Radiology CME

The Stanford Department of Radiology Presents

11th Annual International Symposium on
Multidetector-Row CT


Hyatt Regency San Francisco

May 19 - 22, 2009


Course Directors: Gary M. Glazer, MD and Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD


Course Highlights:

Hot Topics Presented in Highly Focused 10 Minute Lectures

160 Lectures from 70 World-Renown Faculty

7th Annual Original Workstation Face-Off*
Wednesday, May 20th at 3:20pm
Observe physician-operators navigate the same diverse clinical datasets to identify key clinical findings. The real-time demonstrations of workstation performance will be presented side-by-side on one stage, facilitating comparison of the capabilities, image qualities, and workflow strategies available on each workstation.
* not certified for CME credit

Case Conference with the Professor
Interactive sessions led by our course faculty!
Replicate the experience of reading a case with expert feedback.  These 75 minute sessions will be focused on different CT applications (e.g. chest, cardiac, abdomen, musculoskeletal, etc) and will run simultaneous to the course program. Registrants will work in pairs to manipulate and review cases on individual workstations and then discuss their findings within the small group setting.  Please note that space is limited.



Objectives | Accreditation | Program | Faculty | Accommodations | Travel | Registration


Learning Objectives / Target Audience

This course is intended for radiologists, medical imaging scientists, non-radiologist physicians, and other medical professionals such as radiologic technologists, nurses, and physician's assistants who are interested in CT technology and its applications.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

Statement of Need

Substantial developments in MDCT technology have resulted in a broad spectrum of new and improved clinical applications. These developments and techniques include greater radiation dose efficiency, improved spatial resolution, wide-area detectors, and dual energy imaging. This program aims to discuss the impact of new MDCT developments on clinical practice and help physicians learn how to advance their acquisition protocols and interpretations to take full advantage of these advances.


Accreditation

The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

Stanford University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 30.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Technologists: This course has been approved for up to 27.5 ARRT Category A CE credits for those technologists attending the entire course.


Program

Monday, May 18, 2009

3:00-5:00 pm Registration and Check-In

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

6:30-7:00 am Registration, Check-In, and Continental Breakfast

7:00-7:10 Course Welcome
Gary M. Glazer, MD

7:10-7:20 Program Introduction
Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD

Session I: Technology: Present and Future
Moderator: Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD

7:20-7:30 MDCT Technology: The Big Picture
Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD

7:30-7:40 Clinical Applications and Wide Area Detectors: Advantages & Disadvantages
Mathias Prokop, MD

7:40-7:50 DSCT at High Pitch Provides Sub-Second Scans of the Thorax and the Heart
Willi A. Kalender, PhD

7:50-8:00 Technical Implementations of Dual-Energy CT: Many Roads to the Same Destination?
Cynthia H. McCollough, PhD

8:00-8:10 Next Generation Dual Energy CT: Does New Scanner Technology Take Us to the Next Level?
Anno Graser, MD

8:10-8:20 Material Density Accuracy of a CT Spectral Imaging System
William Pavlicek, PhD

8:20-8:30 Scatter in MDCT: Hardware and Software Correction
Rebecca Fahrig, PhD

8:30-8:40 Understanding kV Adaptation in CT: When Does it Help? When Can it Hurt?
Cynthia H. McCollough, PhD

8:40-8:50 Current Status and Future Prospects of Inverse Geometry CT
Norbert J. Pelc, ScD

8:50-9:00 Impact of New CT Detector Technology
Norbert J. Pelc, ScD

9:00-9:15 Discussion / Q & A

9:15-9:35 Coffee Break

Session II: Radiation Exposure
Moderator: Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD

9:35-9:45 “By The Way, I’m Pregnant”…What Now?
Donald P. Frush, MD

9:45-9:55 An Alphabet Soup of Dose Reduction Techniques: AEC, FLASH, HYPR, IR, MBF (and more)
Cynthia H. McCollough, PhD

9:55-10:05 Meeting ACR CT Accreditation Using Reference Dose Values
William Pavlicek, PhD

10:05-10:15 How Effective is Effective Dose as a Predictor of Radiation Risk?
Cynthia H. McCollough, PhD

10:15-10:25 Advantages of Iterative Reconstruction: Has Its Time Come?
Norbert J. Pelc, ScD

