SPR 2018 - Friday, May 18th

Sunrise Workshop Child Abuse Trial Perspectives

Moderator: Joëlle A. Moreno, JD

7:00 - 7:20 a.m. 10 Points for the Radiologist to Know About Trials
Joëlle A. Moreno, JD
7:20 - 7:40 a.m. Testimony: The Do's and Don’t’s
Jerry R. Dwek, MD
7:40 - 8:00 a.m. Putting It All Together
Superior Court Judge Kevin C. Doyle
8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Questions and Answers

Sunrise Workshop Advanced Body Imaging
Moderator: Jonathan R. Dillman, MD, MSc

7:00 - 7:15 a.m. MR Elastography Update
Jonathan R. Dillman, MD, MSc
7:15 - 7:30 a.m. Dixon MRI Applications
Andrew T. Trout, MD
7:30 - 7:45 a.m. Free Breathing Body MRI
Michael S. Gee, MD, PhD
7:45 - 8:00 a.m. Update on Dual-Energy CT in Children
Sarah D. Bixby, MD
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. CT Iterative Reconstruction: Where Do We Stand?
Samuel L. Brady, MS, PhD
8:15 - 8:20 a.m. Questions and Answers

Sunrise Workshop Pearls in Fetal Imaging
Modeator: Teresa Victoria, MD, PhD

7:00 - 7:15 a.m. How to Approach Abnormal Placentation
Mariana Meyers, MD
7:15 - 7:30 a.m. Motion Correction in Fetal MRI
Camilo Jaimes, MD
7:30 - 7:45 a.m. Prenatal Evaluation of Lymphatic Disorders with Postnatal Correlation
David M. Biko, MD
7:45 - 8:00 a.m. How to Start a Fetal Program
Beth M. Kline-Fath, MD
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. How the Radiologist Adds Value to Patient Care with Emphasis in Fetal MRI
Brandon P. Brown, MD
8:15 - 8:20 a.m. The Unusual Lung Lesions
Teresa Victoria, MD, PhD

Sunrise Workshop Physics

Moderator: Robert MacDougall, MS

7:00 - 7:15 a.m. Pediatric Digital Radiography: From EI to IQ
Robert MacDougall, MS
7:15 - 7:30 a.m. Using Informatics Tools to Drive Quality Improvement
Cristina Dodge, MS
7:30 - 7:45 a.m. Contrast Ultrasound Primer
Samuel L. Brady, MS, PhD
7:45 - 8:00 a.m. Radiation Management and Dosimetric QA in Interventional Radiology
Nicholas Shkumat, MSc
8:00 - 8:20 a.m. MRI Safety: Physics and Practice
Jie Deng, PhD

Workshop Diversity
Moderators: Ashok Panigrahy, MD and Stephanie E. Spottswood, MD, MSPH

7:00 - 7:20 a.m. Diversity and Unconscious Bias in Healthcare
Stephanie E. Spottswood, MD, MSPH
7:20 - 7:40 a.m. Supporting LGTBTQ Patients and Families  Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH
7:40 - 8:00 a.m. "Disability - Its Name and Faces"
Cindy R. Miller, MD
8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Diversity, Discrimination, and Mitigation Panel:
Johnathan Dallas, BS
Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH
Cindy R. Miller, MD
Stephanie E. Spottswood, MD, MSPH

Technologist Session
Moderator: David A. Bloom, MD, FACR

8:30 - 8:50 a.m. Child Life Services in Pediatric Radiology
Sarah Beth Gray, CCLS
8:50 - 9:10 a.m. The Role of Nursing in Preparing Patients for Imaging
Leslie Mintz, BSN
9:10 - 9:30 a.m. Interactive VR on IV Sticks
Gabe Linke, BSRT (R)(MR)
Nicole Hardin, MS, RT, (R)(M)(CIIP)
9:30 - 9:50 a.m. PAWS (Patient Awake While Scanning) MRI Program
Sarah Beth Gray, CCLS
9:50 - 10:10 a.m. “Try Without” Program
Leslie Mintz, BSN

Scientific Session V-A: Gastrointestinal Radiology
Moderators: Michael S. Gee, MD, PhD and Gary R. Schooler, MD

8:30 - 8:50 a.m. Keynote Presentation - Bile Duct Strictures Following Pediatric Liver Transplantation Lea Matsuoka, MD
8:30 - 10:10 a.m. Session Details Here  

Scientific Session V-B: Fetal/Neonatal Imaging 

Moderators: Beth M. Kline-Fath, MD and Marianna Meyers, MD

8:30 - 8:50 a.m. Keynote Presentation - Fetal Diagnosis of Surgical Anomalies: Effect on Pre and Postnatal Therapy John Pietsch, MD
8:30 - 10:10 a.m. Session Details Here

Session V-C: Neuroradiology
Susan Palasis, MD and Hisham Dahmoush, MD

8:30 - 8:50 a.m. Keynote Presentation – Economically Motivated Patient Steerage: The Pediatric Perspective
Richard Heller III, MD
8:30 - 10:10 a.m. Session Details Here

Workshop Critical Skills in Pediatric Radiology
Moderator: Lane F. Donnelly, MD

10:40 - 11:00 a.m.

