Postgraduate Course Syllabus 2014 - Tuesday, May 13

Richard A. Barth, MD, Program Director
Peter J. Strouse, MD, FACR and Shreyas S. Vasanawala, MD, PhD, Course Directors
Supported in part by an educational grant from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Taylor Chung, MD and Shreyas S. Vasanawala, MD, PhD, Moderators

8:00 – 8:10 a.m.    How Should Image Quality be Evaluated in CT?
David B. Larson, MD, MBA
8:10 – 8:20 a.m.  
How to Perform a Contrast Enhanced PET/CT? Stephan D. Voss, MD, PhD
8:20 – 8:30 a.m.  
How to Get the Lowest Dose in Abdominal CTA? Beverley Newman, MBBCh, FACR
8:30 – 8:40 a.m.  
How Do I Get the Highest Resolution MRA? Taylor Chung, MD
8:40 – 8:50 a.m.  
Govind B. Chavhan, MD, DNB, DABR
8:50 – 9:00 a.m.  
 Can 3T Be Used for Fetal MRI? Teresa Victoria, MD, PhD
 9:00 – 9:10 a.m.  
 When Should Eovist and Ablavar Be Used? Shreyas S. Vasanawala, MD, PhD
 9:10 – 9:20 a.m.  
How Do I Optimize Doppler Ultrasound Images and Waveforms? Marta Hernanz-Schulman, MD, FAAP, FACR 
 9:20 – 9:50 a.m.  
Q&A with RSNA Diagnosis Live™
Robert H. Cleveland, MD and Edward Y. Lee, MD, MPH, Moderators
10:10 – 10:20 a.m.  
Cystic Fibrosis Update & Scoring: What Does the Pulmonologist Want to Know? Robert H. Cleveland, MD
10:20 – 10:30 a.m. 
Children's Interstitial Lung Disease (ChILD) 2014
Catherine M. Owens, MRCP, FRCR
10:30 – 10:40 a.m. 
How Do I Perform a Dynamic Airway CT in Infants and Children?
S. Bruce Greenberg, MD
10:40 – 10:50 a.m. 
Update on Pulmonary Embolus in Children: What Does the Radiologist Need to Know?
Pallavi Sagar, MD
10:50 – 11:00 a.m. 
Pediatric Lung Neoplasms: Understanding Underlying Genetic Causes
R. Paul Guillerman, MD
11:00 – 11:10 a.m. 
Using SSDE to Manage Thoracic CT Radiation Dose in Children
Keith J. Strauss, MSc, FAAPM, FACR
11:10 – 11:20 a.m. 
HRCT in Pediatric Patients: When & How?
Shilpa V. Hegde, MBBS
11:20 – 11:30 a.m. 
MRI of the Lungs and Airways: Current Practical Imaging Approach
Edward Y. Lee, MD. MPH
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Q&A with RSNA Diagnosis Live™
Kassa Darge, MD, PhD and Jonathan R. Dillman, MD, Moderators
1:15 – 1:25 p.m.  
How to Perform & Interpret a Secretin MRCP?
Andrew T. Trout, MD
1:25 – 1:35 p.m.  
Which Pancreatic Ductal Variants Predispose to Pancreatitis?
Sudha A. Anupindi, MD
1:35 – 1:45 p.m 
What are the Imaging Signs of Pancreatic Ductal Trauma?
Michael J. Callahan, MD
1:45 – 1:55 p.m
How to Distinguish Acute Inflammation from Chronic Fibrosis in Crohn’s Disease?
Ethan A. Smith, MD
1:55 – 2:05 p.m
How to Image and Classify Perianal Fistulae?
Jonathan R. Dillman, MD
2:05 – 2:15 p.m. 
How to Interpret a Pelvic MRI After Rectal Pullthrough?
Alexander J. Towbin, MD
2:15 – 2:25 p.m. 
What is the Role of Ultrasound in Intestinal Malrotation?
Alan Daneman, MBBCh, FRCPC
2:25 – 2:35 p.m. 
What is Known About Radiation Issues in Imaging of IBD?
Kassa Darge, MD, PhD
2:35 – 3:05 p.m. 
Q&A with RSNA Diagnosis Live™
Lane F. Donnelly, MD and S. Pinar Karakas, MD, Moderators
3:25 – 3:35 p.m. 
What is the Role of Imaging in Testicular Trauma and its Follow-up?
Laura Z. Fenton, MD
3:35 – 3:45 p.m.  
Torsion of the Testis: What is the Role of Doppler and What are Concerning Flow Patterns?
Lynn A. Fordham, MD
3:45 – 3:55 p.m 
How and When Should a Radiologist Reduce Testicular Torsion?
Laurent Garel, MD
3:55 – 4:05 p.m
When and How to Find the Undescended Testicle: To Search or Not to Search?
Kate A. Feinstein, MD
4:05 – 4:15 p.m
Intersex States/Gonadal Dysgenesis: What is the Role of Gonadal Imaging?
Ellen M. Chung, MD
4:15 – 4:25 p.m. 
What is the Best Imaging Modality for Torsion of the Ovary/Fallopian Tube?
S. Pinar Karakas, MD
4:25 – 4:35 p.m. 
Pediatric Adnexal Masses: If, When, and What Constitutes Appropriate Follow-Up?
Evelyn Y. Anthony, MD
4:35 – 4:45 p.m. 
What is the Imaging Contribution to the Diagnosis of PCOS?
Dorothy I. Bulas, MD
4:45 – 5:15 p.m. 
 Q&A with RSNA Diagnosis Live™

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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.


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.