10:25-10:35 Iterative Reconstruction: Image Quality and Dose Reduction
W. Dennis Foley, MD

10:35-10:45 Dose Assessment in Clinical Practice: What’s Typical? What’s Too Much?
Cynthia H. McCollough, PhD

10:45-11:00 Discussion / Q & A

Session III: Contrast Medium Delivery and Image Enhancement
Moderator: Dominik Fleischmann, MD

11:00-11:10 Customization of the Contrast Media Dose and Rate by Determining Lean Body Weight from MDCT Scans
Rendon C. Nelson, MD

11:10-11:20 The Iodine Delivery Rate (IDR): A Prerequisite for Optimization of a CTA Protocol
Joachim E. Wildberger, MD, PhD

11:20-11:30 Understanding Arterial Contrast Medium Dynamics for Cardiovascular CT
Dominik Fleischmann, MD

11:30-11:40 Optimization of the Saline Chaser in MDCT Angiography
Rendon C. Nelson, MD

11:40-11:50 How to Control Arterial Enhancement for Subsecond Scans?
Dominik Fleischmann, MD

11:50-12:00 pm Advances in Oncological MDCT: Time-Resolved CT Volume Perfusion for Monitoring Antiangiogenic Treatment
Anno Graser, MD

12:00-12:10 Perfusion Imaging: A Balancing Act between Dose and Time Resolution
Patrik Rogalla, MD

12:10-12:20 Novel Contrast Agent Development in the Nano-Particle Era
Jacob Sosna, MD

12:20-12:35 Discussion / Q & A

12:35-1:50 Lunch

1:50-2:00 Which Patients are at High Risk for Clinically Significant Contrast-Induced Nephropathy Following Computed Tomography?
Steven D. Weisbord, MD, MSc, FASN

2:00-2:10 Contrast Induced Nephropathy: Does it Matter for CT?
U. Joseph Schoepf, MD

2:10-2:20 Choosing an Intravenous Fluid to Prevent Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in High Risk Patients: A Review of Recent Data
Steven D. Weisbord, MD, MSc, FASN

2:20-2:30 Dealing with the Contrast-Challenged Patient
Robert J. Herfkens, MD

2:30-2:40 Contrast-Induced Nephropathy and Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis: An Approach to the Prevention of Adverse Iatrogenic Outcomes in High Risk Patients
Steven D. Weisbord, MD, MSc, FASN

2:40-2:55 Discussion / Q & A

Session IV: Pediatrics
Moderator: Beverley Newman, BSc, MBBCh, FACR

2:55-3:05 IV Contrast Reactions in Children: What, When, and Is Help Here Yet?
Donald P. Frush, MD

3:05-3:15 Radiation in Pediatric Cardiac CTA – Myth and Reality
Frandics Chan, MD, PhD

3:15-3:25 Effective Dose in Pediatric CT: How Did They Determine This and What is Reasonable?
Donald P. Frush, MD

3:25-3:35 Significant CT Dose Reduction for Pediatric Craniofacial Imaging
Srini Mukundan, MD, PhD

3:35-3:45 Wide Detector Computed Tomography in Children: Early Experience
S. Bruce Greenberg, MD

3:45-4:05 Coffee Break

4:05-4:15 Analysis of the Abnormal Pediatric Skull Using CT-Based 3D Virtual Anthropomorphetry
Srini Mukundan, MD, PhD

4:15-4:25 CT Imaging of Prenatally Diagnosed Lung Malformations - Why, When, and How
Richard A. Barth, MD

4:25-4:35 The Spectrum of Intrapulmonary Neoplasms in Childhood
Beverley Newman, BSc, MBBCh, FACR

4:35-4:45 MDCT: The Right Choice for Infants with Complex Congenital Heart Disease?
S. Bruce Greenberg, MD

4:45-4:55 Effective CT Angiography in Cavopulmonary Anastomoses
Beverley Newman, BSc, MBBCh, FACR

4:55-5:05 The Role of CTA and MRA for Evaluation of Vascular Malformations in Children
S. Bruce Greenberg, MD

5:05-5:15 Imaging of Wilms Tumors and Wilms Mimickers
Richard A. Barth, MD

5:15-5:25 Pediatric Appendicitis- When is CT Indicated?
Richard A. Barth, MD

5:25-5:40 Discussion / Q & A

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

6:30-7:00 am Registration, Check-In, and Continental Breakfast

Session V: Abdomen I: Hepatobiliary and Genitourinary
Moderator: R. Brooke Jeffrey, MD

