Abdominal MRI: Practical Applications and Advanced Imaging Techniques

Arming radiologists with all the frontline tools to maximize their utilization of cutting-edge MR imaging applications in everyday clinical practice, this Online Course covers strategies for protocol optimization, standardized interpretive schemas and assessment systems, as well as advanced topics in emergency settings and liver MRI.

ARRS Member price: $545
ARRS In-Training Member price: $275
Nonmember price: $795

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Earn credit at your own pace through September 30, 2024 and continue to access your videos until October 1, 2031. See below for detailed information and learning outcomes.

This course offers 11 CME following completion of an online test.

Video content for this Online Course will be available to view until October 1, 2031, which is ten years following the issuance date of this course. ARRS reserves the right to remove video content before the end of the ten year period. Video content that contradicts current science or misleads the viewer based on changes to accepted clinical practice may be removed on a case-by-case basis.

Learning Outcomes and Modules  

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Apply MRI in an emergency setting
  • Identify diagnostic approaches to various benign and malignant liver lesions
  • Recognize approaches for MR protocol optimization in imaging of prostate, hepatobiliary disorders, acute conditions, female pelvis, and GI tract
  • Describe and apply advanced imaging techniques, such as diffusion-weighted imaging and texture analysis
  • Outline the criteria for MR-based diagnostic systems: Bosniak 2019, O-RADS, and PI-RADS

Module 1—Emergency Department

  • Optimizing Emergency Department Protocols—Victoria Chernyak, MD, MS
  • MR Imaging of Appendicitis—Elena Korngold, MD
  • MR Imaging of Gynecologic Emergencies—Victoria Chernyak, MD, MS
  • Pancreaticobiliary Imaging in an Emergency Setting—Courtney Coursey Moreno, MD

Module 2—Liver Imaging

  • Primary Liver Malignancies (HCC and iCCA)—Kathryn J. Fowler, MD
  • Secondary Liver Malignancies—Kathryn J. Fowler, MD
  • Practical Approach to Quantitative Imaging of the Liver—Claude B. Sirlin, MD 
  • Usual and Unusual Appearances of Benign Liver Lesions—Victoria Chernyak, MD, MS

Module 3—Technique and Protocoling

  • Optimizing Hepatobiliary Protocols—Richard Kinh Gian Do, MD, PhD
  • Optimizing Prostate Protocols—Steven S. Raman, MD
  • Optimizing MR for Female Pelvis Imaging—Elizabeth A. Sadowski, MD
  • MR Protocols for Bowel Imaging—Elena Korngold, MD

Module 4—Incorporations of Advanced Imaging Techniques in Routine Practice

  • Why Do My Images Look This Bad? Artifacts and How to Remove Them—Mustafa Rifaat Bashir, MD
  • Updates on Advanced Sequences and Techniques—Mustafa Rifaat Bashir, MD
  • DWI: Practical Guide on How to Do It and How to Interpret It—Claude B. Sirlin, MD 
  • Introduction to Texture Analysis—Richard Kinh Gian Do, MD, PhD

Module 5—Standardized Imaging Assessment Systems

  • Bosniak 2019—Steven S. Raman, MD
  • Introduction to O-RADS™—Elizabeth A. Sadowski, MD
  • PI-RADS® v.2.1—Antonio Carlos A. Westphalen, MD, PhD

Module 6—GI and GU Case Review

  • GI Cases—Courtney Coursey Moreno, MD
  • GU Cases—Antonio Carlos A. Westphalen, MD, PhD

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ARRS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians.

The ARRS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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