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UCSF Abdominal & Pelvic Imaging: CT/MR/US

UCSF School of Medicine Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

The UCSF Abdominal & Pelvic Imaging: CT/MR/US activity’s main goal is to improve daily clinical practice relevant to patient care. The program provides updates on the latest technologies, including how-to improve image quality, detection and diagnosis of disease, and issues concerning patient safety. This is conveyed through an updated review of evidence-based practice, with particular emphasis on emerging technologies, such as the use of MR in imaging of the small bowel and pediatric patients. It also includes a review and discussion of the results of the SRU Consensus Conference on how to manage incidentally-detected asymptomatic adnexal cysts in pre- and post- menopausal women.

CREDITS Earn up to 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
CE RELEASE May 16, 2014
CE EXPIRE May 15, 2017
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This course will help the radiologist determine the indications for the different imaging modalities used for the abdomen and pelvis, as well as indications for secondary imaging studies. This will be achieved by providing an updated review of state-of-the-art imaging methods and evidence-based practice in CT, MRI and US as they pertain to the gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems, The ACR guidelines on managing incidental CT-scan findings in the kidney, adrenal, liver, and pancreas will be discussed as appropriate. The activity is intended for the radiologist in clinical practice.

Topics & Speakers

  • Small Bowel: What Not to Miss
  • Renal Mass Imaging: FAQ in Contemporary Practice
  • Pearls & Pitfalls in Hepatobiliary MRI
  • Beyond the Solid Organs: Mesentery, Omentum and Peritoneum
    Z. Jane Wang, MD

  • CT/MRI of Focal Liver Lesions
  • CT/MRI of the Adrenals
  • Imaging of the Adnexal Masses
  • Prostate Imaging
    Antonio C. Westphalen, MD

  • Secondary Findings on FDG-PET: How to Deal with the Unexpected
  • FDG Negative Tumors of the Abdomen
  • Evaluation of the Spleen
  • A Practical Approach to PET / CT for Lymphoma
    Spencer C. Behr, MD

  • Dual Energy CT: Applications in Abdominal Imaging
  • What to do with the Incidentally Discovered Cystic Pancreatic Lesions
  • Solid Pancreatic Tumors: What the Surgeon Needs to Know
  • Acute Pancreatitis: A Primer Using the Revised Atlanta Classification
    Desiree E. Morgan, MD

  • Benign and Malignant Disease of the Uterus, Endometrium and Cervix
  • Pelvic Emergencies
  • Tips & Tricks for Imaging Abdominal Transplants
  • MRI in Pregnancy
    Liina Poder, MD




Z. Jane Wang, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology


Desiree E. Morgan, MD
Professor of Radiology
Vice Chair of Clinical Research
University of Alabama School of Medicine


Spencer C. Behr, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Liina Poder, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology

Antonio C. Westphalen, MD, MAS
Associate Professor of Radiology


Learning Objectives

After viewing this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:
  1. Apply the ACR recommendations for managing incidental CT-scan findings in the kidney, liver, adrenal gland and pancreas
  2. Identify indications for the use of different imaging modalities (CT/MRI/US) for various abdomino-pelvic organs and conditions
  3. Apply practical approaches to diagnosing both benign and malignant diseases of the abdomen and pelvis
  4. Anticipate potential pitfalls in abdomino-pelvic imaging and interpretation
  5. Gain an understanding of the utility of dual-energy CT in abdominal and pelvic imaging



The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The total credits are inclusive of 5.25 in CT, 4.25 in MR, 1.75 in US, and 1.25 in PET.

Series Release: May 16, 2014

Date Series Expires: May 15, 2017 (deadline to register for credit)

CME credit is obtained upon successful completion of a multiple-choice self-test and evaluation (included with the series), as well as an additional $45 processing fee. CME Credit registration forms must be submitted prior to series expiration date, certificates will be dated upon receipt and cannot be dated retroactively.