SPR 2017 Syllabus - Thursday, May 18th

 7:00 - 8:20 a.m. SUNRISE SESSIONS  

Update on Body MR Techniques
Moderator: Michael S. Gee, MD, PhD

7:00 - 7:15 a.m.  mDixon for MSK Imaging

Taylor Chung, MD

7:15 - 7:30 a.m. Emerging MRI Techniques for Liver Fibrosis Suraj Serai, PhD
7:30 - 7:45 a.m.  Non-sedated Pediatric MRI with Fast Imaging Techniques

Michael S. Gee, MD, PhD

7:45 - 8:00 a.m.  Abdominal Flow Quantifications

Mahesh M. Thapa, MD (USA)

8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Liver Fat Quantification  Jie Deng, PhD 
8:15 - 8:20 a.m.  Questions and Answers  
Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound
Moderator: Kassa Darge, MD, PhD


7:00 - 7:15 a.m.

Starting a Pediatric US Contrast Program

Kassa Darge, MD, PhD
 7:15 - 7:30 a.m. Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound of Parenchymal Masses in Children 

Sue Kaste, MD

7:30 - 7:45 a.m.

Blunt Abdominal Trauma: Assessment with Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound 

Carol E. Barnewolt, MD

7:45 - 8:00 a.m.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

Jonathan R. Dillman, MD, MSc

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.  Vesicoureteric Reflux
Susan J. Back, MD, FAAP 
8:15 - 8:20 a.m.  Questions and Answers   
Teaching and Learning Through Your Own Device (Interactive Session; Bring Your Own Device)
Moderator: Janet R. Reid, MD, FRCPC and Richard Markowitz, MD, FACR
7:00 - 7:20 a.m.   Borrowing from Millennials to Overcome Teaching Obstacles Janet R. Reid, MD, FRCPC and Richard Markowitz, MD, FACR
 7:20 - 7:40 a.m.   Creating and Delivering a Great Lecture Through BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) 

Teresa Chapman, MD 

7:40 - 8:00 a.m. Optimal Navigation: Beyond Dr. Google Michael L. Francavilla, MD
8:00 - 8:20 a.m.    The Power and Ease of Video Mahesh M. Thapa, MD
Fetal Imaging Pearls
Rama Ayyala, MD and Teresa Victoria, MD, PhD
7:00 - 7:15 a.m.  Twin-twin Complications

Beth M. Kline-Fath, MD

7:15 - 7:30 a.m.   Looking Outside the Fetus 

Rama Ayyala, MD

7:30 - 7:45 a.m. 
Sedation for Fetal Imaging: What is the Current Thinking?

Erika Rubesova, MD

7:45 - 8:00 a.m.  Case Base Ventral Wall Defects, 3T Tricks of the Trade

Teresa Victoria, MD, PhD

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.  Findings Suggestive of Imminent Fetal Demise You Should Not Miss   Judy A. Estroff, MD 
8:15 - 8:20 a.m.  Questions and Answers  
Radiographer Scientific Session    

Moderator: Stephen F. Simoneaux, MD

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Session Details

Categorical Course: General Pediatric Radiology: Abdomen

Moderator: Christopher I. Cassady, MD, FAAP

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.  Constipation is Not Black and White Vishal Avinashi, MD, MPH
8:45 - 9:05 a.m.   Pitfalls in Chest and Abdomen Richard Markowitz, MD, FACR
9:05 - 9:25 a.m.  
Pediatric Fluoroscopy: Tips and Tricks

Steven J. Kraus, MD

9:25 - 9:45 a.m.  

Secrets of the Experts: 5 Things I 

Learned the Hard Way in GI Imaging 

Michael J. Callahan, MD 
9:45 - 10:00 a.m.  Q&A with RSNA Diagnosis Live ™ 
Categorical Course: Musculoskeletal Imaging: Sports Imaging - Upper Extremity
Moderators: John D. MacKenzie, MD and Erica Schallert, MD
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Shoulder Injuries 

Matthew Winfeld, MD

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Imaging of Pediatric Elbow Injuries 

Victor Ho-Fung, MD

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Wrist and Hand Injuries
Mahesh M. Thapa, MD
Radiographer Scientific Session
Moderator: Stephen F. Simoneaux, MD 
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. I131 MIBG Therapy
Monica Cusick Pinson, BS, CNMT
9:45 - 10:00 a.m.  Thyroid Therapy   Christina L. Sammet, PhD, DABR 
Scientific Session III-A: Genitourinary Radiology - Ureters, Bladder, Gonads
Moderators: Kassa Darge, MD, PhD and Hansel J. Otero, MD
10:25 - 10:40 a.m. Contrast US for the Genitourinary Tract in Children

Susan J. Back, MD, FAAP

10:40 - 11:50 a.m.
Session Details


Scientific Session III-B: Fetal/Neonatal Imaging - Fetal Pathology
Moderators: Dorothy I. Bulas, MD, FACR, FAAP and Ryne Didier, MD
10:25 - 10:40 a.m. MRI Imaging of Twin Pregnancy

Mariana L. Meyers, MD

10:40 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.  Session Details

Scientific Session III-C: Quality Improvement
Moderators: Janet R. Reid, MD, FRCPC and Gregory Verona, MD
10:40 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Starting a Pediatric Radiology Quality Improvement Project: Some Tips! 

Kimberly E. Applegate, MD, MS, FACR

10:40 - 11:50 a.m.  Session Details  
Radiographer MR Session

Moderator: Nancy Rollins, MD

10:25 - 10:40 a.m.  

