ACR 2017 The Crossroads of Radiology

Start Date: May 21, 2017 ‐ End Date: May 25, 2017


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DOES NOT INCLUDE THE MSK BOOT CAMP SESSIONS

Access all the best sessions from The Crossroads of Radiology®.

The ACR 2017 Virtual Meeting is the perfect complement to your Annual Meeting experience, offering convenient access to over 100 hours of archived content (including full-motion video of slides with audio), plus capture of two high-profile sessions. Access nearly every session from your desktop or tablet — for up to 12 months!

Total CE Credits: 105 CME/SA-CME and 51 RLI

Member: $429

Nonmember: $499

Member-in-Training (resident/fellow): $249

ACR 2017 offers a comprehensive learning experience focused on skill building in:

  • Advocacy
  • Economics and health policy
  • Clinical education
  • Clinical research
  • Informatics and innovations
  • Quality and Safety
  • Leadership
  • Medical physics
  • Radiation oncology

Earn CME, SA-CME and RLI Credits

Looking to earn CME, SA-CME and RLI Credits? Purchase the virtual meeting and receive 24/7, on-demand access to over 100 hours of captured content for 12 months.

Accreditation Statement

The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The American College of Radiology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 105 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credits awarded for this enduring activity are designated “SA-CME” by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and qualify toward fulfilling requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment.

Released Date: 5/25/2017 | Expiration Date: 5/31/2018

The time needed to complete this enduring activity is a maximum of 105 hours.

Virtual Meeting Subspecialty and Modality Legend

RLI Credit Statement

This enduring material is eligible for up to 51 RLI Credits based on competencies outlined in the Radiology Leadership Institute Common Body of Knowledge™ (CBK).

ACR Disclosure Policy/Conflict of Interest

In compliance with ACCME requirements and guidelines, the ACR has developed a policy for review and disclosure of potential conflicts of interest, and a method of resolution if a conflict does exist. The ACR maintains a tradition of scientific integrity and objectivity in its educational activities. In order to preserve this integrity and objectivity, all individuals participating as planners, presenters, moderators and evaluators in an ACR educational activity or an activity jointly sponsored by the ACR must appropriately disclose any financial relationship with a commercial organization that may have an interest in the content of the educational activity.

Faculty

Please see individual sessions for faculty disclosures.

Staff

ACR staff has indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships related to this educational activity.

Technical Specifications

  • Supported browsers on Windows, Mac OS, or Linux:
  • Google Chrome versions 33 and 34
  • Mozilla Firefox versions 28 and 29
  • Apple Safari versions 6 and 7
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 10 and 11 (do not enable Compatibility View)

Sessions Included:

New Horizons for the Young and Early Career Physician (May 21, 2017 08:00 AM)

Advocacy 101 - An Introduction for First-Time Attendees (May 21, 2017 10:00 AM)

Lung Nodules and Cancer Screening (May 21, 2017 10:00 AM)

The Bare Essentials of Life as a Young and Early Career Physician (no CME) (May 21, 2017 10:00 AM)

Presidential Welcome Address and Keynote (No CME) (May 21, 2017 01:00 PM)

Beat the Clock: Radiology Rapid-Fire Review (No CME) (May 21, 2017 03:30 PM)

Optimizing the Patient Experience: Building the Case and Implementing the Vision (May 21, 2017 03:30 PM)

Sealing the Cracks: Monitoring Patients Who Need Follow-Up Based on Radiology Examinations (May 21, 2017 03:30 PM)

The Advocate Starter Kit (May 21, 2017 03:30 PM)

The Changing Health Policy Landscape and Radiation Oncology (May 21, 2017 03:30 PM)

Definition and Basics (Radiology Quality Officer Series) (May 22, 2017 08:00 AM)

Future Practice Models - ACOs, CINs, and Co-Management Models (May 22, 2017 08:00 AM)

How to Evaluate the Patient with Chronic Liver Disease (May 22, 2017 08:00 AM)

Patient and Family Centered Care in Shared Decision Making in Radiation Oncology (May 22, 2017 08:00 AM)

Data Tools and Trends for Informing Value-Based Radiologists' Practice (May 22, 2017 10:00 AM)

HR Issues: Burnout, Depression, Job Alternatives, and Finding Happiness (May 22, 2017 10:00 AM)

The Patient Experience from a Quality and Safety Perspective (Radiology Quality Officer Series) (May 22, 2017 10:00 AM)

TMIST and the Future of Screening (May 22, 2017 10:00 AM)

Controversies and Opportunities in Comparative and Cost Effectiveness Research in Radiation Oncology (May 22, 2017 01:30 PM)

Economics Forum Part I (May 22, 2017 01:30 PM)

Tips They Didn't Teach You in Residency (May 22, 2017 01:30 PM)

Economics Forum Part II (May 22, 2017 03:30 PM)

Imaging That Informs Treatment Decision Making That Enables Improvement in Clinical Outcomes (May 22, 2017 03:30 PM)

Radiation Oncology: Learning from Medical Errors (May 22, 2017 03:30 PM)

Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Examination of the Abdomen: A Game Changer (May 23, 2017 10:00 AM)

Mammography Case Review (MCR) (May 23, 2017 10:00 AM)

Overdiagnosis: Facts, Fight and Fallacies (May 23, 2017 10:00 AM)

Practical Quality Initiatives You Can and Want to Use in Your Practice (Radiology Quality Officer Series) (May 23, 2017 10:00 AM)

Understanding Costs in Radiology and Healthcare (May 23, 2017 10:00 AM)

From Images to Dollars: The Basics of How You Get Paid For What You Do (May 23, 2017 01:30 PM)

Partnering With Your Health System to Select and Implement Clinical Decision Support for Imaging (May 23, 2017 01:30 PM)

Pediatric MRI - How to Deal With the Moving Child! (May 23, 2017 01:30 PM)

Teamwork: The Critical Enabler of Transformational Change (No CME) (May 23, 2017 01:30 PM)

AIRP: Sino-Naso-Orbital Tumors & Tumor-Like Conditions: Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation (May 23, 2017 03:30 PM)

Legislative Update and Capitol Hill Prep (May 23, 2017 03:30 PM)

Making the Right Decisions for the Practice (May 23, 2017 03:30 PM)

Mitigating the Risks Related to the Performance of Radiological Procedures (May 23, 2017 03:30 PM)

Bundles of Care: Preserving Quality and Compensation (May 24, 2017 08:00 AM)

How Can ACR Registries Help Answer the Biggest Questions Facing Radiology (May 24, 2017 08:00 AM)

Transcatheter Valve Replacement and Utilization Trends in Cardiovascular Disease (May 24, 2017 08:00 AM)

Clinical MR Safety (May 24, 2017 10:00 AM)

Understanding Unconscious Bias in the Health Professions (May 24, 2017 10:00 AM)

JACR and Other ACR Academic Publications A Reviewer's Primer (May 24, 2017 01:30 PM)

SPECT, SPECT-CT and PET-MR: Game Changers for Your Nuclear Medicine Practice (May 24, 2017 01:30 PM)

The General Radiologist: Current and Future Status (May 24, 2017 01:30 PM)

AIRP: Pediatrics Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation (May 24, 2017 03:30 PM)

Image Exchange: Review and a Practical Guide (May 24, 2017 03:30 PM)

AIRP: Approach to Diffuse Lung Disease: Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation (May 25, 2017 08:00 AM)

Leadership Challenges: Missed Opportunities, Mistakes and Valuable On-The-Job Lessons that Shaped Me (May 25, 2017 08:00 AM)

Turf Battles 2.0: Shifting Alliances in the Era of Alternative Payment Contracts (May 25, 2017 08:00 AM)

ACR Center for Research and Innovation: Facilitating Your Research? (May 25, 2017 08:00 AM)

Legislative and Regulatory Issues Affecting Medical Imaging Software (May 25, 2017 10:00 AM)

Scenario Planning for Radiology's Future (May 25, 2017 10:00 AM)

