ISMRM 23rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition • 30 May - 05 June 2015 • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Educational Course

MRI in the Emergency Room

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

ORGANIZERS: Lorenzo Mannelli, M.D., Ph.D., Ivan Pedrosa, M.D., Scott B. Reeder, M.D., Ph.D. & Edwin J.R. van Beek, M.D., Ph.D., M.Ed., FRCR

Tuesday 2 June 2015

This two-hour course focuses on the utilization of MRI for evaluation of acutely ill patients in the Emergency Room. Emphasis will be made on presenting the technical challenges and opportunities for the implementation of fast, optimized body MRI protocols for evaluation of abdominal emergencies. MRI protocols for evaluation of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism will be presented. A comprehensive review of MR venography techniques will be discussed.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at radiologists, imaging scientists and MR technologists who wish to review the state-of-art MRI protocols for assessment of acutely ill patients in the Emegency Room and their implementation into routine clinical practice.

Educational Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
• Implement optimized, fast protocols for evaluation of emergency patients;
• Illustrate the MRI findings in the diagnosis of surgical and non-surgical abdominal emergencies; and
• Convey the use of optimized MRI protocols for assessment of acute arterial and venous conditions.

Moderators: Michele A. Brown, M.D. , Michael D. Repplinger, M.D., M.S.
10:00 Rapid MRI Protocols & Acquisitions for Emergency Patients
Martin P. Smith, M.D.
10:30 Acute Abdomen/Appendicitis
Bobby T. Kalb, M.D.
11:00 Pulmonary MRA
Christopher J. P. François, M.D.
11:30 MRV
Shreyas S. Vasanawala, M.D., Ph.D.
12:00 Adjournment & Meet the Teachers