2019 Meeting




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Accreditation & Designation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American College of Radiology and Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance. The American College of Radiology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Radiology designates this activity for a maximum of 35.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American College of Radiology is approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) to sponsor and/or review Continuing Medical Educational programs for Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists.

The American College of Radiology designates this educational activity as meeting the criteria for up to 35.75 Category A credit hours of the ARRT.



2019 Brochure

Body MRI Value Workshop


Saturday, October 19, 2019
7:00 - Noon

Welcome / Introduction

Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD, FSCBTMR
Featured Speaker: Defining Value in Radiology: Perspectives from Outside the Reading Room
James Borgstede, MD

Economics and the Changing Landscape for MRI Reimbursement
Richard Ehman, MD, FSCBTMR
Cost-Effectiveness – Proving the Value of MRI
Geoff Rubin, MD, MBA, FSCBTMR
Measuring MR Utilization and Access

Scott Reeder, MD, PhD, FSCBTMR
Approaches to Payment for Focused MRI Exams
Andrew Degnan, MD, MPhil
9:00 - 10:30 am
Advances in MRI that Shorten Scan Time
Hersh Chandarana, MD
Advances in MRI that Improve Image Quality and Reliability
Martin Prince, MD, PhD, FSCBTMR
Quantitative MRI Biomarkers – What’s the Value in a Number?
Ihab Kamel, MD, PhD, FSCBTMR
Strategies to Translate New MRI Methods into Clinical Care
Ivan Pedrosa, MD, FSCBTMR

Beyond the Scanner: Innovative Practice Strategies that Increase the Value of MRI
Jeffrey Weinreb, MD, FSCBTMR
Question & Answer

10:40 am - 12:00 pm

Focused MRI Exams: Doing More with Our Toolbox
Mustafa Bashir, MD
Prostate MRI
Sadhna Verma, MD
Breast MRI
Dlucy Wolverton, MD
Liver MRI for HCC
Claude Sirlin, MD, FSCBTMR
Pulmonary MRA for PE
Christopher Francois, MD
Pelvic MRI for Your Referrers
Alison Sheridan, MD
Fast Knee MRI
Garry Gold, MD, FSCBTMR
Question & Answer



Saturday, October 19, 2019

Cardiothoracic & Vascular Imaging

1:15 – 3:00 pm

Structural Heart Disease 
(Part 1: Cardiologist's Perspective)

Robert Quaife, MD
Structural Heart Disease 
(Part 2: Pre-Operative Imaging)

Scott Nagle, MD
4D Flow MRI of the Aorta
Nicholas Burris, MD
New Innovations in Contrast-Enhanced MRA
Jeff Maki, MD, PhD
Update on Interstitial Lung Disease Imaging
Tami Bang, MD
Update on Lung Cancer Imaging
Brett Carter, MD
Q & A
3:00 – 3:15 pm
Innovation Beyond CT & MR
3:15 - 4:45 pm
Artificial Intelligence Applications in Medical Imaging
Bhavik Patel, MD, MBA, FSCBTMR
Patient-Centered Innovations
Matt Davenport, MD, FSCBTMR
MICCAI Society: Medical Image Computing and Research
Stephen Humphries, PhD
Informatics Solutions
Thomas Loehfelm, MD, PhD
DEBATE:  Artificial Intelligence Applications: 
Not Until the Distant Future

Thomas Loehfelm, MD, PhD
DEBATE: Artificial Intelligence Applications: 
Ready Today

Bhavik Patel, MD, MBA, FSCBTMR
DEBATE: Panel Discussion


Welcome Reception

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm


Ted-Like Talks

6:30 - 7.30 pm

Sunday, October 20, 2019

7:00 am – 7:45 am

Sponsorship vs. Mentorship: is there a gender divide?
Tara Catanzano, MD, MB, Bch, BAO, FSCBTMR, Barak Friedman, MD
Lung Cancer Screening- Clinical Practice Tips and Challenges
Subba Digumarthy, MD, Ella Kazerooni, MD, MS, FSCBTMR
Getting Published Reed Dunnick, MD, FSCBTMR, Allen Elster, MD








Work Life Balance and 
Professional Fulfillment                   
Leslie Quint, MD, FSCBTMR, Elizabeth 
Edney, MD


7:45 – 8:00 am
Innovations in CT
8:00 – 9.45 am


Designing CT Practice of the Future
Dushyant Sahani, MD, FSCBTMR
Low Dose CT: Technological Advances &
 Implementation Challenges for the 21st Century

Timothy Szczykutowicz, PhD

Innovations in CT Image Reconstruction
Andrew Smith, MD
Photon Counting CT: Technique and Applications Martin Willemink, MD
Functional CT Imaging: Myocardial Dual 
Energy CT Perfusion: What is the Future?

