Annual Meeting Syllabus 2014 - Saturday, May 17

 Richard A. Barth, MD, Program Director
 Sarah S. Milla, MD, Ashok Panigrahy, MD and Mary Wyers, MD, Workshop Directors
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. SPECIAL SESSIONS
SPR Thoracic Imaging Session Edward Y. Lee, MD, MPH and Beverley Newman, MBBCh, FACR, Moderators
Thoracic Manifestations of Systemic Disease in Children: Imaging Clues to Diagnosis Beverley Newman, MBBCh, FACR and Anastassios C. Koumbourlis, MD, MPH
Imaging Evaluation of Pediatric Airway and Lung Neoplasms: What Does the Clinician Need to Know?  Paul Thacker, MD
Pediatric Mediastinum: Clinical Correlation and Practical Imaging Assessment Maryam Ghadimi Mahani, MD 
Pediatric Thoracic Vascular Imaging: How I Do It Monica Epelman, MD
Pediatric Lung Transplantation: Clinical Perspectives & Imaging Assessment Debra Boyer, MD and Edward Y. Lee, MD, MPH
Risks and Benefits of Pediatric Thoracic CT: Updated Information for Clinicians Sjirk J. Westra, MD
7th Annual SPR Education Summit Dorothy I. Bulas, MD and Marilyn J. Goske, MD, Moderators
Introduction Dorothy I. Bulas, MD
ABR Updates Lane F. Donnelly, MD
Milestone Updates Dorothy I. Bulas, MD
Question and Answer
The Expert Clinician: Transformative Online Education to Accelerate the Professional Development of Today’s Medical Professionals Jeff Sestokas, MAEd Guest Speaker 
Question and Answer
Physician Wellness: It's More Than A Yoga Group! Charles P. Samenow, MD, MPH, Guest Speaker
Question and Answer
Patient Care: Critical Conversations
     RADPED: Teaching Communication Skills to Radiology Trainees Marilyn J. Goske, MD 
     Sharing Difficult News with Patients and Families in the Radiology Department - A Program for Improving Communication Bernadette L. Koch, MD
Systems-based Practice- (P)QI for trainees AND faculty! Nadja Kadom, MD
Communication and Reporting Skills: What Clinicians Want  Lisa H. Lowe, MD, FAAP
Healthcare MBA (Minimal Business Acumen) for Radiology Fellows Raymond Sze, MD
Closing   Marilyn J. Goske, MD
SPR Neuroradiology Session
Neuro Session I  Gilbert Vézina, MD and Jason N. Nixon, MD, Moderators
Epilepsy in Childhood Amy Kao, MD
MR Imaging in Pediatric Epilepsy Gilbert Vézina, MD
Challenging Cases in Epilepsy Jonathan G. Murnick, MD, PhD
Neuro Session II Dennis W. Shaw, MD and Manohar Shroff, MD, FRCPC, Moderators
Childhood Stroke Gabrielle deVeber, MD
Stroke Imaging in Childhood Manohar Shroff, MD, FRCPC
Case Presentations Sumit Pruthi, MD
SPR Nuclear Medicine Session Moderator: Marguerite T. Parisi, MD, MS Ed
Co-Moderators: Susan E. Sharp, MD and  Lisa J. States, MD
Pediatric Dose Harmonization Project: An Update S. Ted Treves, MD
Communicating with Parents and Referring Clinicians S. Ted Treves, MD
Bone Scintigraphy-State of the Art Helen R. Nadel, MD
 Pediatric Diuresis Renography Massoud Majd, MD
Pediatric Gastrointestinal Scintigraphy Stephanie E. Spottswood, MD, MSPH
Uncommonly Performed Pediatric Nuclear Medicine Procedures
      Ventilation/Perfusion Scans             Lisa J. States, MD        
      NM Evaluation of CSF Shunts            Hedieh K. Eslamy, MD
      Lymphoscintigraphy Gerald A. Mandell, MD
Oncologic Imaging Michael J. Gelfand, MD and Susan E. Sharp, MD
NM Infection Imaging in Children Marguerite T. Parisi, MD, MS Ed
FDG PET: Neurologic Applications A. Luana Stanescu, MD
PET-MR: Equipment, Technical and Imaging Considerations Georges El Fakhri, PhD, DABR
PET/MR: Implementing a Clinical Program Victor Seghers, MD, PhD
SPR Interventional Session John J. Crowley, MD and John M. Racadio, MD, Moderators
Management of Benign Biliary Strictures Stéphanie Franchi-Abella, MD (France)
New Developments in Renovascular Hypertension Derek J. Roebuck, MD (UK)
Venous malformations: How to stay out of trouble and not undertreat Patricia E. Burrows, MD
Management of Low Flow Vascular Lesions: Optimum Choice of Agents William E. Shiels, II, DO
New Horizons Richard B. Towbin, MD
Interventional Case Club
SPR Hands-On Ultrasound Session Brian D. Coley, MD, Moderator
Hip Dysplasia: DDH H. Theodore Harcke, MD, FACR, FAIUM and Michael A. DiPietro, MD
Musculoskeletal: Sports medicine and Rheumatology Andrew M. Zbojniewicz, MD and Michael A. DiPietro, MD
Appendicitis: Complications and Mimicks Martha M. Munden, MD and Andrew Trout, MD 

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 sponsorship 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 10.50 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 34.5 Category A credit hours of the ARRT.

SAM Credit

The Postgraduate Course, as well as the Education, Interventional, Neuroradiology, Nuclear Medicine and Thoracic Imaging Saturday special sessions meet the American Board of Radiology'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.