ACR 2017 The Crossroads of Radiology

May 21, 2017 ‐ May 25, 2017


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Sessions

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AIRP: Approach to Diffuse Lung Disease: Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation

May 25, 2017 8:00am ‐ May 25, 2017 9:30am

Identification: ACR2017VM61

The purpose of the session is to discuss radiologic-pathologic correlation of diffuse lung injury to help demonstrate the importance of collaboration with our pulmonary colleagues and the usefulness of understanding the pathologic basis of disease when interpreting images. Developed in conjunction with American Institute For Radiologic Pathology.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the physiologic processes in the thorax that determine disease distribution.
  2. Illustrate the key findings that define diffuse lung disease.
  3. Identify the features of the idiopathic interstitial pneumonias on both radiology and histology.

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

  • Teri Franks, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Leadership Challenges: Missed Opportunities, Mistakes and Valuable On-The-Job Lessons that Shaped Me

May 25, 2017 8:00am ‐ May 25, 2017 9:30am

Identification: ACR2017VM62

The purpose of this session is to discuss real-life lessons that seasoned leaders have learned during their careers and how they dealt with those issues. The emphasis will be on what leadership skillsets they were able to enhance in dealing with and solving these problems. The problems that physicians in all walks of life deal with have common threads and the experiences that the panel leaders have can relate to the everyday problems radiologists face in their practices.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe several methods to recognize mistakes.
  2. Explain strategies on how to correct mistakes.
  3. Identify different approaches in enacting action plans to recover from mistakes.

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

  • Reginald Munden, MBA, MD, DMD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

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

  • Ann Fulcher, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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Turf Battles 2.0: Shifting Alliances in the Era of Alternative Payment Contracts

May 25, 2017 8:00am ‐ May 25, 2017 9:30am

Identification: ACR2017VM63

The purpose of this session is to address how turf battles in imaging, have changed in the face of new payment models. 'Turf battles' are viewed as interspecialty animosity or competition over a given set of procedures or patients. Physicians in general and radiologists specifically have concerns about turf battles. If we reflect on times gone by, there was substantial animosity to specific other specialties who were perceived by radiology to be competitors. Our solution was to put patient's first and emphasize quality. This session will help attendees understand the landscape of radiology economics –as it pertains to competition. It will also focus on the distribution of imaging dollars between radiologists and non-radiologists.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the role of value based payments on turf battles.
  2. Recognize the changing dynamics of turf battles as incentives align.
  3. Describe the complexion of turf battles prior to value based payments.

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

  • Joshua Cooper, BA - This speaker has nothing to disclose

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


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ACR Center for Research and Innovation: Facilitating Your Research?

May 25, 2017 8:00am ‐ May 25, 2017 9:30am

Identification: ACR2017VM64

The purpose of this session is to provide valuable insights on why radiologists should get more involved in clinical research. The session will highlight the research capabilities and services and will review past and current research collaborations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify strategies to improve quality and safety in the radiology practice.
  2. Describe the process for submitting research proposals.
  3. Discuss the ACR tools and services available for clinical research initiatives.

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

  • Charles Apgar, MBA - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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MSK Boot Camp - Part 2

May 25, 2017 10:00am ‐ May 25, 2017 12:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM65

The purpose of this session is to provide practical insights in the technique and interpretation of MR imaging of the ankle, knee and shoulder. In addition, diagnostic dilemmas in imaging of musculoskeletal tumors will be highlighted.

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

  • Discuss the MR imaging appearance of commonly injured structures about the ankle, shoulder, hip and knee.
  • Describe the MR imaging appearance of common internal derangement patterns affecting the ankle, shoulder, hip and knee.
  • Identify the MR imaging appearance of normal and significant internal derangement.
  • Recognize important MR imaging features of labrocapsular injuries.
  • Identify abnormalities involving the menisci.

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

  • Mark Anderson, MD - Royalty Income - Elsevier


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Legislative and Regulatory Issues Affecting Medical Imaging Software

May 25, 2017 10:00am ‐ May 25, 2017 12:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM66

The purpose of this course is to inform attendees about legislative and regulatory issues affecting medical imaging software. These issues shape the technology that will be available to clinicians to treat and diagnose their patients, and by learning about what measures are being considered, it affords them the opportunity to anticipate those changes, plan for them, and possibly even provide feedback to government agencies to alter the proposed changes.

