MVMA Summer Seminar
Clinically Useful Radiology
- Get Better Quality Orthopedic and Neurologic Films
- Increase Diagnostic Capabilities
- Why Go Digital and How
- Leave with a Fundamental Understanding of CT and MRI
- Better Understand the Pathophysiology of the Pulmonary Pattern
with Brian Poteet, MS, DVM, DACVR, DABSNM
8:00 - 9:00 - Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 12:15 - Seminar
12:15 - 1:15 - Lunch
1:15 - 4:30 - Seminar
Continuing Education & Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
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(before June 1, 2012)
||On-Site Registration fees (after June 1, 2012)
|MVMA Member/Out of State Veterinarian
||MVMA Member/Out of State Veterinarian
|MVMA Life/Inactive Member
||MVMA Life/Inactive Member
MN Non-Member Veterinarians Add $50
Coffee breaks are scheduled midmorning and midafternoon--breaks, proceedings and lunch are included in the price of registration.
6 CE credits are given for this seminar
Cancellation must be done 48 hours prior to the seminar for a refund - a fee of 10% is nonrefundable
Veterinary students will be given the opportunity to register for a $20 fee, if space is available, 5 days prior to the seminar. Students will be informed by broadcast e-mail.
The MVMA Summer Seminar
is generously sponsored by
Dr. Poteet earned his DVM and MS degree at Texas A&M University, followed by a three year radiology residency at the Universtiy of Tennessee in 1994. He is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine. From 1994 to 2010, he was the Director of Diagnostic Imaging at a large specialty hospital in Houston, Texas. Currently, Dr. Poteet is the Founder and President of VitalRads Veterinary Radiology consultants, which provides teleradiology services and general consulting. He is also an adjunct professor of veterinary radiology at Mississippi State University and St. Matthews University. Dr. Poteet provides consultation services in all areas of diagnostic imaging including digital radiography, computed radiography, ultrasound, cross-sectional imaging (CT and MRI) and nuclear medicine. He has authored several scientific journal articles and chapters in textbooks, and has presented at numerous national and international veterinary meetings on topics ranging from ultrasound and digital radiography to computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine.
Titles and Schedule of Day
8:00 - 9:00 am
9:00 - 10:00 am
Pulmonary Patterns Made Easy
This lecture will review the basic pulmonary patterns in a simplified but clinically useful way that can be used every day. We will discuss how to recognize the basic pulmonary patterns and their distribution within the lungs as they pertain to common pathologic conditions. The lecture will end with several case examples that emphasize the key points. The audience should leave with a better understanding of the pathophysiology of the pulmonary patterns and have an easier time recognizing these in their own practice.
10:00 - 10:30 am
Cross Sectional Imaging for Referring Veterinarians - CT
This lecture will introduce computed tomography to the general practitioner. We will cover the basics of how a CT machine works, how images are created and interpreted as well as common indications for CT. Several case examples will be presented that will emphasize how the diagnosis would not have been possible without the aid of CT. We will also discuss why CT is preferred over MR in certain case scenarios. The audience should leave with a fundamental understanding of CT and what type of cases should be referred for CT.
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 12:15
Cross Sectional Imaging for Referring Veterinarians - MRI
This lecture will introduce magnetic resonance imaging to the general practitioner. We will cover the basics of MR physics and image formation. Commonly used MR imaging sequences (T1, T2, Proton Density and Diffuse Weighted Imaging) will also be discussed in simplistic terms. We will present several case examples showing the utility of MR imaging as well as demonstrate why MR is preferred over CT in certain cases. The audience should leave with a fundamental understanding of MR and what type of cases should be referred for MR.
12:15 - 1:15 pm
1:15 - 2:15 pm
Digital Radiography - Past, Present and Current Trends (part 1)
This lecture will cover the basics of digital radiography to include the different types of systems available and the advantages and disadvantages of each. We will review how to make a good choice of a digital system that fits YOUR practice based on your caseload and needs. We will review the advantages that digital systems have over conventional film-screen technology. We will end with discussing ways to cost justify the purchase of a digital system that not only makes it affordable but profitable.
2:15 - 3:15 pm
Digital Radiography - Past, Present and Current Trends (part 2)
This lecture is a continuation of the previous lecture and will finish up topics from the first part as well as start a discussion of other parts of the digital system - such as processing software, image manipulation, DICOM and PACS. We will also discuss simple ways to differentiate systems based on user friendliness, image quality and specific "subtleties" that are often overlooked. After parts 1 and 2, the audience should have a good understanding of the types of digital systems, what DICOM and PACS are as well as be armed with the necessary tools to either make their systems more profitable or how to make a good purchase decision.
3:15 - 3:30 pm
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Misconceptions and Mistakes of Orthopedic and Neuroradiology
This talk will demonstrate common positional mistakes that I have seen in my referral practice that prevent a definitive radiographic diagnosis from being made - as well as advice on how to fix these mistakes. We will also cover a few basic misconceptions of orthopedic and neuroradiology by reviewing several "pearls" of radiographic anatomy and pathophysiology. The attendee should leave with new ideas that can be used immediately that will aid in getting better quality orthopedic and neurologic films as well as increasing their diagnostic capabilities.
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