The MACRA/Quality Payment Program Workshop (May 25, 2017 10:00 AM)

Data Analytics Tools to Unleash the Power of Your Data (May 25, 2017 01:30 PM)

RADPAC (May 25, 2017 01:30 PM)

Breast Imaging in Today's Environment: Including Economic Challenges* (May 22, 2017 08:00 AM)

Incidental Findings in the Abdomen: New Algorithms and Solutions* (May 22, 2017 10:00 AM)

Introducing TBI-RADS: Reporting Standardization for Traumatic Brain Injury* (May 22, 2017 01:30 PM)

Dealing with the Problematic Radiologist: Academic and Private* (May 22, 2017 03:30 PM)

Deep Learning, Clinical Data Science and Radiology (May 23, 2017 10:00 AM)

Prostate MRI in Clinical Practice: Update on PI-RADS V2 and MRI-Targeted Prostate Biopsy* (May 23, 2017 01:30 PM)

ACR-Derived Initiatives for Excellence in Radiology Quality and Safety (Radiology Quality Officer Series)* (May 23, 2017 03:30 PM)

Transitioning to Value: Building Collaboration Around Evidence-Based Imaging (Radiology Quality Officer Series)* (May 24, 2017 08:00 AM)

Sonography of the Neck: Update on Thyroid, Parathyroid, Salivary Glands and Lymph Nodes (May 24, 2017 10:00 AM)

Making the EMR Work for the Radiologist (May 24, 2017 01:30 PM)

Managing Change: Theory and Practice (May 24, 2017 03:30 PM)

Moreton Lecture (May 23, 2017 08:00 AM)

Standard: $499.00
ACR Member: $429.00
Member In Training: $249.00

Gain practical insights into the technique and interpretation of MR imaging of the ankle, knee and shoulder, and review diagnostic dilemmas in imaging of musculoskeletal tumors. This intensive course reviews important concepts in interpretation of musculoskeletal studies and leaves participants with a new level of expertise and confidence in radiologic evaluation of commonly imaged joints, frequently encountered tumors and easily missed fractures.

Total CE Credits: 5CME/SA-CME

Member: $199

Nonmember: $299

Member-in-Training (resident/fellow): $149

Earn CME, SA-CME

Looking to earn CME, SA-CME Credits? Purchase the virtual meeting and receive 24/7, on-demand access to over 100 hours of captured content for 12 months.

Accreditation Statement

The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The American College of Radiology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credits awarded for this enduring activity are designated “SA-CME” by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and qualify toward fulfilling requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment.

Released Date: 5/25/2017 | Expiration Date: 5/31/2018

The time needed to complete this enduring activity is a maximum of 5 hours.

Virtual Meeting Subspecialty and Modality Legend

ACR Disclosure Policy/Conflict of Interest

In compliance with ACCME requirements and guidelines, the ACR has developed a policy for review and disclosure of potential conflicts of interest, and a method of resolution if a conflict does exist. The ACR maintains a tradition of scientific integrity and objectivity in its educational activities. In order to preserve this integrity and objectivity, all individuals participating as planners, presenters, moderators and evaluators in an ACR educational activity or an activity jointly sponsored by the ACR must appropriately disclose any financial relationship with a commercial organization that may have an interest in the content of the educational activity.

Faculty

Please see individual sessions for faculty disclosures.

Staff

ACR staff has indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships related to this educational activity.

Technical Specifications

  • Supported browsers on Windows, Mac OS, or Linux:
  • Google Chrome versions 33 and 34
  • Mozilla Firefox versions 28 and 29
  • Apple Safari versions 6 and 7
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 10 and 11 (do not enable Compatibility View)

Sessions Included:

MSK Boot Camp - Part 1 (May 25, 2017 08:00 AM)

MSK Boot Camp - Part 2 (May 25, 2017 10:00 AM)

MSK Boot Camp - Part 3 (May 25, 2017 01:30 PM)

Standard: $299.00
ACR Member: $199.00
Member In Training: $149.00

Sessions

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New Horizons for the Young and Early Career Physician

Start Date: May 21, 2017 8:00am ‐ End Date: May 21, 2017 9:30am

Identification: ACR2017VM01

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to focus on a range of challenges and opportunities that Young and Early Career Physicians (YPS) face now and in the near future. From informatics to patient and family centered care, the breadth and depth of YPS involvement is limitless. The invited speakers are nationally renowned for their expertise in these topics and their ability to speak to the YPS audience.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the current and future landscape of radiology informatics and its relationship to radiologist workflow, data management, and value creation in radiology practice.
  2. Describe current and near term changes in radiology reimbursement and policy, especially in terms of the interplay of Imaging 3.0, the ACA, Clinical Decision Support, and downstream policy changes.
  3. Identify the essentials of Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC), its relationship to radiology practice, and ways for radiologists, especially YPS, to practice PFCC as part of their daily jobs.
  4. Describe the meaning of Quality Improvement (QI), how to establish QI programs in one's practice, and the effect of MACRA on reporting of QI measures.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Geraldine McGinty, MBA, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Tessa Cook, MD, PhD - Royalty Income - Osler Institute (for lectures given in 2012)

  • James Rawson, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Michael Andrew Bruno, MD, MS, FACR - Royalty Income - Elsevier

  • Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Falgun Chokshi, MD, MS - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Advocacy 101 - An Introduction for First-Time Attendees

Start Date: May 21, 2017 10:00am ‐ End Date: May 21, 2017 11:30am

Identification: ACR2017VM02

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to discuss the legislative and regulatory process including how a bill becomes a law. The session will also highlight ACR's legislative efforts and accomplishments. Additionally, the course will educate attendees on effective lobbying techniques and best practices for Hill Day visits.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe legislative and regulatory issues - both current and historically - that directly impact the practice of radiology.
  2. Discuss effective ways to lobby Members of Congress and state elected officials on legislative and regulatory issues impacting the practice of radiology.
  3. Identify strategies regarding best practices for being an effective advocate for radiology.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Andrew Wu, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose
  • Joshua Cooper, BA - This speaker has nothing to disclose
  • Rebecca Spangler, BS - This speaker has nothing to disclose
  • Christopher Sherin, MA - This speaker has nothing to disclose
  • Melody Ballesteros, BS - This speaker has nothing to disclose
  • Stephen Ferrara, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose
  • David Youmans, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

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Lung Nodules and Cancer Screening

Start Date: May 21, 2017 10:00am ‐ End Date: May 21, 2017 12:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM03

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to discuss lung cancer screening programs and to highlight challenges that may arise as the programs mature. Following the publication of the National Lung Screening Trial and subsequent USPSTF and CMS recommendations and coverage decisions, more and more practices and institutions are implementing CT lung cancer screening programs. The session will provide information on how to continue forward with lung cancer screening beyond just establishing a program. Topics include correctly using Lung-RADS, addressing 'gaps' in Lung-RADs, managing the screening process after the baseline screen, and implementing upcoming changes in the Fleischner Society recommendations for management of incidentally detected lung nodules. Developed in conjunction with The Fleischner Society and Society of Thoracic Radiology.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify solutions to common challenges encountered in establishing a lung cancer screening program.
  2. Discuss appropriate management recommendations and correctly use Lung-RADS to report lung cancer screening CT scans.
  3. Describe changes to lung nodule management based on the 2017 Fleischner Society guidelines.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Geoffrey Rubin, MBA, MD, FACR - Consultant - GE Healthcare|Fovia, Inc.; Stock Options - HeartFlow
  • Ella Kazerooni, MD, MS, FACR FSCBTMR - This speaker has nothing to disclose
  • Jeffrey Kanne, MD - Consultant - Parexel International|HealthMyne
  • Florian Fintelmann, MD, FRCPC - Consultant - McKesson
  • Maria Martin, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose
  • Jared Christensen, MD - Consultant- Riverain Technologies, LLC

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The Bare Essentials of Life as a Young and Early Career Physician (no CME)

Start Date: May 21, 2017 10:00am ‐ End Date: May 21, 2017 12:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM04

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to introduce concepts on job selection and contracting, basic financial planning, and effective negotiation techniques that Young and Early Career Physicians can use in their professional careers.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify key concepts of job selection and recruitment and understand the sometimes technical language of job contracts.
  2. Describe basic principles of financial planning, understand the characteristics of good financial planners, and identify signs of when to seek professional advice.
  3. Describe fundamental concepts in negotiation and explore strategies to enhance negotiation outcomes.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Robert Barr, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Falgun Chokshi, MD, MS - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • James Jaderborg, BS - This speaker has nothing to disclose


Preview Available

Presidential Welcome Address and Keynote (No CME)

Start Date: May 21, 2017 1:00pm ‐ End Date: May 21, 2017 2:30pm

Identification: ACR2017VM05

Credits: None available.

