SPR 2015 Cardiac Courses

13th SPR Hands-on Cardiac MR Basic Course 
October 13-15, 2015

NEW Application Deadline: June 15, 2015

11th SPR Advanced Symposium on Pediatric Cardiovascular Imaging 

October 16-18, 2015
Online Registration Deadline: August 30, 2015

Both of the courses will be held at and hosted by 
Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago 

New Opportunity for Residents, Fellows and Junior Faculty
During the 2015 11th SPR Advanced Symposium on Cardiovascular Imaging 
For more information on how to apply, click here

Future SPR Meetings

SPR Pediatric Body MRI Course
September 18-19, 2015
The Hospital for Sick Children and 
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
 AAP-SPR Imaging of Child Abuse 
(Course title subject to change) 
February 26-28, 2016 
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

IPR 2016
May 15-20, 2016
Fairmont Hotel
Chicago, Illinois

 SPR 2017 Annual Meeting &
Postgraduate Course
May 16-20, 2017
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
SPR 2018 Annual Meeting &
Postgraduate Course
May 15-19, 2018
Omni Nashville Hotel
Nashville, Tennessee

SPR 2015 Annual Meeting


Online Registration Closed

If you would like to attend the SPR Annual Meeting & Postgraduate Course in Bellevue, Washington onsite registration will be available.  Please see the SPR staff at the registration desk located in the Grand Foyer of the Hyatt Regency.  

Get a head start on the process and download the registration form here and bring the completed form with you.

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle's Eastside
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, Washington, USA 98004
Tel: 425 462 1234

Reserve your hotel room now!  The reservation deadline has passed.  Rooms may be available, but the group rate cannot be guaranteed. Click here to view a list of nearby hotels.


The Hyatt Regency Bellevue is approximately 17 miles from Sea-Tac International Airport and nine miles East of Seattle.   The Hyatt Regency does not provide shuttle service.

  • Shuttle Express – NEW: Shuttle Express has extended a discounted rate for travel between the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.  Schedule your shuttle service here to take advantage of this great offer. 
  • Taxi Service – approximately $45-$50 one-way (subject to change)
  • Rental cars can be arranged through the airport or car rental provider of your choice. 


Postgraduate Course

Monday, April 27 - Tuesday, April 28

Annual Meeting
Tuesday, April 28 - Friday, May 1

NEW - Access & Download the

NEW FORMAT - Review the schedule for the 3D Read with the Experts Luncheon and the CT, MR and US Protocol Sessions here.  
Pre-registration not required, first-come, first-serve basis based on the number of participants noted.)

Continuing Education

Earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and SAM credits. 

The Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course will provide pediatric and general radiologists with an opportunity to do the following: 

  • Summarize the most current information on state of the art pediatric imaging and the practice of pediatric radiology. 
  • Describe and apply new technologies for pediatric imaging. 
  • Describe and apply basic principles for implementing quality and safety programs in pediatric radiology. 
  • Discuss trends in research concerning the care and imaging of pediatric patients. 
  • Identify common challenges facing pediatric radiologists, and possible solutions. 
  • Evaluate and apply means of minimizing radiation exposure during diagnostic imaging and image guided therapy. 

At the conclusion of the experience, participants should have an improved understanding of the technologies discussed, increasing awareness of the costs and benefits of diagnostic imaging in children and of ways to minimize risks, and an improved general knowledge of pediatric radiology, especially as it interfaces with clinical decision making.


SPR 2015 Abstracts

Abstract notifications have been sent.  If you were not in receipt, please contact the SPR Office at spr@acr.org.  

Community Outreach at SPR 2015

We would like to continue in the spirit of giving, this year we will be partnering with Seattle Children’s Hospital by supporting their Toy Program. The Toy Program donates new toys and personal items to patients and their families when they need help the most. 

Join the SPR by donating gifts and supplies that are deemed safe for patients and their families. Donations can be brought directly to the SPR Annual Meeting. For more information on the Toy Program and donation guidelines, please visit the Toy Program website. 

