“Riding the Waves of MR Excellence”
Preliminary Program
Last Updated 20 February 2009

Friday Evening, 6 May 2005
18:30-20:30 Poster Exhibit, Poster Presentations and Poster Walking Tour Reception

Day One, Saturday, 7 May 2005, 07:45-17:00

07:45-08:00 Welcome Cindy T. Hipps, B.H.S.,R.T. (R)(MR), President 2004-2005
Announcements – Nanette Keck, R.T. (R)(MR),   Program Chair

Moderator – Muriel Cockburn, R.T.


MR Arthrography of the Shoulder: Direct & Indirect Approaches
Michael Zlatkin, M.D.
08:35-09:05 Lower Extremity MR
John Crues, M.D.
09:10-09:40 Time-Resolved MRA
Frank Thornton, M.D.
9:40-9:55 Break
9:55-10:25 Clinical Scanning Techniques
William Faulkner, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR)(CT)
10:30-11:10 Proffered papers (4-10 min presentations)
11:15-11:45 MR Artifacts
Greg Brown, R.T.
11:45-13:00 SMRT Business Meeting & Awards Luncheon

Moderator- Robin Avison, R.T. (N)(MR) CNMT
13:00-13:30 Breast Imaging
Todd Frederick, R.T. (R)(MR)
13:35-14:05 Proffered Papers
14:10-14:45 Registry Readiness
Carolyn K. Roth, R.T. (MR)(MR)(CT)(M)(CV)
14:45-15:00 Break
15:00-17:00 Cardiac Forum - Roundtable discussion
Moderator - Michael Kean, R.T.

General anatomy & imaging 1.5 T

Michaela Schmidt, R.T.

Diseases & abnormalities
Peter Hunold
, M.D.

Advantages and Pitfalls of 3 Tesla Cardiac Imaging
William Woodward,

Functional Analysis Reporting by Magnetic Resonance
Cindy R. Comeau, B.S., R.T. (N)(MR)
19:30 Past President’s Reception-Lowe’s Hotel


Day Two, Sunday, 8 May 2005, 07:45-17:00

07:45-08:00 Welcome – Karen Bove Bettis, R.T. (R)(MR) President 2005-2006
Announcements – Nanette Keck, R.T. (R)(MR), Program Chair

Moderator – James J. Stuppino, B.S., R.T. (R)(MR)
08:00-08:30 Neuro Imaging at 3.0T 
Steven Falcone, M.D.
08:35-09:05 Neuro MRA
Elke Gizewski, M.D.
09:10-09:40 HIV Dementia MRI & MRS
Robin Avison, R.T. (N)(MR) CNMT
09:40-9:55 Break
9:55-10:25 Proffered papers
10:30-11:00 Pediatric Cardiac/Abdomen
Michael Kean, R.T.
11:05-11:35 Pediatric/Neuro
Susan Blaser, M.D.
11:40-11:55 President’s Award Proffered Paper
11:55-13:00 Lunch

Moderator- Carolyn Bonaceto, B.S.,R.T. (R)(MR)
13:00-13:30 Comprehensive Assessment of Disease with Large Anatomic Coverage
Silke Bosk, R.T.
13:35-14:05 The Current State of Imaging in the Abdomen at 1.5T and 3T
Herbert Y. Kressel, M.D.
14:05-14:20 Break
14:20-15:00 MR Safety
Frank Shellock, Ph.D.
15:00-17:00 MR Educators Update
Moderator: Todd Frederick, RT(R)(MR)

Course Accreditation
Luann Culbreth, R.T. (R)(MR)(QM) M.Ed.

Teaching Methods and Techniques
Carolyn K. Roth, R.T. (MR)(MR)(CT)(M)(CV)

Writing Effective Objectives and Exams
Sonja K. Belville, A.S., R.T. (R)(MR)

Current Issues in MR Education
Todd Fredrick, RT(R)(MR)
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