Postgraduate Course Syllabus 2015 - Monday, April 27

Brian D. Coley, MD, FACR, Program Director
Ethan A. Smith, MD and Alexander J. Towbin, MD, Course Directors

Eva I. Rubio, MD and Mariana L. Meyers, MD, Moderators

8:00 – 8:10 a.m.    Cortical Dysplasias and Implications in Postnatal Life
David M. Mirsky, MD
8:10 – 8:20 a.m.  
Fetal Posterior Fossa Fluid Collections Matthew T. Whitehead, MD
8:20 – 8:30 a.m.  
Fetal Orbits and Ears Maria A. Calvo-Garcia, MD
8:30 – 8:40 a.m.  
Spinal Dysraphism Imaging and Postnatal Correlation: Where Are We Now? Dorothy I. Bulas, MD, FACR
8:40 – 8:50 a.m.  
Amy Mehollin-Ray, MD
8:50 – 9:00 a.m.  
Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Chest Anomalies Akosua Sintim-Damoa, MD
9:00 – 9:10 a.m.  
Fetal Intestinal Obstruction: Prenatal/Postnatal Correlation Eva I. Rubio, MD
9:10 – 9:20 a.m.  
Prenatal Urinary Tract Dilatation: What to Tell the Pediatricians? Mariana L. Meyers, MD
9:20 – 9:50 a.m.  
Q&A with RSNA Diagnosis Live™
Robert Orth, MD, PhD and Mahesh M. Thapa, MD, Moderators
10:10 – 10:20 a.m.  
Hip Dysplasia: What the Orthopedist Wants to Know Klane K. White, MD
10:20 – 10:30 a.m. 
Infection Imaging
Robert Orth, MD, PhD
10:30 – 10:40 a.m. 
Ultrasound of Shoulder Dysplasia
Mahesh M. Thapa, MD
10:40 – 10:50 a.m. 
Pediatric Temporomandibular Joint Imaging
Arthur Meyers, MD
10:50 – 11:00 a.m. 
US Guided Joint Injections
Jeffrey P. Otjen, MD
11:00 – 11:10 a.m. 
Skeletal Dysplasia
Shawn E. Parnell, MD
11:10 – 11:20 a.m. 
Posterolateral Corner Injuries
Siddharth P. Jadhav, MD
11:20 – 11:30 a.m. 
Vascular Malformation Intervention
Giridhar M. Shivaram, MD
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Q&A with RSNA Diagnosis Live™
S. Bruce Greenberg, MD and Prakash M. Masand, MD, Moderators
1:15 – 1:25 p.m.  
Aortopathy Associated with Congenital Heart Disease
Prakash M. Masand, MD
1:25 – 1:35 p.m.  
Cardiopulmonary Disease
Shilpa V. Hegde, MD
1:35 – 1:45 p.m 
Abdominal Complications Associated With Congenital Heart Disease
Shi-Joon Yoo, MD
1:45 – 1:55 p.m
The Brain: Prenatal and Postnatal Effects of Congenital Heart Disease
Dianna M. E. Bardo, MD
1:55 – 2:05 p.m
Cardiomyopathy in Muscular Dystrophy
Daniel Wallihan, MD
2:05 – 2:15 p.m. 
Pregnancy and Congenital Heart Disease
Siddharth P. Jadhav, MD
2:15 – 2:25 p.m. 
Acquired Heart Disease in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease
Andrada R. Popescu, MD
2:25 – 2:35 p.m. 
Prognostic Imaging in Congenital Heart Disease
S. Bruce Greenberg, MD
2:35 – 3:05 p.m. 
Q&A with RSNA Diagnosis Live™
Alan S. Brody, MD and Ramesh S. Iyer, MD, Moderators
3:25 – 3:35 p.m. 
How to Image and Describe Congenital Lung Malformations
Paul Thacker, MD
3:35 – 3:45 p.m.  
How to Image Pulmonary Hypertension
Alan S. Brody, MD
3:45 – 3:55 p.m 
How to Evaluate and Interpret BPD in Neonates
Matthew L. Cooper, MD
3:55 – 4:05 p.m
How to Dynamically Image the Lungs and Airways in Children
Edward Y. Lee, MD, MPH
4:05 – 4:15 p.m
Pediatric Chest Wall Masses
Ramesh S. Iyer, MD
4:15 – 4:25 p.m. 
I Found a Lung Nodule on CT– What is the Chance It Could Be Cancer?
Sjirk J. Westra, MD
4:25 – 4:35 p.m. 
Functional Vascular Imaging with Focus on Ablavar
Mark R. Ferguson, MD
4:35 – 4:45 p.m. 
The Radiologic Work Up of a Child with Suspected Diffuse Lung Disease
Jennifer J. Soares, MD
4:45 – 5:15 p.m. 
Q&A with RSNA Diagnosis Live™

Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American College of Radiology and The Society for Pediatric Radiology. The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Postgraduate Course

The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Annual Meeting
The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The American College of Radiology is approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) to sponsor and/or review Continuing Medical Educational programs for Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists. 

The American College of Radiology designates this educational activity as meeting the criteria for up to 35 Category A credit hours of the ARRT.


The Postgraduate Course, as well as the Interventional, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine special sessions on Friday meet the ABR’s criteria for a self-assessment(SAM) activity in the ABR Maintenance of Certification(MOC) program.


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

1. Summarize the most current information on state of the art pediatric imaging and the practice of pediatric radiology. 

2. Describe and apply new technologies for pediatric imaging. 

3. Describe and apply basic principles for implementing quality and safety programs in pediatric radiology. 

4. Discuss trends in research concerning the care and imaging of pediatric patients. 

5. Identify common challenges facing pediatric radiologists, and possible solutions. 

6. 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.