ISCT 2019 Program

Accredited for 26.25 CME credits, our 2019 program includes over 100 tactical talks that will cover every facet of CT while spanning a variety of subspecialties. Throughout each session you will see an emphasis around seven core themes: protocol overhauls, strategies for technologists, good CT vs. bad CT, controversies, CT updates, artificial intelligence, and tips for reading a CT scan like a boss.


2019 Program Themes

Our 2019 program is tied together by 7 distinct themes that you’ll see represented across each of our sessions, with the impact of each and how they pertain to a variety of subspecialties discussed and highlighted in depth over the course of our three day symposium.

Click on the boxes below to discover topic themes.

Wednesday, 9/18 Pre-Symposium Workshop Schedule

Applying Spectral CT for Improved Diagnosis & Better Patient Care  •  Moderators | Dushyant Sahani & Cynthia McCollough

Time Topic Speaker
13:00-13:15 Acquisition Technologies for Spectral CT Cynthia McCollough
13:15-13:30 Spectral CT Image Types & Their Uses Cynthia McCollough
13:30-13:45 Can Virtual Noncontrast Images Truly Replace True Noncontrast Images? Shuai Leng
13:45-14:00 Quantitative Applications of Spectral CT: Potential Clinical Impact Dushyant Sahani
14:00-14:15 Quantitative Accuracy of Spectral CT: Is it Good Enough? Daniele Marin
14:15-14:30 Workflow: Managing a Multi-Vendor DECT Environment Cristy Savage
14:30-14:45 Discussion
14:45-15:00 Break
15:00-15:15 Top 5 Applications for DECT: Evidence Base Daniele Marin
15:15-15:30 How to Build DECT Protocols Lakshmi Ananthakrishnan
15:30-15:45 Five Practical Strategies to Improve "Value" of DECT Lakshmi Ananthakrishnan
15:45-16:00 Oncology Imaging Using DECT Daniele Marin
16:00-16:15 Modifications to Your CT Practice With DECT Dushyant Sahani
16:15-16:30 The Business Case for DECT Dushyant Sahani
16:30-16:45 Artificial Intelligence in Spectral CT Shuai Leng
16:45-17:00 Discussion

Thursday, 9/19 Schedule

Several of today’s talks will center around the following seven themes, with their direct impact on each subspecialty discussed in detail.

Morning Activities

Time Event Location
7:00-8:00 Registration | Exhibits | Continental Breakfast for Registrants Ballroom Foyer

CT Technologies: What's New?  •  Moderator | Cynthia McCollough

Time Topic Speaker
8:00-8:15 AI-Enabled Acquisition: Recent Clinical Implementations Shuai Leng
8:15-8:30 Reconstruction by AI: A Replacement for Iterative Reconstruction? Shuai Leng
8:30-8:45 Photon Counting CT: What Advantages Might it Bring & When? Cynthia McCollough
8:45-9:00 Discussion
9:00-9:15 Latest Advances and Early Clinical Experience with Dedicated Breast CT Willi A. Kalender
9:15-9:30 Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.: Deep Intelligence in Medical Imaging Erin Angel
9:30-9:45 Siemens Healthineers: Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Advanced Imaging & Precision Medicine Mark Palacio
9:45-10:00 GE Healthcare
10:00-10:15 Break

Pediatric • Moderator | Prakash Masand

Time Topic Speaker
10:15-10:30 Protocol Overhaul: Do we Really Need Oral Contrast for Abdominal CT in Pediatric Patients? Grace Phillips
10:30-10:45 Good CT, Bad CT: Dual Energy Applications for Pediatric Body CT Grace Phillips
10:45-11:00 Controversies In Results Delivery: Standardized Reporting for Pediatric Abdominal Tumors: Emphasis on Neuroblastoma and Hepatoblastoma Erica Riedesel
11:00-11:15 Pediatric Cardiovascular CT: “Living in the Fast Lane Smyrna Tuburan
11:15-11:30 Role of CT Imaging in Pediatric Emergencies Smyrna Tuburan
11:30-11:45 Novel Imaging Techniques for Imaging the Pediatric Airway Prakash Masand
11:45-12:00 Cardiac Applications for Pediatric CT Prakash Masand
12:00-12:15 Discussion
12:15-13:30 Lunch

