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Mount Sinai Update 2018: Brain, Spine, Neuroradiology, and ENT Imaging

  • Location New York, NY
  • Date Oct 4 - 7 2018
  • Price $725 – $1725*
  • Credits 10.75 SAM's Credits and 32.3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
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Course Description

Course Description

This course is designed for neuroradiologists, general radiologists, and clinicians who have an interest in imaging of the brain, spine, and head and neck. The case material shown will include a wide spectrum of the diseases that affect these areas. The specific utilization of CT, MRI, MRS, perfusion-diffusion and permeability imaging in the investigation of these diseases will be discussed. In each section, the imaging protocols, anatomy, pathology, and the clinically relevant differential diagnoses will be reviewed. This course will improve the participant’s ability to analyze CT and MR images, to offer a pertinent differential diagnosis, and to be familiar with the newest technologies applied to these regions.


Educational Objectives

At the completion of the course, the participant should be able to:

  • Present the essential anatomy and imaging protocols necessary to arrive at a diagnosis of the diseases of the central nervous system and head and neck.
  • Recognize both the common and uncommon CNS and ENT diseases.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for each area that relates to the pertinent imaging and clinically relevant findings.
  • Review the application of the newest imaging techniques to these areas.
  • Improve the imaging skills of all of the course participants.

 Target Audience

• Board certified general radiologists interested in neuroradiology and head and neck imaging.
• Neuroradiologists
• Radiology residents and Fellows-in-training
• Practicing physicians in general neurology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, and related clinical subspecialties who desire to familiarize themselves with the current role of imaging.
• Allied health care professionals who desire to have an update on recent imaging advances and the use of imaging as an aid to clinical patient management for diseases of the brain, spine, and head and neck.


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 10.75 SAM's Credits and 32.3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Thursday, October 04

7:55 - 8:00 AM Welcome - Peter M. Som, M.D.
8:00 - 8:30 AM Paranasal Sinus Disease: What to Look Out For - Girish M. Fatterpekar, M.D.
8:30 - 9:15 AM An Analysis of Facial Fractures - Bradley N. Delman, M.D.
9:15 - 9:45 AM Head and Neck Imaging Emergencies - Girish M. Fatterpekar, M.D.
9:45 - 10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:00 - 10:45 AM The Pharynx and Oral Cavity (SAM) - Hugh D. Curtin, M.D.
10:45 - 11:30 AMThe Cervical Lymph Nodes and Extracapsular Spread (SAM) - Peter M. Som, M.D.
11:30 - 11:45 AM Questions and Answers
11:45 - 1:15 PM Lunch on your own
1:15 - 2:00 PM How to Approach Laryngeal Diseases (SAM) - Hugh D. Curtin, M.D.
2:00 - 2:45 PM Parapharyngeal Space Anatomy and Pathology (SAM)- Peter M. Som, M.D.
2:45 - 3:30 PM The Temporal Bone: Anatomy and Pathology (SAM) - Hugh D. Curtin, M.D.
3:30 - 3:45 PM Coffee Break
3:45 - 4:30 PM The Orbit - Amit Aggarwal, M.D.
4:30 - 5:30 PM SAM Session - Peter M. Som, M.D.
5:30 - 5:45 PM Questions and Answers
5:40 PMAdjourn

Friday, October 05

7:25 - 7:30 AM Welcome to Course - Drs. Naidich & Som
7:30 - 8:30 AM Spinal Column: Muscles, Curves & Balance (SAM) - Thomas P. Naidich, M.D.
8:30 - 9:20 AM Diagnosis & Management of Compression Fractures - Amish Doshi, M.D.
9:20 - 10:10 AMForamen Magnum - C2 (SAM) - Thomas P. Naidich, M.D.
10:10 - 10:30 AM COFFEE
10:30 - 11:30 AM Cervical Spondylosis (Pre-Op/Post-Op) (SAM) - Thomas P. Naidich, M.D.
11:30 - 12:00 PM Which One is Really L5? - Thomas P. Naidich, M.D.
12:00 - 1;00 PMLUNCH (On your own)
1:00 - 2:00 PM Lumbar Spondylosis (Pre-Op/Post-Op) (SAM) - Thomas P. Naidich, M.D.
2:00 - 2:45 PM Sacrum & Sacral Plexus - Javin Schefflein, M.D.
2:45 - 3:05 PM COFFEE
3:05 - 3:50 PM Spinal Trauma - Girish M. Fatterpekar, M.D.
3:50 - 4:25 PM Spinal Infection - Amish Doshi, M.D.
4:25 - 5:00 PM Spinal Tumors - James Smirniotopoulos, M.D.
5:00 - 6:00 PM SAMS QUESTIONS & COMPARISON CASES - Amit Aggarwal, M.D.

