Radiology Bootcamp teaches how to select proper imaging modalities for rheumatology patients

A trio of radiologists from George Washington University will present a comprehensive approach to imaging interpretation during Radiology Bootcamp 2022. Kathleen Brindle, MD, Shahriar Haji-Momenian, MD, and John Lichtenberger, MD, will discuss how to select the most appropriate imaging study depending on the patient’s disease process.

Aimee Chen-Wiener, MSN, APRN

“Figuring out whether to order X-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, or MRI, with or without contrast, may be challenging in certain cases,” said session moderator Aimee Chen-Wiener, MSN, APRN. “During the Radiology Bootcamp, the speakers will go over the most appropriate imaging study to order to make a diagnosis.”

The session will take place from 3–6 p.m. ET Friday, November 11, in Terrace Ballroom II and III at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Meeting participants have the option to attend the Radiology Bootcamp in person or on the meeting website via livestream, or view the session on demand.

“This year, the Radiology Bootcamp will be held live in Philadelphia. All of the presentations will be live, so it will be more interactive,” Chen-Wiener said. “I’m excited about that.”

ACR Convergence and the Radiology Bootcamp were held virtually in 2020 and 2021.

“The three speakers, all well-known and highly respected radiologists, who spoke last year during the Radiology Bootcamp will be speaking again,” Chen-Wiener said. “The speakers will be sharing new information in the sessions, so I encourage all attendees to participate.”

Drs. Brindle, Haji-Momenian, and Lichtenberger will incorporate disease-specific imaging studies that review findings both in X-rays and MRIs in this year’s presentations.

Dr. Brindle, Associate Professor of Radiology and Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology, The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, will discuss musculoskeletal imaging of productive arthropathies at 3 p.m.

At 4 p.m., Dr. Haji-Momenian, Associate Professor of Radiology, The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, will provide a case-based assessment of inflammatory arthropathies.

Dr. Lichtenberger, Chief of Thoracic Imaging and Associate Professor of Radiology, The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, will discuss chest imaging in rheumatic diseases at 5 p.m.

Any provider or physician who reviews radiology reports in the clinic to help with diagnosis can benefit from this session, Chen-Wiener said.

“There’s going to be a lot of images the radiologists will talk about to help detect different illnesses,” she said. “Attendees will walk out knowing how to identify abnormal findings on X-rays and MRIs.”

To get the most benefit from attendance, Chen-Wiener recommends participating in the question-and-answer period following each presentation.  


Watch sessions you may have missed during ACR Convergence 2022 or rewatch sessions on topics you want to revisit on the virtual meeting website. All in-person and virtual participants have access to on-demand recordings of scientific sessions, virtual posters, and more through October 31, 2023.