Chest  •  Moderator | Charles White

Time Topic Speaker
13:30-13:45 Protocol Overhaul: Interstitial Lung Disease, Expiratory Imaging, & Lung Nodule Imaging Charles White
13:45-14:00 Coaching your Patients: Strategies for Technologists to Get the Best Chest Scans - Pulmonary Angiograms & ICU Scans Charles White
14:00-14:15 Good CT, Bad CT: Image Quality Concerns That Matter for CT Pulmonary Angiograms Florian Fintelmann
14:15-14:30 Reading Diffuse Lung Disease Like a Boss Seth Kligerman
14:30-14:45 Controversies in Results Delivery: When and How to Give Recommendations Carol Wu
14:45-15:00 Thoracic CT Update 2019: Lung Cancer Imaging Trials Seth Kligerman
15:00-15:15 Pulmonary Complications of Newer Lung Cancer Therapies Florian Fintelmann
15:15-15:30 Discussion
15:30-15:45 Break
15:45-16:00 Connective Tissue ILD Seth Kligerman
16:00-16:15 Cystic Lung Disease: The Common & the Rare Carol Wu
16:15-16:30 What it Takes in 2019 to Build a Lung Screening Program Florian Fintelmann
16:30-16:45 ACR LungRADS Update Carol Wu
16:45-17:00 Risk Calculators Charles White
17:00-17:15 AI in Chest CT: Distinguishing & Characterizing Cancerous Nodules Carol Wu
17:15-17:30 Discussion

After Hours Entertainment

Time Event Location
17:30-18:30 Welcome Reception | Posters | Exhibits Ballroom Foyer

Friday, 9/20 Schedule

Several of today’s talks will center around the following seven themes, with their direct impact on each subspecialty discussed in detail.

Morning Activities

Time Event Location
7:00-8:00 Registration | Exhibits | Continental Breakfast for Registrants Ballroom Foyer

Abdominal  •  Moderator | Perry Pickhardt

Time Topic Speaker
8:00-8:15 Protocol Overhaul: Considering Biphasic, Split-bolus, & Oral Contrast Use Meg Lubner
8:15-8:30 Liver CT as a One-Stop-Shop for Chronic Liver Disease Andrew Smith
8:30-8:45 Good CT, Bad CT: Image Quality Concerns That Trump Radiation Dose Savings Meg Lubner
8:45-9:00 Controversies in Results Delivery: Communicating Radiology Results Matthew Davenport
9:00-9:15 How to Read a CT Colonography for the Practicing Radiologist Perry Pickhardt
9:15-9:30 Abdominal CT Update 2019 Matthew Davenport
9:30-9:45 Discussion
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-10:15 Demystifying Peritoneal Disease and Improving Diagnostic Accuracy Perry Pickhardt
10:15-10:30 AI Tumor Response Evaluation in Body CT Andrew Smith
10:30-10:45 Quality in Radiology: Why is it Ignored and How Can We Improve? Matthew Davenport
10:45-11:00 Automated Opportunistic CT Biomarkers for Predicting Future Cardiometabolic Events Perry Pickhardt
11:00-11:15 Strategies for the Best Biopsies Meg Lubner
11:15-11:30 AI triage of CT studies Andrew Smith
11:30-11:45 AI in Abdominal CT: What's Up? Arun Krishnaraj
11:45-12:00 Discussion
12:00-13:15 Lunch & Learn presented by Canon (non CME accredited):
Talk #1: AI's Potential for Disruption in Medical Imaging
Talk #2: Redefining CT Image Quality Through Unprecedented Detail with Aquilion Precision Powered by AI-Based Reconstruction
Eliot Siegel

Nancy Pham

Workflow & Reporting  •  Moderator | Arun Krishnaraj

Time Topic Speaker
13:15-13:30 Are You Ready to be Yelped? Arun Krishnaraj
13:30-13:45 Implementation of Provider & Patient Ratings of Radiologists' Reports on Satisfaction & Usefulness Nelly Tan
13:45-14:00 Proving Value in Radiology: Shareable Open Source Registry Platform Driven by Radiology Workflow José Morey
14:00-14:15 Rethinking the Role of the Radiologist: Enhancing Visibility Through Reporting AJ Gunn
14:15-14:30 Distributed Peer Review Brian Haas
14:30-14:45 DEBATE: Can Radiologists Deliver Results to Patients While Keeping up with Modern Radiology Department Volumes? AJ Gunn, Geoffrey Rubin, & Nelly Tan
14:45-15:00 Discussion
15:00-15:15 Break

Skeletal • Moderator | Christopher Beaulieu

Time Topic Speaker
15:15-15:30 Protocol Overhaul: Essential Concepts for High Quality Extremity CT: What Rads & Techs Need to Know Chris Beaulieu
15:30-15:45 Good CT, Bad CT: Optimizing Image Quality in Patients with Metallic Implants Savvas Nicolaou
15:45-16:00 How to Read Nontraumatic CT of the Lumbar Spine & Hip: What do Surgeons Want to Know? Jacob Mandell
16:00-16:15 Controversies in Study Interpretation: Can CT Postprocessing Eliminate the Need to Change Window & Level Settings? Jacob Mandell
16:15-16:30 MSK CT Update 2019 Part 1: Soft Tissue & Advanced 3D Applications of MSK CT Savvas Nicolaou
16:30-16:45 MSK CT Update 2019 Part 2: Dual Energy & Conventional CT Evaluation of Bone Marrow Jacob Mandell
16:45-17:00 Artificial Intelligence in MSK CT: AI Won't Leave the Bones Alone Chris Beaulieu
17:00-17:15 Discussion

