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Mary C. Frates, MD, FSRU

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA


Mary C. Frates, MD, FSRU is Division Chief of Ultrasound, Co-director of High Risk Obstetric Ultrasound, and Vice Chair for Academic Advancement in the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, both in Boston, MA. She graduated from the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University and completed her residency at Tufts and her Body Imaging fellowship at Brigham and Women’s hospital. She is a subspecialist with a full-time practice in Ultrasound with particular interest in the imaging of high risk obstetrics, ectopic pregnancy, thyroid disease and abdominal vascular studies.




Nirvikar Dahiya, MD, FSRU

Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, AZ


Nirvikar (Nirvi) Dahiya, MD, FSRU, FAIUM is a Professor of Radiology at Mayo Clinic Arizona, Chair of Ultrasound Division. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic in 2013, Dr. Dahiya was an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR), St. Louis, MO where he was also the Director of Ultrasound. He is currently the Chair of the ACR Committee on Practice Parameters – Ultrasound. He is an active member of the Economics Committee - Ultrasound, Parameters and Standards Committee, and Ultrasound Accreditation Committee of the ACR. In collaboration with LI-RADS Steering Committee of ACR, Dr. Dahiya is part of the Ultrasound LI-RADS workgroup. Dr. Dahiya has consistently maintained volunteer roles at the American Board of Radiology, initially as the exam writer for the certifying exam and currently as the Chair of the Online Longitudinal Assessment (OLA) Ultrasound Committee as Part of the ABR's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process. Prior to serving on the Board of the SRU, he was the Chair of the SRU Program Committee. He has received 2 Teacher of the Year awards at Mayo Clinic and has also received the Honored Educator Award from the RSNA. He is a frequent lecturer at the SRU, RSNA, AIUM and ARRS as well as multiple international CME courses. In his subspeciality ultrasound practice, he has focused on musculoskeletal ultrasound, contrast enhanced ultrasound and vascular imaging.



Mark E. Lockhart, MD, MPH

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL


Mark Lockhart, MD, MPH, FSRU graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.A. in Chemistry in 1991, moved to Emory University for medical school, then completed his diagnostic radiology residency and abdominal imaging fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  He obtained a MPH in outcomes research to improve his research skills in 2002. As a member of the abdominal imaging faculty, he developed research interests in ultrasound and MRI.  He has served in many different roles within the department of radiology, including chief of the abdominal imaging section from 2012-2021, current chief of GU Imaging, and current chair of the departmental promotions committee.  Within the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Lockhart has been an active member of the UAB faculty senate, and served as Chair of the Faculty in 2009-2010.  Nationally, he has been a proctor of the national radiology boards, a member of the ABR ultrasound certifying committee, member of the ACR Commission on Ultrasound, and currently serves as Chair of the ACR Appropriateness Committee.  In his clinical service and research, he has focused on vascular ultrasound, contrast-enhanced ultrasound, genitourinary and pelvic imaging.




Helena Gabriel MD, FACR, FSRU

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL



Helena Gabriel MD, FACR, FSRU, is a Professor of Radiology at Northwestern University and serves as medical director of the Division of Ultrasound, and long-time founding medical director for the School of Ultrasound at Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Gabriel graduated from the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University and completed her radiology residency at Northwestern followed by a fellowship at the University of Michigan in body and breast imaging. Returning to Northwestern, she has served numerous roles in the department over the years with a concentration in ultrasound, women’s imaging, and MRI. She has been the recipient of departmental teaching awards and has been active in numerous hospital and university committees. Nationally, she has been an oral board examiner for several years and has been active with the ACR Ultrasound Practice Parameters and Technical Standards Committee, now serving as Vice-Chairman. Dr. Gabriel also serves on the LI-RADS HCC surveillance committee, LIRADS reporting working group, LI-RADS congestive hepatopathy working group, and the US panel for Radiographics. She has been active with the SRU, serving on the program committee, chairing “case of the day”, lecturing frequently at annual meetings, and contributing as an associate editor for Ultrasound Quarterly.



Past President

Aya Kamaya, MD, FSRU

Stanford University
Stanford, CA


Aya Kamaya, MD, FSRU, FSAR is Professor of Radiology at Stanford University, Director of Ultrasound, and Division Chief of Body Imaging. She has authored 4 major textbooks on the topic of ultrasound, is NIH grant funded, and is active in clinical research in a variety of ultrasound, liver, gynecologic, and other abdominal imaging topics as well as translational ultrasound related research with active collaborations with basic scientists at Stanford. 

