Weekend Educational Course:
Clinical Intensive Course: Body MRI by the Experts
Organizers: Georg Bongartz, M.D., Elmar M. Merkle, M.D. and Clare Tempany, M.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Saturday, 18 April 2009
08:30 - 17:30

This one day organ-based course will cover the most common indications in abdominal and pelvic MRI as well as a variety of other difficult topics. We will cover the status quo in terms of hardware and software usage, as well as new cutting edge technologies for the body MR clinician. This course is designed for Intermediate level clinical radiologists, technologist and physicists.
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 and pelvic conditions;
  • Apply new body MR techniques in their practice to shift patients with abdominal and pelvic from the CT suite to the MR suite; and
  • Use multiparametric MRI for improved diagnosis of abdominal and pelvic diseases.

Saturday, 18 April 2009
08:30 MRI of Tough Lesions in Non-Cirrhotic Livers Valerie Vilgrain, M.D.
08:55 MRI in Diffuse Liver Disease Shahid M. Hussain, M.D.
09:20 Focal Lesions in the Cirrhotic :Liver - How Good is MR Imaging? Donald G. Mitchell, M.D.
09:45 Monitoring of Treatment Response of Focal Liver Lesions with MRI Ihab Kamel, M.D.
10:10 MRI of the Biliary System Byung I. Choi, M.D.
10:35 Break - Meet the Teachers  
10:55 MRI of the Pancreas Caroline Reinhold, M.D., M.Sc.
11:20 MR Enterography Jeff L. Fidler, M.D.
11:45 MR Colonography Thomas C. Lauenstein, M.D.
12:10 Break - Meet the Teachers  
13:40 Imaging the Adrenal Glands - is MR Still the Gold Standard? Hero K. Hussain, M.D.
14:05 MRI and MRU of the Urinary System John R. Leyendecker, M.D.
14:30 Functional MR Imaging of the Kidneys Henrik J. Michaely, M.D.
14:55 MRI of the Prostate Masoom A. Haider, M.D.
15:20 Break - Meet the Teachers  
15:50 MRI of the Rectum Stuart Taylor
16:15 MRI of the Adnexa Seung Hyup Kim, M.D.
16:40 MRI of Cervical Cancer Tracy Jaffe, M.D.
17:05 MRI of the Uterus Andrea Rockall, MRCP, FRCR
17:30 Adjournment