Continuing Medical Education

28th Annual Duke Radiology Beach Course

Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach, SC


Self-Assessment Modules as qualified by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certificate Program will be offered.  You can earn up to 20 hours of SA-CME credit.

The Duke Radiology annual Beach Course offers a comprehensive curriculum on cutting edge general radiology subjects.  This year, the curriculum has been re-structured as a multidisciplinary approach with many topics grouped as specific pathology related presentations.  It was designed with an experienced or in training radiologist in mind, who will find it helpful to implement the gained knowledge into their busy practice.  We invite you to join us for a great opportunity to learn, relax and enjoy your time at the beach.

Following participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

Identify and discuss the latest modalities and techniques being used in the field of Diagnostic Radiology.
Discuss differential diagnoses of common disease processes as they are seen on radiologic images.
Demonstrate compliance with various governing agencies to sustain accreditation, licensing and board certification requirements.


Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education & Professional Development designates this activity for a maximum of 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


In support of improving patient care, Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education & Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

For more information contact:
Debbie Griffin
Department of Radiology, Box 3808
Duke University Medical Center


All speakers are members of the Department of Radiology at Duke University Medical Center

Abdominal Imaging
Brian Allen, M.D., Assistant Professor
Mustafa Bashir, M.D., Associate Professor
Wendy Ehieli, M.D., Medical Instructor
Rajan Gupta, M.D., Associate Professor
Barbara Hertzberg, M.D., Professor
Lisa Ho, M.D., Associate Professor
Chad Miller, M.D., Assistant Professor
Rendon Nelson, M.D., Professor
Erik Paulson, M.D., Professor & Chairman

Breast Imaging
Sujata Ghate, M.D., Associate Professor
Connie Kim, M.D., Assistant Professor
Mary Scott Soo, M.D., Associate Professor
Ruth Walsh, M.D., Associate Professor
Sora Yoon, M.D., Assistant Professor

Jared Christensen, M.D., Assistant Professor
Joseph Mammarappallil, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Page McAdams, M.D., Professor
Lacey Washington, Associate Professor

Waleska Pabon-Ramos, M.D., Assistant Professor
James Ronald, M.D., PhD, Assistant Professor
Paul Suhocki, M.D., Associate Professor 

Nicholas Said, M.D., Medical Instructor
Charles Spritzer, M.D., Professor
Emily Vinson, M.D., Assistant Professor

Timothy Amrhein, M.D., Assistant Professor
Daniel Barboriak, M.D., Professor
David Enterline, M.D., Associate Professor
Linda Gray, M.D., Associate Professor
Jenny Hoang, M.D., Associate Professor
Peter Kranz, M.D., Assistant Professor
James Provenzale, M.D., Professor
Christopher Roth, M.D., Assistant Professor

Nuclear Medicine
Salvador Borges-Neto, M.D., Professor
Michael Hanson, M.D., Professor
Brandon Howard, M.D., Assistant Professor

Caroline Carrico, M.D., Associate Professor
Joseph Davis, M.D., Assistant Professor
Donald Frush, M.D., Professor
Gary Schooler, M.D., Assistant Professor
Charles Maxfield, M.D., Professor


*Lecturers and lectures subject to change

Monday, July 23, 2018

7:30 am                Pitfalls in Gynecologic Ultrasound – Barbara Hertzberg, MD

8:00 am                Female pelvic MR – Lisa Ho, MD

8:30 am                Imaging Findings Before and After Uterine Fibroid Embolization – Waleska Pabon-Ramos, MD

9:00 am                Challenging IR Cases – Paul Suhocki, MD

9:30 am                Update on the Pulmonary Nodules – Washington

10:00 am              Q&A / Break

10:20 am              Mesenteric Ischemia – Chad Miller, MD

10:50 am              Imaging Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations – Caroline Carrico, MD

11:20 am              Child Abuse  – Charles Maxfield, MD

11:50 am              Q&A

12:10 pm              Adjourn for day

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

7:30 am                Update on MR Contrast and Gadolinium Deposition – David Enterline, MD

8:00 am                Non interpretive Skills – MRI Safety for your Practice – Mustafa Bashir, MD

8:30 am                Radiation Dose Considerations with MDCT – Rendon Nelson, MD

9:00 am                Breast Imaging from the Patient’s Perspective – Mary Scott Soo, MD

9:30 am                Birads MRI – Connie Kim, MD

10:00 am              Q&A / Break

10:20 am              Birads Masses – Sora Yoon, MD

10:50 am              Diffusion-weighted Imaging: Nuts and Bolts – Daniel Barboriak, MD

11:20 am              Stroke Imaging – 2018 update – James Provenzale, MD

11:50 am              Nuclear Brain & CSF Imaging – Brandon Howard, MD, PhD

12:20 pm              Q&A

12:35 pm              Adjourn for day

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

7:30 am                BIRADS Calcifications – Ruth Walsh, MD

8:00 am                MRI Assessment of Soft Tissue Infection and Inflammation – Charles Spritzer, MD

8:30 am                Imaging Findings After Interventional Oncologic Procedures – James Ronald, MD, PhD

9:00 am                No Touch Thoracic Intervention – Joseph Mammarappallil, MD, PhD

9:30 am                Chiari I Malformations: Myths and Management – Linda Gray Leithe, MD

10:00 am              Q&A / Break

10:20 am              Common Imaging Tips for Common Pediatric Indications – Donald Frush, MD