Exhibitor & Support Opportunities


Things To Do In Bellevue, Washington

Bellevue Arts Museum

At $10.00 per person you can witness objects made for everyday use to cutting-edge sculpture, furniture, and jewelry, BAM celebrates the creative process, skill, and vision of today's most talented makers. Visit: www.bellevuearts.org for more information.

Bellevue Collection

Stop by the Bellevue Collection shopping center. Experience the exciting variety of 250 world-class retail brands and dozens of fine dining choices. Visit: www.bellevuecollection.com for more information.

Bellevue Botanical Garden Group Tours 

There are also many fun things to do throughout the seasons at this FREE event: plant sales, community celebrations, summer concerts, art exhibits and holiday light festivities. Visit: www.bellevuebotanical.org for more information.

Bellevue Aquatic Center

The Bellevue Aquatic Center includes the Blue Lagoon Pool (a 25 yard, 6 lane, Lap Pool) and the Warm Springs Pool built for therapy and rehabilitation, but available for public open swim. Visit: www.ci.bellevue.wa.us/aquatic_center for more information.

Early Bellevue Walking Tours

Want to discover the hidden history throughout downtown Bellevue? Join the FREE walking tour for 2-3 hours of easy to moderate foot travel. Visit: www.eastsideheritagecenter.org for more information.

Dining Guides

Info from SPR 2014


John Caffey Award for Best Basic Research/Education Paper

Paper #: PA-116: No longer a holiday: Improving the pediatric radiology elective for medical students and pediatric housestaff

Eddie Hyatt, Vanderbilt University, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Nashville, TN, eddie.hyatt@vanderbilt.edu; Cody Penrod, Sudha Singh, Jayne Seekins, DO, Amy Fleming, Melissa Hilmes, MD

John Caffey Award for Best Clinical Research Paper

Paper #: PA-008: Ultrasound-Derived Shear Wave Speed Correlates with Liver Fibrosis in Children

Jonathan Dillman, M.D., Department of Radiology, Section of Pediatric Radiology, University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, Ethan Smith, Amer Heider, Nahid Keshavarzi, Jacob Bilhartz, Jonathan Rubin

John Kirkpatrick Young Investigator Award

Paper #: PA-034: Magnetic Resonance Venography in Pediatric Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Initial Experience with Ferumoxytol

Aarti Luhar, MD, University of California, Los Angeles-Department of Radiology, Los Angeles, CA, Sarah Khan, J. Paul Finn, Anjali Nayak, Joshua Zaritsky, Theodore Hall

John Caffey Award for Case Report

Poster #: CR-014: Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound of Pediatric Abdominal Visceral Trauma: Initial Data

Beatrice Dionigi, Carol Barnewolt, Jill Zalieckas, David Mooney, Harriet Paltiel, MD, Department of Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

John Caffey Award for Educational Poster

Poster #: EDU-101: The Pediatric Breast: What to do with Lumps and Bumps

Natalie Burns, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, Habib Rahbar, Teresa Chapman

John Caffey Award for Scientific Poster

Poster #: SCI-011: Towards radiation dose reduction in MDCT with iterative reconstruction for the prenatal diagnosis of skeletal dysplasia: the minimum radiation dose required to evaluate the normal fetal bones?

Chihiro Tani, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan, Yoshinori Funama, Chikako Fujioka, Kazuo Awai

Diagnosis Live

Tied for 5th place:
Lisa LaForest - Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Mirianne Ballisty - Fellow at Emory, Atlanta

Tied for 2nd place:
Adam Zarchan - University of Kansas, Wichita
Michael Reiter - Fellow at Cincinnati Children’s, Cincinnati
Steven Sharatz - Fellow at MGH, Boston

1st place:
Leslie Grissom - NeMours Children’s Health System, Wilmington DE

People’s Choice Electronic Exhibit

Radiologic, pathologic, and surgical correlation in unusual large and small bowel lead point intussusceptions: a case series

Allison Johnsen, MD, Vanderbilt University, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Nashville, TN, Melissa Hilmes, MD, Sudha Singh, Wendy Ellis, Marta Schulman, MD