Body and Pelvic MR



This is a three-day intensive practical course on abdominal and pelvic MR image interpretation that will be focused on the most common current indications for abdominal and pelvic MR – imaging of the liver, pancreas, pelvis and the kidneys. It is aimed to help a range of radiologists, from the general radiology practitioner to the moderately advanced MRI expert.

In contrast to passive lectures, participants will be provided their own PACS workstation from which actual patient abdominal MRI studies will be viewed. A formalized reporting structure will be used for the attendee to analyze their viewing of the findings. Additionally these findings can be reviewed and discussed with the teaching faculty.

Earn up to 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsand 25 SAM Credits.
Date Location
January 12 - 14, 2018 Tucson, AZ
April 6 - 8, 2018 Reston, VA
July 13 - 15, 2018 Reston, VA
October 12 - 14, 2018 Reston, VA

Course Director
Diego Martin, MD, PhD
Chief of Radiology
University of Arizona

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

  1. Interpret at least 100 patient cases on a PACS workstation
  2. List the protocol expertise for acquiring a comprehensive examination within a 20-minute scan time
  3. Describe the rationale for the acquisition methods: which acquisition shows specific aspects of particular pathologies
  4. Identify and develop expertise in the diagnostic evaluation of a range of liver tumors and diffuse liver disease, gall bladder and diseases of the bile ducts; pancreatic malignancies and diffuse pancreatic disease; renal malignancies; and abdominal vascular, retroperitoneal and peritoneal disease; and pathologies of male and female pelvis.

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 Practice Guidelines for the Performance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for the abdomen and liver.

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 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Qualified on 09/08/2016, 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.

Self-paced review, with immediate feedback, of a large number and variety of cases is a very effective teaching method.
- Michelle McNamara

Revolutionary format! Outstanding faculty! I learned an order of magnitude more than I have ever reaped from any lecture-based course.
- Robert Schick