Course Description

Course Description

The 42nd Annual Morton A. Bosniak Head to Toe Imaging Conference offers an intensive 5-day program reviewing Neurologic, Musculoskeletal, Pediatric, Abdominal, Thoracic, Cardiac, Breast, Emergency, PET/CT, Nuclear, and Interventional Radiology. Its continued focus on safety and quality issues, and radiology applications of artificial intelligence, crosses all sub-specialty areas. Due to tremendous growth in the science of imaging and practice of radiology, it is imperative that radiologists continually update their skills and gain exposure to advances in the field. Maintenance of certification requires continued review and adoption of essential and cutting-edge imaging techniques in all modalities, covering the entire body. Comparative effectiveness research as it applies to imaging is incorporated throughout the course, allowing immediate application to clinical practice, with an eye towards quality, safety, best practices, and the trend towards ‘accountable care organizations’. Utilization of standardized imaging strategies, developed by collaborative teams of imagers and clinicians attentive to safety, quality and economic imperatives, is a growing trend that will be emphasized, supporting the field’s imperative for integration of clinical decision support. The course is designed to examine the practical aspects of established CT, MR, US, PET and Interventional techniques, as well as to introduce new techniques and applications for these modalities. Plenary sessions are structured to review pathologic processes and image interpretation and to update the registrant on advanced applications and image analysis. Based on learner’s feedback, and the proven effectiveness of ‘case-based’ learning, heavily case-based sessions will be integrated throughout the program. An innovative feature of this course is that individual sections of the program can be attended on a daily basis, allowing course content to be tailored to the unique interests and requirements of each registrant. The purpose of this course is to provide the registrant with an overview of state-of-the-art imaging methods as they pertain to clinical practice and to introduce advances in the field in terms of imaging technology, and disease diagnosis and management.

Educational Objectives

After participating in this activity, clinicians should be able to:

  1. Evaluate and incorporate current imaging techniques and protocols for subspecialty imaging (Abdominal, Musculoskeletal, Neurologic, Thoracic, Cardiac, Breast, PET/CT, Emergency Medicine, and Interventional) into clinical practice to enable accurate diagnosis, dictate best therapy options, and assess response to therapy, which may prompt therapy modification as needed
  2. Describe the practical tips and advantages of using photon-counting CT for the evaluation of abdominopelvic tumors
  3. Analyze HRCT images of patients with ILD and more accurately differentiate fibrotic and non-fibrotic HP from other ILDs
  4. Describe a spectrum of common and less common manifestations of vascular emergencies in the chest, abdomen, pelvis, and extremities on cross-sectional imaging examinations
  5. Describe the radiographic characteristics of ARIA that occur with anti-amyloid therapy in patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Target Audience

The program is designed for clinical radiologists in either general or specialized practice, and is appropriate for radiologists in training. Familiarity with the fundamentals of CT, MR, PET, and US technology and applications, as well as basic anatomy, is assumed.