SRS Guest Speaker Program: The History of Radiology Journals
M. Huckman

8:30–9:30 am

This session will look at the history of radiology journals as new technology has emerged through the years. 

AJR: Publishing in the Yellow Journal
A. Rosenkrantz, W. Yang, E. Chang, N. Schieda

10:00 am–12:00 pm

This session will provide AJR authors, reviewers, and readers with an overview of the journal today, focusing on recent changes. The session will highlight key aspects of journal peer review and production processes. Additional topics of interest for prospective authors will include selecting a study question, performing an Original Research study, and writing a Review of Clinical Perspective article. 

Understanding MR Safety Through AI Software Simulation
E. Kanal

10:00 am–12:00 pm

By utilizing and heavily emphasizing custom developed graphic and visual AI software, this course will dissect out the primary energies and fields used in the MR imaging process, explain their associated unique safety risks, and focus on methodology as to how to assess and even quantify these potential risks associated with MR scanning of various foreign bodies, implants, and medical devices.

Breakthroughs in Nuclear Medicine for Neurology and Oncology
Presented in cooperation with the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
P. Kuo, K. Zukotynski, D. Yoo

10:00 am–12:00 pm

Multiple, large clinical trials have recently completed and led to significant breakthroughs in nuclear medicine that will affect the care of patients with dementia and cancer. In dementia, analyses of the IDEAS study will have major implications on reimbursement of PET amyloid imaging. The FDA approval of tau-PET imaging also opens doors for a new era of PET imaging of proteinopathies for neurodegenerative disease. For cancer, major trials for prostate cancer imaging are completed, and FES-PET for breast cancer has been FDA-approved. For cancer therapies, numerous trials for PSMA-targeted therapies are underway, and updates are required for existing treatments such as PRRT and Radium-223. This course will provide insights into these breakthroughs and how they will impact medical imaging and patient care.

2021 Global Exchange Featuring Argentina
Imaging Cardiovascular Disease: The Argentina/USA Experience
F. Gutierrez, P. Carrascosa, L. Dragonetti, A. Bierhals, H. Bedi, S. Rossini 

10:00 am–12:00 pm

The purpose of this multimodality, multispecialty presentation is to highlight the similarities and different diagnostic approaches to common presentations and challenges of cardiovascular diseases. This featured course will be presented by faculty from Argentina and ARRS faculty. 

RADS Fundamentals

Part 1: What, When, in Whom, and Why?
V. Chernyak, A. Kamaya, A. Bader, K. Fowler

10:00 am–12:00 pm

RADS Part 2: How to Integrate Into Our Practice?
A. Kielar, J. Yee, K. Maturen, N. Tan

1:00–3:00 pm

Presented by the 2021 ARRS Figley and Rogers Fellows in in Radiology Journalism, this session will highlight some of most viewed AJR articles of 2020 across subspecialties.

Year in Review
O. Awan, F. Giganti

1:00–2:00 pm

Presented by the 2021 ARRS Figley and Rogers Fellows in in Radiology Journalism, this session will highlight top AJR articles from 2020 across subspecialties.

Resident Symposium: Financial Literacy for Radiologists: Addressing an Underrecognized Cause of Physician Burnout
G. Mitchell, S. Chan, C. Walker, J. Donald

1:00–3:00 pm

This course will introduce financial topics pertinent to trainee and staff radiologists to increase their financial literacy with the hope to decrease physician burnout and stress. It will be given by radiologists who are passionate about the subject and who will provide an unbiased approach to personal finance.

Venous Disease: Exploration of Advances, Challenges, and Future Directions
R. Winokur, C. Ingraham, J. Moriarty, R. Srinivasa, J. Chick

1:00–3:00 pm

Venous disease is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality for patients of all ages, spanning from the impaired quality of life associated with superficial venous disease to the high mortality associated with pulmonary embolism. The past several years have seen rapid progress in the approval and research supporting various devices and techniques used for the treatment of venous disease. This course will cover the impact of recent trials, techniques, and devices, and will provide a look forward into the future of venous disease treatment.

