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
with MR imaging will be detailed. New
applications that can currently be adapted to expand and
extend a clinical practice will be emphasized
There will be two half-day sessions, on Saturday and
Sunday, in addition to two 2-hour sessions, on Tuesday
Upon completion of this course participants should be
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
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.
course is designed for physicians who want to learn
about current and future MR imaging techniques for
as well as basic MR scientists who want to
learn how new MR techniques can eventually be applied to
and patients with the clinical aspects
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