Body MRI: The Added Clinical Value of Evolving MR Technology
ORGANIZERS: Shahid M. Hussain, M.D., Caroline Reinhold, M.D. & Evis Sala, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.R.
SKILL LEVEL: Basic-Intermediate
Saturday, 5 May 2012

This one-day course focuses on the added clinical value of evolving MRI technology. The program will address in detail via didactic-interactive lectures using the audience response technology the current state-of-art MRI protocols including diffusion weighted imaging, whole body MRI and MR angiography and their application in breast, prostate, small bowel and gynecological imaging. The course is patient focused, comparative (the MRI being compared with other imaging modalities) and appraises the potential impact of MRI in individualized patient care.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Design and apply abdominal MRI protocols, including whole body MRI, diffusion weighted imaging and MR angiography;
Explain the need for a multi-parametric approach for evaluation of patients with breast and prostate cancer;
Describe the added value of MRI in evaluation of patients with unusual adnexal lesions and those with ovarian cancer; and
Identify the added value of MRI in management of patients with cervical and vulva malignancies.
This course is aimed at radiologists, MR technologists and clinical support scientists who wish to incorporate the use of MR into their practice and to know how evolving MRI techniques can aid in clinical problem-solving in the body, and impact individualized patient care.


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  Moderators: Elizabeth A. Morris, M.D., Evis Sala, M.D., F.R.C.R. & Patrik Zamecnik, M.D.
08:30 Abdominal MRI: Protocol Optimization & Choice of Sequences -this video is unavailable Shahid M. Hussain, M.D., Ph.D.
08:50 Diffusion Weighted Imaging: The Added Value in the Abdomen  Bachir Taouli, M.D.
09:10 Whole Body MRI: How to Do & What It Tells You Anwar Padhani, M.D., M.R.C.P., F.R.C.R.
09:30 Body MRA/MRV: Approaches & Strategies Shreyas S. Vasanawala, M.D., Ph.D.
10:00 Break - Meet the Teachers  
10:30 Dense Breast: The Added Value of MRI in Screening & Staging
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Elizabeth A. Morris, M.D.
11:00 Difficult Breast Lesions: A Case-Based Practical Approach Bruno Giuffre, M.D., F.R.A.C.R.
11:30 Multiparametric Approach to Treatment Response in Breast Cancer Nola M. Hylton, Ph.D.
12:00 Break  
  12:00-12:15 Meet the Teachers  
13:30 Anatomy & Staging of Vulva Cancers: All You Need to Know Evis Sala, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.R.
14:00 Multiparametric MRI of the Prostate in 30 Minutes Jelle O. Barentsz, M.D., Ph.D.
14:30 MR Enterography - Crohn's Disease
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Diego R. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
15:00 Break - Meet the Teachers  
15:30 Unusual Adnexal Lesions: How to be More Specific with MRI  Seung Hyup Kim, M.D.
16:00 MRI of Ovarian Cancer: When & How? Nandita M. de Souza, M.D., F.R.C.R.
16:30 Cervical Cancer: Role of MRI in Patient Management Kaori Togashi, M.D., Ph.D.
17:00 Adjournment  
  17:00-17:15 Meet the Teachers