Continuing Medical Education

Duke Radiology in the Islands 2017

The Ritz Carlton Aruba, Palm Beach, Aruba Dutch Caribbean


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.


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



Donald Frush, M.D.
Vice Chairman and Professor of Radiology

Lynne Hurwitz, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology

Peter Kranz, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Bhavik Patel, M.D., MBA
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Tony Smith, M.D.
Professor of Radiology

Charles Spritzer, M.D.
Professor of Radiology


Monday, January 16, 2017

7:30 a.m.              MDCT of acute injury to the abdomen:  From findings to grading –
Bhavik Patel, M.D., MBA
8:15 a.m.              The role of imaging in pediatric acute abdominal conditions – Donald Frush, M.D.

9:00 a.m.              Coronary artery CTA for the evaluation of chest pain, let’s make this easy! –       Lynne Hurwitz, M.D.

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

10:15 a.m.           Evaluation of chest and airway emergencies in children – Donald Frush, M.D.

11:00 a.m.           Interesting abdominal cases from the Emergency Room –
Bhavik Patel, M.D., MBA

11:45 a.m.           Acute aortic syndromes:  Role of CT in diagnosis, characterization and disease      management – Lynne Hurwitz, M.D.

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

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 

7:30 a.m.              Sports related injuries of the foot and ankle – Charles Spritzer, M.D.

8:15 a.m.              Emergency cases in IR – Tony Smith, M.D.

8:45 a.m.              Complications of head trauma – Peter Kranz, M.D.

9:15 a.m.              Sepsis in the IR suite – Tony Smith, M.D.

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

10:15 a.m.           MRI use for traumatic injury of the knee – Charles Spritzer, M.D.

11:00 a.m.           Below the cervical spine: MSK CT in trauma – Charles Spritzer, M.D.

11:30 a.m.           Easily missed findings in emergency neuroradiology – Peter Kranz, M.D.

12:15 a.m.           Musings about the history of IR – Tony Smith, M.D.

12:45 a.m.           Q&A
1:00 p.m.             Adjourn session

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 

7:30 a.m.              Radiation, risk and reason in diagnostic imaging – Donald Frush, M.D.

8:15 a.m.              Role of CT in the Imaging of Aortic Valve Disease – Lynne Hurwitz, M.D.

9:00 a.m.              Pancreatic adenocarcinoma:  Review and update on imaging, staging, and management – Bhavik Patel, M.D., MBA

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

10:15 a.m.           Pediatric Scrotal Sonography – Donald Frush, M.D.

11:00 a.m.           Challenging cardiovascular cases:  Case based approach – Lynne Hurwitz, M.D.

11:45 a.m.           Practical LI-RADS application to focal lesions in cirrhosis:  An algorithmic approach – Bhavik Patel, M.D., MBA

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

Thursday, January 19, 2017

7:30 a.m.              Neurointerventional emergency procedures – Tony Smith, M.D.

8:00 a.m.              Hip, pelvic and proximal thigh trauma, utility of MRI – Charles Spritzer, M.D.

8:30 a.m.              Emergency imaging of the patient with myelopathy – Peter Kranz, M.D.

9:15 a.m.              Carotid stenting 2017 – Tony Smith, M.D.

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

10:15 a.m.           Spontaneous ICH: Initial Management and non-contrast CT – Peter Kranz, M.D.

10:45 a.m.           Pulmonary embolism:  Prevention and treatment – Tony Smith, M.D.

11:15 a.m.           Spontaneous ICH:  Problem solving with CTA and MRI – Peter Kranz, M.D.

11:45 a.m.           Sports related traumatic injuries of the shoulder, elbow and wrist – Charles Spritzer, M.D.

12:15 a.m.           Q&A
12:45 a.m.           Adjourn session



Overlooking the Caribbean Sea with miles of azure waters to explore, experience, surprise and delight at every turn is the Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, one of the newest Aruba luxury hotels to rise along the island’s spectacular Palm Beach. With its exclusive location and remarkable offerings of dining, wellness and recreation,

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba makes each vacation experience more memorable than the last. Weddings and meetings, too, will leave an indelible impression when they unfold in this lush Caribbean setting, masterfully orchestrated by our dedicated event planning professionals. Our island paradise also features a 24-hour casino. With its pristine beaches and beautiful landscape, guests will revel in a new standard of luxury and elegance that characterizes one of the finest Aruba 5 star hotels.  Each of its 320 rooms offers a private balcony.

Group rates for this meeting are $549 for Ocean View or $699 for Ocean Front.  All rates are subject to all applicable government taxes (currently 9.5%), taxable service charge (currently 14%) and a government mandated levy charge of $3.50 per occupied room in effect at the time of check in (all taxes and levies are subject to change).  The following charges also apply:  Bellman charge $10.00 round trip, per person/Housekeeping gratuity $5.00 per room per day.
The daily service charge includes:
Complimentary local welcome drink at check-in
Use of laptop computers in the Business Center
Local telephone calls
Newspaper App for smartphones and tablets
Complimentary 2MB internet access through the resort (Except in Meeting Rooms)
Access to spa facilities including steam, sauna and whirlpools
Use of Fitness Center and jacuzzi’s
Daily fitness classes (including Yoga, Zumba, Tai Chi on the beach)
Use of non-motorized water sports equipment, including kayaks, standing paddle boards and floating rafts
One time Spa skin consultation (advance reservation required)
Scheduled daily activities for the family (including sand castle building and culinary demonstrations)
Weekly movie night for Ritz Kids
Maximum occupancy is three adults or two adults and two children (under 18 years of age) per room.  Charges for rol-away beds and cribs may apply.  These rates will be available three (3) days prior and three (3) days after scheduled conference dates, subject to availability.  Rooms are being held at these rates until Thursday, December 15, 2016 or until the room block is full.  To make reservations call 1-800-241-3333 and reference Duke 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.
When booking air, you want to choose flights in and out of Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA), located approximately 20 minutes from the resort. Taxis are readily available and cost approximately $25 per taxi plus luggage fees.  Alternatively, if you wish to explore the island on your own a rental car is suggested.


Registration fee is $895 on or before December 15, 2016 or $970 after December 16, 2016.   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 January 2, 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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