7:00-7:10 MDCT of the Abdomen: Common Errors in Lesion Detection and Diagnosis
Elliot K. Fishman, MD

7:10-7:20 Optimization of MDCT in Large Patients
Rendon C. Nelson, MD

7:20-7:30 Understanding THIDS and THADs
Terry S. Desser, MD

7:30-7:40 Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Do We Stage it Accurately with CT/MR?
Michael Federle, MD

7:40-7:50 3D Volume Rendered Imaging of Peri-Ampullary Lesions
R. Brooke Jeffrey, MD

7:50-8:00 Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction: Thin-Slice, Low-Contrast Improvements and Implications in Pancreatic Imaging
Joseph M. Collins, MD

8:00-8:10 Patterns of Perineural Spread of Pancreatic Carcinoma on 3D Volume Rendered Images
R. Brooke Jeffrey, MD

8:10-8:20 Perfusion or Confusion: Dynamic Volume CT of the Pancreas
Patrik Rogalla, MD

8:20-8:30 Eliminating the "CT Indeterminate Lesion" using Spectral Imaging
Alvin C. Silva, MD

8:30-8:40 Characterization of Fat Containing Pathologies with Dual Energy MDCT
Jacob Sosna, MD

8:40-8:50 Urologist’s Perspective on Urolithiasis: New and Evolving Concepts in CT
Dushyant Sahani, MD

8:50-9:00 Different Approaches to Acquisition in MDCT Urography
F. Graham Sommer, MD

9:00-9:10 Pitfalls of MDCT Imaging of Renal Masses: How to Miss Renal Pathology
Elliot K. Fishman, MD

9:10-9:20 Advanced Processing for MDCT Urography
F. Graham Sommer, MD

9:20-9:30 GFR Measurements with Quantitative Kidney Perfusion
Konstantin Nikolaou, MD

9:30-9:40 CT Cystoscopy: Techniques and Applications
Elliot K. Fishman, MD

9:40-9:55 Discussion / Q & A

9:55-10:15 Coffee Break

Session VI: Abdomen II: Gastrointestinal
Moderator: Michael Federle, MD

10:15-10:25 Practical Tips on Dose Reduction in Abdominal Imaging- How to Optimize Image Quality and Reduce Dose by 50-66%
Amy K. Hara, MD

10:25-10:35 Low Dose CT Examinations in Crohn’s Disease: Image Quality and Radiation Dose
Dushyant Sahani, MD

10:35-10:45 Potential and Pitfalls of Routine Low Dose Body CT Using Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction (ASIR)
Amy K. Hara, MD

10:45-10:55 CT Enterography
Michael Federle, MD

10:55-11:05 From Diverticulosis to Frank Perforation: Staging Diverticular Disease
Patrik Rogalla, MD

11:05-11:15 Requisites for Performing a High Quality CT Colonography Study
C. Dan Johnson, MD

11:15-11:25 Optimizing Colon Distention in CTC: Tricks of the Trade
Abe Dachman, MD

11:25-11:35 Spectral CT Cleansing in Non-Cathartic CTC
Jacob Sosna, MD

11:35-11:45 Comparison of 3D Displays for Polyp Detection at CTC
Perry J. Pickhardt, MD

11:45-11:55 CAD for CTC: Help or Hinder?
Abe Dachman, MD

11:55-12:05 pm Results of the National CT Colonography Trial
C. Dan Johnson, MD

12:05-12:15 CTC: How Much Training is Enough?
Abe Dachman, MD

12:15-12:25 Extracolonic Findings at CTC Screening: Key Issues
Perry J. Pickhardt, MD

12:25-12:40 Discussion / Q & A

12:40-2:00 Lunch

Session VII: Workflow/Image Processing
Moderator: Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD

2:00-2:10 Scan Thin, Read Thick, Store How? What You Will Need from Your PACS and 3D Vendors
Jeffrey B. Mendel, MD

2:10-2:20 Organ Volumetry: Indications and Challenges
Dushyant Sahani, MD

2:20-2:30 Barriers to Implementing a 3D Lab
Laura Pierce, MPA, RT (CT)

