Weekday Educational Course:
Extracranial Diffusion-Weighted Imaging
Organizer: Bernard E. Van Beers, M.D., Ph.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
10:30 - 12:30

This two-hour course will be given by MDs, and will cover new, cutting-edge clinical applications of DW-MRI in the body, including:
  • The assessment of diffuse liver and kidney diseases;
  • The evaluation of tumorous abdominal lesions, and the monitoring of the response to targeted treatment;
  • Current techniques and optimization of DW-MRI in the body, including whole-body DW-MRI;
  • The value and limitations of qualitative and quantitative DW-MRI of the body, in comparison with other imaging methods; and
  • The needs for future development of DW-MRI.
Upon completion of this case based session, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the value and limitations of DWI-MRI in the body;
  • Apply DW-MRI in their extracranial practice; and
  • Optimize the techniques of body DW-MRI.

Tuesday 21 April 2009
10:30 Diffusion-Weighted Imaging in the Body: Techniques and Optimization Dow-Mu Koh, M.D.
11:00 Diffuse Liver and Kidney Disease: Value of DWI Bachir Taouli, M.D.
11:30 Focal Abdominal Lesions: Added Value of DWI Vincent Vandecaveye, M.D.
12:00 Predicting and Monitoring Treatment Response with DWI Harriet C. Thoeny, M.D.
12:30 Adjournment