*Session not eligible for CME

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Bibb Allen, Jr., MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • William Herrington, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • James Brink, MD FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Jeffrey Immelt - Officer, Director - GE Healthcare; Salary - GE Healthcare


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Beat the Clock: Radiology Rapid-Fire Review (No CME)

Start Date: May 21, 2017 3:30pm ‐ End Date: May 21, 2017 5:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM06

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to take your learning to new levels - and have fun while doing so. This is a dynamic, highly interactive and fast-paced session designed for practicing radiologists, fellows and residents. Join this team-based rapid-fire 'competition' and assess your and your teams' baseline knowledge in Breast, Thoracic, Neuro, Peds, MSK, GI/GU, Non-interpretive Skills and more, across the radiology spectrum. Instant feedback, in-depth rationales and real-time scoring using audience response (ARS) are utilized. Additionally, the session will provide ample time for Q&A to discuss the most challenging questions as identified by ARS scoring.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify gaps in knowledge base.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to answer high stakes examination-style questions.
  3. Utilize active reasoning skills to enhance knowledge and improve competence.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Lynn Broderick, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose
  • Ramesh Iyer, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

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Optimizing the Patient Experience: Building the Case and Implementing the Vision

Start Date: May 21, 2017 3:30pm ‐ End Date: May 21, 2017 5:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM07

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to focus on the role leadership can play in designing and implementing programs in hospitals and radiology practices to improve and optimize the patient experience. The perspectives and needs of leaders and patients will be explored through a series of practical cases/discussion. Specifically, the economic and social drivers for patient engagement by radiologists will be explored. Next, the basics of building a patient advisor program will be reviewed from recruitment and training to deployment in projects. Because patients are already on social media and engaged, we will explore the opportunities that exist for radiologists and radiology practices to have a social media presence and interact with patients in a social media environment. Finally, including patients in the implementation of EHR patient portals will be used as an example of how to engage patients in radiology operations. Developed in conjunction with Radiology Leadership Institute.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss roles that leaders can play in creating opportunities for patient and family centered care in radiology.
  2. Discuss elements needed to create a patient advisor program in radiology.
  3. Explore ways to recruit and include patients in operational radiology projects.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Garry Choy, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose
  • Geoffrey Rubin, MBA, MD, FACR - Consultant - GE Healthcare|Fovia, Inc.; Stock Options - HeartFlow
  • James Rawson, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose
  • Julie Moretz - This speaker has nothing to disclose
  • Arun Krishnaraj, MD,MPH - This speaker has nothing to disclose

Preview Available

Sealing the Cracks: Monitoring Patients Who Need Follow-Up Based on Radiology Examinations

Start Date: May 21, 2017 3:30pm ‐ End Date: May 21, 2017 5:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM08

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to focus on critical test results management (CTRM) - the reporting and communication of critical test results that could change patient management within minutes to hours. However, equally important and sometimes more challenging is the reporting of non-critical actionable findings: those that can impact the patient's health months to years later if downstream testing is not completed. While critical test results are often identified on emergency department patients or inpatients whose providers are in the hospital at the time, non-critical actionable findings are often identified in outpatients whose providers may not even belong to the same hospital or health system. In addition, determining if downstream testing has occurred months later further confounds this problem. The Imaging 3.0 initiative recommends that the radiologist be present during all three steps of an examination: before, during, and after. Taking an active role in the management of non-critical actionable findings aligns with the principles of Imaging 3.0. In this session, we identify some of the challenges associated with monitoring patients with incomplete follow-up and discuss some solutions that have been implemented in the emergency department, ambulatory setting, as well as across health systems to address this opportunity to improve the care of our patients.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss some of the challenges associated with monitoring the follow-up of non-critical actionable findings identified on imaging.
  2. Compare and contrast the problems of reporting and communicating critical vs. non-critical actionable findings.
  3. Identify components of possible solutions to monitoring patients awaiting follow-up of non-critical actionable findings.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Tessa Cook, MD, PhD - Royalty Income - Osler Institute (for lectures given in 2012)
  • Michael Andrew Bruno, MD, MS, FACR - Royalty Income - Elsevier
  • Ben Wandtke, MD,MS - This speaker has nothing to disclose
  • Nathan Cross, MD,MS, CIIP - This speaker has nothing to disclose

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The Advocate Starter Kit

Start Date: May 21, 2017 3:30pm ‐ End Date: May 21, 2017 5:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM09

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to assist radiologists and other health professionals in understanding their role as advocates, the changing landscape, and how to maintain a relevant program that embraces digital advocacy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the step-by-step network building process.
  2. Identify strategies for communicating with members of Congress, lobbyists and other policymakers.
  3. Describe the need for advocacy and a grassroots program in an era of social media.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Andrew Wu, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Melody Ballesteros, BS - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Stephen Ferrara, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose
  • David Youmans, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose
  • Christopher Griffin, MBA,MD,FACHE - This speaker has nothing to disclose

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The Changing Health Policy Landscape and Radiation Oncology

Start Date: May 21, 2017 3:30pm ‐ End Date: May 21, 2017 5:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM10

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session will be to discuss the many changes that will affect the radiation oncology reimbursement landscape over the next few years. The session will discuss the changing payer models. MIPS/MACRA and other models, an update on quality and performance measures and changing practice patterns which will impact patient volumes and reimbursement.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the new payer models.
  2. Discuss quality and performance measures applicable to radiation oncology.
  3. Evaluate changing practice patterns.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Priya Lamba, JD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Najeeb Mohideen, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Willliam Hartsell, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Breast Imaging in Today's Environment: Including Economic Challenges*

Start Date: May 22, 2017 8:00am ‐ End Date: May 22, 2017 9:30am

Identification: ACR2017VM11

Credits: None available.

This session will highlight current challenges for breast imaging in today's environment, including breast cancer screening guidelines, changes in billing and coding requirements, and value-based reimbursement, and discuss how radiologists can respond effectively to these challenges. Attendees will sharpen the tools they need to practice effectively while promoting the advancement of the breast imaging field and delivering the highest quality of patient care.

Developed in conjunction with Society of Breast Imaging.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss current breast cancer screening guidelines and their impact on women's health.
  • Identify recent changes in breast imaging billing and coding requirements, including those for tomosynthesis.
  • Explain the impact that value-based reimbursement will have on breast imaging.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Edward A. Sickles, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose
  • Mark Alson, MD, FACR, RCC - This speaker has nothing to disclose
  • Dana Smetherman, MD, MPH, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

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Definition and Basics (Radiology Quality Officer Series)

Start Date: May 22, 2017 8:00am ‐ End Date: May 22, 2017 9:30am

Identification: ACR2017VM12

Credits: None available.

The purpose of the series of lectures is to provide the essential components of quality, including those for leadership. Radiologists are often unfamiliar with basic tools from other medical and non-medical disciplines that can be readily applied to improve quality in radiology. Note: The Quality and Safety Program is formatted in five parts to provide attendees interested in quality and safety a comprehensive program that can be used to train and nurture specific individuals to serve their institutions as the Radiology Quality Officer.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe a working definition of quality in radiology.
  2. Identify the components of quality programs such as Lean, Toyota Production and Six Sigma.
  3. Discuss root cause analysis and event reporting.


Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Frank Rybicki, MD, Ph.D, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Kimberly Applegate, MD, MS, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Jacqueline Bello, BA, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • James Borgstede, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Bettina Siewert, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Marta Heilbrun, MD, MS, MS - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Future Practice Models - ACOs, CINs, and Co-Management Models

Start Date: May 22, 2017 8:00am ‐ End Date: May 22, 2017 9:30am

Identification: ACR2017VM13

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to focus on the evolving world of accountable care and value-based arrangements, highlighting trends that will guide strategy for radiology groups seeking to thrive in a rapidly changing environment. The imperative and theoretical framework for accountable care arrangements, including the Triple Aim, will be supplemented by specific discussion of how value-based payment models work, from the perspective of ACO leadership. The general framework will be presented with the needs of radiology in mind, with specific discussion of potential role of radiology groups in this new paradigm and an example of a successful co-management model. Developed in conjunction with Radiology Leadership Institute.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define value-based arrangements and compare and contrast various risk models currently in use.
  2. Evaluate the potential role of radiology in a value-based accountable care organization.
  3. Describe a co-management model and its potential role for successful engagement with a health system.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Sanjay Shetty, MD, MBA - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Jayson Brower, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • James Whitfill, MD - Honorari - FUJIFILM USA


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How to Evaluate the Patient with Chronic Liver Disease

Start Date: May 22, 2017 8:00am ‐ End Date: May 22, 2017 9:30am

Identification: ACR2017VM14

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to explore the different approaches to evaluating the patient with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. Chronic liver disease, most commonly due to alcoholism or the hepatitis B or C virus, is very prevalent in the United States. Grey-scale ultrasound of the patient with chronic liver disease is widely used, often with color doppler to survey for cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and portal hypertension. This session will also focus on the importance of the advanced techniques of US and MR elastography that can quantify liver fibrosis in the patient with chronic liver disease. Finally there will be a discussion on the role of IV contrast agents in evaluating the chronic liver disease patient with a suspicious lesion. Developed in conjunction with Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the role and limitations of greyscale ultrasound and color doppler in evaluating the patient with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis.
  2. Discuss and understand the role of CEUS in characterizing liver lesions and its utility in performing biopsies.
  3. Describe the advanced technologies of US and MR elastography and their role in evaluating the patient with chronic liver disease.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Laurence Needleman, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Richard Barr, MD, Ph.D, FACR, FSRU - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Richard Ehman, MD, FACR - Royalty Income - Resoundant Inc. ; Officer, Director - Resoundant Inc.; Research Grants - National Institutes of Health|Resoundant Inc.; Intellectual Property Rights- Resoundant Inc.

  • Sharlene Teefey, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Michelle Robbin, MD,MS, FACR, FSRU,FAIUM - Research Grants - Phillips Healthcare


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Patient and Family Centered Care in Shared Decision Making in Radiation Oncology

Start Date: May 22, 2017 8:00am ‐ End Date: May 22, 2017 9:30am

Identification: ACR2017VM15

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to provide basic knowledge about the field of shared decision making and the current emphasis on patient focused care. Patient reported outcomes (PROs) are now integrated into many national clinical protocols. There is also a national movement to improve shared decision making among patients and physicians.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss patient focused care, and how it impacts radiation oncology.
  2. Discuss the importance of PROs in radiation oncology clinical trials.
  3. Describe the need and availability of tools to promote shared decision making.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Seth Rosenthal, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Laurie Gaspar, MBA, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Abigail Berman, MD, MSCE - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Data Tools and Trends for Informing Value-Based Radiologists' Practice

Start Date: May 22, 2017 10:00am ‐ End Date: May 22, 2017 12:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM16

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to provide an update of recent and ongoing initiatives of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, including research updates and the latest data tools. The emphasis will be on practical and clinical applications o highlighting how these applications can be of value in the radiologists' practice. Also, discussed will be initiatives relative to ongoing healthcare policy and payment reform, including MACRA. Developed in conjunction with Neiman Health Policy Institute.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the basis of bundled payment models in the mammography and inpatient settings.
  2. Explain how claims based analyses are applicable to radiologists.
  3. Recognize the key results of ongoing health services and health policy research in radiology.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Bibb Allen, Jr., MD, FACAR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Richard Duszak, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Danny Hughes, Ph.D - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Matthew Manning, MD - Honorari - varian|Q-Fix


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HR Issues: Burnout, Depression, Job Alternatives, and Finding Happiness

Start Date: May 22, 2017 10:00am ‐ End Date: May 22, 2017 12:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM17

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to highlight several topics which have been recently evaluated by members of the ACR HR Commission and published in JACR. Topics to be discussed include: the significant newly identified burnout problem affecting radiologists, the awareness and identification of depression effecting radiologists, career alternatives beyond the practice of clinical radiology, and why medical students choose/ don't choose radiology as a career.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the problem of burnout among radiologists and understand some strategies to reduce the problem.
  2. Identify the signs and symptoms of depression and its effect on radiologists.
  3. Evaluate career alternatives to the clinical practice of radiology.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Claire Bender, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Edward Bluth, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Jay Harolds, BA, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Jay Parikh, MD, FACR, FACPE - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Sanjeev Katyal, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • MichaelFrancavilla, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Halley Park, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Incidental Findings in the Abdomen: New Algorithms and Solutions*

Start Date: May 22, 2017 10:00am ‐ End Date: May 22, 2017 12:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM18

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to present new algorithms, ideas, and technologies that are relevant to the management and reporting of incidental findings detected at cross-sectional imaging. Incidental findings are a well-known burden to physicians and patients, and can substantially reduce the value of imaging if managed inappropriately. In 2010, the ACR Incidental Findings Committee published its first white paper – in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) – providing algorithm-based guidance on the management of such findings in the kidney, liver, pancreas, and adrenal gland. The radiology community responded with considerable enthusiasm, prompting further publications that addressed additional incidental findings. Since 2010, there have been new developments in our understanding of the natural history of certain incidental findings (e.g. intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas), and new informatics solutions have emerged to support consistent and appropriate reporting.


Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss updated information to manage incidental findings of the kidney, liver, pancreas, and adrenal gland.
  • Evaluate current methods used by the ACR Incidental Findings Committee to generate new management algorithms.
  • Identify new ideas and solutions concerning reporting norms for incidental findings.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • William Mayo-Smith, MD, FACR - Royalty Income - Elsevier

  • Pari Pandharipande, MD, MPH - Research Grants - Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance

  • Brian R. Herts, MD, FACR - Research Grants - Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.

  • Richard Gore, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Alec Megibow, MD, MPH, FACR - Consultant - Bracco; Honorari - Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.


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The Patient Experience from a Quality and Safety Perspective (Radiology Quality Officer Series)

Start Date: May 22, 2017 10:00am ‐ End Date: May 22, 2017 12:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM19

Credits: None available.

The purpose of the series of lectures is to discuss how the patient experience is integrated within quality and safety. The session will highlight several specific points that patients encounter in a radiology practice. It is designed to group important quality initiatives from the patient's perspective. Note: The Quality and Safety Program is formatted in five parts to provide attendees interested in quality and safety a comprehensive program that can be used to train and nurture specific individuals to serve their institutions as the Radiology Quality Officer.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss ways to incorporate new methods of patient satisfaction and service into the radiology practice.
  2. Describe patient experience measures from the patient and radiologist's perspective.
  3. Describe patient experience measures from the radiologist's perspective.
  4. Identify ways to improve the patient experience by improving diagnostic accuracy and reducing errors.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • David Seidenwurm, MD, FACR - Consultant - medical legal; Honorari - Stanford, Winthrop

  • James Rawson, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • C. Matthew Hawkins, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Robert Pyatt, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Joseph Steele, MD - Consultant - SirTex Medical; Officer, Director - Bayer Healthcare

  • Sabiha Raoof, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Patricia Skolnik - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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TMIST and the Future of Screening

Start Date: May 22, 2017 10:00am ‐ End Date: May 22, 2017 11:30am

Identification: ACR2017VM20

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to highlight the value and changing landscape of screening. The session will discuss the study design, aims and impact of Tomosynthesis Mammography Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST).