Learning Objectives
  1. Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
  2. Identify what issues are currently under consideration for legislation or regulation in medical imaging software.
  3. Discuss the potential impacts of those changes on clinical practice.
  4. Describe strategies that can utilized to government agencies to possibly alter the course of such changes.

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

  • John Carrino, MD - Consultant - GE Healthcare|RAND|Consultant Carestream|Globus Medical|Pfizer|BioClinica|Halyard Health

  • Chris Muir, MPA - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Bakul Patel, MBA, MS - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • John Smith, JD, MD - Consultant - Partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP


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Scenario Planning for Radiology's Future

May 25, 2017 10:00am ‐ May 25, 2017 11:30am

Identification: ACR2017VM67

The purpose of this session is to present the results of a scenario planning exercise that was part of the ACR's Fall Board of Chancellors retreat. Building on an earlier exercise undertaken by SCARD this updated analysis examines not only potential future states and where the prior work was either prescient or failed to predict change but also the way in which ACR process and planning needs to adapt to become more strategic. Participants will learn about the future states envisioned during the exercise and will be encouraged, to frame the challenges and opportunities for their own practice situation. Developed in conjunction with Radiology Leadership Institute.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the goals and process of scenario planning.
  2. Discuss the implications for your practice of future trends.
  3. Identify how the ACR is adapting to become more strategic.

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

  • Alexander Norbash, MD, FACR - Consultant - GE Healthcare|Stryker Inc. ; Ownership/Partnership - Boston Imaging Core Laboratories
  • Frank Lexa, MBA, MD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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The MACRA/Quality Payment Program Workshop

May 25, 2017 10:00am ‐ May 25, 2017 12:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM68

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce attendees to the new payment paradigms mandated by MACRA and the subsequent CMS Quality Payment Program(QPP). The workshop will provide an in-depth overview of the two QPP pathways - Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), with an emphasis on the requirements to be successful under MIPS. The faculty will discuss the four MIPS categories and tools and methods to accomplish requirements within the categories, including Qualified Clinical Data Registry participation, the R-SCAN initiative and other potential improvement activities for radiologists. Discussion will address how radiologists will be impacted by MIPS in 2017, the 'transition' year and as the program develops over the upcoming years.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss MACRA/QPP mandates and basics.
  2. Describe basic skills on how to begin measuring quality, in the context of MIPS or APMS.
  3. Identify tools such as R-SCAN, Qualified Clinical Data Registry and Improvement Activities.
  4. Describe the implications of MIPS on radiology practices in the future.

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

  • Gregory Nicola, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Judy Burleson, MHSA - This speaker has nothing to disclose

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

  • Nancy Fredericks, MBA - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Michael Peters - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Pam Kassing, MPA - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Laura Pattie, Ms, CNMT, RCC, CPC - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Alicai Blakey - This speaker has nothing to disclose


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MSK Boot Camp - Part 3

May 25, 2017 1:30pm ‐ May 25, 2017 3:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM69

The purpose of this session is to provide practical insights in the technique and interpretation of MR imaging of the ankle, knee and shoulder. In addition, diagnostic dilemmas in imaging of musculoskeletal tumors will be highlighted.

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

  • Describe the MR imaging appearance of common internal derangement patterns affecting the ankle, shoulder, hip and knee.
  • Identify the MR imaging appearance of normal and significant internal derangement.
  • Understand important imaging features in distinguishing lipoma from liposarcoma, enchondroma versus chondrosarcoma and hematoma from hemorrhagic neoplasm.

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

  • Mark Anderson, MD - Royalty Income - Elsevier


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Data Analytics Tools to Unleash the Power of Your Data

May 25, 2017 1:30pm ‐ May 25, 2017 3:00pm

Identification: ACR2017VM70

The purpose of this session is to educate radiologists about data analytics tools available for use, along with data mining strategies being utilized currently by leading experts in the field. It builds on clinical knowledge of radiologists and seeks to demonstrate the value and impact of radiology on healthcare in general. By measuring clinical outcomes of quality in radiology and population health management, the course seeks to empower radiologists to lead transformational change initiatives at their health systems by focusing on clinical quality and outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss data analytic tools to measure clinical quality and outcomes.
  2. Identify data mining strategies to build the radiology department's quality platform.
  3. Describe the use of data mining to engage in population health management.

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Samir Patel, MD - Consultant - Nuance Communications|McKesson|Mammography Reporting System, Inc.|Hologic, Inc.

  • Michael Recht, MD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Matthew Morgan, MD, MS - Consultant - Elsevier