Case-Based Teaching - Clinical MR of Cancer: Solving Problems in Cancer Patients
ORGANIZERS: Anwar R. Padhani, M.D., M.R.C.P., F.R.C.R. & Shih-Chang Wang, F.R.A.N.Z.C.R., F.A.M.S., M.B.B.S.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
Sunday, 6 May 2012

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. The program is patient-focused, anatomically driven (head-to-toe) and comparative (ie please place MRI in the context of other commonly available imaging methods). The course will discuss via case-based teaching, employing an audience response system, problematic clinical issue(s) faced by radiologists in practice dealing with cancer patients.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Describe common clinical problem at a variety of anatomic sites, at various stages of a cancer patient's journey;
Explain how technological advances and understanding of tumor biology can help address challenges in cancer diagnosis and therapy assessment;
Compare and explain the relative merits and limitations of imaging versus other methods in addressing clinical needs;
Perform and interpret the results of MRI/MRS to aid in individual patient differential diagnosis, therapeutic response and prognosis; and
Appreciate where further scientific/technical developments are needed so as to advance patient care at the point of delivery.
This course is designed for physicians (radiologists and oncologists) and for clinical support scientists who wish to gain knowledge concerning clinical problems and to know how current and emerging techniques can aid in clinical cancer problem solving.


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  Moderators: Anwar R. Padhani, M.D., M.R.C.P., F.R.C.R. & Shih-Chang Wang, F.R.A.N.Z.C.R., F.A.M.S., M.B.B.S.
08:30 Pseudoprogression & Psuedoregression Alberto Bizzi, M.D.
09:00 Tumor versus Non-Tumor Meng Law, M.D., M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.R.
09:30 Isolated Cranial Nerve Palsy Vincent F. Chong, M.D., F.R.C.R.
10:00 Break - Meet the Teachers  
10:30 Head & Neck Cancers: Distinguishing Recurrence from Scarring
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Ann D. King, M.D.
11:00 Staging Cancer in the Dense Breast
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Elizabeth A. Morris, M.D.
11:30 Renal Mass Characterization Bachir Taouli, M.D.
12:00 Break  
  12:00-12:15 Meet the Teachers  
13:30 The Difficult Liver Lesion Jeong Min Lee, M.D.
14:00 Assessing the Liver After Interventional & Surgical Cancer Therapy Shih-Chang Wang, F.R.A.N.Z.C.R., F.A.M.S., M.B.B.S.
14:30 Uterus - Gauging Depth of Invasion of Cancer Evis Sala, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.R.
15:00 Break - Meet the Teachers  
15:30 Prostate Cancer: Defining Low Risk Disease for Active Surveillance Masoom A. Haider, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
16:00 Bone Marrow Metastases - Assessing Response to Therapy Anwar R. Padhani, M.D., M.R.C.P., F.R.C.R.
16:30 Bone & Soft Tissue Sarcomas - Response Assessments Prior to Surgery David M. Panicek, M.D.
17:00 Adjournment  
  17:00-17:15 Meet the Teachers