Carlo DeCecco, MD, FSCBTMR
Innovations in CT and Imaging Biomarkers
Meghan Lubner, MD
Question & Answer 
9:45 – 10:00 am
More Science! (Cancer Screening)
Mishal Mendiratta-Lala, MD and Danielle Marin, MD, FSCBTMR
10:00 – 11:00 am
  Principles of Screening                                                                         Dr. Ella Kazerooni
Safety of Shortened Observation Time Without Radiographic
Follow-up for Patients After CT-guided Lung Biopsy

Dr. Masoud Nakhaei
  Accuracy of an abbreviated screening MRI protocol
without contrast media for patients at risk for
hepatocellular carcinoma.

Dr. Julia Noschang
  Diagnostic performance of LI-RADS v2018 compared with
OPTN/UNOS criteria for hepatocellular carcinoma
diagnosis on MRI

Dr. Andrea Kierans
  Trimetazidine in the prevention of contrast-induced
nephropathy in patients with renal insufficiency:
A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Dr. Ashkan Heshmatzadeh Behzadi  
  How frequently does HCC develop in at-risk patients with
a negative liver MRI examination? 

Dr. Islam Zaki
  Publicly Transparent Outcome Data for CT Guided
 Lung Biopsies; 
a Patient Centered Approach
Dr. Geoffrey Miller



10:00 – 10:30 am

MR Radiogenomics: Predicting aggressive
biology in RCC and prostate

Steve Raman, MD, Paul Boutros, MD

Update on Pancreatic Cancer: From Imaging to Reporting


Eric Tamm, MD, FSCBTMR, Sanaz Javadi, MD

FFR-CT vs Myocardial CT Perfusion: 

What should be incorporated in clinical practice?


Carlo De Cecco, MD, FSCBTMR, Marly Van Assen, MD
10:35 - 11:05 am  
Cancer Immunotherapy:
New challenges in imaging

Marilyn Siegel, MD, FSCBTMR, Ali Pirasteh, MD
Don’t Panic: Simple guides on managing contrast reactions
Carolyn Wang, MD, Ben Mervak, MD

Applications of multi-energy CT in cardiothoracic imaging

Prabhakar Rajiah, MD, Fernando Kay, MD

11:10 - 11:40 am  
DEteCTed: Dual Energy CT in the Emergency 

Desiree Morgan, MD, FSCBTMR, 
Lakshmi Ananthakrishnan, MD
CT Deep Learning Image Reconstruction: Image 
Quality, Radiation Dose and Clinical Utility

Dennis Foley, MD, FSCBTMR,           Naveen Kulkarni, MD
Pulmonary Complications of Novel Cancer 

Richard Gore, MD, Brett Carter, MD

Bile duct injuries: a case-based diagnostic approach with gadoxetic acid-enhanced MR Motoyo Yano, MD, Jay Heiken, MD, FSCBTMR


11:45 - 1:00 pm

1:00 - 2:00 pm
Innovations in GU Imaging
2:00 - 3:00 pm


PSMA PET / MRI for Prostate Cancer: 
Should We Be Doing This?

Nelly Tan, MD

Revising the Bosniak Classification
Nicole Hindman, MD
Virtual Renal Mass Biopsy with MRI
Ivan Pedrosa, MD, PhD, FSCBTMR
Question & Answer 

3:00 – 3:15 pm

Beyond Interpretation: Taking Your Practice Higher
3:15 - 5:00 pm

Optimizing Strategic Planning
Neil Rofsky, MD, MHA, FSCBTMR
Motivation, or "Let's Listen to Science
for a Change"

Formal Versus Informal Mentoring: How I Do it
Claude Sirlin, MD
What and How to Ask Your Chair? 
A Primer on Negotiation

Incentivizing Volunteerism in Radiology Hersh Chandarana, MD
Julia Fielding, MD, FSCBTMR
Ella Kazerooni, MD, MS, FSCBTMR
Erik Paulson, MD, FSCBTMR
Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD, FSCBTMR
Aarti Sekhar, MD
Question & Answer   

Monday, October 21, 2019

Leadership/MIT Breakfast
7:00 am - 8:00 am

Main Scientific Session

Moderators:  Priya Bhosale, MD, FSCBTMR & Achille Mileto, MD

7:45 am - 9:05 am

Risk of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis from group II
gadolinium-based contrast agents in stage IV-V chronic
kidney disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis
of 2,700 studies.