Cases That Will Blow Your Mind • Moderator | Geoffrey Rubin

Time Topic Speaker
17:15-17:20 Case #1 Geoffrey Rubin
17:20-17:23 Case #2 Arun Krishnaraj
17:23-17:26 Case #3 Nelly Tan
17:26-17:29 Case #4 AJ Gunn
17:29-17:32 Case #5 Brian Haas
17:32-17:35 Case #6 Matthew Davenport
17:35-17:38 Case #7 Meg Lubner
17:38-17:41 Case #8 Andrew Smith
17:41-17:44 Case #9 Seth Kligerman
17:44-17:47 Case #10 Cristy Savage
17:47-17:50 Case #11 Perry Pickhardt

Saturday, 9/21 Schedule

Several of today’s talks will center around the following seven themes, with their direct impact on each subspecialty discussed in detail.

Morning Activities

Time Event Location
7:00-8:00 Registration | Exhibits | Continental Breakfast for Registrants Ballroom Foyer

Cardiovascular  •  Moderator | Jonathon Leipsic

Time Topic Speaker
8:00-8:15 Protocol Overhaul: Balancing Dose with the Imaging Needs of the Field Geoffrey Rubin
8:15-8:30 Coaching your Patients: Strategies for Technologists to Get the Best Cardiac Scans Lior Molvin
8:30-8:45 Good CT, Bad CT: Image Quality Concerns that Matter for FFRCT & TAVR Assessments Jonathon Leipsic
8:45-9:00 How to Read a Cardiac CT: Earning the Cardiologist's Respect Jonathon Leipsic
9:00-9:15 Controversies in Results Delivery: The Case for Cardiac CT as the First Line Test for Stable Chest Pain Koen Nieman
9:15-9:30 Cardiovascular CT Update 2019: Trials that Moved the Needle for Cardiac CT Koen Nieman
9:30-9:45 Discussion
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-10:15 FFRCT: Data & Clinical Utility Jorge Gonzalez
10:15-10:30 CTA/FFRCT for Complex CAD Jonathon Leipsic
10:30-10:45 CT for TAVR: The Essentials Jonathon Leipsic
10:45-11:00 CT for Atherosclerosis: CACS & Plaques Matthew Budoff
11:00-11:15 Dual Energy Cardiac CT: Updates & Clinical Applications Jonathon Leipsic
11:15-11:30 Recent Technology Advancements: Towards the Perfect Scanner Jonathon Leipsic
11:30-11:45 CT for Infective Endocarditis Koen Nieman
11:45-12:00 Discussion
12:00-13:15 Lunch

Neuro  •  Moderator | Michael Lev

Time Topic Speaker
13:15-13:30 Acquisition, Post-Processing, & Interpretation of Neuro CT: What's New in 2019, What's Next in 2020? Rajiv Gupta
13:30-13:45 Reading a Head CT/CTA Like a Boss: Tips & Tricks for the Practicing Radiologist Michael Lev
13:45-14:00 Good CT, Bad CT: Image Quality Concerns that Matter for Neuro CT Rajiv Gupta
14:00-14:15 Coaching your Patients: Strategies for Technologists to Get the Best Neuro Scans Cristy Savage
14:15-14:30 Ischemic stroke: Cases beyond the bread & butter thromboembolic LVO. How CT/CTA/CTP help with the diagnosis and guide intervention Angelos Konstas
14:30-14:45 Controversies: Imaging "Infarct Core" Without DWI - CT, CTA-SI, CTA-Collaterals, or CTP? Jeremy Heit
14:45-15:00 Discussion
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-15:30 Dual & Multi-Spectral CT: Neuro & Head/Neck Applications Rajiv Gupta
15:30-15:45 Acute Stroke Triage in the Post-DAWN Era: Trials, Care Pathways & Imaging Algorithms Jeremy Heit
15:45-16:00 Acute Stroke Triage in the Post-DAWN Era: "How We Do It" in Real World Private Practice Angelos Konstas
16:00-16:15 ED Evaluation of "Headache" in Young Adults & Pre-Menopausal Women Jason Handwerker
16:15-16:30 How do you Get an AI to "Think" Like a Radiologist? Automated CT Detection & Classification of ICH! Michael Lev
16:30-16:45 Challenging Cases: Pearls & Pitfalls in the Differential Diagnosis of Neuro Emergencies Jason Handwerker
16:45-17:00 Neuro CT, the Bottom Line: "Don't Miss These Lesions!" & Summing Up Michael Lev
17:00-17:15 Discussion