Hawaii September 2017



Tuesday, September 12, 2017- Musculoskeletal Imaging – Kathryn Stevens, MD

Time Session
 7:00-7:30Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30-8:00Cysts and Bursae of the Knee
 8:00-8:50MRI of the Elbow
8:50-9:40MRI of the Hip
 9:40-9:55Coffee Break
 9:55-10:45MRI of the Ankle
 10:45-11:45MRI of the Shoulder
 12:45-12:15 PMQuestions and Answers


Wednesday, September 13, 2017- Cardiac Imaging- Robert Herfkens, MD

7:00-7:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
7:30-8:15Current Status of Cardiac MRI
8:15-8:45Non-Contrast MRA
8:45-9:30Imaging of the Aorta
9:30-9:45Coffee Break
9:45-10:15CT of the Coronary Arteries
11:05-11:45Interesting Cases
11:45-12:15PMQuestions and Answers



Thursday, September 14, 2017- Breast Imaging – Alfred Watson, MD

 Time Session
 7:00-7:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
 7:30-8:30Suggested Management of Breast Masses by Mammography, Ultrasound, and MRI
 8:30-9:30Ultrasound Evaluation of Breast Masses
 9:30-9:45Coffee Break
9:45-10:45Mammography Evaluation of Breast Calcifications and Review of Upright Stereotactic Biopsy Technique
10:45-11:45 Evaluation and Treatment of the Symptomatic Male Breast
 11:45-12:00 PMQuestions and Answers
 12:00-1:00 Breast Imaging Today and Suggestions to Decrease Medical Legal Liability


Friday, September 15, 2017- Thoracic /PET CT- David Naeger, MD

7:00-7:30amRegistration and Continental Breakfast
7:30-8:15Incidentals and Artifacts on PET/CT: How Not to be Fooled
8:15-9:00When PET is No Good: Situations in which PET has Low Sensitivity
9:00-9:15Questions and Answers
9:15-9:30Coffee Break
9:30-10:15A Comprehensive Approach to Lung Cancer Imaging
10:15-11:00Typical and Atypical Appearances of Lung Cancer
11:00- 11:30The Tumor Formerly Known as BAC
11:30-12:15pmQuestions and Answers



Robert Herfkens, MD
Professor of Radiology
Associate Chair for Clinical Technology
Director of MRI
Stanford University School of Medicine

David Naeger, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
Associate Chair for Education
University of California, San Francisco

Kathryn Stevens, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine

Alfred B. Watson Jr. MD MPH FACR FACPM
Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Radiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Grand Hyatt Kauai

Discover paradise at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. The lush grounds and infinite amenities present myriad options for each guest to create their own personalized retreat. Kayak in the lagoons, indulge in a reviving treatment at Anara Spa, or simply breathe in the refreshing ocean breezes. Play championship golf or tennis, savor fine dining or delight in an authentic Luau. The lovely setting of the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort lets you easily explore the natural wonders of the Garden Isle.

A block of rooms are reserved for conference attendees at the following special rates: Garden View at $239.00, Pool View at $269.00, Partial Ocean View at $299.00 and Deluxe Ocean View at $339.00. All rates are per room per night, plus tax and daily resort of $25.00 per day, and are for single or double occupancy; up to two more guests under age 19 are at no additional charge, additional guests aged 19 and over are $75.00 per night, per person.

To receive these special rates, please make your reservation no later than August 11, 2017. After August 11, 2017 rooms at our discount rates cannot be guaranteed. Rooms are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, and may sell out before the cut-off date.

You can make your reservation ONLINE HERE or call the Grand Hyatt Kauai direct at +1-808-742-1234 or toll free 1-800-742-2353 to make your reservation, and be sure to identify yourself as a participant of CME’s Science’s Imaging Update Conference in order to receive these special rates.

For more information on the Grand Hyatt Kauai Hotel, please visit their website at www.grandhyattkauai.com. For more information on Hawaii and the island of Kauai, please visit www.kauaidiscovery.com and www.Travelsmarthawaii.com.

The Grand Hyatt Kauai is located at 1571 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI 96756 USA, Phone:  (808) 742-1234

Travel to Kauai

The Grand Hyatt Kauai is located on Poipu Beach in Koloa, Kauai. The resort is a half-hour drive from Lihue airport, a short 20 minute flight from Honolulu International Airport. Transportation from Lihue airport is available by taxi or rental car. Rental cars are recommended for those who plan on exploring the island.

