Advances in Pediatric Neuroradiology

Society for Pediatric Radiology

Pediatric, general and adult radiologists or neuroradiologists gain improved understanding of the principles and management of CNS disease with this comprehensive update.

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Quick Facts

Provider: Society for Pediatric Radiology

Program Chair:
Tina Young Poussaint, MD, FACR
Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School Director, PBTC Neuroimaging Center
Boston Children's Hospital

Credits: Earn up to 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Learn from the Best

Led by distinguished leaders from some of the most prestigious children’s hospitals, this course provides a broad update on issues surrounding pediatric Central Nervous System (CNS) disease with a focus on techniques for advanced diagnosis and improved management. It covers major cranial, spinal and vascular issues including trauma, emergency imaging, tumor recognition, fetal MRIs, ultrasound, and radiation safety.

  • Summarize the latest developments in the evaluation of pediatric CNS disease
  • Apply advanced imaging techniques optimized for children with suspected or diagnosed disease
  • Understand all state-of-the art neuroimaging modalities
  • Understand head, neck and spine trauma including non-accidental trauma
  • Identify tumors, anomalies and disorders such as leukoencephalopathy and phakomatosis

Earn CME Credits

Designed for at-your-own-pace learning, this activity is available via online or DVD video. Our unbiased, evidence-based content will help you earn up to 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Updates in Pediatric Neuradiology Part 1

  • Update on Radiation Safety and Dose Reduction in Pediatric Neuroradiology - Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, PhD, FAAPM, FACR
  • Advanced Diffusion Tensor Imaging Applications in Childhood - Jeffrey I. Berman, PhD
  • Functional Imaging In Pediatric Neuroradiology - Nolan Altman, MD

Updates in Pediatric Neuroradiology Part 2

  • Evidence Based Imaging in Pediatric Neuroradiology - L. Santiago Medina, MD, MPH
  • Intraoperative MR - Asim F. Choudhri, MD
  • Cranial and Spinal Ultrasound- How I Do It - Alan Daneman, BSc, MBBCh, FRANZCR, FRCPC

Nonaccidental Trauma Update

  • Trauma of the Coverings and Extraaxial Spaces of the Brain - Gary L. Hedlund, DO
  • Nonaccidental Trauma of the Spine - Michelle Silvera, MD
  • Advanced Imaging of Head Trauma - Ellen Grant, MD

Pediatric Spine and The Phakomatoses

  • Congenital Spine Anomalies - Susan Palasis, MD
  • Acquired Pediatric Spine Anomalies - Michelle Silvera, MD
  • The Phakomatoses - Gilbert Vezina, MD

Congenital Brain

  • Congenital Anomalies in the Newborn and Infant - Thomas P. Naidich, MD
  • Fetal MRI of CNS Brain Anomalies - Robert Zimmerman, MD
  • Hydrocephalus Update: Understanding and Assessing Hydrocephalus - Charles A. Raybaud, MD, FRCP(C)

Vascular Disease of Childhood

  • CNS Vascular Malformations: Diagnosis and Treatment - Darren B. Orbach, MD, PhD
  • Pediatric Stroke and CNS Hemorrhage - Arastoo Vossough, MD, PhD
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Injury in Newborn - Aylin Tekes, MD

Pediatric Brain Tumors

  • Supratentorial Tumors - Ashok Panigrahy, MD
  • Infratentorial Tumors - Tina Young Poussaint, MD, FACR
  • Tumor Mimics - Thierry A. G. M. Huisman, MD
  • Neurometabolic Disorders of the Newborn - Thierry A. G. M. Huisman, MD

Metabolic Diseases of Childhood

  • Leukodystrophies and Leukoencephalopathies - Zoltan Patay, MD, PhD

Pediatric Head and Neck I

  • Skull Base and Cranial Nerves - Paul Caruso, MD

Pediatric Head and Neck II

  • Developmental Masses of the Neck - Bernadette Koch, MD
  • Head and Neck Tumors - Karen Moeller, MD
  • Emergency Imaging of the Pediatric Head and Neck - Timothy N. Booth, MD

Program Chair

Tina Young Poussaint, MD, FACR

  • Professor of Radiology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director, PBTC Neuroimaging Center
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Vice Chair

Thierry A. G. M. Huisman, MD

  • Medical Director, Division of Pediatric Radiology
  • Director of Pediatric Neuroradiology
  • Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Neuroradiology and Neurosurgery
  • Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
  • Baltimore, MD

Faculty

Nolan Altman, MD

  • Chief of Radiology
  • Miami Children’s Hospital
  • Miami, FL

Jeffrey I. Berman, PhD

  • Research Assistant Professor of Radiology
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA

Timothy N. Booth, MD

  • Professor, Departments of Radiology & Otolaryngology
  • Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Dallas, TX

Paul Caruso, MD

  • Director of Pediatric Neuroimaging and Pediatric HN imaging
  • Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Boston, MA

Asim F. Choudhri, MD

  • Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair of Research Affairs
  • Department of Radiology
  • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • UT Le Bonheur Pediatric Specialists
  • Memphis, TN

Alan Daneman, BSc, MBBCh, FRANZCR, FRCPC

  • Radiologist
  • The Hospital for Sick Children
  • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Professor, University of Toronto
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ellen Grant, MD

  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Gary L. Hedlund, DO

  • Director, Pediatric Neuroimaging
  • Pediatric Neuroradiology
  • Department of Pediatric Medical Imaging
  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • Primary Children’s Hospital
  • Salt Lake City, UT

Bernadette Koch, MD

  • Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology
  • Associate Director, Physician Services and Education
  • Professor, UC Department of Radiology
  • UC Department of Pediatrics
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • Cincinnati, OH

Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, PhD, FAAPM, FACR

  • Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Chief Physicist, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Lecturer, Whiting School's Engineering and Applied Science
  • Programs for Professional
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Baltimore, MD

L. Santiago Medina, MD, MPH

  • Director, HOPE Center
  • Co-Director of the Division of Neuroradiology
  • Department of Radiology
  • Miami Children’s Hospital
  • Miami, FL

Karen Moeller, MD

  • Director of Neuroradiology
  • Kosair Children's Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology
  • University of Louisville
  • Louisville, KY

Thomas P. Naidich, MD

  • Director of Neuroradiology
  • Vice-Chair of Radiology for Academic Affairs
  • Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
  • Irving and Dorothy Regenstreif Research Professor of Neurosciences (Neuroimaging)
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • New York, NY

 

Darren B. Orbach, MD, PhD

  • Division Chief, Interventional & Neurointerventional Radiology
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Susan Palasis, MD

  • Pediatric Neuroradiologist
  • Department of Radiology
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
  • Medical Director, FERN Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center
  • Emory University
  • Atlanta, GA

Ashok Panigrahy, MD

  • Radiologist-In-Chief, Department of Pediatric Radiology
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Associate Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Zoltan Patay, MD, PhD

  • Chief, Section of Neuroradiology
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Memphis, TN

Charles A. Raybaud, MD, FRCP(C)

  • Division Head of Neuroradiology
  • The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Professor of Radiology
  • University of Toronto
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Erin Simon Schwartz, MD

  • Pediatric Neuroradiologist
  • Medical Director, The Lurie Family Foundations' Magnetoencephalography Imaging Center
  • The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA

Michelle Silvera, MD

  • Pediatric Neuroradiologist
  • Instructor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Aylin Tekes, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
  • Division of Pediatric Radiology and Pediatric Neuroradiology
  • Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
  • Baltimore, MD

Gilbert Vezina, MD

  • Director, Neuroradiology Program
  • Children's National Medical Center
  • Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics
  • The George Washington University
  • School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Washington, D.C.

Arastoo Vossough, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA

Robert Zimmerman, MD

  • Chief, Neuroradiology Division/MRI
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Professor of Radiology
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Radiology and The Society for Pediatric Radiology. The American College of Radiology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

The American College of Radiology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: February 15, 2015
Credit Expiration Date: February 15, 2018

Credit is obtained upon successful completion of an activity evaluation, as well as payment of a $25 processing fee for non-SPR members. SPR members will receive credit with remittance of the evaluation as a benefit of membership.

If you participated in the live activity of this SPR program, please note that you are not eligible to receive credit for the enduring (DVD/online) version of the activity. If there are questions regarding this, please contact the SPR Office at spr@acr.org.

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Disclosure

As a joint provider of this CME activity, The Society for Pediatric Radiology must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its program.

Learning Objectives

This course will provide pediatric and general radiologists with an opportunity to do the following:

  • Summarize and provide an overview of the state-of the art neuroimaging modalities used in pediatric neuroradiology to evaluate pediatric Central Nervous System (CNS) disease
  • Select the appropriate modality or modalities in evaluating a suspected or diagnosed case of pediatric CNS disease
  • Evaluate neuroimaging of pediatric CNS disease as it relates to understanding normal brain development and maturation
  • Apply and describe Magnetic Resonance (MR) advanced imaging techniques optimized for children with neuroradiologic diseases to advance diagnosis and improve management

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