2:30-2:40 Beyond Visualization and Quantitation: Data Mining for Radiological Decision Support
Sandy Napel, PhD

2:40-2:50 Workflow for Outside Studies: Techniques for those Piles of CDs
Jeffrey B. Mendel, MD

2:50-3:05 Discussion / Q & A

3:05-3:20 Coffee Break

3:20-6:15 7th Annual Workstation Face-Off*
Moderator: Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD
View and Compare How Each Major Workstation Can be Used for
Visualization and Analysis of Volumetric MDCT Data
* not certified for CME credit

Thursday, May 21, 2009

6:30-7:00 am Registration, Check-In, and Continental Breakfast

Session VIII: Chest
Moderator: Ann N. Leung, MD

7:00-7:10 Persistent Groundglass Nodules in the Setting of Extrapulmonary Malignancy
Margaret Lin, MD

7:10-7:20 Dual Energy CT: Challenges and Potential for Pulmonary Nodule Evaluation?
Johnny Vlahos, BSc, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR

7:20-7:30 Hunting for Lung Nodules on Chest CT: Is There a Way to Become Faster?
Justus E. Roos, MD

7:30-7:40 Computer-Assisted Diagnosis (CAD) for Pulmonary Nodules: Current Status
Joachim E. Wildberger, MD, PhD

7:40-7:50 Lung Cancer Staging on MDCT: The Essentials
Ann N. Leung, MD

7:50-8:00 New Staging and Implications for Lung Cancer
Johnny Vlahos, BSc, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR

8:00-8:10 Adenocarcinoma: Can CT Morphology Predict Prognosis?
Ann N. Leung, MD

8:10-8:20 Large Airways Disease: Is There a Role for Dynamic CT Imaging?
Justus E. Roos, MD

8:20-8:30 Lung Ventilation: AUC is the Key
Patrik Rogalla, MD

8:30-8:40 Lobar Quantification of Lung Perfusion and Emphysema with Dual-Source CT in COPD Patients
Martine Rémy-Jardin, MD, PhD

8:40-8:50 ILD Assessment: Volumetric or Non-Contiguous CT Acquisition?
Ann N. Leung, MD

8:50-9:00 Lung Perfusion Imaging with Dual-Source CT in the Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism
Martine Rémy-Jardin, MD, PhD

9:00-9:10 Optimized Use of Indirect CT-Phlebography in Suspected Pulmonary Embolism
Joachim E. Wildberger, MD, PhD

9:10-9:20 Cardiothoracic Manifestations of Cirrhosis
Michael Federle, MD

9:20-9:30 Ultrahigh Temporal Resolution for Integrated Cardiothoracic Imaging in 2009
Martine Rémy-Jardin, MD, PhD

9:30-9:40 CT of the Breast: Incidental to Interventional
Jeffrey B. Mendel, MD

9:40-9:55 Discussion / Q & A

9:55-10:15 Coffee Break

Session IX: Neuro
Moderator: Greg Zaharchuk, MD, PhD

10:15-10:25 Navigating the Head and Neck on PET/CT
Andrew Quon, MD

10:25-10:35 Is CT Brain Perfusion as Useful as MRI in Acute Stroke?
Greg Zaharchuk, MD, PhD

10:35-10:45 Suspected Acute Cerebral Ischemia: When Should CTA and/or Perfusion Be a Part of the Protocol?
Stuart R. Pomerantz, MD

10:45-10:55 Whole Brain CT Perfusion Using a 320-Detector Row Scanner
Srini Mukundan, MD, PhD

10:55-11:05 Whole Brain Perfusion with Adaptive Spiral CT
Konstantin Nikolaou, MD

11:05-11:15 Neuro-CTA Protocol Optimizations: Bolus Shaping, Radiation Reduction, and Improved Spatial Resolution
Stuart R. Pomerantz, MD

11:15-11:25 4D Dynamic CTA of the Entire Brain Using a 320-Detector Row Scanner
Srini Mukundan, MD, PhD

11:25-11:35 Neurovascular CTA: Applying the "Ultrasound" Model for Efficient 3D Post-Processing and Interpretation
Stuart R. Pomerantz, MD

11:35-11:45 Comparison of Multidetector CTA and MRI for Evaluating Dissection of the Cervical Arteries
Greg Zaharchuk, MD, PhD