In 2021, Dr Kamaya led the SRU Consensus Committee on the topic of Incidental Gallbladder Polyps. Dr Kamaya is co-chair of the ACR Ultrasound LI-RADS working group and member of the ACR LI-RADS steering committee. Prior to serving on the Board of the SRU, she was the Chair of the SRU Social Media Committee where she started the “What is your sound diagnosis?” weekly case presentation on Facebook and Twitter. She also started the “Gettable Case of the Week” for the Society of Abdominal Radiology and was the sole content creator for both societies for over 2 years. She is the lead author of the Ultrasound section of RADPrimer, a popular online educational learning tool utilized by all radiology residents and fellows in the United States and Canada. She has received 2 Teacher of the Year awards at Stanford and has received the Honored Educator Award from the RSNA. She is a frequent lecturer at the SRU, SAR, RSNA, and ARRS as well as several CME courses.


About This Activity

This activity is structured to address a wide range of topics common to most Ultrasound practices. It focuses on advanced techniques and applications used in general, GU, OB/GYN, Vascular and Interventional procedures. The faculty emphasize updates in image optimization, contrast enhanced applications, head and neck, GU, OB/GYN and interventional procedures while sharing tips on how to acquire the most accurate data. Extensive case review sessions round out the program. 

Target Audience 

This CME activity is designed to educate radiologists, fellows, residents and sonographers. It should also be of benefit to those physicians who order sonographic studies. 

Educational Objectives

Review sonographic findings that can be easily misinterpreted or measured incorrectly and provide strategies for improved patient care.

  • Discuss emergent sonographic findings of ultrasound abnormalities throughout the body.
  • Discuss the most effective uses of contrast enhanced ultrasound in the performance of diagnostic and interventional procedures.
  • Recognize the various uses of ultrasound. No special educational preparation is required for this CME activity.

No special educational preparation is required for this CME activity.

Physicians: Educational Symposia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Educational Symposia designates this live activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Sonographers: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). The ARDMS accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.


Eastern Time Zone
7:00 – 8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast for Registrants
Plenary Session

Jason Wagner / Theodora Potretzke

7:50 – 8:00 Welcome & Announcements
Mary Frates, MD
8:00 – 8:10 SRUF Seed Grant: Ultrasound Measurements as Biomarkers of Muscle Mass and Osteopenia
Guilherme Moura Cunha, MD
8:10 – 8:20 SRUF Seed Grant: Analysis of Thyroid Nodules via Ultrasound and Machine Learning
Hersh Sagreiya, MD
8:20 – 8:30 SRUF Seed Grant: Ultrasound Liver Fat Quantification With Attenuation Imaging
Luyao Shen, MD
8:30 – 8:40 Report on 1st Trimester Conference
Shuchi Rodgers, MD
8:40 – 9:10 Keynote / Report on Endometriosis
Scott Young, MD
9:10 – 9:20 Questions and Answers
9:20 – 9:35 Break
9:35 – 9:50 Quantitative Liver ultrasound
David T. Fetzer, MD
9:50 – 10:05 Emerging US Flow Applications
Michelle L. Robbin, MD, MS, FACR, FSRU, FAIUM
10:05 – 10:20 AI in Ultrasound: Current Applications, Opportunities, and Challenges
Bhavik N. Patel, MD
10:20 – 10:35 US of Nerves
Yoshimi Endo, MD
10:35 – 10:50 Question and Answer Session

Moderator: David T. Fetzer, MD

10:50 – 12:00 PM Sonopardy
Faculty TBD
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch on Your Own

Moderators: Carol B. Benson, MD and Christopher Fung, MD

1:30 – 1:55 Seek and You Shall Find: 1st Trimester Fetal Anomalies
Catherine H. Phillips, MD
1:55 – 2:20 Unusual Ectopic Pregnancies: Diagnosis & Treatment
Peter M. Doubilet, MD, PhD
2:20 – 2:45 The Placenta
Paula J. Woodward, MD
2:45 – 3:10 Amniotic Fluid Imbalance
Priyanka Jha, MBBS
3:10 – 3:55 Break with Exhibitors
3:55 – 4:20 Fetal Interventions to Improve Outcome
Carol B. Benson, MD
4:20 – 4:45 Fetal Posterior Fossa Anomalies: Tips and Pearls
Roya Sohaey, MD
4:45 – 5:10 Multiple Gestations
Anne M. Kennedy, MBChB, BAO
5:10 – 5:25 Questions and Answers

