Course Directors:

Jorge Soto, MD
Professor of Radiology,
Boston University School of Medicine

O. Clark West, MD, FACR
Professor and Vice Chair,
Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging,
The University of Texas Health Science Center at
Houston Medical School

Manickam “Nicks” Kumaravel, MD
Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging,
Sports, Orthopedic and Emergency Imaging,
The University of Texas Health Science Center at
Houston Medical School

Douglas S. Katz, MD, FACR
Director, Body CT and
Vice Chair, Department of Radiology,
Winthrop-University Hospital
Professor of Clinical Radiology,
SUNY at Stony Brook

Continuing Education

3 Days




Course Overview

This three-day educational course is designed to provide the practicing radiologist an intensive hands-on experience in interpretation of imaging of traumatic and non-traumatic emergencies. Pertinent concepts of imaging techniques will be reviewed and will motivate the case-based learning process.

The attendee will have the opportunity to review over 300 emergent examinations covering all organ systems and modalities commonly encountered in the emergency radiology setting. Through participation in multiple interpretation sessions under the supervision of expert faculty, the participant will develop a higher level of expertise and confidence in emergent imaging. Formal lectures will cover the core concepts, organized by organ system.

Program Objectives

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

  • Develop a systematic search pattern for evaluating MDCT examinations of the multiple trauma patient.

  • Recognize common and significant injuries in trauma.

  • Familiarize with potential sources of missed diagnoses and interpretation pitfalls in MDCT of trauma.

  • Understand basic technical principles for proper acquisition of CT images in the emergency patient (trauma and non-trauma).

  • Learn characteristic appearance of various causes of acute abdominal, chest, and pelvic emergencies on plain radiography, CT, and US.

  • Learn fundamental imaging aspects of non-traumatic neurological and head and neck emergencies.

  • Review common and uncommon fractures of the upper extremities, lower extremities, and pelvis and spine with emphasis on the easily-missed fracture.

Target Attendees:

# of participants:
Maximum 35