Continuing Medical Education

OFFERING SAMs – DUKE RADIOLOGY IN THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS 2015 – Abdominal, Cardiothoracic, Musculoskeletal, Neuroradiologic and Pediatric Imaging

Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, Asheville, North Carolina


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, musculoskeletal, abdominal, neuroradiology and/or breast imaging.  The course will also include pediatric 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


Caroline Carrico, M.D., Associate Professor (Pediatric Imaging) Activity Medical Director

Rendon Nelson, M.D., Professor (Abdominal Imaging)

James Provenzale, M.D., Professor (Neuroradiology)

Mary Scott Soo, M.D., Associate Professor (Breast Imaging)

Charles Spritzer, M.D., Professor (Musculoskeletal Imaging)

Lacey Washington, M.D., Associate Professor (Cardiothoracic Imaging)

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


Saturday, October 24, 2015

7:30 – 8:00 am         Preoperative imaging assessment of Newborn Distal Bowel Obstruction – Caroline Carrico, MD

8:00 – 8:30 am         Femoral Acetabular Impingement , plain films to MR Arthrography Charles Spritzer, MD

8:30 – 9:00 am         Management of the Subsolid Pulmonary Nodule – Lacey Washington, MD

9:00 – 9:30 am         Diagnosing Malrotation and Malfixation of the Bowel in people of all ages – Caroline Carrico, MD

9:30 – 10:00 am       MRI of the Wrist & Hand: Osseous Abnormalities – Charles Spritzer, MD

10:00 – 10:15 am      BREAK

10:15 – 10:45 am      The Many Faces of Sarcoidosis – Lacey Washington, MD

10:45 – 11:15 am       US of the Pylorus, Appendix, and Intussusception  – Caroline Carrico , MD

11:15 – 11:45 am        Marrow abnormalities seen on MRI – Charles Spritzer, MD

11:45 – 12:15 am        Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias: Update – Lacey Washington

12:15 – 12:45 am       Question and Answer Session

Sunday, October 25, 2015

7:30 – 8:00 am         Voiding Cystourethrogram:  Pearls and Pitfalls – Caroline Carrico, MD

8:00 – 8:30 am         Shoulder MRI: Labral Pathology  & Rotator Cuff Mimickers – Charles Spritzer, MD

8:30 – 9:00 am         A Practical Approach to Community-Acquired Pneumonia – Lacey Washington, MD

9:00 – 9:30 am          Shoulder MRI: Rotator Cuff Disease – Charles Spritzer, MD

9:30 – 10:00 am       Pulmonary Hypertension for the Radiologist – Lacey Washington, MD

10:00 – 10:15 am      BREAK

10:15 – 10:45 am       Newborn Chest  – Caroline Carrico, MD

10:45 – 11:15 am       MRI of Soft Tissue Tumors, What do I need to Know? – Charles Spritzer, MD

11:15 – 11:45 am        Overdiagnosis in Pulmonary Embolism: Fact or Fiction – Lacey Washington, MD

11:45 – 12:15 am        Distinguishing Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations – Caroline Carrico, MD

12:15 – 12:45 am       Adjourn

Monday, October 26, 2015

7:30 – 8:00 am          Breast Tomosynthesis – Mary Scott Soo, MD  (SAM)

8:00 – 8:30 am          Introduction to Diffusion Imaging – James Provenzale, MD

8:30 – 9:00 am          Dual Energy MDCT of the Abdomen and Pelvis – Rendon Nelson, MD

9:00 – 9:30 am          After the Biopsy: Imaging and Histologic Review – Mary Scott Soo, MD

9:30 – 10:00 am        Stroke Imaging – James Provenzale, MD

10:00 – 10:15 am       BREAK

10:15 – 10:45 am        MDCT of Acute Pancreatitis – Rendon Nelson, MD

10:45 – 11:15 am         Breast MRI–challenging cases – Mary Scott Soo, MD

11:15 – 11:45 am          Non-traumatic neurological and neurosurgical emergencies – James Provenzale, MD

11:45 – 12:15 am         MDCT and MRI of Pancreatic Tumors – Rendon Nelson, MD

12:15 – 12:45 am         Question and Answer Session

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

7:30 – 8:00 am           Hindsight: What can we learn from missed breast cancers?  – Mary Scott Soo, MD

8:00 – 8:30 am           Brain Trauma – James Provenzale, MD

8:30 – 9:00 am           Radiation Dose Reduction Techniques for MDCT – Rendon Nelson, MD

9:00 – 9:30 am           Imaging the Augmented and Reconstructed Breast – Mary Scott Soo, MD

9:30 – 10:00 am         Spine Trauma – James Provenzale, MD

10:00 – 10:15 am

10:15 – 10:45 am        Characterization of Focal Liver Lesions in the Non-Cirrhotic Liver – Rendon Nelson, MD

10:45 – 11:15 am         Communicating with Patients: Managing Your Patient’s Anxiety and Your Own  – Mary Scott Soo, MD

11:15 – 11:45 am         Advances in Brain Tumor Imaging – James Provenzale, MD

11:45 – 12:15 am         Interesting Cases in the Abdomen – Rendon Nelson, MD

12:15 – 12:45 am        Question and Answer Session




The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, North Carolina is one of the American South’s oldest and most famous grand resorts. Built in 1913 overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Inn is a favorite year-round destination. Its splendid views, old world charm, peerless amenities, long tradition of exceptional service and hospitality make it a place to savor as one of the most enduringly original and exciting resorts in America.

Amenities include golf, tennis, two pools, sports complex, 18-station Paramount fitness center, shops, fine dining and children’s programs and the finest spa in North America with over 40,000 square feet dedicated to your relaxation. Guest rooms in the Historic Main Inn are newly refurbished and contain original solid oak furnishings. Guest rooms in the Sammons and Vanderbilt wings are more spacious than those in the historic Main Inn. Additional features include CD stereo players, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, in-room safes, in-room pay movies, cable television, voice mail, dataports, and windows that open for fresh mountain air. Both mountain view and property view rooms are available in both the contemporary wings and historic Main Inn. The mountain view rooms face the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountain ranges with the golf course below and the city of Asheville in between. The property view rooms overlook the spa or the front courtyard.

Hotel Reservations – Room rates are $315 per night single/double occupancy for Run of House rooms. Current room tax is 11.75%. Children under 16 stay free in room with parent or adult.  There is a $40 per person charge for third and fourth persons (over 16) sharing a room. Nonsmoking and handicap accessible rooms are available. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m.We suggest you make reservations early. This is one of the most popular times of year in the Asheville/Blue Ridge Mountain area as the brilliant color of the changing leaves brings visitors from all over.

A block of rooms has been reserved for the dates of this meeting. These rooms will be held until the block is full or until the cut-off date of Tuesday, September 15, 2015. To make reservations call 1.800.438.5800 and reference Duke University Radiology.  Reservations can also be made online at

Asheville is located in the western North Carolina mountains which is home to the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River. The Grove Park Inn is located just off I-140 (take I-240 into Asheville) and the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is nine miles southeast of Asheville (25 minutes from the Grove Park Inn).

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 September 25, 2015.

We offer discounted registration rates to Duke Radiology alumni of $795 and Military/NonMD of $695.  On or after September 26 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 October 21, 2015 to receive refund.

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

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