Body MRI by the Experts 3: Bowel/ Peritoneum

Organizers: Clare Tempany, M.D., Bernard E. Van Beers, M.D., Ph.D., Qun Chen, Ph.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate

Monday, 5 May 2008


This Body MRI course begins with an all-day session on Saturday and continues with two one-hour morning categorical courses (pulmonary function and multi-parametric prostate cancer MR) and includes two two-hour clinical categorical courses (bowel/pancreas/peritoneum and female pelvis). This session will review the current and emerging applications of MR in intestinal, pancreatic and peritoneal diseases. The role of MRI in assessing inflammatory and tumorous disease of the small and large bowel, in staging rectal cancer and detecting or characterizing peritoneal and pancreatic diseases will be discussed. Methods such as MR enterclysis, colonography, pancreatic perfusion and secretin-enhanced pancreatography will be presented.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the impact of functional, quantitative and molecular MR in abdominal imaging;
  • Apply new body MR techniques in their practice;
  • Use multiparametric MRI for improved diagnosis of abdominal diseases;
  • Describe indications of functional and quantitative MRI in the assessment of liver, pancreas, bowel and kidney diseases;
  • Design new female pelvic and prostate protocols, introducing these methods and compare them to more conventional approaches; and
  • Appraise the indications for anatomical and functional imaging of the breasts and the lungs.
  • Audience Description:

    The clinical categorical courses are designed for clinical radiologists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, cardiologists, oncologists, practicing clinicians and scientists, from beginning to advanced experience levels working in MR.

    Monday Bowel, Pancreas and Peritoneum  
    11:00 MR Enteroclysis and Colonography Thomas C. Lauenstein, M.D.
    11:30 MR of the Rectum Regina G.H. Beets-Tan, M.D., Ph.D.
    12:00 Anatomical and Functional MRI of the Pancreas Maria A. Bali, M.D.
    12:30 MR of the Peritoneum Russell N. Low, M.D.
    13:00 Adjournment