Radiology Boot Camp to look deeper into imaging interpretation, modalities

Aimee Chen-Wiener, APRN, MSN

An expanded Radiology Boot Camp featuring three expert presenters will be featured at ACR Convergence 2021.

The session, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET Friday, Nov. 5, will follow a similar format to last year and have a similar focus. Two presentations will review the interpretation of disease-specific musculoskeletal imaging of the back, hands, knees, and feet, and one presentation will review chest imaging in rheumatic diseases.

“It is going to be a little longer and the speakers are adding more information, so even the attendees who participated last year in the boot camp, I encourage them to attend this year,” said Annual Meeting Planning Committee member Aimee Chen-Wiener, APRN, MSN, who will moderate Radiology Boot Camp.

Attendees will learn how to select the most appropriate diagnostic imaging study for a particular disease and how to identify abnormal findings on X-rays and MRI results.

“For anybody that is in the clinical setting, it is very beneficial,” Chen-Wiener said. “It will help them interpret the findings on the X-rays, MRIs, and chest X-rays. We go over X-ray results and MRI results almost every day. This will help us with diagnosis and treatment plans for these patients.”

All of this year’s speakers are radiologists.

“There are three speakers. They are all really good,” Chen-Wiener said. “They will have their own time to elaborate on the interpretation and then answer questions.”

Kathleen Brindle, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology and Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology, The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, will discuss musculoskeletal imaging as it relates to disease- and case-based assessment of inflammatory arthropathies at 9 a.m. ET.

Shawn Haji-Momenian, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, will follow at 10 a.m. ET with a discussion on musculoskeletal imaging and assessment of productive arthropathies.

At 11 a.m. ET, John P. Lichtenberger III, MD, Chief of Thoracic Imaging and Associate Professor of Radiology, The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, and Associate Section Chief of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Imaging, American Institute for Radiologic Pathology, will address chest imaging in rheumatic diseases.

Each presentation will include a question-and-answer period. Attendees will be able to submit their questions for speakers through the virtual meeting platform.

“It will be a great opportunity for real-time interaction between the attendees and the speakers during the online meeting,” Chen-Wiener said.


If you haven’t registered for ACR Convergence 2021, register today to access all of the valuable content during the meeting, November 3–10. Registration also includes on-demand access to the vvirtual platform (session recordings, Poster Hall, Community Hubs, and ShowRheum) until March 11, 2022.