Continuing Medical Education

OFFERING SAMs – DUKE RADIOLOGY AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 2015 – Abdominal, Cardiothoracic and Neuroradiologic Imaging

Disney's BoardWalk Inn, Walt Disney World, Florida


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.
This course has been designed for the radiologist performing a combination of cardiothoracic, abdominal, and/or neuroradiologic imaging. 
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 and Professional Development designates this Duke Radiology Beach Course activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For more information, please feel free to contact:

Debbie Griffin
Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center
919-684-7228 or


Daniel Barboriak, M.D., Professor of Radiology (Neuroradiology)

Jared Christensen, M.D., Assistant Professor (Cardiothoracic), Activity Co-Director

Rajan Gupta, M.D., Assistant Professor (Abdominal Imaging)

Lynne Hurwitz Koweek, M.D., Associate Professor (Cardiothoracic)

Peter Kranz, M.D., Assistant Professor (Neuroradiology), Activity Co-Director

Richard Leder, M.D., Associate Professor (Abdominal Imaging)

All faculty are members of the Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina


Sunday, November 8, 2015

07:30 – 08:00  Lung Cancer Screening:  Update 2015 – Jared Christensen, MD

08:00 – 08:30  Radiation Dose Considerations in Thoracic Imaging – Lynne Hurwitz, MD

08:30 – 09:00  Epilepsy Imaging – Daniel Barboriak, MD

09:00 – 09:30  Chest Pain: Common and uncommon etiologies on diagnostic imaging – Lynne Hurwitz, MD

09:30 – 10:00  “By Now, I Know How to Dictate a Report!”: What You Don’t Know – Daniel Barboriak, MD

10:00 – 10:15  Break

10:15 – 10:45  Imaging Evaluation of Thoracic Surgical Complications (SAM) – Jared Christensen, MD

10:45 – 11:15  Imaging Evaluation of Cardiovascular Surgical Complications (SAM) – Jared Christensen, MD

11:15 – 11:45  Image Processing for Beginners – Daniel Barboriak, MD

11:45 – 12:15  Troubleshooting CTA: Practical Tips for image optimization – Lynne Hurwitz, MD

12:15 – 12:45  Question and Answer Session



Monday, November 9, 2015

07:30 – 08:00  Before You Call it Normal:  Pitfalls in Chest Radiography – Jared Christensen, MD

08:00 – 08:30  Coronary Arterial disease Part 1: Anomalies of Course and Origin (SAM) – Lynne Hurwitz, MD

08:30 – 09:00  Coronary Arterial disease: Part 2: Acquired coronary arterial disease (SAM) – Lynne Hurwitz, MD

09:00 – 09:30  Diffusion Weighted Imaging of the Brain: The Basics – Daniel Barboriak, MD

09:30 – 10:00  The Mediastinum:  A Case-based Approach – Jared Christensen, MD

10:00 – 10:15  Break

10:15 – 10:45  CT Imaging for Aortic Valve Disease in the TAVR Era – Lynne Hurwitz, MD

10:45 – 11:15  Acute Aortic Syndromes: Imaging Findings and Recommendations – Jared Christensen, MD

11:15 – 11:45  Diffusion Weighted Imaging of the Brain: The World Outside Stroke (SAM) – Daniel Barboriak, MD

11:45 – 12:15  The Brain after Therapy for Brain Tumors (SAM) – Daniel Barboriak, MD

12:15 – 12:45  Question and Answer Session



Tuesday, November 10, 2015

07:30 – 08:00  Pattern based approach to white matter disease – Peter Kranz, MD

08:00 – 08:30  Medical Legal Cases – Genitourinary – Richard Leder, MD

08:30 – 09:00  Current concepts in multiparametric prostate MRI – Rajan Gupta, MD

09:00 – 09:30  Easily missed findings in emergency neuroradiology – Peter Kranz, MD

09:30 – 10:00  Medical Legal Cases – Non Genitourinary  – Richard Leder, MD

10:00 – 10:15  Break

10:15 – 10:45  Essentials of abdominal trauma (SAM) – Rajan Gupta, MD

10:45 – 11:15  Challenges and solutions in imaging the obese patient (SAM) – Rajan Gupta, MD

11:15 – 11:45  Lesions of the spinal cord – Peter Kranz, MD

11:45 – 12:15  Misses and Mistakes in Abdominal Imaging – Richard Leder, MD

12:15 – 12:45  Question and Answer Session


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

07:30 – 08:00  Acute and chronic manifestations of gallbladder disease – Rajan Gupta, MD

08:00 – 08:30  The highs and lows of CSF pressure disorders – Peter Kranz, MD

08:30 – 09:00  Contrast Part I – The Reactions (SAM) – Richard Leder, MD

09:00 – 09:30  Contrast Part II – The Actions (SAM) – Richard Leder, MD

09:30 – 10:00  Innovative solutions for abdominal/pelvic MR protocol optimization – Rajan Gupta, MD

10:00 – 10:15  Break

10:15 – 10:45  Abdominal Imaging – The Best of a Quarter Century  – Richard Leder, MD

10:45 – 11:15  Practical approach to MR imaging with hepatobiliary-specific contrast agents – Rajan Gupta, MD

11:15 – 11:45  Spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage – Part 1 (SAM) – Peter Kranz, MD

11:45 – 12:15  Spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage – Part 2 (SAM) – Peter Kranz, MD

12:15 – 12:45  Question and Answer Session




Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Experience the charm and whimsy of turn-of-the-century Atlantic City at this waterfront Resort hotel. Make a splash at Luna Park Pool and delight in a massage at the state-of-the-art fitness center. Discover carnival games, unique dining and exciting nightlife on the Coney Island-style boardwalk. Strung like saltwater taffy along the shimmering Crescent Lake, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is located within walking distance to both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. What makes this property unique:

  • Complimentary Magical Express Airport transfers are included for every Disney guest
  • Complimentary internet access throughout the hotel
  • State of the art fitness center
  • Carnival-themed Luna Park Pool with a water slide
  • Two all-ages leisure pools—each with a whirlpool spa
  • Walking distance to Epcot and the distinctive restaurants along the Boardwalk
  • Bike rentals are available so you can breeze along the lakefront promenades and woodland trails at Walt Disney World Resort
  • Valet and complimentary self-parking available

Group rates for this meeting are $255++ per night for single or double occupancy. Rates are subject to applicable local taxes. Additional fees may apply depending on the services requested. These rates will be available for the three days prior to the meeting and the three days after, based on hotel availability. These rooms will be held until the block is full or until October 12, 2015. After the block is full or the cut-off date, reservations will be subject to prevailing rates/availability.

To make hotel reservations, call the hotel directly at 407-824-1383 and reference the Duke Radiology Conference.
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.
Attendees have access to specially-priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets. The Magic Your Way Meeting/Convention Tickets are offered at advance purchase savings and are unavailable at the front gates of the WDW Theme Parks. Purchase must be completed prior to arrival. Please call 407-566-5600 for more information or click here to order your tickets online.

To make airline reservations or for any other travel needs, email Cheryl Everhart at Aladdin Travel, or (336) 499-6736.


Registration fee is $895 on or before October 12, 2015.

We offer discounted registration rates to Duke Radiology alumni of $795 and Military/NonMD of $695. On or after October 13 there is a $75 late fee in addition to the registration fee.


In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, we will distribute syllabus materials to the attendees electronically. You are welcome to bring your laptop to the lectures should you wish to follow along.   A paper syllabus will only be provided upon request at a cost of $25. Please mark the appropriate box on the registration form.


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 must be received by November 4, 2015 to receive refund.

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

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