11:45-12:00 pm Discussion / Q & A

12:00-1:30 Lunch

Session X: Trauma/Musculoskeletal
Moderator: Christopher F. Beaulieu, MD, PhD

1:30-1:40 Musculoskeletal MDCT: Simple but Effective Protocols
Christopher F. Beaulieu, MD, PhD

1:40-1:50 Maximizing Radiation Dose Reduction and Image Quality: Strategies for Pediatric MSK MDCT
John D. MacKenzie, MD

1:50-2:00 MDCT in Sports Injuries: What's the Point?
Christopher F. Beaulieu, MD, PhD

2:00-2:10 Common Pitfalls in MSK MDCT in the Growing Skeleton
John D. MacKenzie, MD

2:10-2:20 Align the Spine! 3D Post-Processing Techniques for the Challenging Spine Examination
Stuart R. Pomerantz, MD

2:20-2:35 Discussion / Q & A

Session XI: Vascular
Moderator: Dominik Fleischmann, MD

2:35-2:45 CTA with Low Dose Iodine
Jonas Rydberg, MD

2:45-2:55 Gating Thoracic Aortic CTA: Pros and Cons
Vijendra Rao, MD

2:55-3:05 “Step and Shoot” CTA of the Aorta with Full Field of View
Jonas Rydberg, MD

3:05-3:20 Coffee Break

3:20-3:30 In Search of the Intimomedial Flap: Unusual Type A Dissections
Dominik Fleischmann, MD

3:30-3:40 Imaging the Aorta After Trauma
Charles S. White, MD

3:40-3:50 Complicated Type B Dissections
Dominik Fleischmann, MD

3:50-4:00 Velocity Compensated Aortoiliac CTA
W. Dennis Foley, MD

4:00-4:10 CTA of the Mesenteric Arcade: Non-Neoplastic Diseases
Elliot K. Fishman, MD

4:10-4:20 The Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP ): Vascular Mapping and Plastic Surgery
W. Dennis Foley, MD

4:20-4:30 Dual Energy CT for Aortic Stent Graft Surveillance
Harold Litt, MD, PhD

4:30-4:40 Dynamic CTA of the Lower Extremities
Konstantin Nikolaou, MD

4:40-5:00 Discussion / Q & A

Friday, May 22, 2009

6:30-7:00 am Registration, Check-In, and Continental Breakfast

Session XII: Cardiac I: Technique, Indications, and Interpretation
Moderator: Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD

7:00-7:10 Radiation Risk at Cardiac CT: Setting the Record Straight
U. Joseph Schoepf, MD

7:10-7:20 Reducing Radiation on Cardiac CT
James P. Earls, MD

7:20-7:30 Coronary CT Angiography at Lowered Voltages Saves Dose Without Loss of Image Quality
Willi A. Kalender, PhD

7:30-7:40 Cardiac CT and Radiation Reduction Using Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction
James P. Earls, MD

7:40-7:50 Radiation Dose Reduction in a Multi-Site Cardiac CT Angiography Statewide Registry
Gilbert Raff, MD

7:50-8:00 Prospectively Gated Cardiac CT: Experience from 3000 Scans
James P. Earls, MD

8:00-8:10 Prospective Gated Acquisition: Experience with >200 Patients
Claudio M. Smuclovisky, MD

8:10-8:20 Importance of Beta Blockers with Dual Source CT
Konstantin Nikolaou, MD

8:20-8:30 High-Pitch Cardiovascular CT on a New Dual Source Scanner: Ready for Prime Time?
Anno Graser, MD

8:30-8:40 Preliminary Experience with High Definition Computed Tomography
James K. Min, MD

8:40-8:50 Tips and Tricks: How to Read Even the Most Complicated CCTA in 10 Minutes or Less
Claudio M. Smuclovisky, MD

8:50-9:00 Cardiac CT with Wide Area Detectors: Acquisition Strategies
Mathias Prokop, MD

9:00-9:10 Cardiac CT with a 320-row Scanner: Preliminary Clinical Experience
Tony DeFrance, MD, FACC

9:10-9:20 Cardiac CT Artifacts: Now What Do I Do?
Shawn D. Teague, MD

9:20-9:30 Is That Stenosis Significant? Insights from CORE-64
Julie M. Miller, MD, FACC

