Body MRI: Clincial Practice of Today & Tomorrow
Clinical Intensive Education Option
ORGANIZERS: Shahid M. Hussain, M.D., Caroline Reinhold, M.D. & Evis Sala, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.R.
SKILL LEVEL: Basic to Intermediate
Saturday, 7 May 2011

This one-day course will cover cutting edge MR technical and clinical areas for body MR radiologists, residents, and MR technologists, looking to introduce or improve the use of advanced methods into their practice. Lectures will address in detail the current state of the art protocols at 1.5T, recent advances in abdominal MRI at 3.0T, pertinent aspects of diffusion imaging for body MR and applications of such MRI techniques in different disease processes involving liver including liver transplant, kidneys, pancreas, rectal cancer staging, multi-parametric prostate imaging and female pelvis focused on the uterus.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Describe the indications and results of MRI of liver and renal masses;
Understand and apply the basic MRI protocol at 1.5T;
Recognize challenges and review solutions for body MRI at 3T;
Describe MRCP and the common biliary tree abnormalities;
Explain current results of MRI to diagnose and stage rectal cancer and uterine malignancies;
Describe the multi-parametric approach to prostate carcinoma;
Design body diffusion imaging protocol; and
Describe current pertinent MRI findings for benign and malignant uterine lesions.

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08:00 Abdominal MRI: Protocol Optimization-Tips & Tricks   Bachir Taouli, M.D.
08:30 MR Contrast Media & Safety Aspects   Diego R. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
09:00 Diffusion Imaging: Pertinent Body Applications   Dow-Mu Koh, M.D., M.R.C.P.
09:30 New Advances in 3T Body MRI: A Paradigm Shift?  Shahid M. Hussain, M.D.
10:00 Break  
  10:00 - 10:15 Meet the Teachers  
10:30 MRI of the Renal Lesions   -permission withheld Ivan Pedrosa, M.D.
11:00 Biliary Tree Disorders: How to Evaluate on MRI & MRCP   Kartik S. Jhaveri, M.D.
11:30 MRI of the Liver: Pre- & Post-Transplantation Evaluation   Reena C. Jha, M.D.
12:00 Break  
  12:00 - 12:15 Meet the Teachers  
13:30 Rectal Cancer Staging: A Practical Approach  Gina Brown, M.D., M.R.C.P., F.R.C.R.
14:00 Small Bowel MRI: Technique & Common Abnormalities   Michael A. Patak, M.D.
14:30 MRI of the Pancreas: Better than CT?   -permission withheld Aytekin Oto, M.D.
15:00 Break  
  15:00 - 15:15 Meet the Teachers  
15:30 Multi-Parametric MRI of the Prostate   Masoom A. Haider, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
16:00 Benign Uterine Abnormalities   Susan M. Ascher, M.D.
16:30 Malignant Uterine Abnormalities   Evis Sala, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.R.
17:00 Adjournment  
  17:00-17:15 Meet the Teachers