2021 Global Exchange Featuring Mexico
Tuberculosis: From Head to Toe
M. Palacios Montesinos, L. Alva Lopez, O. Quiroz Castro, A. Chhabra, N. Rodriguez Pedraza, C. Zamora

1:00–3:00 pm

Approximately 25 percent of the world population is infected with tuberculosis (TB), a disease that has resurged due to HIV, drug resistance, and socioeconomic factors. Imaging plays a central role in the diagnosis and management of TB. This featured course will cover manifestations of the disease throughout the body, combining expertise from Mexican Society of Radiology and Imaging faculty and ARRS faculty.

Crossroads of Computational Science and Musculoskeletal Imaging: Where Machine Magic Can Aid Radiologists
O. Ashikyan, J. Burns, M. Chalian, M. Richardson, S. Gyftopoulos, A. Chhabra, N. Subhas, B. Do

3:30–5:30 pm

This course will discuss how computational techniques relate to clinical practice of musculoskeletal radiology and how these can be used in musculoskeletal research. Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques aimed at detection and classification of neoplastic, arthritic, and other disease processes of the musculoskeletal system will be discussed. Radiomics topics related to analyses of neoplasms and normal tissues will be introduced. Participants will gain understanding of hardware and software needed for efficient 3D processing of high-resolution data.

Imaging Victims of Violence: Fists, Stabs, Bullets, and Blasts
L. Avery, H. Maresky, N. Ditkofsky, M. Grant, E. Roberge

3:30–5:30 pm

From domestic violence to the most remote battlefield, imaging has become indispensable in the evaluation of injuries sustained by victims of violence. This course will focus on the mechanisms of injury associated with fist fights, penetrating trauma, and explosive injuries in order to understand how these translate into imaging patterns. Additionally, this course will touch on the role of the radiologist in Mass Casualty Activations which can incorporate any and all of these mechanisms.

Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes Research
Sponsored by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Program for Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes Research
P. Sanelli, S. Kang, R. Carlos, C. Lee

3:30–5:30 pm

This course will provide insights on importance of clinical effectiveness and outcomes research for the future of radiology practice and facilitate engagement amongst radiologists and radiation oncologists to contribute to demonstrating the value of imaging in healthcare.

State of the Art Liver Imaging in Cirrhosis
K. Fowler, C. Sirlin, K. Elsayes, V. Chernyak

3:30–5:30 pm

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) develops at a fairly constant rate of approximately 3% per year, regardless of the stage of cirrhosis. HCC is the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the world and is the third most common cause of death among patients with cirrhosis. There is a need to increase familiarity of radiologists to the system that standardizes the diagnosis of HCC (LI-RADS). There is also a need to be aware of the pitfalls and misdiagnoses which could result from lack of knowledge.

Micro and Macroaggressions: How to Be an Ally
N. Kagetsu, C. DeBenedectis, A. Jay, L. Deitte

3:30–5:30 pm

This session focuses on strategies for recognizing and dealing with difficult conversations and microaggressions. The first hour will cover: Introduction to Microaggressions, The Use of Mindfulness in Difficult Conversations, Engaging in Difficult Conversations, and What to Say in the Moment. The second hour will be interactive and include a variety of scenarios and potential responses.

SAR Disease Focused Panels: Cancer Imaging and Reporting Guidelines
S. Lee, S. Silverman, A. Megibow, M. Mendiratta-Lala, A. Kambadakone-Ramesh. M. Davenport, A. Venkatesan, M. Harisinghani, A. Purysko, T. Jaffe

3:30–5:30 pm

Imaging is central to the diagnosis, treatment planning, and monitoring of cancer patients. SAR Disease Focused Panels, comprised of abdominal radiologists with subspecialty expertise in each cancer type, have worked their clinical counterparts in surgery and oncology to develop standardized guidelines for image acquisition and exam reporting. This session will present these multidisciplinary consensus guidelines for imaging hepatocellular, pancreatic, ovarian, and prostatic cancers. The 2019 Bosniak classification for diagnosing cystic renal masses will also be presented.