Saturday, October 06

7:25 - 7:30 AMWelcome to Course - Drs. Naidich & Drayer
7:30 - 8:15 AM Aging & Dementia - Burton P. Drayer, M.D.

Mini-Symposium on Stroke - Dr. Kambiz Nael, M.D.

8:15 - 9:00 AM Ischemic Brain Injury - Kambiz Nael, M.D.
9:00 - 9:45 AM Vessel Wall, Caliber and Contour - Kambiz Nael, M.D.
9:45 - 10:05 AM COFFEE
10:05 - 11:00 AMSubarachnoid & Parenchymal Hemorrhage (SAMS) - Thomas P. Naidich, M.D.
11:00 - 11:30 AM Acute Intervention for SAH & IPH - Christopher P. Kellner, M.D.
11:30 - 12:15 PM Venous Thromboses – Dx. & Rx. (SAM) - Thomas P. Naidich, M.D.
12:15 - 1:15 PM LUNCH (on your own)
1:15 - 1:45 PM Functional Recovery from Stroke - Stanley Tuhrim, M.D.
1:45 - 2:30 PM Infection of the Brain & Meninges - James Smirniotopoulos, M.D.
2:30 - 3:15 PMMS & Mimics - Bradley N. Delman, M.D.
3:15 - 3:35 PMCOFFEE
3:35 - 4:20 PM Assessing Brain Trauma (SAM) - Thomas P. Naidich, M.D.
4:20 - 5:05 PM Lesions of the Basal Ganglia & Thalami - Puneet Pawha, M.D.
5:05 - 6:00 PMSAMS QUESTIONS & COMPARISON CASES - Thomas P. Naidich, M.D.

Sunday, October 07

7:25 - 7:30 AM Welcome to Course - Dr. Naidich

Mini-Symposium on Tumors

7:30 - 8:00 AM Meningioma & Mimics - James Smirniotopoulos, M.D.
8:00 - 9:00 AM Gliomas & the New WHO - Girish Fatterpekar, M.D.
9:00 - 9:30 AM(Pseudo) Progression - Girish M. Fatterpekar, M.D.
9:30 - 9:50 AM COFFEE
9:50 - 10:50 AMSellar & CPA Tumors - James Smirniotopoulos, M.D.
10:50 - 11:20 AM Cysts of the Brain - Puneet Belani , M.D.
11:20 - 12:10 PM Mapping Out the Surgical Approach (SAMS) - Thomas P. Naidich, M.D.
12:10 - 1:00 PM Teaching Cases - Puneet Belani, M.D.


Department Chair

Burton P. Drayer, MD, FACR

The Dr. Charles M. and Marilyn Newman Professor of Radiology
Chairman of the Department of Radiology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Program Directors

Peter M. Som, MD, FACR, FRSM

Professor of Radiology, Otolaryngology and Radiation Oncology
Chief of Head and Neck Imaging Section
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Thomas P. Naidich, MD, FACR

Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
Director of Neuroradiology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Mount Sinai Faculty

Amit Aggarwal, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology


Puneet Belani, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Bradley N. Delman, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology


Amish Doshi, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Neurosurgery

Chief of Neuroradiology


Christopher P. Kellner, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Director of the Intracerebral Hemorrhage Program

Kambiz Nael, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology


Puneet Pawha, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology


Javin Schefflein, MD

Dept of Radiology


Stanley Tuhrim, MD

Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs

Director of the Mt. Sinai Comprehensive Stroke Center

Department of Neurology



Guest Faculty

Hugh D. Curtin, M.D.

Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Chief of Radiology
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Boston, Massachusetts


Girish M. Fatterpekar, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY


James Smirniotopoulos, MD

Professorial Lecturer (Radiology)
George Washington University
Washington, DC
Chief Editor, MedPix®
National Library of Medicine
Bethesda, MD



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$875.00
Technologists/Allied Health Prof.$775.00

Breast/Brain, Combo Courses - BOTH COURSES

October 1-7, 2018

Physicians before September 4, 2018$1675.00
Physicians after September 4, 2018$1725.00
Residents/ Fellows, Retired, or Military before September 4, 2018$1475.00
Residents/ Fellows, Retired, or Military after September 4, 2018$1525.00
Technologists before September 4, 2018$1275.00
Technologists after September 4, 2018$1325.00

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 09/04/2018.


Sign-in will take place on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:00 AM in the Ballroom Foyer.

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