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Continuing Education Events. UCLA Dept of Radiology.

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The Evolving Role of MRI in Prostate Cancer Management: Detection, Staging, Surveillance, Follow Up, and Reporting

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Annenberg Community Beach House
Santa Monica, California

Course Description:

Prostate Cancer is the second most common solid organ malignancy diagnosed in men. Unlike other solid organ malignancies, the challenge in prostate cancer is to confidently identify men with moderate and high grade cancers who would most benefit from aggressive therapy. Uniquely among solid organ cancers, imaging has not been a traditional part of the workup of prostate cancer, which has relied instead on transrectal US-guided template biopsy. Over the past few years, MR imaging has emerged as the best imaging modality to detect, grade and stage prostate cancer. This unique one day course will provide a comprehensive overview of the utility of multiparametric MR imaging for comprehensive cancer care. We will discuss all relevant MR imaging parameters for prostate cancer (T2, perfusion, diffusion, and spectroscopy) and discuss new standardized MR reporting algorithms for prostate cancer. In conjunction with the UCLA Departments of Urology, Pathology, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Oncology, we will review application of MR Imaging in surgical planning for robotic prostatectomy, prostate biopsy planning, active surveillance and radiation planning. We will also discuss state-of-the-art MR/ US fusion biopsy and direct MR-guided biopsy planning. The course will also include an opportunity for participants to interact with industry partners.

Course Objectives:

  • Provide a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art multiparametric prostate magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy
  • Describe the benefit of prostate MR imaging for active surveillance and biopsy planning
  • Understand how prostate MR imaging can improve focal therapy, prostatectomy, and radiation therapy planning
  • Recognize the importance of post-processing of multiparametric prostate MR imaging data
  • Discuss standardized reporting/PIRADS

Target Audience:

Radiologists, urologists, radiation oncologists and family practitioners interested in understanding prostate MR imaging and its applications to active surveillance, biopsy planning and acquisition, surgical planning and radiation planning.



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UCLA Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course and Hands-on Workshop 2015

January 24, 2015 to January 26, 2015
Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, California
Cadaver Lab, Center for Health Sciences, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CaliforniaCourse


The UCLA Department of Radiology in collaboration with key physicians from both Departments of Sports Medicine and Rheumatology recognizes the demand for musculoskeletal ultrasound and is proud to offer an intensive and comprehensive hands-on learning opportunity. The MSK Ultrasound Course and Workshop discusses the pertinent theoretical and practical points of upper and lower extremity ultrasound. In addition, this year we have added new topics such as ultrasound guided nerve block, an update on ultrasound guided treatment options, and economics of MSK ultrasound. The popular panel discussion addressing questions from the audience will be conducted at the end of each morning following the didactic lectures.

The course also includes live split screen demonstrations which present the basic MSK sonography techniques and the optimal imaging essential for accurate application. The inclusive interactive, hands-on workshop provides an opportunity to master the techniques through small group training with specialists. The additional option of specialty training in the Cadaver Lab is ideal in providing real life, real time training of ultrasound guided procedures training to expand the clinical scope of care for attendees.

Target Audience

Those interested in performing MSK ultrasound in their practices, including, but not limited to, radiologists, sports medicine surgeons and physicians, rheumatologists as well as sonographers seeking to master scanning techniques in MSK sonography.


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UCLA Radiological Sciences is affiliated with two internationally recognized, NIH-sponsored training programs that offer Masters and PhD degrees:

  • UCLA Physics and Biology in Medicine
    This program provides a broad, interdisciplinary curriculum that includes medical physics, radiation biology, bio-computation, and molecular imaging.
  • Medical and Imaging Informatics
    One of two imaging informatics programs in the United States focusing on medical data acquisition/collection, medical data structuring, data modeling, and medical data visualization.
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