ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting & Exhibition 07-13 May 2016 Singapore

Sunrise Educational Session: Addressing Clinical Challenges in the Body with MRI: Incidental Cystic Lesions

Skill Level: Intermediate

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

Tuesday 10 May 2016

This course discusses MRI characterization of incidental cystic lesions in the kidneys and pancreas. A comprehensive review of the clinical challenges and implications of assessing these lesions commonly seen in clinical practice will be presented. This course will focus on the value of MRI over other imaging modalities in characterizating cystic lesions. The course will address cost-effective strategies for follow up of pancreatic and renal cystic lesions with MRI to avoid ionizing radiation exposure.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at radiologists, imaging scientists and MR technologists who wish to learn about cystic lesions in the kidney and pancreas and the use of MRI for characterization of these lesions.

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

  • Demonstrate the utility of MRI in the characterization and follow up of incidental cystic lesions of the pancreas; and
  • Illustrate the use of MRI to characterize incidental cystic lesions in the kidneys.

Moderator: Mustafa Bashir
A Guideline Based Approach to the Incidental Pancreatic Cysts
Masoom A Haider1,2
1Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, TORONTO, ON, Canada, 2Medical Imaging, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Toronto, ON, Canada
Guidelines have been established and are evolving for the management of patients with pancreatic cysts and these are reviewed with case examples.

Incidental Cystic Lesions: Kidney
Kartik Jhaveri1
This presentation will discuss MRI of incidental renal cystic lesions. The appearances of complex renal cysts and cystic neoplasms will be reviwed. The advantages of MRI will be highlighted . The approach to management and surveillance of complex renal cysts will also be discussed.

Adjournment & Meet the Teachers

The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.