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Two Categorical Courses


Strategies to Overcome the Most Common Misses in Clinical Practice

May 3–5

This three-day Categorical Course will provide practice-based strategies for turning errors into opportunities in both acute and routine imaging settings. Renowned faculty will discuss the role of data and technology, proper use of standardized reports, and implementing peer learning to reduce errors. As a participant, not only will you review cases across the spectrum of radiology, but you will also gain the skills and strategies to overcome misses utilizing advanced technology.

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Multimodality Vascular Imaging: From Head to Toe

May 6–8

This three-day Categorical Course will provide a holistic view of the emerging subspecialty area of multimodality vascular imaging. Renowned faculty will provide a comprehensive look at the application of each of the rich imaging modalities available for diagnosis of vascular disease. As a participant, you will gain insights to improve diagnosis of these pervasive and sometimes subtle diseases, as well as techniques to optimize image quality.

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Sunday Featured Courses

How Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning Are Going to Change Your Career

May 3, 10:00 am–12:00 pm

This course will provide a glimpse of your future: how artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL) are going to change your career. This session will introduce AI, ML, and DL and then present a point/counterpoint discussion about the evils and benefits of AI in medical imaging and how it will completely change the field.



Contrast Reaction Management: Conundrums and Pitfalls

May 3, 10:00 am–12:00 pm

When contrast reactions unexpectedly occur, radiologists are frequently ill-prepared to manage such, often making irreversible errors with potentially grave consequences including patient death. This course addresses common management errors made during unexpected contrast reactions that must be avoided.



Thyroid Cancer Therapy: Go High, Go Low, or Go Home!

May 3, 10:00 am–12:00 pm

This session will review thyroid cancer epidemiology, risk stratification, imaging and therapy guidelines including indications, challenges, and controversies for both adult and pediatric patients.



Rock the Review: How to Get a Perfect Manuscript Score

May 3, 10:00 am–12:00 pm

This course will provide an overview of all AJR processes from submission to publication as well as optimal approaches for all sections of a manuscript, with examples of excellent and poor reviews provided. Time will available for questions and answers.



Understanding MR Safety through AI Software Simulation

May 3, 1:00–3:00 pm

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



Rectal Cancer Staging MR: Interactive Workshop

May 3, 1:00–3:00 pm

This course will offer the opportunity for attendees to learn and enhance rectal MRI skills. Using a case-based approach, the faculty will highlight the pearls and pitfalls in using rectal MRI for staging and follow-up evaluation of patients with rectal cancer.



Resident Symposium: Financial Literacy for Radiologists

May 3, 1:00–3:00 pm

This course will provide an introduction to financial topics pertinent to trainee and staff radiologists to increase their financially 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 for 2020.



Deep Dive into Head and Neck Radiology

May 3, 1:00–3:00 pm (Part 1)
3:30–5:30 pm (Part 2)

This head and neck mini-symposium will enable participants to dive deep into head and neck anatomy and pathology. The lectures in Part I will cover the topics related to temporal bone and orbits: “I Can't See You” and “I Can't Hear You.” This head and neck review will be invaluable to those preparing for certifying exam as well as daily practice.



Mass Casualty Incidents: Introduction for Imagers

May 3, 3:30–5:30 pm

Experienced faculty will provide an overview of mass casualty incidents from the perspective of the military. The imaging process map will be broken down to explore the role of imaging in patient triage and increasing throughput. Useful tips and strategies for departmental improvement and integration will also be shared.



State of the Art MR of the Liver

May 3, 3:30–5:30 pm

Eminent subject specialists will provide a state-of-the-art update on liver imaging, with emphasis on imaging of diffuse liver diseases, practical diagnostic approach of enhancing liver lesions, pitfalls in cirrhotic livers, and the use of hepatobiliary contrast agents in cirrhosis.



Micro and Macroaggressions: How to Be an Ally

May 3, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm

Microaggressions, whether intentional or not, are brief exchanges that can send denigrating messages to certain individuals because of their group membership; this course will suggest solutions to being a better colleague. Utilizing role-play scenarios to reinforce technique, topics will include the identification of microaggressions; the use of mindfulness in difficult conversations; how to engage in potentially problematic discussions; and what to say in the moment.



Practical Steps from Peer-Review to Peer-Learning

May 3, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm

This session will describe the current status and practice gaps in peer review in radiology, demonstrate the difference between peer review and peer learning with best practices and challenges, and include an interactive panel discussion.



2020 Global Exchange

Imaging Cardiovascular Disease: The Argentina/USA Experience

May 3, 10:00 am–12:00 pm

This multimodality, multispecialty course will highlight the similarities and different diagnostic approaches to common presentations and challenges of cardiovascular diseases.

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