Clinical MR of Cancer - Unsolved Problems from Head-to-Toe
ORGANIZERS: N. R. Jagannathan, Ph.D. & Anwar R. Padhani, M.R.C.P., F.R.C.R.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
Sunday, 8 May 2011

This one-day course will focus on the role of clinical MR methods with a view to meeting current challenges in clinical diagnosis and management and of drug development. The program is patient-focused, anatomically-driven (head-to-toe) and comparative. Via didactic lectures we will discuss clinical issues in need of advancement, putting into context the impact of imaging on the cancer patient journey. The course will cover limitations of current approaches, compare MR approaches with other techniques and appraise the potent impact of imaging advances in clinical care.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
« Explain the challenges of clinical cancer diagnosis and management and of drug development using specific examples;
« Compare the relative contribution of modern imaging tools via improved technological developments and biological understanding;
« Address clinical issues faced by practicing physicians and clinic supporting scientists in the interpretation of imaging results; and
« Illustrate how imaging tools can aid in new drug development, treatment response evaluation and for changing patients outcomes.

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08:30 Bottlenecks in Patient Cancer Journeys   Shih-Chang Wang, M.D.
09:00 Pseudoprogression & Pseudoregression - What's Going On?   Meng Law, M.D., M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.R.
09:30 Improving Head & Neck Radiation Outcomes with Oxygenation Imaging   Bernard Gallez, Ph.D.
10:00 Break  
  10:00 -10:15 Meet the Teachers  
10:30 Advances in Imaging of Esophageal Cancer   Angela M. Riddell, M.D.
11:00 The Difficult Liver with Cancer - Diagnosis with MRI   Richard C. Semelka, M.D.
11:30 Indeterminate Renal Masses - Role for MRI   Ali Guermazi, M.D.
12:00 Break  
  12:00 - 12:15 Meet the Teachers  
13:30 Pancreas - Cancer or Inflammation?   -permission withheld Celso Matos, M.D.
14:00 Prostate Cancer - Integrating Multiparametric MRI into Practice   Jurgen J. Fütterer, M.D., Ph.D.
14:30 Incidental Pelvic Lesions in the Oncology Patient: Investigate, Follow, Ignore?   Aliya Qayyum, M.D.
15:00 Break  
  15:00 - 15:15 Meet the Teachers  
15:30 Assessing the Burden of Disease with Whole Body MRI   Heinz-Peter W. Schlemmer, M.D., Ph.D.
16:00 Bony Metastases - Assessing Response to Therapy   Anwar R. Padhani, M.R.C.P., F.R.C.R.
16:30 Monitoring Physical Therapies Using MRI   Masoom A. Haider, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
17:00 Adjournment  
  17:00-17:15 Meet the Teachers