Hot Topics for Clinical Practice
Thomas M. Grist, M.D., and Clifford R. Jack, M.D., Organizers

Sunday, 13 July, 13:30 - 15:30

Last updated 05 May 2009

Course Description
This 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 will bring home important information to help their clinical practices.  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.

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

Describe five points that can be used to improve imaging strategies in important areas of clinical practice;
Assess the applicability to clinical practice of three newer imaging techniques.

The final five minutes of each presentation will be reserved for questions.

Body imaging
13:30 Abdominal Imaging with SENSE Celso A. Matos
13:50 Musculoskeletal MRI at 3T Garry E. Gold
14:10 Whole Body MRI: Technique, Clinical Applications, and Controversies Susanne C. Goehde
14:30 Clinical Applications of Diffusion Tensor Imaging Kelvin O. Lim
14:50 Fast Imaging: Neuroimaging Applications Ronald Wolf
15:10 Clinical Neuroimaging at 3T: How I Do It Edmond A. Knopp
15:30 Adjournment