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22nd Annual International MRI Workshop  

Two Courses in One:

Advanced Orthopaedic and Joint MRI: Emphasis on Small Joints

Breast MRI: Science, Technique and Interpretation,

IncludingClinicalCorrelation and RecentDevelopments - SOLD OUT!

If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for the 22nd Annual International MRI Workshop's Breast or Ortho Course, please contact or 1-866-MRI-EDUC (674-3382).

November 17-23, 2012

Four Seasons Hotel
Chicago, Illinois

54 AMA PRA (Physician Recognition Award) Category 1 Credits™



Breast MRI merges the morphologic assessment of mammography with the soft-tissue signal characterization of MRI, adding the distinct advantage of angiogenesis evaluation. Learning the MRI appearance of different histologies and differentiating them from benign causes of tissue enhancement is a nuanced task.


This course incorporates a detailed synopsis of breast MRI science, technique, and interpretation based on more than 20,000 cases of experience. It also explains its place within the milieu of total breast imaging and care. Numerous “live” case discussions are included to supplement the course lectures.


This advanced course provides practical approaches and state-of-the-art updates to interpreting wrist, hand, finger, ankle, foot, toe, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joint MRI exams. The program includes anatomy and mechanisms of injury, and such representative topics as osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot, neoplasms, detailed shoulder and hip labral interpretation, and hip femoroacetabular impingement. Talks are supplemented by live case reading sessions.


  • Radiologists                         
  • MR specialists
  • Imaging physicians               
  • Orthopaedic surgeons
  • General Surgeons                             
  • Breast surgeons
  • Referring clinicians                
  • Mammographers  


Participants who complete this activity should be able to:

    • Breast MRI Module
      • Improve their interpretation of breast MRI, allowing for practice improvement and better patient care.
      • Gain a better understanding of the screening and diagnostic modalities' strengths and weaknesses. 
      • Come away with greater knowledge of the applications, reimbursement, and outcomes of breast MRI.
    • Advanced Orthopaedic and Joint MRI Module
      • Identify normal anatomy and variations, as well as pathology of the musculoskeletal system.
      • Recognize indications and applications of magnetic resonance imaging and other advanced imaging modalities for bone and soft tissues .
      • Discuss a multidisciplinary approach to patient management, allowing for practice improvement and better patient care.


One or more of the following topics will be addressed during this activity: better image triage, improved diagnostic acumen, change in approach to dilemmas, enhanced communication, practice systems, better utilization of technology, strategies for patient treatment, etc. 


PHYSICIANS: The ProScan Imaging Education Foundation is Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and policies of the ACCME.


ProScan Imaging Education Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 54AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Stephen J. Pomeranz, M.D.  

  • Medical Director, ProScan Imaging Education Foundation
  • CEO & Medical Director, ProScan Imaging
  • Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Louisville
  • Volunteer Instructor, Department of  Orthopaedic Surgery, University of  Cincinnati Medical Center

ProScan Imaging Education Foundation was founded by Stephen J. Pomeranz, M.D. over 22 years ago. Dr. Pomeranz is renowned as a world leader in the field of diagnostic imaging, particularly MRI. 

His experience interpreting over 500,000 MRI examinations and his passion for education and mentoring came together to provide an excellent learning experience for physicians and healthcare professionals.  Dr. Pomeranz has authored numerous MRI texts, as well as many multimedia teaching materials published by our organization. 

He has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. There is no additional actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this course.


Saturday,November 17, 2012 
7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

History and Principles of MR Mammography

9:30 Break
9:45 ACR Approach to BiRads (Case Review: Signal Intensities)
11:15 Case Review
12:30 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:15 Contrast Angiogenesis and Safety

Basic Techniques: MR Mammography with ACR Emphasis

4:00 Break
4:15 Case Review
5:30 Adjourn

Sunday, November 18, 2012 
7:30 AM Continental Breakfast

Advanced Techniques of MR Mammography

9:30 Break
9:45 MR Breast Anatomy and Basics of Other Modalities

Case Review

12:30 PM Lunch (on your own)

