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

SKILL LEVEL: Basic to Intermediate
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.
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
This two-hour course focuses on the state of the art MRI methods for assessing diseases of the GI tract. Specific focus will be made on MR enterography to assess inflammatory bowel disease of the small bowel, staging of rectal carcinoma, as well as evaluation of the perineum for fistulas and pelvic floor dysfunction. All presentations feature didactic–interactive lectures using audience response technology.
This course is aimed at clinicians, imaging scientists and MR technologists interested in the use of MRI for assessment of diseases in the GI tract, particularly for inflammatory bowel disease, rectal staging and pelvic floor imaging.

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

  • Identify the imaging strategies for imaging inflammatory bowel disease, staging rectal disease and imaging the pelvic floor and perineum;
  • Formulate the main clinical questions that can be answered for these applications with MRI; and
  • Address challenges and limitations of bowel imaging with MRI.


Moderators: Masoom Haider, M.D. & Martin P. Smith, M.D.

10:00 MR Enterography to Assess Disease Activity in Crohn's Disease Martin P. Smith, M.D.
10:30 MRI of Perianal Fistulas Mukesh Harsinghani, M.D.
11:00 Pelvic Floor MRI Gabrielle Masseli, M.D.
11:30 A Paradigm Shift in Rectal Cancer Treatment & the New Role of MRI Regina G. H. Beets-Tan, M.D., Ph.D.
12:00     Adjournment