RSNA Hot Topic Sessions


1.       High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound: Myth or Reality?(Monday, November 29, 7:15-8:15 a.m.)  


Christopher E. Comstock, M.D. – Breast cancer ablation

Majid Maybody, M.D. – Bone tumor ablation

Anne C. Roberts, M.D. – Uterine fibroid ablation

Learning Objectives:

  • Review fundamental principles and techniques of MR-guided focused ultrasound ablation.
  • Describe MRgFUS methods for the treatment of bone lesions, breast cancer and uterine fibroids.
  • Recognize the potential benefits, indications, appropriate patient selection and possible complications of MRgFUS ablation.

2.       Image-guided Drug Delivery (Tuesday, November 30, 7:15-8:15 a.m.) 


Keyvan Farahani, Ph.D.

Jean-Francois H. Geschwind, M.D.

Reed A. Omary, M.D., M.S.

King C. Li, M.D.

Learning ives:

  • Describe various methods of image-guided drug delivery in cancer.
  • Distinguish chemotherapy from targeted agents.
  • Understand which imaging modalities are best suited for drug delivery.
  • List indications and requirements for quantitative image-guided drug delivery in clinical settings.
  • Learn about various methods of nanotechnology-enabled image-guided drug delivery and activation.
  • Learn about NCI funding opportunities in image-guided drug delivery.