Dr. Prasad Shankar
Vascular Deformation Mapping: A New Technique for
Three-dimensional Growth Mapping in Thoracic Aortic

Dr. Nicholas Burris
Comparative performance of SECT, DECT and MRI in Renal
mass characterization. 

Dr. Ali Pourvaziri
Multi-vendor performance for determination of renal
stone composition: Comparison with six dual-energy
CT scanners

Dr. Ali Pourvaziri
Machine learning analysis of radiomic features for the
preoperative assessment of vascular involvement in
patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

Dr. Francesca Rigiroli
Reproducibility of Radiomics Features Using
Single-Energy Dual-Source CT: Influence of
Radiation Dose and CT Reconstruction Settings
Within the Same Patient

Dr. Mathias Meyer
Body composition change measured by CT imaging and
survival in patients with pancreatic cancer

Dr. Lei Yu
Multi-institutional study using Radiomics and machine
learning model to differentiate benign and malignant
focal hepatic lesions on Dual Energy CT   
Dr. Ramandeep Singh



9:05 am – 9:20 am


Scientific Session 2 
Moderators:  Elizabeth Hecht, MD & Ghaneh Fananapazir, MD

9:20 am - 10:40am

Prediction of overall survival in patients with Hepatocellular
carcinoma (HCC): Radiomics vs conventional multiparametric MRI

Dr. Mounes Aliyari
Abbreviated-Protocol Screening MRI versus Complete-Protocol Diagnostic MRI for Detection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients with Cirrhosis - An Equivalence Study using LI-RADS v2018 
Dr. Takeshi Yokoo
Direct Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation of Liver Lesions with an MR-Compatible Localization Device
Dr. Victoria Rendell
Detection of liver metastases in uveal melanoma:
a comparison of MRI and CT

Dr. Brian Blumhof
Incremental value of volumetric functional MRI over Fudan clinical prognostic scoring system for unresectable intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma treated with systemic chemotherapy
Dr. Ankur Pandey
Imaging of Knee Articular Cartilage at 3T: A Prospective Study of Osteoarthritic Subjects with a Novel Rapid Volumetric gagCEST Sequence
Dr. Elka Rubin
Fully Automated Quantification Of Muscle Mass And Quality Using Convolutional Neural Networks
Dr. Dustin Brown
AI-assisted vs. current-practice response evaluation of advanced cancer using clinical trial methods Dr. Asser Abou Elkassem



10:40 am – 11:00 am


11:00 am -11:30 am
Assessing MRI Response Post
Locoregional Therapy

Ihab Kamel, MD, Joseph Yacoub, MD

Challenging Abdominal Cases: More than
meet the Eyes (Lee's 6 basic principles of image interpretation)

Joe Lee, MD

MRI Assessment of Metabolic Liver Disease
Michael Gee, MD, Amirkasra Mojtahed, MD
Realizing Strategy for Improved Results
Neil Rofsky, MD, MHA, FSCBTMR, Carolyn Wang, MD
11:35 am -12:05 pm  
Dual Energy CT in Therapeutic Response Assessment
Avinash Kambadakone, MD, DNB, FSCBTMR, Achille Mileto, MD
Oncologic body PET/MR applications

Onofrio Catalano, MD, Hersh Chandarana, MD
Atypical HCCs and Other Unusual Hepatic Masses
Sadhna Nandwana, MD, Amir Davarpanah, MD
Evolving throughout your career: Tips for wellness, productivity, and growth mindset Nelly Tan, MD, Stefanie Weinstein, MD
12:05 pm - 1:15 pm

Fostering a Culture of Innovation
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Session Introduction

Scott Reeder, MD, PhD, FSCBTMR
Susan Ascher, MD, FSCBTMR
Presidential Lecture
John Bennett, PhD
Creating a Culture of Innovation in the 
Field of Radiology

Mitch Schnall, MD, PhD

Human Friction
Thomas Grist, MD, FSCBTMR
Pasteur's Quadrant: Innovation in 
Medical Imaging

Richard Ehman, MD, FSCBTMR

Bench to Bedside
Jane Matsumoto, MD
Question & Answer 
3:00 – 3:15 pm

Hepatobiliary & Pancreas
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm


Innovations in Pancreatic Surgery/Therapy
Marco Del Chiaro, MD
Updates on Imaging and Management of 
Neuroendocrine Tumors

Jane Wang, MD

Guidelines on Management of Incidental Pancreatic 
Cysts: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Ihab Kamel, MD

Abbreviated MRI for HCC Screening: Hepatobiliary or 
Extracellular Agents?