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the TMIST clinical trial design and how the trial might affect breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis and digital mammography.
  2. Discuss the use future use of tissue and blood biomarkers in future breast cancer screening paradigms.
  3. Identify the impact of TMIST to the radiology practice.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Etta Pisano, MD, FACR - Research Grants - Phillips Corporation - contract w/my employer for research|Fuji Film - contract w/my employer for research|Alan Penn Associates - SBIR subcontract|Nextray, Inc -Board Chair

  • Martin Yaffe, PhD - Research Grants - GE Healthcare

  • Melissa Troester, MPH, MS PhD - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Controversies and Opportunities in Comparative and Cost Effectiveness Research in Radiation Oncology

Start Date: May 22, 2017 1:30pm ‐ End Date: May 22, 2017 3:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM21

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session will be to highlight opportunities within the radiation oncology community for conducting comparative and cost-effectiveness research as well as methodological designs that can be used to conduct comparative effectiveness research. The session will also highlight potential downsides and ethical concerns related to comparative and cost effectiveness research.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the differences between comparative effectiveness research from traditional efficacy studies.
  2. Discuss the different methodological designs for conducting comparative effectiveness research.
  3. Identify challenges with conducting comparative effectiveness research for radiation oncology.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Mark Mishra, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Timothy Showalter, MD, MPH - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Alexander Louie, MD,PhD,MSc, FRCPC - Honorari - Varian Medical Systems Inc. ; Speakers Bureau - Varian Medical Systems Inc.


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Economics Forum Part I

Start Date: May 22, 2017 1:30pm ‐ End Date: May 22, 2017 3:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM22

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to focus on the efforts of the ACR Commission to ensure the economic viability of the field of radiology. The session will highlight three key payment arenas:

  1. Fee for service, using payment challenges to mammography as the example
  2. Valuation of services, using the RVS Update Committee (RUC) as the forum where the shift to value based care is especially evident
  3. Future payment models, with focus on MACRA and the implications for radiologists.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the new coding and payment structure for breast imaging services.
  • Understand how value based activities impact per unit valuation of radiology services.
  • Apply tools for success under future payment systems such as MACRA and the MIP.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Ezequiel Silva, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose
  • Gregory Nicola, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Kurt Schoppe, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Dana Smetherman, MD, MPH FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Introducing TBI-RADS: Reporting Standardization for Traumatic Brain Injury*

Start Date: May 22, 2017 1:30pm ‐ End Date: May 22, 2017 3:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM23

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to introduce the Traumatic Brain Injury-Reporting and Data System (TBI-RADS). TBI-RADS is a system to standardize the reporting and management of imaging in patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). It allows the radiology community to apply consistent terminology related to the diagnosis and reporting of TBI, reduce imaging interpretation variability and errors, enhance communication with referring clinicians, facilitate quality assurance and research and, in the long run, improve patient outcome by standardizing management using evidence-based medicine. In this session we will introduce the classification system and focus on the uses of TBI-RADS for diagnosis and management, research, and interpretation.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • List the major classifications in TBI-RADS and define their meaning.
  • Describe how TBI-RADS can be used for research and machine learning.
  • Identify imaging features associated with TBI-RADS common data elements related to intracranial injuries including epidural hematoma, subdural hematoma, non-aneurysmal SAH, contusion, and herniation.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Alexander Norbash, MD, FACR - Consultant - GE Healthcare|Stryker Inc. ; Ownership/Partnership - Boston Imaging Core Laboratories

  • Sumit Narayan Niogi, MD, PhD - Royalty Income - Athlemetrics; Non-Royalty - Athlemetrics

  • Apostolos Tsiouris, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Erin Schwarts, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Elisabeth Wilde, PhD - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Tips They Didn't Teach You in Residency

Start Date: May 22, 2017 1:30pm ‐ End Date: May 22, 2017 3:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM24

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to gain skills to be able to participate in an interview as a prospective employer or employee and learn some basic insight into negotiation and how to maximize opportunities while still recognizing the opposing point of view and reaching a successful outcome. Attendees will acquire insights in dealing with difficult situations and facilitating conflict resolution between themselves and another individual or as a leader tasked with resolving a conflict as the third party involved. All of these skills are essential not only for the workplace but in life. Developed in conjunction with American Association for Women Radiologists.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss topics critical to career advancement in academics or private practice but which are not formally taught in medical school or residency.
  2. Describe successful ways to interview for a positive outcome.
  3. Identify strategies to be better able to negotiate.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Maria D. Kelly, MD FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Julia R. Fielding, MD, FACR - Royalty - Income Elsevier

  • Susan J. Ackerman, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Dealing with the Problematic Radiologist: Academic and Private*

Start Date: May 22, 2017 3:30pm ‐ End Date: May 22, 2017 5:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM25

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to deal with the problematic radiologist. Presentations will be made that deal with issues impacting private practice and those specific to academics. Department/practice policies will be discussed and contracts between radiologists and their groups will be covered. Strategies of how to deal with the problematic radiologist and why it is important will be highlighted.

Developed in conjunction with Radiology Leadership Institute.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss issues caused by problematic radiologists and how these issues can be toxic to the department/practice.
  • Implement appropriate policies to prospectively deal with problems, including consequences for breach of those policies.
  • Develop strategies to minimize problems and deal with existing problematic radiologists in a timely and efficacious manner.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Lawrence R. Muroff, MD, FACR - Salary - Imaging Consultants, Inc

  • Giles Boland, MB, BS, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Economics Forum Part II

Start Date: May 22, 2017 3:30pm ‐ End Date: May 22, 2017 5:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM26

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to discuss the importance of understanding payment policy across the spectrum from volume to value driven care. This session will focus on collaboration including how economic policy translates to success at the hospital system level, using ACOs and risk based contracting as examples. It will also focus on the informatics tools which will be critical to the meaningful participation of radiologists in future payment models.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss where Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) fall under the payment structure of MACRA.
  • Describe how ACOs are structured under Medicare but also within private payor contracts.
  • Apply informatics tools to the implementation of quality programs.
  • Describe the elements which may be included in a risk based contract.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Ezequiel Silva, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • James Rawson, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Sanjay Shetty, MD, MBA - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Mark Bernardy, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Imaging That Informs Treatment Decision Making That Enables Improvement in Clinical Outcomes

Start Date: May 22, 2017 3:30pm ‐ End Date: May 22, 2017 5:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM27

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to focus on recent large scale commonly randomized trial data that has documented scenarios where imaging has been shown to help inform clinical decision making that reduced hard clinical events. For too long the focus of medical imaging has been the detection of disease based on traditional markers of sensitivity and accuracy. Unfortunately, this has been rarely linked to clinical outcomes. Developed in conjunction with Canadian Association of Radiologists.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review recent largescale randomized trials that have documented the clinical utility of coronary CT Angiography.
  2. Discuss the role of imaging in the modern management of acute stroke and how it is enabling improved clinical outcomes.
  3. Describe recent randomized therapeutic treatment trials in interstitial lung disease and how these data have changed the importance of morphological classification on CT.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Carole Dennie, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Elsie Nguyen, BS, MD, FRCPC - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Jai Shankar, MD - Consultant - Balt|Microvention; Research Grants - Microvention

  • Andrew Sherrick, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Radiation Oncology: Learning from Medical Errors

Start Date: May 22, 2017 3:30pm ‐ End Date: May 22, 2017 5:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM28

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to review the impact of medical errors in the radiation oncology practice. The session will highlight the economic case for transparency and disclosure for preventable medical errors and how physicians can learn from medical errors. The value of transparency for patients and their families will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the frequency and impact of medical errors.
  2. Discuss the need for transparency.
  3. Explain what you can do as a clinician to disclose and learn from medical errors.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Abhishek Solanki, MD, MS - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Deepak Khuntia, MD - Stock Options -Varian Medical Systems; Salary -Varian Medical Systems; Intellectual Property Rights - Varian Medical Systems