Special Airfare and Car Rental Discounts:

For United Airlines and United Express, and United Codeshare airlines (Lufthansa Airlines, All Nippon Airways), visit www.united.com or call 1-800-426-1122 and use Z Code: ZWYZ & Agreement Code: 106440. US and Canada flights are 2-5% off discounted economy, business and first class, and 10% off full fare economy, business and first class. International flights are discounted by 5-10%.

For Hawaiian Airlines log on to  www.HawaiianAir.com/Affiliate and enter the code “CMESCIENCE” for 5% off their published webfares.

For Delta Airlines, Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com. When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on Advanced Search and enter the meeting code NMP3U on the Search Flights page. Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328-1111. Mon-Fri. 7am-7pm CDT. *Please note that there is a direct ticketing fee for booking through the reservation number above.

For Hertz Rent-A-Car, Call 1-800-654-2240 reference Convention Number use code: 04K20008 and click HERE to book online.

For Avis, Call 1 (800) 331-1600 Reference the course and use AWD code: J906925 and click HERE to book online.

For Budget, Call 1 (800) 842-5628 Reference the course and use BCD# U0111183 and click HERE to book online.

For Enterprise and National, Call 1 (800) RENT-A-CAR Reference the course and use code: L23J799. To book online go to www.enterprise.com or www.nationalcar.com

For Advantage Rent A Car; Call 1 (800)-777-5500, reference the course and use discount code CD03541309. To book on-line click HERE

Area code for Hawaii is (808)

Lihue Airport Information (808) 246-1448

Learn more – detailed Hawaii Travel Tips at: Travelsmarthawaii.com

Kauai Visitor Information (Kauai Visitors Bureau)
Toll Free: 1-800-262-1400
Phone: (808) 245-3971
Fax: (808) 246-9235
Address: 4334 Rice St., Suite 101, Lihue, HI 96766
E-mail:  kauai@hvcb.org

The most difficult thing about a visit to Kauai – besides getting on the plane to return home – is knowing where to start once you get here.

Opportunities for fun are virtually endless. So, what do you want to do first? You might start by checking out the various outdoor sports and other activities that are available on the island at  www.kauaidiscovery.com.



The Imaging in Hawaii course is designed to provide the tools for participants to enhance interpretation skills utilizing the latest imaging technologies. Lectures and cases will cover evidence-based practice techniques and protocols for improved diagnostic accuracy in multiple applications.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the imaging anatomy and protocols that are necessary to arrive at the diagnosis of Peritoneal diseases.
  • Explain the performance and processing of MRI and CT studies designed to depict anatomy and pathology.
  • Develop differential diagnosis that relates to the pertinent imaging and clinically relevant findings for each of the cases covered in this course.
  • Apply quality improvement strategies to the practice of interventional radiology, with a focus on increasing efficiency, communication, and collaboration.
  • Assess the current status and future applications of advanced breast imaging technologies.
  • Optimize imaging methods to reduce the number of false-positive mammography interpretations.
  • Evaluate current technical advances in cardiac imaging hardware and software, as well as the utilization of these tools to gain rapid, detailed functional and anatomical information for cardiac assessment.
  • Outline the fundamentals of the latest advanced techniques in MRI and CT and their current roles and limitations in clinical practice.
  • Integrate information presented in this course into efforts to improve the imaging skills of the participants.


Target Audience

targetsThe course are intended for practicing radiologists and radiologic nurses, physician assistants, technologists, scientists, residents, fellows and others who are interested in current techniques and applications for advanced diagnostic imaging.

The fresh, floral air energizes you. The warm, tranquil waters refresh you. The breathtaking, natural beauty renews you. Look around. There’s no place on earth like Hawaii. Whether you’re a new visitor or returning, the islands offer distinct experiences that will entice any traveler. We warmly invite you to explore our islands and discover your ideal travel experience.



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and CME Science. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates these live activities for 19.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This course includes 5 hours of Breast Imaging which can be used towards fulfilling the Mammography requirement. It also includes 1 hour of Breast Ultrasound.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by PIM for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

arrt master

Technologists: This course is pending approval for up to 16.0 ARRT Category A CE credits for those technologists attending the entire course.


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