Annual Meeting Syllabus 2014 - Thursday, May 15

Richard A. Barth, MD, Program Director
Sarah S. Milla, MD, Ashok Panigrahy, MD and Mary Wyers, MD, Workshop Directors

 7:00 - 8:20 a.m. SUNRISE SESSIONS  
Impact of MRI and CT Imaging on Management of CHD
Rajesh Krishnamurthy, MD, Moderator

Newborn with Congenital Heart Disease
Prakash Masand, MD
  Pre Glenn Evaluation in Single Ventricle
Andrada R. Popescu, MD

Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot
S. Bruce Greenberg, MD

s/p Arterial Switch Procedure for d-TGA
Taylor Chung, MD

Anomalous Aortic Origin of the Coronary Arteries
Rajesh Krishnamurthy, MD

MRI and CT for Surgical Decision Making in CHD: Where Do They REALLY Make a Difference?
Dilip S. Nath, MD
Improving Communicationand Quality
David B. Larson, MD, MBA, Moderator

  Diagnostic Errors Lane F. Donnelly, MD
  Communicating with Parents About Radiation Risk: Doctor, Is a CT Scan Safe for My Child? Marilyn J. Goske, MD

Establishing a Radiology Department Quality Improvement Program
David B. Larson, MD, MBA
Friendly Debates: Pediatricians and Radiologists Unite James Donaldson, MD, Moderator  
  Point of Care Ultrasound-- Who Should be Doing Ultrasound? William E. Shiels, II, DO vs. Alyssa M. Abo, MD

 Pediatric Lumps and Bumps: Ultrasound or MRI?

Harris L. Cohen, MD vs. Thierry A. G. M. Huisman, MD

  Renal Artery Stenosis -MRA, CTA, US or IR? 
James Donaldson, MD vs. Ethan A. Smith, MD
Reviewing for Pediatric Radiology
Peter J. Strouse, MD, FACR, Moderator  
  Introduction: Overview of the Review Process
Peter J. Strouse, MD, FACR
  Evaluation of a Manuscript, Section by Section
Brian D. Coley, MD, Cynthia K. Rigsby, MD and Geetika Khanna, MD, MS
  From a Reviewer's Perspective: How I Approach a Review
 Alexander J. Towbin, MD
  What Happens After Review: How to Make Your Reviews Most Helpful to the Editors

Peter J. Strouse, MD, FACR

CT Protocol Session
Moderators: Sjirk J. Westra, MD and Michael J. Callahan, MD
Scientific Session II-A: Neuroradiology

Sarah S. Milla, MD and Dennis W. Shaw, MD, Moderators
8:30 - 8:50 a.m.
Neuroimaging During and After Therapeutic Hypothermia for Hypoxic Ischemic Ann N. Massaro, MD
Scientific Session II-B: Cardiovascular Lorna P. Browne, MD and Cynthia K. Rigsby, MD, Moderators
8:30 - 8:50 a.m.
What's New in Fetal Cardiac Diagnosis and Treatment Mary T. Donofrio, MD, FAAP, FASE, FACC
Scientific Session II-C: ALARA
Marilyn J. Goske, MD and Timothy M. Cain, MBBS, Moderators
8:30 - 8:50 a.m.
Recent Trends in CT Dose and Image Quality Optimization: What the Practicing Radiologist Needs to Know
David B. Larson, MD, MBA
Scientific Session III-A: Public Policy, Healthcare, Education, Technology
Neil D. Johnson, MBBS and Janet R. Reid, MD, Moderators
11:00 - 11:20 a.m.
 How Physicians Can Become More Effective Teachers
Mary C. Ottolini, MD, MPH
Scientific Session III-B: Genitourinary
Damien Grattan-Smith, MBBS and Donald A. Tracy, MD, Moderators
11:00 - 11:20 a.m.
How does functional MR urography help pediatric urologists? 
Stephen A. Zderic, MD

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Ultrasound Protocol Session
Brian D. Coley, MD and Laura Z. Fenton, MD, Moderators   
 Scientific Session IV-A: Gastrointestinal
Kate A. Feinstein, MD and Michael S. Gee, MD, PhD, Moderators 
1:30 -1:50 p.m. Update on Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Questions to be Answered by Imaging
Laurie S. Conklin, MD 
Scientific Session IV-B: Chest 
Beverley Newman, MBBCh, FACR and R. Paul Guillerman, MD, Moderators
1:30 -1:50 p.m.
Update on ECMO: A Clinician's Perspective 
Billie L. Short, MD
Scientific Session V-A: Neuroradiology  
Ashok Panigrahy, MD and Bernadette L. Koch, MD, Moderators
4:00 - 4:20 p.m. Update on Low Grade Pediatric Glioma 
Eugene Hwang, MD
Scientific Session V-B: Genitourinary 
Kassa Darge, MD, PhD and Anil G. Rao, DMRD, DNB, Moderators
4:00 - 4:20 p.m.
Voiding function and dysfunction - what can pediatric radiologists tell us?
Stephen A. Zderic, 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.