10:50 am              Hepatobiliary Scintigraphic Imaging – Michael Hanson, MD

11:20 am

11:50 am              Q&A

12:10 pm              Adjourn for day

Thursday, July 26, 2018

7:30 am                Imaging Evaluation of Acute Chest Pain – Jared Christensen, MD

8:00 am                CT of the Acute Abdomen – Brian Allen, MD

8:30 am                Small bowel obstructions:  When do I Worry? – Erik Paulson, MD

9:00 am                Emergency Imaging in the Patient with Myelopathy – Peter Kranz, MD

9:30 am                H&N Emergencies – Jenny Hoang, MD

10:00 am              Q&A / Break

10:20 am              Imaging of the Spine – Extradural – Timothy Amrhein, MD

10:50 am              Intradural Spine – Christopher Roth, MD

11:20 am             Breast MRI – Challenging Cases – Sujata Ghate, MD

11:50 am              Q&A

12:10 pm              Adjourn for day

Friday, July 27, 2018

7:30 am                Incidental Findings at Thoracic Imaging – H. Page McAdams, MD

8:00 am                Liver Incidentalomas – Rajan Gupta, MD

8:30 am                Management of Incidental Renal Masses – Wendy Ehiele, MD

9:00 am                Pediatric Abdominal Incidentalomas – Gary Schooler, MD

9:30 am                Radiation Dose: The Pediatric Radiologist’s Perspective – Joseph Davis, MD

10:00 am              Q&A / Break

10:20 am              Systematic Approach for Interpreting Ga-68 PET/CT Studies – Salvador Borges-Neto, MD

10:50 am              MRI of the Ankle – Emily Vinson, MD

11:20 am              MRI of the Wrist – Nicholas Said, MD, MBA

11:50 am              Q&A

11:00 pm              Adjourn meeting


Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The Grand Strand:  The Myrtle Beach “Grand Strand” has been called the “Seaside Golf Capital of the World” with over 100 area golf courses.

Something for Everyone:  The Myrtle Beach “Grand Strand” has activities for the entire family.  Golf, fishing, scuba diving, parasailing, tennis, swimming, and biking are just some of the many activities available and within easy access during your visit.  Whether relaxing at one of the areas premier spas, visiting local historical sites, shopping the outlets, or just soaking up the sun on our 60 miles of beautiful beaches, there is something for everyone at Myrtle Beach.

The Kingston Plantation featuring Embassy Suites:  Wooded hills surround a twenty-acre freshwater lake and line the winding drive that leads to a half mile stretch of white sand beach.  The twenty story, all-suite hotel provides a spectacular view of the ocean from each private balcony.  Two and three bedroom luxury oceanfront condominiums or one, two and three bedroom villas set among the forest and lakes provide the ultimate in comfort and amenities during your stay.   Kingston Plantation features the Sport and Health Club which includes nine lighted tennis courts, three racquetball and squash courts, indoor/outdoor pools, whirlpool, weight training equipment, free weights, an aerobics studio, tanning salon, cafe and lounge.  The hotel also has a full-time Golf Director affiliated with over 100 area courses.  So bring your swimsuit, sunglasses, racket and clubs – the Kingston Plantation welcomes you to an unforgettable vacation!

Hotel Reservations should be made directly with the resort at Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation by calling 843-449-0006.  Please make sure to mention Duke Radiology to receive the meeting rates.  These rates are offered based on availability for three (3) days prior and three (3) days post event dates.  Room rates available until June 21, 2018 or until the room block is full.

Embassy Suites – oceanview suite – $268 (includes breakfast and reception daily)

Two bedroom plantation villa – $261

Three bedroom plantation villa – $ $281

Two bedroom oceanview condo – $281

Three bedroom oceanview condo – $361

Two bedroom oceanview (Brighton) – $311

Three bedroom oceanview (Brighton) – $411

Accommodations will not be confirmed without a check for the first night’s deposit or use of a credit card to guarantee your reservation.  You will be charged for the first night if reservations are not canceled 7 days prior to arrival.  These prices are exclusive of 11% taxes.

Room rates are exclusive of applicable state and local taxes which are currently 12%.  Quoted rates will be offered based on availability for three (3) days prior and three (3) days after the meeting dates.   Check in time is 4:00 pm and check out time is 11:00 am.

There is an additional $20 rate per adult, per suite above double occupancy in the Embassy Suites.  The hotel rate does include a complimentary buffet breakfast and complimentary manager’s reception daily per person, per day based on single/double occupancy, unless children under 18 are accompanied by adult.  The rate does not include the resort fee of $14.00 per room per night  (reduced from 17.99 per room, per night) which includes:  

  • Unlimited 800 and local telephone calls
  • Door to door transportation (includes offsite transportation – 2 mile radius)
  • 24 hour Business Center access (internet, printing)
  • Free racquetball/tennis court rentals (reservation required)
  • Children’s activities (seasonal)
  • Pool towels
  • Self parking
  • Basic internet service
  • Daily housekeeping services are offered in the condominiums and villas and consists of removing trash, vacuuming, making beds with existing linens and replacing bath linen.

To make reservations use this link

or call (800) 876-0010 Option 1 for Kingston Plantation Condos & Villas or Option 2 for the Embassy Suites




  • On or before July 1, 2018
    $995 for Radiologists
    $895 for Duke Radiology Alumni
    $795 for Intraining, military, retired, non-MDs
  • After July 1, 2018 the fees increase by $100 ($1095/$995/$895)
  • A $100 cancellation fee will be asssessed.
  • Registration form can be downloaded here and mailed.
  • In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, we will only distribute syllabus materials electronically using our mobile App.  You will be provided with a printable version of the syllabus material.
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