The 26th UC San Diego Advanced Imaging at Alta

The 26th UC San Diego Advanced Imaging at Alta






About the Meeting

The 26th UC San Diego Advanced Imaging at Alta offers detailed, cutting edge, informative lectures on a variety of topics. This year’s focus areas include musculoskeletal, neurological, and body imaging. The course highlights the use and interpretation of a variety of modalities – ultrasound, CT, MR, PET, etc. – to diagnose both common and uncommon conditions in each of the focus areas.

Target Audience

The course is designed for board certified radiologists, in private or academic practice. This course is also appropriate for trainees at various levels in diagnostic imaging and other practicing physicians desiring insight into the current roles of imaging in a managed care environment. In addition, allied health care professionals seeking an update on recent advances in radiology will also benefit from this course.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:
  • Demonstrate improved skills in performing and interpreting radiologic procedures.
  • Develop an organized approach to establishing an accurate differential diagnosis for musculoskeletal, interventional, abdominal and head and neck pathology.
  • Discuss the latest in diagnostic methods used to evaluate neuro pathology, cardiac and chest disease, and the musculoskeletal system.
  • Discuss emerging technologies and cost-effective utilization of imaging methods.
No special educational preparation is required for this CME activity.

Registration Information

Tuition includes all course materials, including a comprehensive course digital syllabus, daily continental breakfasts and coffee breaks. Early registration is strongly suggested. There will be a $50 surcharge for anyone registering after January 7, 2024. Minimum and maximum attendance levels have been established for this meeting. If your registration cannot be accepted, you will be issued a full tuition refund. Cancellations must be received in writing. A $50 processing fee will be applied to all cancellations. Refunds requested in writing prior to January 7, 2024. Will be issued for the amount of tuition paid less the $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made on or after that date.


3:30 PMRegistration and Welcome

Focus: Musculoskeletal Imaging
Real Time Results: Elbow Cases in Real Time on the PACS
Christine B. Chung, M.D.
Overdoing It: MSK Overuse Injuries
Christine B. Chung, M.D.
A Leg Up: Case Based Knee MRI
Christine B. Chung, M.D.
7:00End of Session


Focus: Neuroradiology Imaging
4:00–5:00 PM
Post-Op Problems: Post Surgical Cardiothoracic Complications
Sharon Brouha, M.D., MPH
Mark Sense of It All: Adult Congenital Cardiac Lesions from Incidental to Complex
Sharon Brouha, M.D., MPH
Alexa at Work: AI in the World of Thoracic Imaging
Sharon Brouha, M.D., MPH
7:00End of Session


Focus: Chest Radiology
4:00–5:00 PM
Such Great Heights: High Altitude Pulmonary Disorder
David L. Levin, M.D., Ph.D.
Don't Miss This: Lung Cancer Imaging
David L. Levin, M.D., Ph.D.
It All Stops Here: Evaluation of Pulmonary Vascular Disease
David L. Levin, M.D., Ph.D.
7:00End of Session


Focus: Chest and Cardiac Radiology
4:00–5:00 PM
Stability, STIR and SINS: Imaging Metastatic Disease in the Spine
Marin McDonald, M.D., Ph.D.
What Nerve! Cranial Nerves 101
Marin McDonald, M.D., Ph.D.
Stay Out of Court Neuroradiology Quiz Cases
Marin McDonald, M.D., Ph.D.
7:00End of Session


Focus: Ultrasound Updates and Health Information
4:00–5:00 PM
Is Your Job Killing You: The Importance of Movement, Exercise, and Nutrition
Katherine M. Richman, M.D., FACR
Is There a Good Head on Those Shoulders: Carotid Sonography Update
Katherine M. Richman, M.D., FACR
Catch the Wave: Duplex Doppler from Head to Toe
Katherine M. Richman, M.D., FACR
7:00End of Course

Topics and Faculty Subject to Change

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