Weekend Educational Course:
Body MRI: Clinical Applications & New Directions
Clinical Intensive Education Option
Organizers: Elmar M. Merkle, M.D., and Bachir Taouli, M.D.
Skill Level: Basic - Intermediate
Sunday, 2 May 2010

This one-day course will cover cutting edge clinical areas for body MR radiologists looking to introduce or improve the use of advanced methods into their practice. Lectures will highlight current state-of-the-art protocols, and indications and results of MRI in different disease processes involving liver, kidneys, adrenals, pancreas, prostate and female pelvis. In addition, there will be lectures highlighting body protocol optimization, artifacts, 3T, and basics of diffusion imaging.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Describe the indications and results of MRI of liver, renal and adrenal masses;
  • Explain current results of MRI to diagnose and stage rectal cancer and uterine malignancies;
  • Recognize challenges and review solutions with the use of 3T systems applied to the abdomen and pelvis;
  • Recognize MR artifacts and determine solutions for the MR artifacts encountered in the abdomen and pelvis;
  • Design body diffusion imaging protocol; and
  • Describe current results of diffusion imaging for liver lesion detection and characterization.

08:00 Liver MRI at 3T Elizabeth M. Hecht, M.D.
08:30 Atypical Liver Lesions Shahid M. Hussain, M.D.
09:00 Advances in MRCP Joachim Lotz, M.D.
09:30 MRI of the Pancreas: Problem Solving Tool Masoom Haider, M.D.
10:00 Break  
  10:00 - 10:15 Meet the Teachers  
10:30 MRI of the Adrenals Evan S. Siegelman, M.D.
11:00 MRI of Renal Masses - not available Ivan Pedrosa, M.D.
11:30 Rectal Cancer Staging - not available Regina G. H. Beets-Tan, M.D., Ph.D.
12:00 Break  
  12:00 - 12:15 - Meet the Teachers  
13:30 Malignant Diseases of the Uterus Kaori Togashi, M.D., Ph.D.
14:00 Prostate MRI Update Clare Tempany, M.D.
14:30 Dealing with Artifacts in Abdominal MRI Neil M. Rofsky, M.D.
15:00 Break  
  15:00 - 15:15 Meet the Teachers  
15:30 Body MR Protocol Optimization Elmar M. Merkle, M.D.
16:00 Body DWI for Beginners: How to Set Up a Body Diffusion Protocol Dow-Mu Koh, M.D., M.R.C.P.
16:30 Liver Lesion Detection & Characterization with DWI Bachir Taouli, M.D.
17:00 Adjournment  
  17:00 - 17:15 - Meet the Teachers  


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