9:30-9:40 Discussion / Q & A

9:40-9:50 Coffee Break

Session XIII: Cardiac II: Non-Ischemic Cardiac CT
Moderator: Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD

9:50-10:00 Starting a Cardiac Program
Jaydip Datta, MD

10:00-10:10 Cardiac CT for Electrophysiology Procedures: Current Status and Future Trends
Jeffrey B. Mendel, MD

10:10-10:20 Pulmonary Vein Imaging: How the Electrophysiologist Uses the Data
Shawn D. Teague, MD

10:20-10:30 Atrioesophageal Fistula Following Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation (Imaging Features)
Margaret Lin, MD

10:30-10:40 Congenital Aberrant Coronary Arteries – What is Lethal, What is Not
Frandics Chan, MD, PhD

10:40-10:50 MDCT Imaging of Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Harold Litt, MD, PhD

10:50-11:00 Morphologic and Functional Imaging of the Right Ventricle in Thoracic Diseases
Martine Rémy-Jardin, MD, PhD

11:00-11:10 Non-Gated MDCT in the Initial Evaluation of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Johnny Vlahos, BSc, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR

11:10-11:20 MDCT Imaging in Infective Endocarditis
Teran W. Colen, MD

11:20-11:30 CABG: Does Your Report Make Sense?
Claudio M. Smuclovisky, MD

11:30-11:40 Cardiac CT- Importance of Incidental Findings
Charles S. White, MD

11:40-11:50 Reporting of Coronary Angiography: What Cardiologists Want
Julie M. Miller, MD, FACC

11:50-12:00 pm Discussion / Q & A

12:00-1:25 Lunch

Session XIV: Cardiac III: Myocardial Ischemia and Coronary CTA
Moderator: Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD

1:25-1:35 Atherosclerosis vs. Perfusion Imaging
Richard T. George, MD

1:35-1:45 Adenosine-Stress Dual Energy CT Imaging of Myocardial Ischemia
U. Joseph Schoepf, MD

1:45-1:55 CT Perfusion Imaging: Challenges and Pitfalls
Richard T. George, MD

1:55-2:05 320 Row Detector CT: Advantages for CT Perfusion Imaging
Richard T. George, MD

2:05-2:15 Is Coronary Calcium Measurement Obsolete?
Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD

2:15-2:25 Warranty Period of Calcium Scores
James K. Min, MD

2:25-2:35 Coronary CTA - The Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imager's Perspective
João A. C. Lima, MD

2:35-2:45 Cost Effectiveness of Cardiac CT in Patients Without Known CAD
James K. Min, MD

2:45-2:55 Zero Calcium Score in a Symptomatic Patient
João A. C. Lima, MD

2:55-3:10 Discussion / Q & A

3:10-3:30 Coffee Break

3:30-3:40 Reading and Reporting Cardiac CT with a 3D Lab - Coronary Arteries
Jaydip Datta, MD

3:40-3:50 Quantifying Atherosclerotic Burden in the CorE 64 Study
João A. C. Lima, MD

3:50-4:00 Is There Evidence that Cardiac CT Angiography is Effective in Triage of Patients to Invasive Angiography?
Gilbert Raff, MD

4:00-4:10 Setting Up an ED Coronary CT Program
Harold Litt, MD, PhD

4:10-4:20 The Lessons of the CT-STAT Trial: A Multicenter Study of Cardiac CT Angiography for Diagnosis of Acute Chest Pain
Gilbert Raff, MD

4:20-4:30 Evaluation of Restenosis and Other Problems with Stents
Claudio M. Smuclovisky, MD

4:30-4:40 Variability of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies
Julie M. Miller, MD, FACC

4:40-4:50 The Politics of Cardiac CTA
Tony DeFrance, MD, FACC

4:50-5:00 Discussion / Q & A

All lectures will be held in the meeting rooms of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Registration and check-in will be available from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 18th and will continue at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19th.


