Diego Martin, MD, PhD, FRCPC
University of Arizona
The Cosden Professor & Chairman
Department of Medical Imaging
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This is a three-day intensive practical course on abdominal MR image interpretation that will be focused on the most common current indications for abdominal MR – imaging of the liver, pancreas and the kidneys. It is aimed to help a range of radiologists, from the general radiology practitioner to the moderately advanced MRI expert. In contrast to passive lectures, each attendee will be provided their own FUJI PACS environment workstation from which actual patient abdominal MRI studies will be viewed. A formalized reporting structure will be used for the attendee to analyze their viewing of the findings. Additionally these findings can be reviewed and discussed with the teaching faculty.
At the conclusion of this course, particpants will be able to:
- Read at least 100 patient cases on a PACS workstation
- Develop expertise in the methods for acquiring a comprehensive examination within a 20 min scan time
- Understand the rationale for the acquisition methods: which acquisition shows specific aspects of particular pathologies
- Develop expertise in the diagnostic evaluation of a range of liver tumors and diffuse liver disease, gall bladder and diseases of the bile ducts, pancreatic malignancies and diffuse pancreatic disease, and renal malignancies, and abdominal vascular, retroperitoneal and peritoneal disease
Please note: This course will offer the optional Workstation Introduction session at 7:00am on the first day of the course.
Attendees who complete a minimum of 100 cases will be awarded a Certificate of Proficiency stating they meet the Maintenance of Competence case requirement as specified in the ACR Practice Guidelines for the Performance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for the abdomen and liver.
Full refunds, less a $250 administrative fee will be granted in response to written cancellation notifications received no later than 14 days prior to the start of the course. Notification of cancellation less than 14 days will be granted with a $500 administrative fee. No refund of any amount will be made for “no-shows” or cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the course.
Course Transfer Policy:
Transfers are permitted within Education Center meetings. Transfers made less than 2 weeks prior to the course will be assessed a $250 administrative fee. All requests for transfer must be submitted in writing. Only one transfer will be permitted per registration, additional transfers will be charged a fee of $250.
Late registrations received within four days of the course will be charged an additional $500 (Members-in-Training: additional $250).