  • Leilani Schweltzer, BA - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Todd Pawlicki, PhD - Stock Options - VisionRT, Ltd; Royalty Income - Taylor and Francis for a textbook; Ownership/Partnership - TreatSafely Foundation [501(c)(3)]; Salary - University of California, San Diego


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Moreton Lecture

Start Date: May 23, 2017 8:00am ‐ End Date: May 23, 2017 9:30am

Identification: ACR2017VM29

Credits: None available.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe and apply conceptual differences and significant strategic implications of foretelling the future via predicting (extrapolating change from historical trends) and forecasting (assessing the probabilities of possibilities).
  • Identify and evaluate implications of four key external forces-scientific, technological, economic, and political-that that are redefining society's demands on health care in general and radiology in particular.
  • Identify and evaluate the internal forces that are reshaping the medical marketplace and compelling radiologists to assume new and different roles in the delivery of medical care.
  • Develop market-specific strategic alternatives for creatively reallocating financial resources and professional activity in response to external and internal forces

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Jeffrey Bauer, PhD - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Examination of the Abdomen: A Game Changer

Start Date: May 23, 2017 10:00am ‐ End Date: May 23, 2017 12:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM30

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to review the role of contrast enhanced ultrasound (CE US) in the abdomen. Despite the wide-spread use of CE US throughout the world, CE US was only approved this past spring by the FDA for the evaluation of liver masses in the United States. Hence, the practicalities of performing CE US will not be familiar to many practicing radiologists who wish to incorporate this significant advance in technology into their clinical practice. This session will highlight the logistics of how to introduce CE US in a clinical radiology practice outside of the research setting and will review the diagnostic criteria for interpreting CEUS evaluation of liver and renal masses. In addition, the course will review the role of CE US in evaluation of liver and renal masses in comparison to other imaging modalities such as CT and MR and the potential departmental financial impact of using CE US. Developed in conjunction with Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss appropriate protocols for performance of contrast enhanced ultrasound examination of hepatic and renal masses.
  2. Interpret contrast enhanced ultrasound examinations of hepatic and renal masses.
  3. Describe the roles of contrast enhanced ultrasound, MR and CT in the evaluation of hepatic and renal masses.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Leslie Scoutt, MD, FACR - Honorari - Phillips Healthcare

  • Edward Grant, MD, FACR - Research Grants - GE Healthcare

  • Richard Barr, MD, Ph.D, FACR, FSRU - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Stephanie Wilson, MD - Consultant - Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc

  • Michelle Robbin, MD,MS, FACR, FSRU,FAIUM - Research Grants - Phillips Healthcare


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Deep Learning, Clinical Data Science and Radiology

Start Date: May 23, 2017 10:00am ‐ End Date: May 23, 2017 12:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM31

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to explain what are machine and deep learning, their role in radiology research and practice, and how to prepare for them. This session will emphasize how radiologists can approach machine learning and deep learning, separating hype from reality. It will demonstrate how these self-improving algorithms will help radiologists, and the challenges of producing valid and useful computer models. Finally, it will present a roadmap for machine and deep learning in radiology, and ACR's roles as this technology evolves.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basics of machine learning and deep learning.
  • Discuss the roles these software tools will play in radiology, and how they can help radiologists.
  • Identify what is needed to bring valid and useful machine and deep learning algorithms into widespread clinical practice, and ACR's roles as this technology evolves.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Garry Choy, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Raym Geis, MD, FACR - Stock Options - (Spouse/Partner)Montage


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Mammography Case Review (MCR)

Start Date: May 23, 2017 10:00am ‐ End Date: May 23, 2017 12:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM32

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to demonstrate peer-to-peer interaction and state-of-the art technology from ACR's Mammography Case Review (MCR) program, which offers a blended learning approach, utilizing online case simulation. The MCR program is designed for radiologists to enhance practice competency and improve breast imaging skills. This session provides attendees with the opportunity to interact with select MCR cases individually, with guidance from expert faculty.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the benefits of standardized terminology for breast imaging findings, report organization, and the assessment classification system provided by BI-RADS® Version 5.
  2. Interpret mammography, ultrasound, and MRI cases using BI-RADS® Version 5.
  3. Utilize the ACR Mammography Case Review (MCR) program to interpret cases, using MCR's simulated detection features.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Edward Sickles, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Overdiagnosis: Facts, Fight and Fallacies

Start Date: May 23, 2017 10:00am ‐ End Date: May 23, 2017 12:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM33

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session to discuss the epistemic basis of overdiagnosis, make a distinction between overdiagnosis and false positives, explain why overdiagnosis in screening mammography is controversial and discuss prescriptions for overdiagnosis. Overdiagnosis is a controversial subject which tears through a lot of radiology. Whether radiologists like it or not, we are implicated in diagnosis and, therefore, overdiagnosis. However, coverage of this controversy in radiology meetings has been tepid. During this session we will bridge the knowledge gap and overcome the hesitancy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the epistemic basis of overdiagnosis.
  2. Explain the difference between overdiagnosis and false positive.
  3. Recognize the controversy behind overdiagnosis and discuss prescriptions.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Saurabh Jha, MBBS - Honorari - Toshiba Medical Systems

  • Dana Smetherman, MD, MPH, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Suyash Mohan, MBBS,MD,PDCC - Research Grants - Galileo|NovoCure


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Practical Quality Initiatives You Can and Want to Use in Your Practice (Radiology Quality Officer Series)

Start Date: May 23, 2017 10:00am ‐ End Date: May 23, 2017 11:30am

Identification: ACR2017VM34

Credits: None available.

The purpose of the series of lectures is to provide specific tools to gather quality input data from a radiology practice. Development and implementation of the tools will advance skills to improve practice. Note: The Quality and Safety Program is formatted in five parts to provide attendees interested in quality and safety a comprehensive program that can be used to train and nurture specific individuals to serve their institutions as the Radiology Quality Officer.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how a Radiology Quality Officer can align a multi-disciplinary team for improving quality in a specific health discipline.
  2. Describe the steps in a QI project for improved practice performance.
  3. Improve radiologist productivity using a modified RVU system/methodology.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Frank Rybicki, MD, Ph.D, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • David Paushter, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Emily Sedgwick, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Cynthia Walsh, BS, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Santanu Chakraborty, MBBS,MD,DMRD, FRCR, FRCP(C) - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Understanding Costs in Radiology and Healthcare

Start Date: May 23, 2017 10:00am ‐ End Date: May 23, 2017 12:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM35

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session will focus on how cost is defined as the surrendering of resources. The cost of imaging is a value that is unique to the person or entity that is surrendering those resources, be they the patient, the radiologist, the healthcare system, the payer, or society as a whole. The concept of cost is often confused with price or charge values, but there is little relationship between these values and cost. This session will directly investigate the sources of confusion and refine the definitions of cost, price, and charge in radiology. Because cost is a critical element in defining value, the methods by which the aforementioned stakeholders of radiology determine and perceive costs will be explored in relation to the perceived value of radiology. Faculty representing diverse stakeholder domains will provide a rich and at times conflicting perspective on understanding the costs of radiology, framing the challenges of establishing radiology's value to diverse stakeholders. Developed in conjunction with Radiology Leadership Institute.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how the cost of imaging can be very different for the same episode of care, depending upon the perspective of who is experiencing the cost.
  2. Discuss how costs are determined and perceived for different stakeholders.
  3. Identify the perspectives of imaging value and cost for key entities across the imaging value chain.
  4. Describe the change of payment policy and structure from fee for service to value based outcomes and it's impact on cost and reimbursement.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Geoffrey Rubin, MBA, MD, FACR - Consultant - GE Healthcare|Fovia, Inc.; Stock Options - HeartFlow

