MAY 21 - MAY 25

Bones, Body and Brain MRI: Stanford Imaging Update 2018

Marriott Wailea Beach Resort, Maui, Hawaii

A Continuing Medical Education Conference presented by the Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine.

Statement of Need

This CME conference is designed to address the educational needs of radiologists and MRI technologists by improving their technical and interpretive skills to best serve patients who present with musculoskeletal, abdominal/pelvic, and neurological disorders. Through a comprehensive curriculum, participants will apply new knowledge, gain insights, and develop critical thinking skills in clinical practice. The conference content will enable them to gain new insights into how to optimize imaging and interpret imaging studies for a particular anatomic region, to promote a systematic analysis of all aspects of an imaging study, and to appraise and address controversial topics.

Through lectures, question-and-answer sessions, and engaging panel discussions and debates, participants will be better able to optimize image interpretation, discuss controversial topics, and enhance interactions with clinician colleagues.

Target Audience

This regional and national conference is designed to meet the educational needs of

  • Radiologists
  • Nurses
  • MRI Technologists

And other Allied Health professionals with a focus in radiology.


Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply current imaging advances in musculoskeletal disorders in order to make accurate diagnosis
  • Implement the latest techniques for imaging the liver, prostate, and gastrointestinal system with MRI
  • Utilize diffusion imaging and elastography to detect hepatic fibrosis
  • Apply structured reporting to prostate MRI in order to assess suspicious lesions
  • Discuss the pros and cons of diagnosing femoracetabular impingement in patients presenting with hip pain and consider the importance of the clinical context in which this diagnosis should be considered
  • Describe the current practices for imaging of stroke in the adult and pediatric populations
  • Select appropriate imaging for the evaluation of brain trauma
  • Develop critical thinking skills in order to apply a broad view of the images being reviewed
  • Enhance knowledge base to enable more effective communication with referring physicians



Course Director

Christopher Beaulieu, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology
Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging
Associate Chair of Education

Course Co-Director

Geoffrey M. Riley, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology
Director of Radiology
Continuing Medical Education

A Continuing Medical Education Activity

A Continuing Medical Education Conference presented by the Department of Radiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Conference Contact

For conference related questions please contact

Debbie Aube
CME Conference Coordinator
(650) 724-5318

For general questions, please send us an email or call us
(650) 497-8554


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