Published August 9, 2021
It is our pleasure to invite you to the upcoming ARRS Practical Pediatric Imaging Symposium that will be held virtually on September 8–9, 2021. As course codirectors, we have created an exciting program with a diverse group of expert speakers. We expect this course to be relevant to a broad audience, including radiology trainees (residents and fellows), dedicated pediatric radiologists, and general radiologists who interpret pediatric imaging exams.
The symposium will cover a range of topics providing a comprehensive head-to-toe review, including both standard and novel, state-of-the-art imaging methods. In the neonatal session, Dr. Ayyala will provide an update on how to evaluate the vomiting neonate/infant, and Dr. Peter Strouse (University of Michigan/Michigan Medicine) will present a comprehensive review of neonatal chest disorders. Dr. Judy Squires (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) will deliver an update on neonatal head ultrasound, including the application of newer imaging methods such as ultrasound elastography and contrast-enhanced ultrasound. Dr. Squires recently authored the AJR article “Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in Children: Implementation and Key Diagnostic Applications.”
During the musculoskeletal session, Dr. Strouse, senior author on the recent AJR article “Debunking Fringe Beliefs in Child Abuse Imaging: AJR Expert Panel Narrative Review,” will provide an update on the imaging of child abuse. In addition, Dr. Nancy Chauvin will provide reviews of pediatric musculoskeletal infection and arthritis, bone tumors, and bone marrow disorders.
A thorough review of pediatric abdominal tumor imaging will be provided. Dr. Andrew Trout (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center) will discuss the multimodality imaging assessment of adrenal tumors, including staging, treatment response assessment, and the role of nuclear medicine. Drs. Ayyala and Squires will provide similar reviews for the imaging evaluation of pediatric renal and liver tumors, respectively.
Dr. Rupa Radhakrishnan (Indiana University), a 2018 ARRS Scholar, will inform attendees on the contemporary imaging on pediatric stroke, as well as help Drs. Dillman and Trout lead the case review session. Additional neuroimaging lectures will be provided by Dr. Neil Lall (Emory University), who will discuss congenital brain malformations and pediatric brain tumors.
A variety of additional topics also will be covered by Drs. Dillman and Trout, including imaging of pancreatitis, imaging of peritoneal, mesenteric, and omental disorders, and imaging of congestive hepatopathy and Fontan-associated liver disease. Dr. Trout was the primary author on the recent AJR article “Current State of Imaging of Pediatric Pancreatitis: AJR Expert Panel Narrative Review.”
We are excited to co-lead this pediatric radiology-focused symposium and believe it will be of value to any radiologist that interprets pediatric imaging exams. We encourage our fellow ARRS members to join us in September at this virtual symposium. And as a final reminder, trainees are encouraged to attend, as their registration fee is waived! See you soon.
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