This year’s CAR Annual Scientific Meeting kicks off with two exciting workshop sessions on Thursday, April 27.
The Essentials of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: A Hands-On Workshop
This hands-on workshop will feature didactic lectures and small group training focused on the most important practical aspects of musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS). Designed for practicing radiologists, this workshop is structured to simulate real-case reporting. Short, high-impact didactic reviews will be followed by training opportunities on MSKUS utilization and techniques of the upper and lower extremities.
Participants will cycle through five rotations, with two ultrasound machines in each room. With a faculty-to-participant ratio of 10 participants to 2-3 faculty, participants will benefit from individualized instructor feedback, small group discussions, and plenty of time for hands-on practice. Each rotation will include a brief didactic lecture and scanning demonstrations followed by opportunities for participants to practice on live models. This workshop is designed for general radiologists, radiologists-in-training, and sonographers involved in protocolling, imaging, and assessment of musculoskeletal injuries. This is an accredited workshop eligible for a maximum of 18 Section 3 MOC credits.
Advanced –RADS Structured Reporting Workshop: Below the Diaphragm
This interactive virtual workshop builds on the foundation set in the basic -RADS Structured Reporting 1.0 Workshop. For each -RADS section, the workshop will be facilitated by subspecialists and will cover interpretation of cases with suggested reporting templates. The workshop, focused on LI-RADS, PI-RADS, and O-RADS, will provide participants with an opportunity to simulate real-case reporting and review cases with the benefit of individualized feedback from instructors. The intent is to give the more proficient reader insight into the nuances of the -RADS categories and share a range of complex cases to challenge their understanding.
Participants will be given access to the cases, as well as background reading material for each section in advance of the workshop. This will ensure ample time to discuss the pearls and pitfalls of interpretation in various subsections during the workshop itself. This workshop is designed for practicing radiologists who have integrated structured reporting into their workflows and are interested in honing their advanced skills regarding -RADS scoring. Participants are encouraged to have taken -RADS 1.0, however this is not a pre-requisite as the attendee may already have acquired practical experience using the -RADS structured reporting. The Advanced –RADS Structured Reporting Workshop is accredited and eligible for a maximum of 12.5 Section 3 MOC credits.