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Ultrasound in the New Millennium: The Cancer Patient

April 18-19, 2014

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dan L. Duncan Building (CPB), Floor 8
1155 Pressler Street, Houston, Texas

General Information

Goal 

The focus of this conference is to provide instruction in the routine and unique applications of ultrasound in the cancer patient. Presentations, both didactic and practical workshops, will cover a range of organ systems involving a variety of cancers with their respective diagnoses, management, complications and outcomes. Physicians and sonographers will also have an opportunity to participate in hands-on demonstrations on state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment, as well as to interact directly with the faculty.

Education Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Perform high quality ultrasound examination of multiple organ systems and improving sonographic technique accordingly (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)
  • Identify and characterize sonographic findings of critical entities in the various organ systems (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)
  • Recognize technical and diagnostic pitfalls and corrective actions (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)
  • Identify urgent findings that require immediate clinical intervention (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes)
  • Describe the new technologies and innovations in ultrasound and their clinical applications (Knowledge)

Target Audience

This conference is designed for physicians (radiologists, oncologists and surgeons), radiology fellows/residents and medical sonographers.

Educational Methods

Lectures; Case Study; Question and Answer Sessions; and Hands-on Workshop

Evaluation

A course evaluation form will provide participants with the opportunity to com- ment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or possible impact on patient health status. Participants will also have the opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in these presentations as well as to identify future educational topics.

Accreditation/Credit Designation

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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