Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2014 10-16 May 2014 Milan, Italy

Hot Topics in Body MRI
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
ORGANIZERS: John P. Mugler, III, Ph.D., Ivan Pedrosa, M.D., Scott B. Reeder, M.D., Ph.D., & Shreyas S. Vasanawala, M.D., Ph.D.
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
This 50-minute course focuses on evaluation of lymph nodes with metastatic disease using MRI. The clinical challenges and role of MRI for detection of micro-metastases to lymph nodes for accurate staging of cancer will be reviewed. New contrast agents and imaging techniques for advanced assessment of lymph node metastases will be reviewed. All presentations feature didactic–interactive lectures using audience response technology.
This course is aimed at radiologists who wish to introduce new disease classifications, management strategies and techniques into their body MR practice. The course content will also be of interest to MR technologists and clinical support scientists involved in body MRI.

As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:

  • Classify the mechanisms by which MRI can be used to detect lymph node metastases with MRI; and
  • Apply strategies to use MRI may for improved staging of cancer and treatment monitoring through lymph node imaging.


Moderator: Scott B. Reeder, M.D., Ph.D.

      MRI of Lymph Nodes & Metastatic Disease  
07:00   MR & the Metastatic Lymph Node - permission withheld Harriet C. Thoeny, M.D.
07:25 Assessment for Lymph Node Metastases: New MR Agents & Techniques Michael S. Gee, M.D., Ph.D.
07:50     Adjournment