ISMRM 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition 22-27 April 2017 Honolulu, HI, USA

Educational Session: Pelvic MR Imaging

Educational Course

ORGANIZERS: Kathryn Fowler, M.D., Kartik Jhaveri, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., Lorenzo Mannelli, M.D., Ph.D. & Edwin J.R. van Beek, M.D., Ph.D., M.Ed., FRCR

Monday, 24 April 2017
Room 316A  16:15 - 18:15 Moderators: Yuliya Lakhman, Gabriele Masselli

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Slack Channel: #e_body
Session Number: M05

This 2 hour session will address clinical challenge associated with acquisition of pelvic MRI as well as the interpretation of the images.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at radiologists, imaging scientists and MR technologists who wish to review the state-of-art MRI protocols and indications for assessment of pelvic diseases.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
-Summarize acquisition protocols and personalize this in the context of patient's prior conditions;
-Illustrate the interpretation challenges and put this into the context of histopathological findings;
-Address the difficult scenarios, including the post-treatment pelvis.

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