Continuing Medical Education

Advanced Imaging in the Islands 2017

The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman, Grand Cayman Island


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.

Course Description:
This course has been designed for the radiologist interested in gaining a greater understanding of the advances in diagnostic imaging, specifically implementing a multidisciplinary approach to education via a combination of experts from Duke’s Divisions of Abdominal Imaging, Breast Imaging, Cardiothoracic Imaging, Neuroradiology and Vascular/Interventional Radiology.

Learning objectives:  Following participation in this activity participants should be able to:

Identify the newest imaging techniques and modalities being used to diagnose various disease processes

Discuss techniques and procedures currently being used for treatment in neuroradiology and interventional radiology.

Demonstrate a greater knowledge of the new techniques and procedures


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, please feel free to contact:
Debbie Griffin
Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center
919-684-7228 or



Sujata Ghate, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology

Linda Gray, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology

Rajan Gupta, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology

H. Page McAdams, M.D.
Professor of Radiology

Jeffrey Petrella, M.D.
Professor of Radiology

Lacey Washington, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology

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


Monday, February 20, 2017

7:30 a.m.              Airway disease:  Case based review – H. Page McAdams, M.D.

8:00 a.m.              Differential considerations for lesions of the basal ganglia – Linda Gray, M.D.

8:45 a.m.              Liver malignancies:  The usual (and unusual suspects) – Rajan Gupta, M.D.

9:15 a.m.              TB or Not TB:  Tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial disease in the thorax – H. Page McAdams, M.D.

9:45 a.m.              Q&A
10:00 a.m.            Break

10:15 a.m.          Practical approach to MR imaging with hepatobiliary specific contrast agents – Rajan Gupta, M.D.

10:45 a.m.           CT fluoroscopic guided pain management – Linda Gray, M.D.

11:30 a.m.           Innovative solutions for abdominal/pelvic MR protocol optimization – Rajan Gupta, M.D.

12:00 p.m.           Drug and radiation induced lung disease (- H. Page McAdams, M.D.

12:30 p.m.           Q&A
12:45 p.m.           Adjourn session

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

7:30 a.m.              Gynecological US – Sujata Ghate, M.D.

8:15 a.m.              Current concepts in interstitial lung disease – Lacey Washington, M.D.

8:45 a.m.              Imaging in dementia – Jeffrey Petrella, M.D.

9:15 a.m.              Community-acquired pneumonia:  A practical approach – Lacey Washington, M.D.

9:45 a.m.              Q&A
10:00 a.m.           Break

10:15 a.m.           Staging the axilla for breast cancer – What is the future? – Sujata Ghate, M.D.

11:00 a.m.           Imaging in epilepsy – Jeffrey Petrella, M.D.

11:30 a.m.           PE:  Overdiagnosis in the MDCT era? – Lacey Washington, M.D.

12:00 p.m.           Neuroradiology case review – Jeffrey Petrella, M.D.

12:30 p.m.           Q&A
12:45 p.m.           Adjourn session

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

7:30 a.m.              Multiparametric MRI of the prostate – Rajan Gupta, M.D.

8:15 a.m.              Clinical and imaging diagnosis of CSF pressure problems – Linda Gray, M.D.

9:00 a.m.              Hypersensitivity pneumonitis:  Case based review – H. Page McAdams, M.D.

9:30 a.m.              Q&A
9:45 a.m.              Break

10:00 a.m.           Lung cancer staging:  Update 2017 – H. Page McAdams, M.D.

10:30 a.m.           GU Malignancies:  Case based approach to diagnosis – Rajan Gupta, M.D.

11:15 a.m.           Imaging of acute aortic syndromes – H. Page McAdams, M.D.

11:45 a.m.           Fibrin glue and bloodpatching for CSF pressure leaks vs hot lights and cold steel  – Linda Gray, M.D.

12:30 p.m.           Q&A
12:45 p.m.           Adjourn session

Thursday, February 23, 2017

7:30 a.m.              Radiologic imaging in pulmonary hypertension – Lacey Washington, M.D.

8:00 a.m.              Cranial trauma – Jeffrey Petrella, M.D.

8:30 a.m.              Breast implants and reconstruction – Sujata Ghate, M.D.

9:15 a.m.              Sub-solid lung nodules – Lacey Washington, M.D.

9:45 a.m.              Q&A

10:00 a.m.           Break

10:15 a.m.           Challenging cases n breast MRI – The practical, esoteric and difficult to manage – Sujata Ghate, M.D.

11:00 a.m.           MR spectroscopy in the CNS – A primer – Jeffrey Petrella, M.D.

11:30 a.m.           Imaging of the chest in collagen vascular disease – Lacey Washington, M.D.

12:00 p.m.           fMRI and DTI for presurgical planning – Jeffrey Petrella

12:30 p.m.           Q&A
12:45 p.m.           Adjourn session



Rooms are being held at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman for this meeting from Saturday, February 18 through Saturday, February 25 until the cutoff date of Monday, January 16, 2017 or until the block is full.  This group rate will be offered up to three days pre and three days post event dates, based upon availability in the room category requested.  Not included in the room rate is a $50 resort fee.  Group room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 13%) and service fee (currently 10%) in effect at the time of check in.

Run of Resort $589 single/double
Oceanfront $859 single/double

Not included in the room rate is a fifty dollar ($50.00) resort fee charged per room/per day.  The resort fee covers the following wide variety of additional services and activities provided for your enjoyment.

  • High speed and wireless internet access in guest room and public spaces (including the meeting space)
  • Use of laptop computers set up in the Silver Palm Lounge
  • Morning coffee and tea and local newspapers in the Silver Palm Lounge near the stairs leading to the oceanfront pool
  • Access to the PressReader App
  • Local phone calls
  • Use of the fitness center and daily fitness classes including cardio, yoga and Pilates
  • Use of the Silver Rain, a La Prairie Spa, facilities including steam rooms, saunas and whirlpool
  • Access to the floating Aqua Lounge dining tables and Aqua Bed lounges
  • Snorkeling lessons from our water sports experts daily at 10:30 a.m.
  • Use of water sport toys including kayaks, standing paddle boards, snorkeling gear, water tricycle, floating rafts, paddle boats and water hammocks
  • Introductory sailing lessons
  • Use of the Ambassadors of the Environment by Jean-Michel Cousteau turtle splash pool
  • Use of the Blue Tip golf course chipping and putting green
  • Use of the hitting area at The Courts by Bollettieri
  • Nightly movies under the stars on the big screen next to Periwinkle
  • Access to a comprehensive DVD library for in room viewing
  • Valet parking
  • Children 5 years and under eat free

To make reservations, call 1-800-933-3859 and reference Duke Department of Radiology – CME meeting

If you are interested in an upgraded or different room type other than what is blocked, please contact Emily Dunn at or 336-499-6705 for assistance.


Registration fee is $895 on or before January 20, 2017 or $970 after January 20, 2017.   The fee is payable by check made out to Aladdin Travel & Meeting Planners or by visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.  There is a $100 administrative fee for cancellation.  Written notification of cancellation must be received by February 6, 2017 to receive refund.

Printed syllabus will not be available.  All material will be distributed electronically.  A printer-friendly version will be made available prior to the course for anyone who wishes to print it for themselves.

If you have questions regarding meeting registration please contact Emily Dunn at Aladdin Travel & Meeting Planners 336-499-6705 or

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