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

Body MRI: Optimize Your Clinical Practice
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
ORGANIZERS: Mannelli Lorenzo, 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
Sunday, 31 May 2015
This whole-day course focuses on the optimization of MRI protocols and for evaluation of disease in the chest, abdomen, and pelvis. Speakers will emphasize on the practical aspects of the implementation of MRI into routine clinical practice including software and hardware needs for state-of-the-art body MRI. A comprehensive review of contrast agents for body MRI will be presented. MRI protocols and indications for assessment of disease in the liver, bowel, and genitourinary tract will be discussed.
This course is aimed at radiologists, medical physicists, imaging scientists and MR technologists who wish to review the state-of-art MRI protocols and indications for assessment of disease in the chest, abdomen, and pelvis.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Convey the equipment and software requirements to implement a clinical body MRI practice;
  • Illustrate an approach to diagnosing liver lesions;
  • Demonstrate the value of MRI in diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease; and
  • Illustrate the use of MRI in the diagnosis of genitourinary disease.


    Approach to Setting Up a Body MRI Practice
    Moderators: Scott B. Reeder, M.D., Ph.D.
08:00 How to Run a Successful Body MRI Practice
Russell N. Low, M.D.
08:30 Sequences: General Approach to Body MRI (Abdomen & Pelvis)
Donald G. Mitchell, M.D.
09:00 Contrast Agents
Bachir Taouli, M.D.
09:30   Break & Meet the Teachers  
    Focal Liver Lesions  
    Moderators: Lorenzo Mannelli, M.D., Ph.D.
10:00 MRI of Focal Lesions in the Non-Cirrhotic Liver
Kartik S. Jhaveri, M.D.
10:30 MRI in the Cirrhotic Liver
Hero K. Hussain, M.D.
    Moderators: Reena C. Jha, M.D.  
11:00 MR Enterography
Gabrielle Masselli, M.D.
11:30 Rectal CA Staging
Gina Brown, M.D., MRCP, FRCR
12:00   Lunch  
    12:00 -12:15 Meet the Teachers  
    Moderators: Richard Kinh Gian Do, M.D., Ph.D. & Reena C. Jha, M.D.
13:30 Uterus: Benign Disease  - permission withheld
Caroline Reinhold, M.D., C.M., M.Sc.
14:00 Uterus: Malignant Disease
Andrea G. Rockall, MRCP, FRCR
14:30 Adnexal Masses
Evis Sala, M.D., Ph.D.
15:00   Break - Meet the Teachers  
15:30 Adrenal & Renal
Peter L. Choyke, M.D.
16:00 MRU & Bladder CA Staging
Maryellen Sun, M.D.
16:30   Adjournment & Meet the Teachers