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Imaging Conference Overview

ALL BROCHURE PHOTOS ARE COURTESY OF ERIC J. STERN, M.D.

Target Audience

The program is designed for clinical radiologists in either general or specialized practice, and is appropriate for radiologists in training. Familiarity with the fundamentals of CT, MR, PET, and US technology and applications, as well as basic anatomy, is assumed.

New this year – saMs! Self Assessment Modules (SAMs), allowing registrants to gain ABR SAM’s credit, will be offered throughout the week at no additional charge.

Statement of Need/ Course Description

The 29th Annual “Morton A. Bosniak Head to Toe Imaging Conference” offers an intensive 5 1/2 day program reviewing Neu- rologic, Musculoskeletal, Pediatric, Abdom- inal, Thoracic, Cardiac, Breast, Women’s, Trauma, PET/CT and Interventional Radiol- ogy. Due to the tremendous growth of the field of radiology, it is imperative for prac- ticing radiologists to continually update their skills and gain exposure to advances in the field. Maintenance of certification requires continued review and adoption of essential and cutting edge imaging tech- niques in all modalities, covering the entire body. In addition, comparative effective- ness research, as it applies to imaging, will be incorporated throughout the course, allowing immediate application to clini- cal practice. An innovative feature of this

course is that individual sections of the program can be attended on a daily basis, allowing course content to be tailored to the unique interests and requirements of each registrant. The purpose of this course is to provide the registrant with an over- view of state-of-the-art imaging methods as they pertain to clinical practice, and to introduce advances in the field in terms of imaging technology and disease diagnosis and management.

The course is designed to examine the practical aspects of established CT, MRI, US, and PET techniques, as well as to introduce new techniques and applications for these modalities. Plenary sessions and workshops have been structured to review pathologic processes and image interpretation, and to update the registrant on advanced applications and image analysis.

Educational Objectives

  • Incorporate strategies for accurate assess- ment and application of updated proto- cols for imaging within radiology sub sections(Abdominal, Musculoskeletal, Neu- rologic, Thoracic, Cardiac, Breast, Women’s, PET/CT, Emergency Medicine, Intervention- al) applying sub specialty expertise.

  • Evaluate and apply the most up-to-date imaging protocols that will yield the best images at the lowest possible radiation dose for CT studies (including Abdominal, Thoracic, Cardiac and Pediatrics).

  • Plan and protocol the most comprehensive and informative MR studies in the shortest imaging times.

  • Recognize image artifacts in all areas of radiology and understand their technical and patient related causes, and how to minimize them.

Course Format

The course runs for 5 1/2 days, with a combination of didactic lectures and interactive workshops on most days. Pre-registration for workshops is not required. Attendance of the entire course will provide a comprehensive imaging review, including advanced and cutting edge techniques. Registrants may choose to enroll in any combination of individual course days, thereby creating a unique course content tailored to an individual’s distinct interests.

Day 1: Thoracic Imaging & Cardiac Imaging

Day 2: Musculoskeletal Imaging & Pediatric Imaging

Day 3: Emergency Imaging & Interventional Radiology

Day 4: Neuroradiology & PET/CT Imaging

Day 5: Abdominal Imaging & Breast Imaging

Day 6: Women’s Imaging

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