Communication - Listening Skills - A Key to Effective Leadership

Lane F. Donnelly, MD
11:00 - 11:20 a.m. Daily Readiness - Managing Today's Work Craig M. Johnson, DO
11:20 - 11:40 a.m. Improvement - Systems to Promote Problem Solving Accountability David B. Larson, MD, MBA
11:40 - 12:00 p.m. People - Faculty Development & Engagement
Brian D. Coley, MD, FACR, FAIUM

Midday Workshop
Dynamic Airway and Pulmonary Imaging
Moderator: S. Bruce Greenberg, MD

10:40 - 10:54 a.m. Technical Aspects of Dynamic Airway Imaging Karen Lyons, MB, BCh, BAO
10:54 - 11:12 a.m. Upper Airway Dynamic Imaging by MR and CT Robert J. Fleck, MD
11:12 - 11:30 a.m.

Anatomic and Functional Evaluation of the Thoracic Trachea, Airways and Lungs

Prakash M. Masand, MD
11:30 - 11:42 a.m. Cardiopulmonary Abnormalities
S. Bruce Greenberg, MD
11:42 - 12:00 p.m. Case Review  

Workshop Pediatric Contrast Ultrasound How to Do Session
Moderator: Kassa Darge, MD, PhD

10:40 - 10:50 a.m. Contrast US: How to Start
Kassa Darge, MD, PhD
10:50 - 11:00 a.m. Contrast US: Challenges and Solutions as We Began Patricia T. Acharya, MD
11:00 - 11:10 a.m. Intravenous Contrast US: How to Do
Susan J. Back, MD
11:10 - 11:20 a.m. Intravesical Contrast US: How to Do
Jeanne Chow, MD
11:20 - 11:30 a.m.

Liver Contrast US: How to Interpret

Judy H. Squires, MD
11:30 - 11:40 a.m. Kidney Contrast US: How to Interpret
Susan J. Back, MD
11:40 - 11:50 a.m. Interventional Contrast US: Where to Apply
Abhay Srinivasan, MD
11:50 - 12:00 p.m. Contrast US: Questions and Answers  

Balancing Efficiency and Accuracy in Pediatric Neuroimaging
Moderator: Susan Palasis, MD

10:40 - 11:05 a.m. Minimizing MR Scan Time in Pediatric Neuroimaging Arastoo Vossough, MD, PhD
11:05 - 11:30 a.m. Maximizing Diagnostic Yield in Pediatric Neuroimaging
Mai Lan Ho, MD
11:30 - 11:55 a.m. Targeted Pediatric Neuroimaging Susan Palasis, MD
11:55 - 12:00 p.m. Question and Answers

Workshop MR Arthography
Moderator: Mahesh M. Thapa, MD

10:40 - 10:55 a.m.

How to Perform Ultrasound Guided Arthrograms of the Shoulder and Hip

Mahesh M. Thapa, MD
10:55 - 11:10 a.m.

Shoulder Arthogram Interpretation

Bamidele F. Kammen, MD
11:10 - 11:25 a.m. Elbow Arthogram Injection and Interpretation Jeffrey P. Otjen
11:25 - 11:40 a.m. Wrist Arthogram Injection and Interpretation
Anh-Vu H. Ngo, MD
11:40 - 11:55 a.m. Hip Arthogram Interpretation
Arnold Carl Merrow, MD
11:55 - 12:00 p.m. Questions and Answers

Moderator: Andrew T. Trout, MD

10:40 - 10:55 a.m.

Appendicitis - Why Are We Still Talking About This?

Andrew T. Trout, MD
10:55 - 11:05 a.m. Work-up of Appendicitis - The Private Practice Perspective
Kimberly A. Garver, MD
11:05 - 11:15 a.m. Work-up of Appendicitis - The Academic Perspective
Michael Aquino, MD
11:15 - 11:20 a.m. Discussion
11:20 - 11:40 a.m.

Appendicitis - What If? Decision Making and Problem Solving

Robert C. Orth, MD, PhD, MPH
11:40 - 12:00 p.m.