Objectives | Accreditation | Program | Faculty | Accommodations | Travel | Registration


Faculty

Course Directors:

Gary M. Glazer, M.D.
Emma Pfeiffer Merner Professor in the
Medical Sciences
Chairman, Department of Radiology
Stanford University School of Medicine

Geoffrey D. Rubin, M.D..
Professor of Radiology
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Chief, Section of Cardiovascular Imaging
Medical Director, 3D Laboratory
Stanford University School of Medicine

Guest Faculty:

Joseph M. Collins, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Mayo Clinic Arizona

Abe Dachman, MD
Professor
Director, Fellowship Programs
The University of Chicago Medical Center

Jaydip Datta, MD
Director, Cardiovascular MRI and CT
Quantum Radiology
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
Vanderbilt University

Tony DeFrance, MD, FACC
Cardiologist Medical Director
CVCTA Education Center
San Francisco, CA

James P. Earls, MD
Co-Director Cardiac CT Program
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Falls Church, VA
Fairfax Radiological Consultants PC

Elliot K. Fishman, MD
Professor of Radiology and Oncology
Director, Diagnostic Radiology and Body CT
Johns Hopkins University

W. Dennis Foley, MD
Professor of Radiology
Director of Digital Imaging
Medical College of Wisconsin

Donald P. Frush, MD
Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics
Chief, Pediatric Radiology
Duke University Medical Center

Richard T. George, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Johns Hopkins University

Anno Graser, MD
Radiologist
University of Grosshadern
Munich, Germany

S. Bruce Greenberg, MD
Professor of Radiology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Arkansas Children's Hospital

Amy K. Hara, MD
Associate Professor, Abdominal Imaging
Mayo Clinic Arizona

C. Dan Johnson, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology
Mayo Clinic Arizona

Willi A. Kalender, PhD
Professor
Director of the Institute of Medical Physics
University of Erlangen

João A. C. Lima, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular Imaging in Cardiology
Johns Hopkins University

Harold Litt, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Medicine Chief
Cardiovascular Imaging Section
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Cynthia H. McCollough, PhD
Director, CT Clinical Innovation Center
Department of Radiology
Professor of Radiological Physics
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Jeffrey B. Mendel, MD
Chair of Radiology
Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center
Tufts University School of Medicine

Julie M. Miller, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Interventional Cardiology
Johns Hopkins University and Hospital

James K. Min, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Srini Mukundan, MD, PhD
Chief of Neurosciences
Department of Radiology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry
Duke University School of Medicine

Rendon C. Nelson, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Radiology
Duke University School of Medicine

Konstantin Nikolaou, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Associate Chair for Clinical Operations
Section Chief, Computed Tomography
Department of Clinical Radiology, Grosshadern Campus
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich

William Pavlicek, PhD
Medical Physicist
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Mayo Clinic Arizona

Perry J. Pickhardt, MD
Associate Professor
Abdominal Imaging Section
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

Stuart R. Pomerantz, MD
Associate Director of Neuro-CT
Staff Radiologist, Department of Neuroradiology 
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Mathias Prokop, MD
Professor and Chairman of Radiology
University Medical Center Utrecht
The Netherlands

Gilbert Raff, MD
Medical Director, Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, Michigan

Martine Rémy-Jardin, MD, PhD
Head, Department of Radiology
University Center of Lille
Chairman of the Department of Thoracic Imaging
Hôspital Calmette

Patrik Rogalla, MD
Head, CT Division
Department of Radiology
Charité Hospital
Universitaetsmedizin, Berlin

Jonas Rydberg, MD
Professor
Medical Director, Radiology
Methodist Hospital
Indiana University School of Medicine

Dushyant Sahani, MD
Director of CT
Associate Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Division of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention
Massachusetts General Hospital

U. Joseph Schoepf, MD
Professor of Radiology and Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina

Alvin C. Silva, MD
Assistant professor of Radiology
Director, Abdominal Imaging
Clinical Director, Body MRI Fellowship
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale

Claudio M. Smuclovisky, MD
Director of South Florida Medical Imaging
Cardiovascular Institute in Boca Raton, Florida

Jacob Sosna, MD
Section Chief, CT
Director of Research and Imaging Laboratories
Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center
Jerusalem, Israel

Shawn D. Teague, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
Chief of Cardiovascular Imaging
Indiana University School of Medicine

Johnny Vlahos, BSc, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR
Hon. Senior Lecturer
St George's University of London
Assistant Professor of Radiology
NYU School of Medicine

Steven D. Weisbord, MD, MSc, FASN
Staff Physician, Renal Section and Core Investigator
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Renal-Electrolyte Division
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Charles S. White, MD
Professor of Radiology
Chief of Thoracic Radiology
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
University of Maryland Medical Systems

