Continuing Medical Education

29th Annual Duke Radiology Beach Course – Registration Open!

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 22 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 24.5 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., Associate 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
Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, M.D., Assistant Professor

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

Hamid Chalian, M.D., Medical Instructor
Jared Christensen, M.D., Associate Professor
Arya Iranmanesh, M.D., Medical Instructor
Joseph Mammarappallil, M.D., PhD., Assistant Professor
H. Page McAdams, M.D., Professor

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

Robert French, M.D., Assistant Professor
Erin McCrum, M.D., Medical Instructor
Nicholas Said, M.D., MBA, Assistant Professor
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
Peter Kranz, M.D., Associate Professor
Michael Malinzak, M.D., Medical Instructor
James Provenzale, M.D., Professor
Christopher Roth, M.D., Associate Professor

Nuclear Medicine
Michael Hanson, M.D., Professor
Brandon Howard, M.D., PhD, Assistant Professor
Terence Wong, M.D., Ph.D., Professor

Caroline Carrico, M.D., Associate Professor
Joseph Davis, M.D., Medical Instructor
Charles Maxfield, M.D., Professor
Jennifer Ngo, M.D., Assistant Professor
Gary Schooler, M.D., Assistant Professor – Course Director





*Lecturers and lectures subject to change

Monday, July 22, 2019

Imaging of the Trauma/ER Patient

7:30 a.m.             Emergency Radiology of the Thorax – Joseph Mammarappallil, M.D.
8:00 a.m.             Coronary CTA – Hamid Chalian, M.D.
8:30 a.m.             Acute Aortic Syndromes – Jared Christensen, M.D.
9:00 a.m.             Evolution of PE Management – Jonathan Martin, M.D.
9:30 a.m.             Q&A
9:40 a.m.             Break
9:50 a.m.             Brain and Spine Trauma – James Provenzale, M.D.
10:20 a.m.           Pediatric Imaging Emergencies – Charles Maxfield, M.D.
10:50 a.m.           Imaging Malrotation and Malfixation of the Bowel in People of All Ages – Caroline Carrico, M.D.
11:20 a.m.           CT of the Acute Abdomen – Brian Allen, M.D.
11:50 a.m.           Ultrasound Evaluation for Ectopic Pregnancy – Barbara Hertzberg, M.D.
12:20 p.m.          MRI Assessment of Soft Tissue Infection and Inflammation – Charles Spritzer, M.D.
12:50 p.m.          Q&A

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Updates in Imaging

7:30 a.m.             Update on Gadolinium – David Enterline, M.D.
8:00 a.m.             Adrenal Imaging Update – Lisa Ho, M.D.
8:30 a.m.             CT and MR Enterography for Crohn’s Disease – Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, M.D.
9:00 a.m.             MRI of Rectal Cancer Staging – Chad Miller, M.D.
9:30 a.m.             Q&A
9:40 a.m.             Break
9:50 a.m.             Digital Breast Tomosynthesis – Mary Scott Soo, M.D.
10:20 a.m.           MRI of the Shoulder – Advanced Techniques – Erin McCrum, M.D.
10:50 a.m.           Pediatric Neuro Imaging – Michael Malinzak, M.D.
11:20 a.m.           Update in Prostate PET Imaging – Brandon Howard, M.D., PhD
11:50 a.m.           Imaging Findings Before and After UFE – Waleska Pabon-Ramos, M.D.
12:20 p.m.          Moderate Sedation 2019 – Tony Smith, M.D.
12:50 p.m.          Q&A
1:10 p.m.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

General/Instructive Case Series

7:30 a.m.             Fundamentals of Stroke MRI – Peter Kranz, M.D.
8:00 a.m.             Chest/CVI Case Series – Arya Iranmanesh, M.D.
8:30 a.m.             Interesting IR Cases – Paul Suhocki, M.D.
9:00 a.m.             Hepatocellular Carcinoma:  Usual and Unusual Imaging Appearances –
Rendon Nelson, M.D.
9:30 a.m.             Q&A
9:40 a.m.             Break
9:50 a.m.             BIRADS Calcifications – Ruth Walsh, M.D.
10:20 a.m.           Imaging of Pancreatic Disease – Mustafa Bashir, M.D.
10:50 a.m.           MRI of the Wrist – Nicholas Said, M.D.
11:20 a.m.           MRI of the Ankle – Emily Vinson, M.D.
11:50 a.m.           Q&A
12:00 noon

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Hot Topics in Radiology

7:30 a.m.             Diagnosing IPF on CT:  Update 2019 – H. Page McAdams, M.D.
8:00 a.m.             Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension – Timothy Amrhein, M.D.
8:30 a.m.             Introduction to MSK Ultrasound – Robert French, M.D.
9:00 a.m.             Pediatric Sports Injuries – Jennifer Ngo, M.D.
9:30 a.m.             Q&A
9:40 a.m.             Break
9:50 a.m.             Next Generation Radiology Software – Christopher Roth, M.D.


10:20 a.m.           The Incidental Pancreatic Cyst – Erik Paulson, M.D.
10:50 a.m.           Dealing with Liver Incidentalomas – Rajan Gupta, M.D.
11:20 a.m.           Management of Incidental Renal Masses – Wendy Ehieli, M.D.
11:50 a.m.           Incidentalomas in the Pediatric Patient – Gary Schooler, M.D.
12:20 a.m.           Q&A
12:40 p.m.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Imaging in the Oncology Patient

7:30 a.m.             Screening for Breast Cancer – BIRADS Masses – Connie Kim, M.D.
8:00 a.m.             The Post-Conservation Breast – Sujata Ghate, M.D.
8:30 a.m.             Neuroendocrine Tumors – Michael Hanson, M.D.
9:00 a.m.             Pediatric Oncology Imaging for the General Radiologist – Joseph Davis, M.D.
9:30 a.m.             Q&A
9:40 a.m.             Break
9:50 a.m.             Imaging the Gliomas:  2019 Update – Daniel Barboriak, M.D.
10:20 a.m.           Imaging Findings after Interventional Oncologic Procedures – James Ronald, M.D., PhD
10:50 a.m.           How To Be An Effective Oncologic Radiologist – Terence Wong, M.D., PhD
11:20 a.m.           Q&A
11:30 a.m.           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 20, 2019 or until the room block is full.

Embassy Suites – oceanview suite – $281 (includes breakfast and reception daily)

Two bedroom plantation villa – $274

Three bedroom plantation villa – $ $295

Two bedroom oceanview condo – $295

Three bedroom oceanview condo – $379

Two bedroom oceanview (Brighton) – $326

Three bedroom oceanview (Brighton) – $431

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 online click here  

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




  • On or before July 1, 2019
    $995 for Radiologists
    $895 for Duke Radiology Alumni
    $795 for Intraining, military, retired, non-MDs
  • After July 1, 2019 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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