Breast Implants and their Complications

3:00 Break
3:15 Breast Biopsy
3:45 Case Review
5:30 Adjourn

Monday, November 19, 2012 
7:30 AM Continental Breakfast

Malignancies by Histology - Part I

9:30 Malignancies by Histology - Part II
10:45 Break
11:00 Case Reviews
12:30 PM

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 Common Benign Lesions on MR Mammography
2:30 Less Common Benign Lesions on MR Mammography
3:30 Break
3:45 Case Reviews
5:30 Adjourn

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 
7:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 How to Assess Edema on MR
8:40 How to Assess Chronic Bone Injury on MR
9:20 Break
9:35 How to Assess Acute Bone Injury on MR
10:15  Case Reviews: Introduction to Interpretation
11:00 How to Assess Muscles
11:40 How to Assess Sports Hernias
12:30 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:30 How to Assess Tendons on MR      
2:00 How to Assess Fibrocartilage on MR
2:40 How to Assess Hyaline Cartilage on MR 
3:20 Break
3:35 Ligament Overview on MRI
4:15 Case Reviews: How to Use What You Learned
5:45 Adjourn

Wednesday, November 21, 2012  
7:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 Hip Pathology - The Labrum Anatomy
8:45 Hip Pathology - The Impingement Syndromes
9:45 Break
10:00 Case Reviews: Hip
11:00 Shoulder MRI - Anatomy Pitfalls Artifacts   
12:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:00  Shoulder MRI: Advanced Rotator Cuff Descriptors
1:45 Case Review: Shoulders
2:30 Break      
2:45 Shoulder MRI - The Impingement Syndromes
3:30 Shoulder MRI - The Unstable Shoulder
4:30 Case Review: Shoulders
5:45 Adjourn

Thursday, November 22, 2012 
7:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 Knee MR: Overview I
9:30 Break
9:45 Knee MR: Overview II
11:30 Case Review: Knee
1:30 Adjourn

Friday, November 23, 2012 
7:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 Elbow Anatomy
8:45 Case Review: Elbow
9:15 Basics of Finger Anatomy
10:15 Break
10:30 Case Reviews: Finger
11:15 Basic of Wrist Anatomy
12:00 PM Case Reviews: Wrist
12:30 Lunch (on your own)
Ankle and Foot Mini-Symposium 
1:30 Ankle and Foot: Anatomy and Introduction to Ligaments
2:15 Case Reviews: Ankle and Foot - Ligaments Injuries
3:00 Break Pathologies Unique to the Foot
3:15 Case Review: Forefoot and Toe
4:15 Case Reviews: Emphasizing Osteomyelitis
5:30 Adjourn

* Schedule is subject to update and modifications

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In late November, the weather is unpredictable!  Cold, wind, rain and snow may be replaced at any time by moderate temperatures and sunny days with blue skies. It
is best to come prepared for winter and, hope to, be pleasantly surprised!

is famous for many outstanding restaurants and for shopping. The Magnificent Mile, beautifully decorated for the holidays, waits to enthrall you with its shimmering elegance. A horse-drawn carriage ride through the winter wonderland of holiday lights is a must!  Cabs are abundant in Chicago and an easy way of getting around town.

The Field Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Children’s Museum, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and the Chicago Art Institute offer panoply of exceptional and thought-provoking exhibits for visitors.    

For more information, contact the Greater Chicago Convention and
Tourism Bureau at 877-CHICAGO (1-877-244-2246) or online at


Four Seasons Hotel
120 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611

Exuding opulence without pretension––in service and décor—the Four Seasons presides as one of Chicago’s most sought-after destinations. The Four Seasons Chicago 
is the only Five-star, Five-diamond hotel in the city…and in the Midwest! Spectacular accommodations are complemented by four highly praised restaurants and lounges.  The Four Seasons also features conference and banquet services that defy superlatives. The luxurious Four Seasons Health & Fitness Club and Spa is complimentary for guests and includes every amenity. Bloomingdales is just an elevator ride away. Close by are
Water Tower Place, with its many exclusive shops and fine dining establishments.