Joachim E. Wildberger, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Radiology
Maastricht University Medical Center
The Netherlands


Stanford University School of Medicine Faculty:

Richard A. Barth, MD
Radiologist-in-Chief
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
Professor and Associate Chair of Radiology

Christopher F. Beaulieu, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology
Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging

Frandics Chan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Cardiovascular Imaging Section

Teran W. Colen, MD
Fellow, Cardiovascular Imaging

Terry S. Desser, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology

Rebecca Fahrig, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiology

Michael Federle, MD
Professor of Radiology
Associate Chair, Education 

Dominik Fleischmann, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Director of Computerized Tomography

Garry E. Gold, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
and (by courtesy) Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery

Robert J. Herfkens, MD
Professor of Radiology
Associate Chair for Clinical Technology
Director of MRI

R. Brooke Jeffrey, MD
Professor of Radiology
Chief, Abdominal Imaging
Associate Chair for Academic Affairs

Ann N. Leung, MD
Professor of Radiology
Chief, Thoracic Imaging
Associate Clinical Chairman
Department of Radiology

Margaret Lin, MD
Clinical Instructor
Department of Radiology

 John D. MacKenzie, MD
 Assistant Professor of Pediatric Radiology
Chief of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Imaging
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Sandy Napel, PhD
Professor of Radiology

Beverley Newman, BSc, MBBCh, FACR
Associate Professor of Radiology
Associate Chief of Pediatric Radiology
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Norbert J. Pelc, ScD
Professor, Departments of Radiology and Bioengineering
and by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
Associate Chair for Research
Department of Radiology

Laura Pierce, MPA, RT (CT)
3D Laboratory Manager
Department of Radiology

Andrew Quon, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Chief, Clinical PET/CT

Vijendra Rao, MD
Fellow, Department of Radiology

Justus E. Roos, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology

F. Graham Sommer, MD
Professor of Radiology

Greg Zaharchuk, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiology


Faculty Disclosure: The Stanford University School of Medicine adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of faculty and commercial relationships will be made known prior to the activity. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations.


Accommodations

Hyatt Regency in Downtown San Francisco

The Hyatt Regency San Francisco is located on the Embarcadero waterfront and centrally located in the financial district at 5 Embarcadero Center, at the corner of Market and Drumm Streets.

A discounted rate of $229.00 per room per night has been reserved for our conference participants and is subject to tax. To receive this special rate please make your reservation no later than April 26, 2009. After April 26th, rooms at our discount rates cannot be guaranteed. Rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, and may sell out before the cut-off date.

Make your reservations now by contacting the Hyatt Regency San Francisco at 1-800-720-0049 or (415) 788-1234 or online at http://sanfranciscohyattregency.com (group code:G-STAN).

For more information on the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, please visit their website at http://sanfranciscohyattregency.com


Travel

Special airfare and discount car rentals: Summit Travel has been chosen as the official travel agency for this conference. Summit Travel's knowledgeable staff are at your service Monday-Friday, 7:00am-5:30pm, PST. Call Summit Travel at 1-800-338-1308 (within U.S. or Canada) or +1-650-688-3578.

Special meeting discounts on airfare and car rentals have been arranged for our attendees and their guests. The airlines offer discounts off published fares and special not-available-to-thegeneral- public area pricing rates.

Call United Airlines at 1-800-521-4041 and reference Meeting ID Code 502BH.

Call American Airlines at 1-800-433-1790 and reference Authorization Number A1519SS.

Call Avis Car Rental at 1-888-754-8878, and refer to AWD # D004951, or book online at http://www.avis.com/, and enter the AWD number on the reservation page.

Call Hertz Car Rental at 1-800-654-2240 and refer to CV # 01YN0015, or book online at http://www.hertz.com/, and enter the CV number on the reservation form.


Tuition and Registration

Postmarked by April 20, 2009
After April 20, 2009
Practicing Physician
$1050
$1095
Stanford Alumni/Military/Retired/Scientist
$950
$995
Technologist
$750
$795
Resident/Fellow/Nurse/ Physician Assistant
$750
$795
Friday May 22nd - Cardiac Day Only
$350
$395

Note: Cancellations received in writing up to four weeks prior to the course will receive a refund minus a $75 handling fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that time


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