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Essentials of Genitourinary Imaging

Time:
RSNA 2010
08:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Author:

Giles W. Boland, MD, Rodney Harris Reznek, MBBCh, and Ronald Jay Zagoria, MD

Code: ES51

Objective:

This session has three sections. First is Infection of the Genitourinary Tract, in which attendees will become familiar with the range of GU infections. They will also understand how and when to image. This section discusses the optimal choice of imaging modalities available. Attendees will become familiar with characteristic imaging signs. The second section is Gynecologic Malignancies. Its attendees will understand the clinical questions being asked of the imaging in patients with gynecological malignancy. They will also learn how the optimal imaging modality is chosen to answer the specific clinical questions. Attendees will become familiar with the most important features of MR Imaging in patients with carcinoma of the cervix, endometrium and ovary. Attendees will understand the limitations of imaging techniques in solving the clinical problems relating to gynecological malignancy. Third section, Urography, discusses the basic techniques for CT urography. Attendees will become familiar with key points in interpreting CT urograms. They will also learn the benefits of optional adjuncts for improving CT urograms. This section finally highlights the radiation doses from CT urography and ways to reduce those doses.

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