Body MRI by the Experts Part IV  Female Pelvis  (Continuation of weekend course)
Caroline Reinhold, M.D., and Clare Tempany, M.D., Organizers  
Skill Level:Intermediate  


This one and a half day course will review the development of technical protocols for performing body MRI for a variety of indications.
A rationale for the selection of appropriate pulse sequences will be provided, including the specific details pertinent to the evaluation of
conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, biliary tree, GI tract, GU tract, and breast. The pathologic conditions that are most effectively studied
with MR imaging will be detailed.  New applications that can currently be adapted to expand and extend a clinical practice will be emphasized
throughout the session.

There will be two half-day sessions, on Saturday and Sunday, in addition to two 2-hour sessions, on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
  Evaluate and recommend pulse sequence strategies that will optimize body MR imaging;
  Evaluate new pulse sequences based on existing knowledge of MRI techniques, allowing continuous improvement of body MRI protocols;
  Describe cost-effective indications for MR imaging throughout the body and understand the role of new contrast agents;            
  Incorporate into their practices recent developments for MR imaging of the liver pre- and post therapy, MR imaging of the pancreas
  and biliary tree, including MR cholangiopancreatography;
  Describe the normal anatomy of the anorectal region and be able to describe the indications and imaging findings of common disease processes;
  List the indications of and describe techniques for performing MR enteroclysis;
  Implement optimal technique for evaluating structural and functional abnormalities of the kidneys;
  Implement and understand prostate MRI for cancer diagnosis, staging and treatment monitoring;
  Optimally evaluate common disease processes of the female pelvis with MR imaging;
  Describe and apply new MRI techniques for breast cancer;  explain MR guided interventions in the breast.

Audience Description

This course is designed for physicians who want to learn about current and future MR imaging techniques for dementia,
as well as basic MR scientists who want to learn how new MR techniques can eventually be applied to assist physicians
and patients with the clinical aspects of dementia.

10:30 Uterine malignancy Evis Sala, M.D., Ph.D.
11:00 Benign uterine disease Caroline Reinhold, M.D.
11:30 Characterizing adnexal masses: pearls and pitfalls  Seung Hyup Kim, M.D.
12:00 Malignant adnexal masses staging and management Russel N. Low, M.D.
12:30 Adjournment