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Thoracic Imaging 2004
March 28 - April 1, 2004
Westin Mission Hills Resort Rancho Mirage, California

Course Description
Thoracic Imaging 2004 is the Twenty-Second Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course of the Society of Thoracic Radiology. This five-day course features internationally recognized experts in thoracic imaging, including the lungs, heart, thoracic vasculature, mediastinum, and pleura. The course will include:

Dedicated Symposia on:
Cardiac Imaging (CXR, CT, MRI)
Pulmonary Embolus and Aortic Imaging
Lung Cancer Screening, Diagnosis, Staging and Follow-up
PET/CT in Lung Cancer
Diffuse Lung Disease
Small Airway Disease
Technological Advances in Thoracic Imaging including Functional Imaging
Interventional and Critical Care Radiology
Thoracic Infections including SARS

Special Presentations by:
A pathologist on the new Lung Cancer Histologic Classifications
A surgeon on Multidisciplinary Care of Lung Cancer
Scientific Sessions and Poster Presentations
Small-group Workshops
Unknown Cases of the Day - Posted daily for attendees to review

Course Objectives:

At the completion of the course, the attendee will be able to:

Summarize the role of imaging in the assessment of ischemic heart disease and pulmonary vascular disease.
Discuss the current controversies related to screening and diagnosis of lung cancer and the current state of radiological evaluation in the lung cancer patient.
Correlate the histologic classification of lung cancer and the radiologist's role in delivery of multidisciplinary care for lung cancer patients.
Identify a multifaceted approach to the assessment of diffuse lung disease.
Evaluate the emerging role of PET/CT and functional imaging of the thorax.
Describe technological advances in computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and positron emission tomography (PET) as they relate to thoracic diseases.
Explain the current issues in infectious diseases of the thorax, including SARS.
Recognize the current status of interventional procedures of the thorax, including ablation therapy of lung tumors.

Award Winners

2004 President’s Award for Best Scientific Paper
Stephanie K. Carlson, M.D.; et. al. - Mayo Clinic - “A Novel Breath-Hold Monitoring and Feedback System for CT Fluoroscopy (CTF)-guided Biopsies of the Lung or Upper Abdomen”

2004 President’s Award for Best Scientific Paper Presented by a Medical Student
Benjamin Eyer, M.D.; et. al. - Medical College of Wisconsin - “Isolated Subsegmental Pulmonary Embolism (PE) or Indeterminate PE Discovered on Helical CT: Clinician Response and Patient Outcome”

2004 President’s Award for Best Scientific Paper Presented by a Resident
Troy A. Belle, M.D.; et. al. - University of Colorado Health Sciences Center - “Use of Quantitative D-dimer Assay Reduces Total Number of Exams and Increases Positive Exam Yield in Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism”

2004 President’s Award for Best Scientific Paper Presented by a Fellow
Prachi P. Agarwal, M.D.; et. al. - The Ottawa Hospital - “Image Guided Biopsies of Mesothelioma: Sensitivity and Incidence of Needle Tract Seeding Compared with Surgical Biopsies”

Cum Laude Awards
MDCT imaging of the left atrium and pulmonary veins in planning radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation. A review - Paul Cronin, MD

The tree-in-bud pattern on thin-section CT of the lungs: a radiologic-pathologic overview
- SE Rossi, MD

Magnetic resonance imaging of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - MJ Sharp, MD

Multislice CT evaluation of airway stents - Karen Lee, MD

Merit Awards
Pulmonary CTA in patients with pulmonary hypertension: correlation of mean pulmonary arterial pressures with dynamic contrast reflux into the IVC and hepatic veins
- Aijiro P. Suzuki, MD

Cryptococcal pneumonia – CT findings in immunocompetent patients - Rebecca M. Lindell, MD

Dimeric versus monomeric contrast media in visualization of peripheral pulmonary arteries - Belinda M. D’souza, MD

“Look-alike” vascular anomalies in the chest - Prachi P. Agarwal, MD

Patent ductus arteriosus: “incidental” finding on MDCT – Use of CT and MRI to assess clinical importance - Orly Goitein, MD

Imaging spectrum of blunt chest injuries - Nisa Thoongsuwan, MD

Imaging analysis of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) - Vineet R. Jain, MD

Overall winner: Tan Lucien Mohammed, M.D. (Fellow)
Member: James Lally, M.D.
Resident: Todd Lovelace, M.D.
Fellow: Nisa Thoongsuwan, M.D.
Course Participant: Juan Diaz Patino, M.D.

Member: Adam Guttenberg, M.D.
Maria Shiau, M.D.
Greg Johnson, M.D.
Fellow: Prachi Agarwall, M.D.
Resident: Jeffrey Kanne, M.D.
Aijiro Suzuki, M.D.
Participant: Steven Edson, M.D.
Tara Catanzano, M.D.

Meeting Highlights
Thoracic Imaging 2004 Course Syllabus
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