  • Danny Hughes, Ph.D - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Howard Forman, MBA, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Michael Cuffe, MBA, MD - Stock Options - HCA; Officer, Director - HCA; Salary - HCA

  • Roy Beveridge, MD - Stock Options - Humana; Salary - Humana

  • Lewis Golden, R.T. (R) - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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From Images to Dollars: The Basics of How You Get Paid For What You Do

Start Date: May 23, 2017 1:30pm ‐ End Date: May 23, 2017 3:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM36

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to introduce the vocabulary and acronyms of payment policy. The session will provide information on how to better understand how an imaging study progresses from an order in the medical record to actual reimbursement. Highlights include an introduction to CPT codes, and how these codes get assigned values (RVUs via the RUC and CMS). The session will explore the larger payers and how we to interact with them as radiology group and within hospital departments. In addition, the next frontier of payments models will be explored, such as ACOs, shared risk strategies, and bundled payments.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss how a dollar value is assigned to the work of interpreting imaging exams.
  2. Identify and define key vocabulary and acronyms within the healthcare payment policy lexicon.
  3. Describe the important of advocacy with regards to both current and future payment policy.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Sanjay Shetty, MD, MBA - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • C. Matthew Hawkins, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Kurt Schoppe, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Kirt Woolsey, BS, CPA - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Partnering With Your Health System to Select and Implement Clinical Decision Support for Imaging

Start Date: May 23, 2017 1:30pm ‐ End Date: May 23, 2017 3:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM37

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to help radiologists who are employed by, contracted with, or otherwise affiliated with systems planning to implement clinical decision support (CDS) in the near future and ensure that they are able to understand and contribute to the process wherever possible. It includes an in-depth discussion of the legislation, evidence for and against the efficacy of imaging CDS, considerations for selecting a CDS vendor, tips for configuring CDS in a fashion consistent with departmental goals, and pointers for implementation and change management. Recent legislation mandates the documentation of appropriateness criteria consultation when ordering advanced imaging for medicare patients to remain eligible for reimbursement. Implementation of imaging CDS is a solution adopted by many systems to automate compliance with the new requirements.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain what clinical decision support is and how it can be used to help reduce inappropriate utilization.
  2. Describe an insightful and effective high-level project plan for deploying CDS within their health system(s).
  3. Identify referring providers from other specialties in order to facilitate CDS deployment.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Daniel Durand, MD - Consultant - NDSC

  • Sarah Reimer, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Brent Savoie, MD - Consultant - Evolent Health

  • Bruce Berlanstein, MBA, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Pediatric MRI - How to Deal With the Moving Child!

Start Date: May 23, 2017 1:30pm ‐ End Date: May 23, 2017 3:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM38

Credits: None available.

The purpose of the session is to enable radiologists imaging children to be successful in imaging children, despite challenges posed by motion. The session will highlight strategies for the imaging the moving child, including emphasizing Imaging 3.0 and patient centered care which include radiologists as team leaders. Currently, over half of pediatric studies are performed by 'adult' radiologists with only basic pediatric imaging training. Not only is the pathology often unique, but the acquisition of MR images can be fraught with difficulty due to an uncooperative child or crying infant. Developed in conjunction with Society for Pediatric Radiology.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss imaging protocols for imaging of the body and central nervous system in children who are prone to move.
  2. Describe the relative merits and indications of sedation vs. child life intervention for the imaging of children who may move during imaging.
  3. Define practical imaging strategies that may reduce the need for sedation and decrease image degradation due to motion.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Kassa Darge, MD, PhD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Kimberly Applegate, MD, MS, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Kate Guilfoyle, CCLS - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Matthew Whitehead, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Raymond Sze, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Prostate MRI in Clinical Practice: Update on PI-RADS V2 and MRI-Targeted Prostate Biopsy*

Start Date: May 23, 2017 1:30pm ‐ End Date: May 23, 2017 3:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM39

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to review the framework of PI-RADS V2 for standardization in image acquisition and analysis, and communication of imaging findings from the multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) of the prostate. Cases illustrating normal anatomy of the prostate, benign prostatic entities, and malignancies ranging from low-grade to clinically significant cancers will be discussed along with challenging cases with false positive and false negative imaging features. The session will also include an update on MRI-targeted biopsy of the prostate.


Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the principles of PI-RADS V2 to achieve the optimal imaging quality of mpMRI of the prostate and utilize the scoring system for image interpretation and reporting.
  • Recognize false positive imaging findings and understand the limitations of prostate MRI.
  • Discuss the role of MRI-targeted prostate biopsy in diagnosis of clinically significant prostate cancer.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Jeffrey Weinreb, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Katarzyna Macura, MD, Ph.D, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose
  • Peter Choyke, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Teamwork: The Critical Enabler of Transformational Change (No CME)

Start Date: May 23, 2017 1:30pm ‐ End Date: May 23, 2017 3:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM40

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to highlight three important characteristics on teamwork that are helping companies all over the world achieve better results. They include – TRUST as an incredible enabler to empower and inspire employees, the ideal team player attributes that make up productive teams and organization climate of teams for better decision making, higher creativity and change transformation. The pace of change continues to accelerate to unprecedented levels and strong teamwork is more important than ever to engage employees, leverage their skills and experiences and achieve positive and sustainable outcomes. Developed in conjunction with Radiology Leadership Institute.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify requirements and benefits of becoming a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE).
  2. Define ways to utilize ACR registries for quality improvement activities.
  3. Debate the pros and cons of commonly used peer learning methods, including RADPEER.
  4. Describe the most important processes in a patient safety program.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Robert Cancalosi, MBA - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Arl Moore, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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ACR-Derived Initiatives for Excellence in Radiology Quality and Safety (Radiology Quality Officer Series)*

Start Date: May 23, 2017 3:30pm ‐ End Date: May 23, 2017 5:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM41

Credits: None available.

The purpose of the series of lectures is to build on proven ACR initiatives that enhance quality within individual practices. The session discusses the Diagnostic Imaging Centers of Excellence (DICOE), RADPEER and Registries and describes specific examples of the implementation of these programs. Quality initiatives based on a specific patient safety program will also be presented.


Note: The Quality and Safety Program is formatted in five parts to provide attendees interested in quality and safety a comprehensive program that can be used to train and nurture specific individuals to serve their institutions as the Radiology Quality Officer.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Identify requirements and benefits of becoming a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE).
  • Define ways to utilize ACR registries for quality improvement activities.
  • Debate the pros and cons of commonly used peer learning methods, including RADPEER.
  • Describe the most important processes in a patient safety program.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Gregory Nicola, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Hani Abujudeh, MD, FACR - Non-Royalty - oxford university press

  • Michael Bruno, MD, MS, FACR - Royalty Income - Elsevier

  • Mythreyi Chatfield, PhD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Zeeshaan Bhatti, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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AIRP: Sino-Naso-Orbital Tumors & Tumor-Like Conditions: Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation

Start Date: May 23, 2017 3:30pm ‐ End Date: May 23, 2017 5:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM42

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to share interesting cases of sino-naso-orbital tumors and tumor-like conditions, selected from the AIRP archives, with radiologic-pathologic correlation. While many of these diseases require biopsy for definitive diagnosis, any radiologist who deals with face or neck imaging can benefit from a review of the differential diagnosis for sino-naso-orbital masses and characteristic radiologic features that may help to narrow the differential diagnosis, as well as an opportunity to learn about characteristic histologic features that our pathologist colleagues use to make the final diagnosis. Developed in conjunction with American Institute For Radiologic Pathology.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the legislative issues/challenges and how it impacts radiology.
  2. Articulate the impact these issues/challenges to Members of Congress, congressional staff and to colleagues back home.
  3. Describe necessary role of radiologists in legislative process.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Robert Shih, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Robert Foss, MS, DDS, MS - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Legislative Update and Capitol Hill Prep

Start Date: May 23, 2017 3:30pm ‐ End Date: May 23, 2017 5:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM43

