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Applied Radiology Expert Forum Webinars

The Expert Forum Webinars listed below were originally broadcast live. Following their presentations questions from the audience were taken and answered in a moderated Question & Answer session. The programs are now available for On-Demand viewing. These programs have been reviewed and approved for CME and CE Credits as indicated.

These activities have been supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Philips Healthcare and we thank them for their support.

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Pioneering the Routine & Advanced Use Of Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction In Your CT Department
Presented by: Charles White, MD and Seth Kligerman, MD
Original Program Date: November 20, 2016     Credits: 1     Format: Audio Visual     Run Time: 58 Minutes     Fee: No Charge
The presenters will discuss an intuitive approach to understanding the physics behind IMR and its capabilities with respect to reducing imaging noise leading to both an objective and subjective improvement in image quality on CT. Relevant literature on this topic will be reviewed. Finally, the presenters will show examples acquired from various parts of the body to demonstrate the benefits of IMR use in comparison to conventional imaging and hybrid IR techniques.
Following their presentations questions from the audience were addressed in a moderated Q&A session.
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Tricks of the Trade: MRI Fetal Imaging
Presented by: Beth M. Kline-Fath, MD
Original Program Date: October 20, 2016     Credits: 1     Format: Audio Visual     Run Time: 58 Minutes     Fee: No Charge
Fetal MRI is a relatively new area of imaging, which is technically challenging. It is important to understand the safety implications when imaging a fetus. In addition, given that the fetus is not sedated, it is important that technical knowledge of the imaging and a planned approach to the procedure is in place.
In this educational lecture, the preparation, positioning, planning for and obtaining of images as well as problem solving during the procedure will be discussed. The importance of anatomic imaging leading to accurate interpretation will be reinforced in cased-based examples of imaging singleton and twin gestations.
Following Dr. Kline-Fath's presentation, questions from the audience were addressed in a moderated Q&A session.
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Ultrasound & MR Elastography In Children
Presented by: Daniel Podberesky, MD
Original Program Date: September 8, 2016     Credits: 1     Format: Audio Visual     Run Time: 62 Minutes     Fee: No Charge
Ultrasound and MR elastography are relatively new, clinically validated, and highly reliable and reproducible imaging techniques to non-invasively, rapidly, and cost-effectively evaluate chronic liver disease in children and adults.
These techniques have widespread applicability in the pediatric population, not only in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a leading cause of chronic liver disease in U.S. children, but in a variety of other pediatric chronic liver diseases. By measuring tissue stiffness, the radiologist can assist the clinician in identifying the presence of fibrosis within the liver parenchyma.
Histopathologic examination of liver biopsy specimens has long been considered the gold standard for the evaluation of hepatic fibrosis. However, liver biopsy is invasive, costly, not without complications, samples only a fraction of the liver parenchyma, and requires sedation/anesthesia in young children.
In this Expert Forum, Dr. Podberesky provides a brief overview of ultrasound and MR elastography techniques, reviews the current literature, applications, and provides imaging examples.
Following Dr. Podberesky's presentation, questions from the audience were addressed in a moderated Q&A session.
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The Cost Effective Use of MR Neuroimaging in Neurology
Presented by: Laszlo Mechtler, MD, FAAN
Original Program Date: July 2, 2016     Credits: 1     Format: Audio Visual     Run Time: 62 Minutes     Fee: No Charge
The cost of medicine has reached alarming rates. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) plays an important role in this new world of medicine that obligates physicians to become financial managers. While MRI is an essential component of a neurologic workup, it represents a high proportion of total episode-of-care (EOC) costs, and has been associated with overutilization. As a result, imaging centers can only survive to the extent they are able to develop cost effective approaches to neuroimaging.
In this Expert Forum, Dr. Mechtler shares his clinical insights, best practices and protocols for utilizing fast MRI methods in a cost effective manner in neuroimaging.
Following Dr. Mechtler's presentation, questions from the audience were addressed in a moderated Q&A session.
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Transitioning Into Iterative Reconstruction & Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction:
Benefits & Challenges
Presented by: Terence Matalon, MD and Jonas Rydberg, MD
Original Program Date: July 22, 2015     Credits: 1     Format: Audio Visual     Run Time: 69 Minutes     Fee: No Charge
In an era where patient safety is paramount, patient-focused imaging is becoming a standard in healthcare facilities around the world. As a result CT imaging has seen a tremendous increase in utilization due to its flexibility, speed and diagnostic accuracy, but the cumulative radiation dose issue remains a major topic of concern. In response, today’s imaging professionals are implementing new dose reduction techniques and protocols to make CT imaging as safe as possible.
In this Expert Forum, Dr. Matalon and Dr. Rydberg focus on the use of Iterative Reconstruction (IR) & Model-Based IR techniques to maximize image quality and reduce noise while allowing you to image at dose reductions of 40-50%.
Following their presentations, questions from the audience were addressed in a moderated Q&A session.
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