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

Sunrise Educational Session: PI-RADS: YES or NO
Sunrise Session

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 320  07:00 - 07:50 Moderators: Kathryn Fowler, Hebert Vargas

Skill Level: Intermediate

Slack Channel: #e_body
Session Number: SM08

This course discusses MRI of the prostate. A comprehensive review of the clinical challenges and implications of assessing this disease with PI-RADS will be presented. This course will focus on the pro and contra of prostate MRI PI-RADS reporting. The course will address strategies for optimization of clinical reports of prostate MRI.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at radiologists, imaging scientists and MR technologists who wish to learn about prostate diseases and the use of MRI for evaluation of these diseases.

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

-Discuss the pro and contra of prostate MRI reporting with PI-RADS; and
-Illustrate the use of MRI to prostate diseases.

Sadhna Verma
Pieter De Visschere
Reporting prostate MRI may be complex and prone to subjective interpretation. In 2012 the Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) was introduced. The aims of PI-RADS were to provide minimal requirements for high-quality image acquisition, to standardize reporting, to simplify interpretation, to reduce inter-observer variability and to improve the accuracy of detecting clinically significant prostate cancer. In this lecture it is demonstrated that PI-RADS does not (yet) achieve these goals successfully and that other prostate MRI scoring systems show similar diagnostic performance. PI-RADS has its merits but requires further refinements. 


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