala, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.R.
OVERVIEW
This one-hour session will cover the added value of MRI in management of patients with uterine anomalies. We will address the evolving role of different MRI sequences in imaging of patients with endometriosis with a particular emphasis on the added value of MRI in individualized care in this group of patients.
 
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Recognize the added value of MRI in management of patients with uterine anomalies; and
Describe the current role of MRI in evaluation of patients with endometriosis.
 
  Moderators: Margaret A. Hall-Craggs, M.D. & Masako Kataoka, M.D., Ph.D.
     
  MRI of the Benign Female Pelvic Conditions  
     
07:00 The Added Value of MRI in Management of Patients with Uterine Anomalies Margaret A. Hall-Craggs, M.D.
07:30 The Many Faces of Endometriosis: Tips & Tricks Aki Kido, M.D., Ph.D.
     
08:00 Adjournment  
     

Session 4: Friday
MRI of the Pregnant Patient
ORGANIZERS: Caroline Reinhold, M.D., Evis Sala, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.R. & Shreyas S. Vasanawala, M.D., Ph.D.
OVERVIEW
This session will cover the indications and use of various MRI sequences in evaluation of patients with suspected placental abnormalities. It will also describe in detail the crucial role that MRI plays in management of pregnant patients presenting with an acute abdomen.
 
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Describe the indications and use of various MRI sequences in evaluation of the placenta; and
Recognize the added value of MRI in management of pregnant patients with acute abdomen.
   
  Moderators: Gabrielle Masselli, M.D. & Shreyas Vasanawala, M.D.
     
  MRI of Pregnant Patient  
     
07:00 MRI of Placenta: All You Need to Know Gabriele Masselli, M.D.
07:30 The Added Value of MRI in the Acute Pregnant Abdomen
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Antonio C. Westphalen, M.D.
     
08:00 Adjournment