Takshi Yokoo, MD, PhD

What's New in LIRADS?
Kathryn Fowler, MD
Question & Answer 
Annual Business Meeting
5:00 - 6:00 pm


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Round Tables
7:00 – 7:45 am
How to Implement a DECT Program Achille Mileto, Daniele Marin
LI-RADS in Clinical Practice Jay Heiken, MD, FSCBTMR, Cynthia Santillan, MD
CT Colonography - How To Set Up a Clinical Practice Beth McFarland, MD, FSCBTMR, Abhijit Roychowdhury, MD



7:45 - 8:00 am


Large and Small Bowel: Imaging of the Hollow Viscera: Advances and Updates
8:00 - 9:00 am

CT/MR Enterography: Updates on Monitoring Response and Structured Reporting Cynthia Santillan, MD
CT Colonography: Updates and Early Onset Screening Jessica Robbins, MD
MR Imaging of Rectal Cancer Gaurev Khatri, MD
Question & Answer 

Three Pearls  
Gaiane Rauch MD, PhD,FSCBTMR and Prasad Shankar, MD
9:00 - 9:45 am

PI-RADS v2.1 - An Image-Based Update
Dr. Alberto Diaz de Leon
Clinical Utility of Virtual Non-Calcium Dual-Energy CT in
Imaging of the Pelvis and Hip

Dr. Garrett Powel
Intraductal Papillary Neoplasm of the Bile Duct:
Radiology-Pathology correlation

Dr. Jack  Conner 
Zoom in the breast cancer: the cellular, molecular and genetic level
Dr. Roxana Partisan
Systematic evaluation of the portomesenteric venous system and
portosystemic shunts: a structured review for the radiologist

Dr. Robert Robinson
MSK for the Body Imager
Dr. Soumya Vig
Let's Get to the Bottom of This: A review of MRI defecography in
both males and females

Dr. Soumya Vig
 Imaging and management of trauma in pregnancy:
what radiologists should know

Dr. Nitin Venugopal
Congenital Cardiovascular Anomalies: A Pictorial Review
Dr. Tushar Garg
Quality Control Process for TRUS/MRI Fusion Guided Biopsy:
What Steps a Radiologist Needs to Cover?

Dr. Mojdeh Mirmomen
Updates in PI-RADS version 2.1: on our way to avoiding
(more) unnecessary biopsies

Dr. Vlad Bura
Accurate diagnosis in prostate mp-MRI: Know your pitfalls
and avoid unnecessary biopsies!

Dr. Vlad Bura
Delayed Gadolinium Enhancement in Cardiac MR:
An Algorithmic Approach forResidents in Training

Dr. Surbhi Raichandani
Reference Atlas of Power Injectable Medical Access
Ports on Chest X-Ray:A Supplemental Guide to Successful
Identification at Referral Centers

Dr. Huy Do
Know your post-operative thoracic aorta Dr. Padma Manapragada


9:45 – 10:00 am


Educational Poster Viewing | Scientific Poster Viewing  

10:00 – 10:45 am



10:45 – 11:00 am


Even More Science! (Response to Therapy)  
Nicole M Hindman, MD & Bhavik Patel, MD
11:00 -12:00 pm

Using Biomarkers to Assess Response to Treatment

ulmonary Surface Irregularity: A New Quantitative
CT Biomarker for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Joseph Ippolito, MD

Dr. Asser Abou Elkassem
Diagnostic Accuracy of the Clear Cell Likelihood Score in Clinical Practice
Dr. Robert Rasmussen
Dual-energy CT Vital Iodine Tumor Burden as a Quantitative
Response Parameter in Patients with GIST Undergoing
Tyrosine-Kinase-Inhibitor Therapy - A Comparison to Standard
CT and FDG-PET Criteria

Dr. Mathias Meyer
Assessment of response and survival to targeted radiotherapy
in hepatocellular carcinoma: CT-based radiomics as a
predictive biomarker 

Dr. Jinjin Cao
Repeatability and Reproducibility of Confounder-Corrected R2*
as a Biomarker of Liver Iron Concentration: Interim Results
from a Multi-Center, Multi-Vendor Study at 1.5T and 3T

