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

Educational Course

Research Meets Clinical: Incidental Findings


ORGANIZERS: Garry E. Gold, M.D. & Timothy J. Mosher, M.D.

Tuesday 2 June 2015

The purpose of this course is to discuss various issues that arise when the research world meets the clinical world, i.e. when scanners are shared, patients are imaged with research sequences, or incidental findings are discovered during research scans. A panel of experts in both the research and clinical realms will discuss these topics and inform the audience about standard procedures at their institutions.

Target Audience
Users of MRI who could encounter incidental findings in the course of a non-clinical and even non-diagnostic scan, including researchers who work in a clinical environment, and physicians and technologists who employ research scans.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
Describe the challenges faced by researchers, clinicians, and technologists who work together;
Implement suggestions for streamlining shared workspaces in their own institutions; and
Make informed decisions concerning PHI, incidental findings, the use of PACS, and safety for patients scanned using research protocols.

Moderators: Garry E. Gold, M.D., Timothy J. Mosher, M.D.
10:00     Panel Discussion
  Expert in Implications of Incidental Findings of Neuroimaging Studies
Blair Henry, B.Sc., M.T.S.
  MRI Technologist Who Does Both Clinical & Research
Ben Allen Kennedy, B.App.Sc., Mst(MRI)
  Faculty - video not available
Paul M. Matthews, M.D., D.Phil.
  Expert Neuroimaging Researcher - video cuts off before end of presentation
Josef F. Debbins, Ph.D.
  Expert Neuroradiologist & Researcher
Greg Zaharchuk, M.D., Ph.D.
12:00 Adjournment & Meet the Teachers