We have secured favorable rates from the Four Seasons Hotel.  To make reservations, call 1-312-280-8800.  Please identify yourself as attending the ProScan Imaging Education Foundation MRI Conference to receive preferred room rates.  There are a limited number of rooms availible, so call soon to ensure the preferred rate (Room rates increase for RSNA dates).*
*NOTE: Hotel reservations are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant


McCormick Place , where the 2012 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference will be held, is Chicago’s convention mecca. With over 60,000 attendees converging from more than 90 countries, RSNA is the largest medical meeting in the world. Five days of educational programs for healthcare professionals will offer a wealth of information and a showcase for technological advances.

If you plan to attend this course
in conjunction with the RSNA, it is strongly recommended that you reserve your accommodations as early as possible. More information about the
RSNA can be found online at

Seating is limited, so register now!

Register Early and Save $100
Register October 1, 2012 or before (5:00 PM EST)
Full Course: $1,895 Physician
$1,795 Prior Course Attendee
$1,295 Resident, Fellow*, Technologists**, or Military Personnel*
Breast Module Only:  $995  Physician
   $895  Prior Course Attendee
   $750 Resident, Fellow*, Technologists**, or Military Personnel*
Ortho Module Only:  $1,395  Physician
   $1,295  Prior Course Attendee
   $1,095 Resident, Fellow*, Technologists**, or Military Personnel*
Standard Registration Fees 
Register October 1, 2012 or after (5:00 PM EST)         
 Fees:  $1,995  Physician
   $1,895  Prior Course Attendee
   $1,395 Resident, Fellow*, Technologists**, or Military Personnel*
 Breast Module Only:  $1,095  Physician
   $995  Prior Course Attendee
   $850 Resident, Fellow*, Technologists**, or Military Personnel*
 Ortho Module Only:  $1,495  Physician
   $1,395  Prior Course Attendee
   $1,195 Resident, Fellow*, Technologists**, or Military Personnel*

*A letter of verification from your Department Chair must accompany application to receive reduced fee. 
**Category A CE has not been applied for from ASRT, for technologists.

NOTE: Our courses often fill up quickly, so we strongly recommend you DO NOT make travel reservations until you have received a registration confirmation from us.

Phone 1-866-MRI-EDUC (1-866-674-3382) (toll-free in the U.S.) or direct at 513-924-5048.
Someone will be available to take your call between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm EST
Fax 513-352-9530
Mail ProScan Imaging Education Foundation
  Course Registration
  5400 Kennedy Avenue
  Cincinnati, OH 45213

All foreign payments must be made by credit card or a draft on a U.S. bank. Tuition fee includes continental breakfast each day, refreshment breaks, full-color syllabus, and related materials.

Refund requests will be honored up to one week prior to the course date. Course registration fees will be fully refunded with an emailed notice of registration cancellation arriving to ProScan Imaging Education Foundation (PIEF) up to 7 days before a course begins minus a $50 handling fee
. After that dateno course registration refunds will be issued for registration cancellations. However, for up to one full year after the course date, the original course registrant may apply their course registration fee (minus the $50.00 handling fee) as a credit toward attendance at another PIEF course or to a PIEF educational product purchase. After one year from the course date, the course registration fee balance will expire if not used.

ProScan reserves the right to cancel this course at any time.  In case of cancellation, ProScan will refund the course registration fee in full to paid registrants. ProScan shall not be held responsible for any damages or losses due to the cancelled courses.  ProScan will not reimburse attendees for airfare or other travel expenses, hotel expenses or any other expenses.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the National Task Force on CME Provider/Industry Collaboration seeks to make this conference accessible to all. If you have a disability, that might require special accommodation or special dietary requirements, please e-mail your needs to


Filming, Photography, Audio Recording, and Cell Phones

The use of photography, video, filming, audiotape recording, and all other forms of electronic recording is strictly prohibited during our lectures, courses, case readout sessions, training, and workshops. All training materials and information presented are protected by international copyright laws. Cell phone usage is also prohibited within the training environment.


All sessions will be held at the Four Season Hotel, 120 East Delaware Place at 900 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 

Call 1-866-MRI-EDUC (1-866-674-3382) (toll-free in the U.S.) or e-mail


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