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to equip radiologists and other imaging stakeholders with the information they need to educate Members of Congress and congressional staff on legislative and regulatory issues impacting the radiology practice.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the legislative issues/challenges and how it impacts radiology.
  • Articulate the impact these issues/challenges to Members of Congress, congressional staff and to colleagues back home.
  • Describe necessary role of radiologists in legislative process.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Joshua Cooper, BA - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Rebecca Spangler, BS - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Christopher Sherin, MA - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Stephen Ferrara, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Making the Right Decisions for the Practice

Start Date: May 23, 2017 3:30pm ‐ End Date: May 23, 2017 5:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM44

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to introduce quantitative financial and qualitative frameworks to facilitate effective decision making when managing radiology practices, particularly within the context of a large healthcare organization, where radiology must compete for resources. Because there are many uncertainties when projecting future performance, the learners will be introduced to stochastic modeling using Monte Carlo Simulation to enhance the effectiveness of financial models and better understand both upside and downside risks. Sources of cognitive biases will be discussed and a framework presented to help decision makers recognize biases and facilitate decisions that are aligned with broader organizations priorities. Finally, the role of the radiologist as an expert consultant and advocate for imaging services with the hospital requires finesse and planning. Effective engagement in this critical role will be discussed with case examples. Developed in conjunction with Radiology Leadership Institute.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the fundamental differences and commonalities between IR and DR in terms of medicolegal risk.
  2. Describe procedure-related findings commonly missed on diagnostic imaging studies that have clinical and medicolegal implications.
  3. Review procedural techniques and the supportive roles of diagnostic radiologists to help avoid, identify, and manage IR complications.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Geoffrey Rubin, MBA, MD, FACR - Consultant - GE Healthcare|Fovia, Inc.; Stock Options - HeartFlow

  • Carolyn Meltzer, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Bhavik Patel, MD, MBA - Consultant - GE Healthcare


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Mitigating the Risks Related to the Performance of Radiological Procedures

Start Date: May 23, 2017 3:30pm ‐ End Date: May 23, 2017 5:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM45

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to focus on the mitigation of clinical and medicolegal risk related to performance of procedures through sectional, departmental, and institutional efforts and resources. Since almost all radiology subspecialists perform procedures, the session directly impacts the practice of both interventional radiologists and diagnostic radiologists, and it provides information relevant to radiology technologists and nurses. It provides a broad perspective regarding the contribution of procedure-related complications to institutional and departmental risk. It also reviews morbidity and mortality cases that impact both diagnostic radiology practice as a result of missed findings and IR practice as a result of issues of recognition, response, communication, documentation, and follow-through.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe bundled payment models potentially applicable to radiology practices.
  2. Examine sundry stakeholder interests and needs in a manner that optimize the success of new payment models designed to coordinate patient care.
  3. Identify the cultural and operational changes necessary in radiology practices to succeed under new society mandated delivery models.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Jonathan Lorenz, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Steven Zangan, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Bundles of Care: Preserving Quality and Compensation

Start Date: May 24, 2017 8:00am ‐ End Date: May 24, 2017 9:30am

Identification: ACR2017VM46

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to focus on leadership and management issues particularly relevant to implementing radiology practice change aligned with new payment models. CMS and other payers are rapidly steering providers from providing volume-incentivized to value-incentivized care. One increasingly popular mechanism--now codified by recent MACRA legislation--is advanced alternative payment models. Bundled payments for episodes of care will comprise many of these. To date, those models have focused on primary care and, more recently, surgical encounters. Recent work by the Neiman Health Policy Institute has resulted in several frameworks for which bundled payments could be crafted for radiologists.. Since MACRA indicates that as much as 20% of physicians' pay will be influenced by their participation in new payment models, this topic has considerable financial relevancy to all radiology practice stakeholders. Developed in conjunction with Radiology Leadership Institute.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe bundled payment models potentially applicable to radiology practices.
  2. Examine sundry stakeholder interests and needs in a manner that optimize the success of new payment models designed to coordinate patient care.
  3. Identify the cultural and operational changes necessary in radiology practices to succeed under new society mandated delivery models.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Richard Duszak, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Charles McRae, MBA - Ownership/Partnership - Radiology Partners; Salary - Radiology Partners


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How Can ACR Registries Help Answer the Biggest Questions Facing Radiology

Start Date: May 24, 2017 8:00am ‐ End Date: May 24, 2017 9:30am

Identification: ACR2017VM47

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this session is to review existing projects on registries, such as the Lung Cancer Screening registry, as well as other quality and safety and research registries. The session will highlight how participation in the registries will positively impact the radiology practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the impact registries have in the radiology practices.
  2. Describe the lessons learned from the Lung Cancer Screening registry.
  3. Identify how to use ACR registries to answer questions important to practicing radiologists and researchers.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Ella Kazerooni, MD, MS, FACR, FSCBTMR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Jenny Hoang, MBBS - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Etta Pisano, MD, FACR - Research Grants - Phillips Corporation - contract w/my employer for research|Fuji Film - contract w/my employer for research|Alan Penn Associates - SBIR subcontract|Nextray, Inc -Board Chair


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Transcatheter Valve Replacement and Utilization Trends in Cardiovascular Disease

Start Date: May 24, 2017 8:00am ‐ End Date: May 24, 2017 9:30am

Identification: ACR2017VM48

Credits: None available.

The purpose of this hybrid session (didactic plus interactive round table components) is to enhance the clinical knowledge and improve the practice of cardiac imaging by radiologists as well as other healthcare providers. Developed in conjunction with North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review imaging in post-procedure transcatheter valve replacement.
  2. Describe imaging trends in heart disease.
  3. Discuss the use of the Coronary Artery Disease Reporting and Data System (CAD-RADS).

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Amar Shah, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • David Levin, MD, FACR - Consultant- HealthHelp, LLC ; Officer, Director - Board of directors, Outpatient Imaging Affiliates, LLC

  • Suhny Abbara: Consultant - Phillips Healthcare ; Royalty Income - Elsevier

  • Paul Peterson, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Gregory Kicska, MD, PhD - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Transitioning to Value: Building Collaboration Around Evidence-Based Imaging (Radiology Quality Officer Series)*

Start Date: May 24, 2017 8:00am ‐ End Date: May 24, 2017 9:30am

Identification: ACR2017VM49

Credits: None available.

The purpose of the series of lectures is to provide an overview of creating evidence-based imaging guidelines such as the ACR Appropriateness Criteria, as well as an examination of educational approaches and best practices for teaching appropriate imaging utilization. The R-SCAN program and ACR Select clinical decision support will be highlighted.


Note: The Quality and Safety Program is formatted in five parts to provide attendees interested in quality and safety a comprehensive program that can be used to train and nurture specific individuals to serve their institutions as the Radiology Quality Officer.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe evidence-based radiology.
  • Discuss successful collaborations and improved radiology processes that improved imaging care.
  • Describe multiple tools for clinical decision support to encourage appropriate imaging.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Max Wintermark, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • E. Kent Yucel, MD, FACR - Consultant - Guerbet

  • Marc Willis, DO - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Pari Pandharipande, MD, MPH - Research Grants - Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance

  • Sabiha Raoof, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Clinical MR Safety

Start Date: May 24, 2017 10:00am ‐ End Date: May 24, 2017 11:30am

Identification: ACR2017VM50

Credits: None available.

MR Safety programs are not only an important practice to protect patients and staff, but are now required by some accreditation programs. Often, the responsibility for MR safety programs is that of the lead interpreting radiologist and/or the qualified medical physicist with support from technologists and administrators. The purpose of this session is to cover approaches to development and maintenance of a MR safety program from a radiologist, medical physicist, and an assistant director of imaging services, each with unique experiences establishing MR Safety programs.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the need and components of a MR safety program.
  2. Describe three different facilities have implemented MR safety programs in their clinical environments.
  3. Identify the various accreditation program requirements related to MR safety.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Richard Geise, PhD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Heidi Edmonson, PhD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Robert Watson, MD, PhD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Wendy Stirnkorb, BS - This speaker has nothing to disclose