Appendicitis - Lessons Learned, Mimics and Other Causes of RLQ Pain

Martha M. Munden, MD

Scientific Session VI-A: Musculoskeletal Imaging
Arthur B. Meyers, MD and Delma Y. Jarrett, MD

1:30 - 1:50 p.m. Keynote Presentation – The Invaluable Pediatric Radiologist to Musculoskeletal Imaging
Jeffrey E. Martus, MD
1:50 - 3:20 p.m. Session Details Here

Scientific Session VI-B: Oncology/Nuclear Medicine
Geetika Khanna, MD, MS and Andrew T. Trout, MD

1:30 - 1:50 p.m. Keynote Presentation - Oncology is a Team Sport:
How Radiologists Help Provide Optimal Cancer Care
Scott C. Borinstein, MD
1:50 - 3:20 p.m. Session Details Here

Scientific Session VI-C: Informatics, QI, Education & Healthcare Policy
Moderator: Paula N. Dickson, MD and Janet R. Reid, MD, FRCPC

4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Session Details Here
4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Session Details Here
4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Session Details Here
1:30 - 1:50 p.m. Keynote Presentation - What does Value-added mean for education and radiology?
Melissa Hilmes, MD
1:50 - 3:20 p.m. Session Details Here

Scientific Session

Moderator: Stephen F. Simoneaux, MD

1:30 - 3:20 p.m. Session Details Here

Scientific Session VII-A: Gastrointestinal Radiology
David A. Bloom, MD, FACR and Summer Kaplan, MD

3:50 - 4:10 p.m. Keynote Presentation - Pediatric Surgery and Radiology: How a Critical Partnership Developed and its Future Goals
James O'Neill, MD
4:10 - 5:20 p.m. Session Details Here

Scientific Session VII-B: Cardiovascular Imaging/Gastrointestinal Radiology
Moderators: Cynthia K. Rigsby, MD, FACR and Mark R. Ferguson, MD

3:50 - 4:10 p.m. Keynote Presentation - How “Value-Added” Turned me into a Cardiac Radiologist Eric Hoggard, MD
4:10 - 5:20 p.m. Session Details Here

 Session VII-C: Interventional Radiology

Moderators: Josée Dubois, MD and C. Matthew Hawkins, MD

3:50 - 4:10 p.m. Keynote Presentation - The Added VALUE of Pediatric Intervention
Richard B. Towbin, MD, FACR
4:10 - 5:20 p.m. Session Details Here

Technologist Session
Moderator: Laura Gruber, MBA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT

3:50 - 4:10 p.m.

Quality Roles in Imaging

Nikki D. Butler, BMSc, RT(R)(QM)
4:10 - 4:30 p.m. Creating Educational Videos
Dana Brinson, BHA RT(R)
Jesse Green, RT(R)
4:30 - 4:50 p.m. Panel Workflows for Image Quality Review
Michelle Garza, (RTR)
Nikki D. Butler, BMSc, RT(R), (QM)
4:50 - 5:20 p.m. Questions and Answers
5:20 p.m. Adjourn  

CE Information

Accreditation Statement

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

Credit Designation Statement

The American College of Radiology designates this activity for a maximum of 39.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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 42.75 Category A credit hours of the ARRT.

SAM Credit

Qualified on January 29, 2018, select sessions from this activity meet the American Board of Radiology criteria for a self-assessment (SAM) activity and is designated for up to 14.50 SAM credits toward the ABR Maintenance of Certification program. 

Learning Objectives

The Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting & 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 managing radiation exposure and the need for sedation/anesthesia during diagnostic imaging and image-guided therapy.


At the conclusion of the experience, participants should have an improved understanding of the technologies discussed, the benefits of medical imaging, increasing awareness of the risks of imaging, including radiation, to children and of ways to minimize these risks, and an understanding of evolving technologies, techniques and applications of imaging evaluation in children.

Target Audience

· Pediatric Radiologists

· General Radiologists

· Pediatric Radiology Fellows

· Residents in training

· Pediatric Imaging Technologists

· Pediatric Nurses

· Radiology Administrators
· Physicians and Healthcare Providers 

· Regulatory Experts

· Medical Physicists


Click here to view the list of disclosures.
Updated as of May 2018.

Credit Claiming and Evaluations

Prior to the meeting, you will be sent and email from spr@acr.org with instructions on how to claim your continuing education credits.

During the claiming process, you will also be asked to participate in the meeting and session (as applicable) evaluations.  Your feedback on the sessions in which you participated and the overall meeting is appreciated and will assist in the planning of future educational offerings. 

Click here to access the credit claiming website.