Pediatric Radiology


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November 11 - 13, 2019

Pediatric Radiology

Target Audience: General radiologists that are called upon to pediatric studies in their practice

This three-day hands-on course is intended to provide the practicing radiologist an intensive experience in all aspects of pediatric radiology. This course will be broadly classified into three domains, pediatric body imaging, pediatric musculoskeletal imaging and pediatric neuroradiology. Basic and advanced imaging techniques will be reviewed with a focus on reducing/avoiding radiation-based studies and need for sedation.

Participants will have access to more than 300 pediatric radiology examinations covering all organ systems and modalities on a PACS workstation. The attendees will be given the opportunity to interpret images in a real-life situation and compare their findings with subspecialty experts in each pediatric subsection. Additionally, key teaching points will be provided for each imaging study with examples highlighting developmental variants and age appropriate normal findings. Formal lectures will introduce the attendees to common clinical scenarios and challenges in individual organ systems to facilitate review of library of cases. The cases will be assorted based on their incidence as well as level on difficulty in interpretation.

Course Materials
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Program and Learning Objectives


We propose to commence a comprehensive review course in pediatric radiology at the ACR learning center, similar to multiple others offered by the ACR. This three-day pediatric radiology course will have the following objectives.

  1. Provide a thorough, across-the-board review of pediatric radiology techniques and pathology to the practicing radiologist.
  2. Focus on specific imaging needs in children with emphasis on implementing appropriate imaging techniques concentrated on the age of the child and the clinical question to be answered.
  3. Highlight challenges encountered in pediatric radiology practice and offer practical solutions in following areas: radiation, IV/oral contrast, child life, sedation, communication with parents and referring physicians
  4. To create a large case engine in pediatric radiology with more than 300 cases that would be grouped into the following three major subsections: pediatric body imaging, pediatric musculoskeletal imaging and pediatric neuroradiology
  5. Offer detailed reports for each case in the case engine stressing the key teaching points that guide the attendees to an accurate diagnosis
  6. Stratify cases according to their incidence in the general pediatric population and based on their level of interpretative difficulty
  7. Illustrate normal developmental variants that mimic pathology on imaging studies.

Acclaimed pediatric radiology subspecialty content experts from major children’s hospitals in the country will provide lectures on common imaging challenges and specific imaging features of pediatric disorders. The subspecialty experts will be readily available to answer questions during the periods of supervised case review by the attendees.

Certificate


Attendees who complete a minimum of 100 cases will be awarded a Certificate of Completion in Pediatric Radiology.
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8am Lecture: Introduction to Pediatric Radiology (Challenges in Radiation, Sedation, Parental concerns, Child Life Specialists, IV/Oral contrast, MRI techniques)
9am ACR Case Engine Introduction 
9:15am Supervised Case Review #1 
10am Break 
10:15am Supervised Case Review #2
11am Lecture: Pediatric and Neonatal Chest disorders
Noon Lunch 
12:30pm Supervised Case Review #3
2pm Lecture: Pediatric fractures and Non-accidental trauma
3pm Break 
3:15pm Supervised Case Review #4 
4pm Lecture: Pediatric Brain: Is this appearance normal for age?
5pm Supervised Case Review #5
5:30pm Cocktail Reception 
6pm Optional Time for Self-Review of Cases
10pm  ACR Education Center Closes 
7am  Optional Time for Self-Review of Cases
8am Lecture: Genitourinary Pathologies in Children
9am Supervised Case Review #6
10am Break 
10:15am Supervised Case Review #7
11am  Lecture: Tumors of the Pediatric Brain and Spine  
Noon Lunch 
12:30pm Supervised Case Review #8
2pm Lecture: Pediatric bone marrow imaging and normal variants
3pm Break 
3:15pm Supervised Case Review #9 
4pm Lecture: Fluoroscopic studies of the chest and abdomen
5pm Supervised Case Review #10
6pm Optional Time for Self-Review of Cases
10pm ACR Education Center closes
7am  Optional Time for Self-Review of Cases
8am Lecture: Emergency imaging of the abdomen, Abdominal Masses
9am Supervised Case Review #11
10am Break 
10:15am Supervised Case Review #12
11am Lecture: Common head and neck masses in Children
Noon Lunch 
12:30pm Supervised Case Review #13
2pm Lecture: MRI in pediatric MSK: Trauma, infection and tumors
2:45pm Break 
3pm Supervised Case Review #14
4pm Course concludes

Course Co-Directors

Udayasankar

Unni K. Udayasankar MD, FRCR

University of Arizona
Pruthi

Sumit Pruthi, MD

Vanderbilt University (Neuro)

Faculty

Esben Vogelius, MD

Cleveland Clinic

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Date

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Reston, VA November 11 - 13, 2019 Register
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