Weekday Educational Course:
Diffuse Liver Disease
Clinical Intensive Education Option
Organizers: Talissa Altes, M.D., Elmar Max Merkle, M.D., and Bachir Taouli, M.D.
Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
10:30 – 12:30

This two-hour course will review:
  • Non-MR methods for diagnosing liver fibrosis (ultrasound elastography and serum markers) by an expert hepatologist;
  • The role of MRI for diagnosis of liver fibrosis using diffusion, perfusion and elastography;
  • Diagnosis of fat and iron in the liver using MRI; and
  • HCC detection with MRI.
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the current results of ultrasound elastography and serum markers for detection of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis ;
  • Evaluate the results of MRI to diagnose and quantify liver fat and iron;
  • Describe the results of MRI to detect liver fibrosis and cirrhosis; and
  • Explain the performance of MRI to detect HCC.

  Moderators: Bachir Taouli, M.D. and Scott B. Reeder, M.D., Ph.D.
10:30 Non Invasive Detection of Liver Fibrosis with Transient Elastography & Serum Markers Laurent Castéra, M.D.
11:00 Fat-Iron in the Liver Scott B. Reeder, M.D., Ph.D.
11:30 Fibrosis-Cirrhosis Bernard E. Van Beers, M.D., Ph.D.
12:00 HCC Detection Claude B. Sirlin, M.D.


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