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Hot Topics in Clinical Practice
Thomas M. Grist, John D. Port, Organizers

Monday, 8 May 2006, 11:00 - 13:00
Last updated 19 June 2008

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? The expert speakers will draw clear and straightforward conclusions, and each section will end with a concise summary, and audience interaction. As this course will cover the most current questions and controversial areas and include the most up-to-date information available, the final selection of subjects and speakers is not made until a date much later than for the other courses at the meeting. At this time details are not yet final, and up-to-date news of the course program will be posted on the meeting Web site when available.
Educational Objectives:
Upon completion 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


Monday, 8 May
Neuroimaging - The final five minutes of each presentation will be reserved for questions
11:00 Molecular Imaging with Cell Tracking in the CNS Letterio Politi, M.D.
11:20 Automated Change Detection in Serial Imaging Studies of the Brain Bradley J. Erickson, M.D., Ph.D.
11:40 Cutting-Edge Imaging of the Spine Roland Bammer, Ph.D.
Body Imaging
12:00 Hot Body MRI: Beyond Anatomy Towards Tissue Function Scott B. Reeder, M.D., Ph.D.
12:20 Hot Topics in Europe: Whole Body MRI Thomas C. Lauenstein, M.D.
12:40 Hot New MRA Techniques Martin R. Prince, M.D., Ph.D
13:00 Adjournment