MR Safety

Daniel R. Smock, BHS RT(R)(MR)(CT), MRSO (MRSC)
10:45 - 11:00 a.m.    Cardiac MR Optimization for the Pediatric Patient
George J. Englehardt, ARRT(RT)(R)(MR)
11:05 - 11:20 a.m.     Routine Fetal MRI at 3T 
Nancy Rollins, MD
11:20 - 11:35 a.m.      MR Elastography 
Robert Carson, B.S.R.T. R,MR
11:35 - 11:50 a.m. MR Urogram  Scott Weisel, RT(R)(CT)(MR) 
SPR CT Protocol Session - DECT and Beyond 

Moderators: Michael J. Callahan, MD and John D. MacKenzie, MD
(First-come, first-serve basis; lunch provided to the first 60 participants) 

12:00 - 12:05 p.m.
Introduction & Welcome
Michael J. Callahan, MD and John D. MacKenzie, MD
12:05 - 12:15 p.m. Physics of Dual Energy CT Robert D. Macdougall, MSc
12:15 - 12:25 p.m. Body Applications for Dual Energy CT Sjirk J. Westra, MD
12:25 - 12:35 p.m. Dual Energy CT of the Head to Maintain Image Quality While Reducing Dose Jason P. Weinman, MD
12:35 - 12:45 p.m. Practical Yet Powerful Tricks for Low-Dose Pediatric CT  Kara G. Gill, MD
12:45 - 12:55 p.m. Pediatric Coronary CT Prakash M. Masand, MD
12:55 - 1:05 p.m. Image Quality, IR and 3D Richard N. Southard, MD
1:05 - 1:20 p.m. Questions & Answers with Presenters and Vendors 
Scientific Session IV-A: Gastrointestinal Radiology - Liver Imaging
Moderators: Jonathan R. Dillman, MD, MSc and David Dinan, MD
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. 
Detection of Bile Leak with Liver-Specific  MR Contrast   Hansel Otero, MD
1:45 - 3:35 p.m. Session Details   
Scientific Session IV-B: Musculoskeletal Imaging - Oncology, Inflammation, Infection
Moderators: Heike Daldrup-Link, MD, PhD and Bamidele Kammen, MD 
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Whole Body MRI and Fever of Unknown Origin - Where Do We Stand?  Nancy A. Chauvin, MD
1:45 - 3:35 p.m.  Session Details   
Scientific Session IV-C: Neuroradiology
Moderators: Dennis W. Shaw, MD and Vinay Kandula, FRCR MRCP
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Neuroimaging Findings in Congenital Zika Syndrome  Thierry A. G. M. Huisman, MD 
1:45 - 3:35 p.m. Session Details  
Radiographer Ultrasound Session
Moderator: Laura Gruber, MBA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.  Ultrasound Contrast  Laura Poznick 
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.  Intussusception  Patricia Lacy Gandor 
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Bowel Imaging 
Patricia Lacy Gandor 
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.  Inteleos/ARDMS Certifications
Lorraine Chisari, RDMS, RVT 
3:30 - 3:40 p.m.  Open Discussion   
Scientific Session V-A: Gastrointestinal Radiology - Fluoroscopic and Radiographic Abdominal Imaging
Moderators: Ethan A. Smith, MD and Shankar Rajeswaran, MD 
 4:15 - 4:30 p.m. Vascular Anomalies: An Update  Gulraiz A. Chaudry, MBChB, MRCP, FRCR
 4:30 - 5:40 p.m. Session Details  
Scientific Session V-B: Cardiovascular - Cardiovascular MRI, Miscellaneous
Moderators: Prakash M. Masand, MD and S. Bruce Greenberg, MD 
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.  Cardiac MRI or Cardiac CT - Making the Right Choice  Cynthia K. Rigsby, MD, FACR
4:30 - 5:40 p.m.  Session Details  
Scientific Session V-C: Interventional Radiology - Abdominal and Musculoskeletal Intervention
Moderators: Manish N.  Patel, DO and Mesha Martinez, MD
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.   Transplant Interventions: Tips and Tricks 
Matthew P. Lungren, MD, MPH 
4:30 - 5:40 p.m.   Session Details   
Radiographer CT Session
Moderator: Merima Karastanovic, MS, R.T. (R) (MR)
4:15 - 4:30 p.m. Joint Commission Standards Laura Gruber, MBA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
4:30 - 4:45 p.m. CT Dose Monitoring/Protocol Management Christina L. Sammet, PhD, DABR
4:45 - 5:00 p.m.  Portable CT in a Pediatric ICU Setting  Renee Mansour, BA, RT (R) (CT) (ARRT) 
5:00 - 5:15 p.m.  Tiny Hearts, Bigger Challenges? Tends, Technology and the Future of Pediatric Cardiac Imaging   Christine Ziemba-Landon, RT (ARRT) M CT
5:15 - 5:30 p.m.  PET/CT Kevin Edwards, BSRT (N), (R), CNMT PET 
5:30 - 5:45 p.m.  Discussion   

Shear Wave Elastography in Children 

2017 SPR Syllabus

Continuing Medical Education

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 the Society for 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 34.5 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 38.25 Category A credit hours of the ARRT.

SAM Credit

Qualified on February 24, 2017, select sessions from this activity meet the American Board of Radiology criteria for a self-assessment (SAM) activity and is designated for up to 16.25 SAM credits toward the ABR Maintenance of Certification program. 

Learning Objectives

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 and imaging findings for pediatric imaging.

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

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

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

6.     Evaluate and apply means of minimizing radiation exposure during diagnostic imaging and image-guided therapy.


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Updated as of April 2017.

Credit Claiming & Evaluations

Prior to the meeting, you were sent an 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.