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Basics of Neuroimaging: A Review Course for Busy Radiologists

A Review Course for Busy Radiologists

  • Location San Diego, CA
  • Date Feb 5 - 7 2018
  • Price $595.00 – $850.00*
  • Credits 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
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Course Description

This course is designed to bring the practicing physician interested in imaging diseases of the brain, head and neck, and spine a range of useful and practical information regarding the broad spectrum of common diseases affecting these regions. The course has been structured to provide a wide range of lectures regarding common problems seen in an active practice in both academic and private settings. The faculty will lecture on disease of the brain and head and neck, and will also present interesting case sessions. The faculty will be available for informal discussions, to answer questions, and to help participants with problem areas in imaging.

Instructional Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

• Have a thorough knowledge of basic neuroimaging as it pertains to clinical practice, both academic and private.

• Be familiar with the differential diagnosis of commonly found lesions in the brain, head and neck, and spine.

• Understand which imaging is required for common lesions of the brain, head and neck, and spine.

• Integrate the above to every day clinical neuroradiology practice to improve patient care.

Target Audience

Radiologists, Head and Neck Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Otologists, Radiation Oncology Physicians, Radiology and Otolaryngology residents or fellows, or other allied health care providers with an interest in the imaging of CNS and Head and Neck Pathology.


The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc., designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Monday, February 05

7:00 – 7:55 amRegistration and Continental Breakfast
7:55 – 8:00 am Brief Welcome – Castillo


8:00 – 8:30 amIn Utero Imaging with MRI and US – Dietrich
8:30 – 9:00 amCommon Congenital Spinal Abnormalities – Castillo
9:00 – 9:30 amCommon Congenital Brain Malformations – Dietrich
9:30 – 10:00 amBreak
10:00 – 10:30 amSupratentorial Tumors in Children – Chuang
10:30 – 11:00 amIntratentorial Tumors in Children – Castillo
11:00 – 11:30 amDifferential Diagnosis of Intraventricular Masses – Castillo
11:30 am – 12:00 pmPediatric Interesting and Difficult Cases – Chuang
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch on Your Own


1:00 – 1:30 pmCommon Intra-Axial Tumors in Adults and New WHO Classification – J. Chen
1:30 – 2:00 pmEvaluation of Metastases – Castillo
2:00 – 2:15 pmBreak
2:15 – 2:45 pmPost-Operative Evaluation of Primary Brain Tumors: Pitfalls and Difficulties – Farid
2:45 – 3:15 pmImaging of Sellar Tumors: Adenoma – Castillo
3:15 – 4:15 pmInteresting and Difficult Adult Cases – Fellow

Tuesday, February 06

7:30 – 7:55 amContinental Breakfast


8:00 – 8:30 amDegenerative Changes and 2.0 Nomenclature – Castillo
8:30 – 9:00 amSpine Infections – Dorros
9:00 – 9:30 amSpine Bone Tumors – K. Chen
9:30 – 10:00 amBreak


10:00 – 10:30 amAneurysms – Castillo
10:30 – 11:00 amVascular Malformations – Lee
11:00 – 11:30 amStroke – Hesselink
11:30 am – 12:00 pmAdult Spine Interesting and Difficult Cases – Dorros
12:00 – 1:00 pmLunch on Your Own


1:00 – 1:30 pmIntramedullary and Extra-Medullary Intradural Spine Tumors – Lee
1:30 – 2:00 pmDemyelination, Inflammation, and Vascular Disorders – Hesselink
2:00 – 2:15 pmBreak
2:15 – 2:45 pmTrauma – K. Chen


2:45 – 3:15 pmBrain Infections – Farid
3:15 – 3:45 pmMultiple Sclerosis: Typical and Atypical Forms – Hesselink
3:45 – 4:15 pmAdult Interesting Cases – J. Chen

Wednesday, February 07

7:30 – 8:00 amContinental Breakfast


8:00 – 9:00 amCommon Orbital Lesions – Mafee
9:00 – 9:30 amCranial Nerve Imaging – Bykowski
9:30 – 10:00 amPost Treatment Neck Imaging – Bykowski
10:00 – 10:30 amBreak
10:30 – 11:30 amCommon Temporal Bone Disorders – Mafee
11:30 am – 12:00 pmHead and Neck Interesting Cases – Fellow
12:00 – 1:00 pmLunch on Your Own
1:00 – 2:00 pmWhat Needs to be Reported on Sinus CT and MRI Studies – Mafee


2:00 – 2:30 pmAdult Neuroimaging Trauma – Handwerker
2:30 – 3:00 pmEpilepsy Imaging – J. Chen
3:00 – 3:15 pmBreak
3:15 – 3:45 pmPrimer on Dementia Imaging – J. Chen


3:45 – 4:15 pmPitfall in Spine Imaging – Lee
4:15 – 4:45 pmPitfalls and Artifacts in Neuroimaging – J. Chen
4:45 – 5:00 pmQ and A / Closing Remarks – Castillo


Program Director

Mauricio Castillo, MD, FACR

James Scatliff Distinguished Professor of Radiology

Chief of Neuroradiology

University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC

University of California, San Diego Faculty

Julie Bykowski, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

James Chen, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

Karen Chen, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

Nat Chuang, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

Chief of Neuroadiology

Rady Children’s Hospital

Rosalind Dietrich, MD, ChB, FACR

Professor of Radiology

Steve Dorros, MD, FACR

Professor of Radiology

Nikdokht Farid, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

Jason Handwerker, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

John Hesselink, MD, FACR

Professor of Radiology

Roland Lee, MD, FACR

Professor of Radiology and Director of Neuroradiology

Mahmood Mafee, MD, FACR

Professor of Radiology and Director of Head and Neck Imaging


If you have any trouble registering for this event, please contact our support by calling 205-467-0290 Ext 101. If there is no immediate response please email us at info@iicme.net.


Registration Type Regular Rate
Residents, Fellows, Retired, Military$750.00
Technologists/Allied Health Prof.$650.00

A letter of verification from the Department Chairman must accompany the application of anyone wishing to qualify for the reduced rate. Enrollment will be confirmed on the basis of registration fee. We do not process registration without payment. We cannot guarantee course materials on site for a registration received after 01/05/2018.


Sign-in will take place on Monday at 7:00 a.m. in the foyer of the hotel.

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Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

1 Market Place
San Diego,CA 92101, USA
(619) 232-1234 telephone • (619)  239 5678 fax


Room Rate: $329.00 DELUXE


All room rates quoted exclusive of any applicable taxes (which are currently 10.5% TOT, 2.0% TMD, $.65 CA per room assessment), applicable service fees, and/or Hotel-specific fees in effect at the time of the event. Individual reservations must be made on or before WEDNESday, January 10, 2018. All individual lodging reservations must be accompanied by a one night’s deposit for room and tax. Any reservation request made after the cut-off date of January 10, 2018 may be confirmed on a space and rate available basis. Individual deposits are refundable, provided notice of cancellation is received by the hotel by 5 PM local hotel time at least three (3) business day prior to reserved date of arrival. Check-in time is 4:00 pm and Check-out time is 11:00 am. Please make your reservations before the cut-off date as the HOTEL WILL SELL OUT



Manchester Grand Hyatt

One Market Place
San Diego CA 92101 United States


(619) 232-1234


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Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for commercial support of CME activities. All faculty participants in IICME programs are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to this meeting or its content. Faculty disclosure forms are included in the course syllabus and are available at the registration desk for participating review. In addition, faculty disclosure will be made at the beginning of each lecture.


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