Dr. Diego Hernando
Inter-reader Reproducibility and Overall Survival Predictability
of LI-RADS Tumor Response Algorithm after Drug-Eluting-Beads
Transarterial Chemoembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Dr. Ali Pirasteh





11:00 – 11:30 am

HCC - measuring the response to therapy with MRI Bachir Taouli, MD, Mishal Mendiratta-Lala, MD
Benign mimics of cancer of prostate MRI Pranay Krishnan, MD, Joseph Yacoub, MD
A Radiologist's Guide to Rectal Cancer MRI: Post Treatment Evaluation Gaurav Khatri, MD, Katrina McGinty, MD

11:35 – 12:05 am

Staging of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma Priya Bhosale, MD, FSCBTMR, Sanaz Javadi, MD
Anal Cancer: What radiologists need to know Gaiane Rauch, MD, PhD, FSCBTMR, Shannon Sheedy, MD
In Bore MRI Guided Prostate Biopsy Daniel Costa, MD, FSCBTMR, Robert McFarland, MD
12:00 - 1: 00 pm Lunch and Learn, sponsored by GE: Integration of Novel MR Techniques into Routine Clinical Practice
Open to the first 75 attendees - join us in Mt. Columbia.


Don't Let This Happen To You

1:00 – 2:00 pm


CT & MRI for Imaging of Body Composition 
2:00-3:00 pm

Opportunistic CT Screening for Osteoporosis
Perry Pickhardt, MD
Quantifying Body Fat: Best Imaging Methods
Joe Ippolito, MD, PhD
Imaging of Fat: Can We Predict Patient Outcomes?
Miriam Bredella, MD
Question & Answer 



3:00 – 3:15 pm


Innovations in MR
3:15 – 5:00 pm
High-Resolution Water Proton MRI of Cellular Metabolic Activity Charles Springer, PhD
Low Field vs. Conventional Field Adrianne Campbell-Washburn, PhD
Advances in MR Elastography: Beyond Stiffness (NIH) Meng Yin, PhD
Elastography: Not Just for the Liver Nayana Patel, MD
Vascular and non-Vascular Applications of Ferumoxytol Paul Finn, MD
4D Flow in the Abdomen Kristin Porter, MD
Question & Answer   

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Round Tables
7:00 am – 8:00 am

Supporting a Uterine Artery Embolization Program

Jessica Robbins, MD,
Olga Brook, MD, FSCBTMR
Sour M&M's: Lessons Learned from Peer Review

Neil Hansen, MD
Elizabeth Edney, MD
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Clinical Trials

Katrina McGinty, MD
Les Folio, DO, MPH, FAOCR


Pelvic MRI: Prostate, Gynecology and Beyond
8:00 am – 9:45 am

Biparametric Prostate MRI: The Time Has Come Maarten de Rooij, MD, PhD
Prostate Cancer Recurrence: Imaging Pearls Jeff Weinreb, MD
Prostate Cancer Hide and Seek Pranay Krishnan, MD
Adnexal Incidentalomas 2019 Susan Ascher, MD, FSCBTMR
Journey to the Other Side: Imaging the Transgender Patient Priyanka Jha, MBBS
Leiomyoma vs Leiomyosarcoma: Added Value of Multi-Parametric MR Imaging Yuliya Lakhman, MD
Question & Answer  

9:45  – 10:00 am


Innovations in Quality and Safety
10:00 am – 11:45 am

Rethinking RADPEER: Are Patient Outcomes the Answer? Ethan Smith
Rethinking Novelty: Does Optimization Trump Innovation? Prasad Shankar, MD
Rethinking Steroid Preps: Still Necessary? Benjamin Mervak, MD
Rethinking MR Device Safety: Who Can We Scan Safely? Alison Sheridan, MD
Question & Answer  
DEBATE:  Measuring Quality in Radiology: Almost There Matthew Davenport, MD, FSCBTMR
DEBATE:  Measuring Quality in Radiology: Miles Away 

DEBATE: Panel Discussion
Katrina McGinty, MD

Closing Remarks

11:45 -12:00 pm

Meeting Highlights

    • Over 25 hours of meeting time
      Debates with Top Specialists
      Round Tables - Small Group Discussion with the Experts
      Image Interpretation Panel Team Competition
      Don't Let This Happen To you
      Scientific Research
      Network with Experts and Peers