Case Based Teaching Course II:
Abdominal Pain
Organizer: Elmar M. Merkle, M.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
13:30 - 15:30

This two hour session will cover the topic of abdominal pain in various patient populations ranging from trauma patients to chronically ill patients. Most of these patients are currently worked up with CT with the substantial burden of radiation exposure. The status quo as well as new cutting-edge technologies for the body MR clinician will be presented to explore both the current and future role of MR in the workup of this patient population.
Upon completion of this case based session, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the current role of MR in the workup of patients with abdominal pain;
  • Apply new body MR techniques in their practice to shift patients with abdominal pain
    from the CT suite to the MR suite; and
  • Use multiparametric MRI for improved diagnosis of abdominal diseases.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009
13:30 Abdominal Trauma: Any Role for MR? Scott B. Reeder, Ph.D., M.D.
14:00 MRI in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Mukesh G. Harisinghani, M.D.
14:30 Renal Stone Patients in the ER: is MR an Alternative? Diego R. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
15:00 Pregnant Patients with Abdominal Pain Ivan Pedrosa, M.D.
15:30  Adjournment