Hot Topics for Clinical Practice
Thomas M. Grist, Organizer

Tuesday, 21 May, 16:00 - 18:00
Room 316B/C

Last updated 20 February 2009

Educational Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

Describe five points which can be used to improve imaging strategies in important areas of clinical practice;
Assess applicability to clinical practice of three newer imaging techniques.
This two-hour symposium will cover hot topics involving new techniques, controversial clinical diseases, and updated protocols that are encountered with increasing frequency in daily clinical practice.   The purpose of this symposium is to get to the bottom line: What is useful and what is not in clinical practice.  Attendees can bring home important information to help their clinical practice.  The expert speakers will draw clear and straightforward conclusions.  Each section will end with a concise summary, and sufficient time will be provided for audience interaction.

The last five minutes of each presentation will be reserved for questions.
13:30 Neuro MR Spectroscopy: Protocols and Answers Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, M.D.
13.50 Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Clinical Practice Aaron S. Field, M.D., Ph.D.
14:10 Neuroimaging at 3T: Why I Won't Buy a 1.5T Again A. Gregory Sorensen, M.D.
Body Imaging
14:30 Body Imaging at High Field: More Reasons to Buy a 3T Neil M. Rofsky, M.D.
14:50 How I Use MRI to Detect and Characterize Cancer Jelle O. Barentsz, M.D.
15:10 Ture FISP or Not to FISP; Depends on the Clinical Question J. Paul Finn, M.D.
16:00 Adjournment