Categorical Course

Sunday, April 18–Tuesday, April 20

This three-day course will provide the latest information on the use of ultrasound to diagnose abdominal, vascular, obstetric, gynecologic, and musculoskeletal diseases and disorders, as well as pitfalls in neck, chest, abdomen, and spine disorders in pediatric ultrasound.


Course Directors:

Marilyn J. Siegel, MD Maitraya K. Patel, MD Donna G. Blankenbaker, MD

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop differential diagnoses for ultrasound findings
  • Recognize the imaging and clinical features that allow for refinement of differential diagnosis, allowing for a more specific diagnosis
  • Recognize some commonly encountered imaging artifacts in ultrasound and describe why they occur and the techniques to avoid them
  • Recognize new ultrasound technologies and describe their use in clinical scenarios
  • Outline management decisions affecting a variety of commonly encountered clinical scenarios
  • Describe strategies that assist in improving diagnosis in adult and pediatric radiology

Book Included With Course Registration

Each registrant will receive the accompanying book, featuring a corresponding chapter for each scheduled presentation. An electronic copy of the book is also included. Individuals who register for this course after March 19, 2021 will receive the hard copy of the book after the Virtual Annual Meeting takes place. To receive the book to use with the Virtual Categorical Course, be sure to register prior to March 19, 2021.

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is radiologists, radiologists-in-training, and other health professionals interested in the use of ultrasound.


Due to the nature and granularity of this course, a separate registration fee is required in addition to your general registration fee.