Featured Events

How Radiologists Get Paid: Today and Tomorrow

Sunday, April 22, 7:30–9:30 am
Presented in cooperation with the American College of Radiology.
This session will feature five interrelated lectures regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services' (CMS) payment policy under the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Lectures will feature discussion on the latest permutation of the pay-for-performance system and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), the basic principles of MIPS, Alternative Payment Models (APMs), the future of healthcare payment policy, and much more.

Rock the Review: How to Get a Perfect Score

Sunday, April 22, 7:30–9:30 am
Satisfies the New Reviewer Orientation Requirement
This session will provide a unique opportunity for open exchange between editors, AJR staff, and new or current reviewers to clarify the importance, consistency, and timeliness of the scientific peer-review process.

Contrast Reaction: Now What Do I Do? Part 2

Sunday, April 22, 10:00 am–12:00 noon
Using a case-based clinical scenario format, this course will discuss various iodinated contrast reactions, Gd-DTPA-related reactions, contrast extravasations and the management of such, and also highlight the new changes that were just released on the pre-medication of contrast-allergic patients in the 10.3 version of the ACR Manual On Contrast Media. Attending Part 1 of this course at the 2017 Annual Meeting is not necessary to participate.

Beyond the Screening Mammography Debate: Harmonizing Recommendations to Inform Choice

Sunday, April 22, 10:00 am–12:00 noon
Today's healthcare policies and guidelines for breast cancer screening with mammagraphy are not harmonized, and as a result, breast imagers and allied health professionals are faced with the daily challenge of communicating with patients and providers, making recommendations, and operating within the standard of care. This course will address these challenges in everyday practice as faculty discuss solutions that enable informed medical decision making.

Radiology Year in Review

Sunday, April 22, 3:30–4:30 pm
Given the growing number of radiology journals as well as the increasing complexity of radiologists’ practices, staying on top of the latest peer-reviewed, published literature can be challenging. This session will help address this challenge by providing key findings from articles in the past year that are most likely to impact radiologists’ practice.

Immersive & Augmented Reality in Imaging

Sunday, April 22 1:00–3:00 pm
This course will introduce the concepts of immersive and augmented reality and demonstrate the current applications of this technology for radiology. Immersive reality interventional radiology modules that can be viewed on readily available viewers and smartphones will be demonstrated. The application of Dicom images using augmented reality will also be demonstrated. Although recommended, a smartphone and 3D Viewer, such as Google Cardboard, are not required for this course.

Resident Symposium

Sunday, April 22—1:00–3:00 pm (Part 1); 3:30–4:30 pm (Part 2)
This symposium will provide residents the opportunity to focus on interview skills, develop an understanding of the fellowship process in radiology, discuss worklife balance, and more. In addition to lectures, the symposium will also feature a 1-hour panel discussion with fellowship directors, with time allocated for residents to ask questions.

Imaging Sports Injuries: Perspectives from Brazil and North America

Sunday, April 22—1:00–3:00 pm (Part 1); 3:30–5:00 pm (Part 2)
This event is a part of ARRS' 2018 Global Exchange Program
Experts in imaging from the Brazilian College of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging and ARRS will present on various aspects of sport injuries. This forum will include discussion of Brazil's experiences with Olympic and World Cup athletics.