Daily Bulletin 2016

New Hands-on Prostate MRI Course is a Hit

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

Monday's Prostate MRI course was filled to capacity.

A new course on prostate imaging is among the many popular hands-on courses being presented at RSNA 2016. The course, using the American College of Radiology's MRI Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) was introduced on Monday and filled to capacity.

The course was co-organized by Jelle Barentsz, MD, PhD. He and a team of 10 international experts delivered interactive, individualized training on PI-RADS using 50 computers, which allowed optimal training of 30 cases from daily practice.

"I have never seen so many enthusiastic and active participants," said Dr. Barentsz, professor of radiology and chair of the Radboud Prostate MR-Referencing Center of Radboud University Medical Center, the Netherlands. "MRI of the prostate is booming, which shows the enthusiasm and need for training PI-RADS. More and more urologists are requesting prostate MRIs, and they expect good quality."

The course repeats Tuesday through Thursday, from 8 to 10 a.m.

Prostate MRI (Hands-on)

Tuesday 8–10 a.m. RCA31Room S401AB
Wednesday 8–10 a.m. RCA41Room S401AB
Thursday 8–10 a.m. RCA51Room S401AB

Question of the Day:

I want to buy a new mammography unit, but it has a tungsten target. Don't I need the characteristic x-rays from Molybdenum to have the optimal energy range for breast imaging?

Tip of the day:

Dose alerts are set for equipment as a complete unit. This means it may help prevent overdosing a patient, but it also means that the alert may kick in during a high-dose procedure like CT-fluoroscopy and interrupt imaging. Always make sure someone in the room has the password to override when performing high dose procedures on dose alert enabled equipment.

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