Abdominal Imaging

Overview

Brochure

Led by Dushyant Sahani, MD, this 3-day course focuses on how to improve your abdominal imaging service.

This brand-new course will cover up-to-date CT protocols, latest guidelines on managing incidentalomas, how to report complex post-operative CT, customizing reporting templates for cancer staging, with special reference to what the surgeon needs to know. Plus, the course staff offers their unique approaches to reporting many CT findings which are seen daily, such as dilated bile ducts, small volume nodes, and misty mesentery.

The course also discusses “Do not miss” cases in the major abdominal organs. 

The course will cover the following topics:

  • How to deal with focal liver, pancreas, adrenal and kidney lesions
  • Pitfalls in liver, pancreas and kidney imaging
  • Pitfalls in postoperative CT
  • Newer CT technology, including dual energy CT

The course provides an individual, “hands-on” experience with a case simulator to teach physicians how to accurately acquire and interpret cases affecting various abdomen and pelvic organs and vascular structures performed in both routine and challenging scenarios.


Attendees who complete a minimum of 100 cases will be awarded a certificate of proficiency stating they meet the maintenance of competence case requirement as specified in the ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Computed Tomography (CT) of the Abdomen and Computed Tomography (CT) of the Pelvis. 

Earn up to 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsand 25 SAM Credits

Date Location
October 9 - 11, 2017 Reston, VA
February 9 - 11, 2018 Reston, VA
May 10 - 12, 2018 Reston, VA
October 9 - 11, 2018 Reston, VA

At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to protocol CT studies for various clinical indications in the abdomen.
  • Learn the multimodality investigation of liver, biliary, pancreatic and renal diseases.
  • Confidently deal with complex CT including postoperative imaging.
  • Apply algorithms to manage incidental lesions in the abdomen and pelvis.

 

Accreditation Statement:  The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Designation Statement:  The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Qualified on 9/8/2016 this activity meets the American Board of Radiology’s criteria for a self-assessment (SAM) activity and is designated for up to 25 SAM credits toward the ABR Maintenance of Certification program.

"I was on call last weekend and I really did feel more comfortable reading the fellows out and catching things that they missed.  I’m sure that more people will come to the course as people talk about it." 

"Amazing faculty with a passion to teach.  Everyone would benefit significantly from 3 days with them!"

"Wow!  I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know….it will change the way you read abdominal CT."

"If you haven’t refreshed CT in the last 3-5 years, you have to come to this course."