Moderators: David T. Fetzer, MD and Daniel R. Swerdlow, MD

1:30 – 1:55 Portal Hypertension: What's New? What's the Evidence?
Mitchell E. Tublin, MD
1:55 – 2:20 High Frequency US in Hepatobiliary Imaging
Mindy M. Horrow, MD, FACR, FSRU, FAIUM
2:20 – 2:45 Nonhepatic Elastography in the Abdomen
Manjiri K. Dighe, MD
2:45 – 3:10 HCC Surveillance Li-Rads – Recent Changes and Recommendations
Justin R. Tse, MD
3:10 – 3:55 Break with Exhibitors
3:55 – 4:20 Kidney Disease: What Should We Measure and Why?
Barton F. Lane, MD
4:20 – 4:45 Impactful Uses of US in GU Emergencies
Lauren F. Alexander, MD
4:45 – 5:10 CEUS in Renal Mass Evaluation
Madhura Desai, MD, PhD
5:10 – 5:25 Question and Answer Session
5:25 End of Session
5:25 Welcome Reception


Eastern Time Zone
7:45 – 8:15 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants

Moderators: Edward R. Oliver, MD and Judy H. Squires, MD

8:15 – 8:40 CEUS of the Pediatric Spine
Ryne Didier, MD
8:40 – 8:55 Discussion/ Transition
Hersh Sagreiya, MD
8:55 – 9:20 CEUS in Pediatric Oncology
Beth McCarville, MD
9:20 – 9:35 Discussion/ Transition
9:35 – 10:00 CEUS Interventional Procedures
Michael R. Acord, MD
10:00 – 10:15 Discussion/ Transition
10:15 – 10:40 Pediatric Liver Transplantation - Doppler, MVI, and CEUS
Erika Rubesova, MD
10:40 – 10:55 Discussion/ Transition
10:55 – 11:20 Ultrasound of Malrotation and Midgut Volvulus
HaiThuy N. Nguyen, MD

Moderators: Carol B. Benson, MD and Theodora A. Potretzke, MD

8:15 – 8:40 Thyroid Biopsy, the Role of Genomic Testing Over and Above Cytology
Mary C. Frates, MD, FSRU
8:40 – 8:55 Discussion/ Transition
8:55 – 9:20 TIRADS Performance in Clinical Practice
Michael D. Beland, MD
9:20 – 9:35 Discussion/ Transition
9:35 – 10:00 Pediatric Thyroid Nodules: How Are They Different From Adults?
Danielle M. Richman, MD
10:00 – 10:15 Discussion/ Transition
10:15 – 10:40 AI in Assessment of Thyroid Nodules
Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, MD
10:40 – 10:55 Discussion/ Transition
10:55 – 11:20 Salivary Gland Ultrasound
Jason M. Wagner, MD

Moderators: Tara A. Morgan, MD, FSRU and Ogonna K. Nwawka, MD

8:15 – 8:40 Emergent Breast
Tara L. Henrichsen, MD
8:40 – 8:55 Discussion/ Transition
8:55 – 9:20 Emergent Scrotal
Gayatri Joshi, MD
9:20 – 9:35 Discussion/ Transition
9:35 – 10:00 Emergent MSK
Rina Patel, MD
10:00 – 10:15 Discussion/ Transition
10:15 – 10:40 Emergent Vascular
Tara A. Morgan, MD, FSRU
10:40 – 10:55 Discussion/ Transition
10:55 – 11:20 Emergent Bowel
Christopher Fung, MD

Moderators: Shuchi K. Rodgers, MD and Jade Wong, MD

8:15 – 8:40 Attracting and Training the Next Generation of US Radiologists
Ghaneh Fananapazir, MD
8:40 – 8:55 Discussion/ Transition
8:55 – 9:20 Role of Social Media in Radiology/Ultrasound Career Advancement: Mentoring Juniors
Aya Kamaya, MD, FSRU
9:20 – 9:35 Discussion/ Transition
9:35 – 10:00 How to Build an Outstanding Ultrasound Department: Sonographer Perspective
Laura Poznick, RDMS
10:00 – 10:15 Discussion/ Transition
10:15 – 10:40 Harmonizing Sonographer/Radiologist Relationships: Academic Compared to Private Practice
Ann E. Podrasky, MD
10:40 – 10:55 Discussion/ Transition
10:55 – 11:20 Improving US Efficiency, Implementing Structured Reports and Automatic Protocols
Maitray D. Patel, MD

Moderators: TBD

8:15 – 8:40 Topic
8:40 – 8:55 Discussion/ Transition
8:55 – 9:20 Topic
9:20 – 9:35 Discussion/ Transition
9:35 – 10:00 Topic
10:00 – 10:15 Discussion/ Transition
10:15 – 10:40 Topic
10:40 – 10:55 Discussion/ Transition
10:55 – 11:20 Topic
11:30 – 12:00 PM Business Meeting
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and Learn
1:00 – 1:30 Break with Exhibitors

Moderators: Akshya Gupta, MD and Liina Poder, MD

1:30 – 1:55 Pelvic Floor Ultrasound
Kanupriya Vijay, MD
1:55 – 2:20 ORADS Update +
Yang Guo, MD
2:20 – 2:45 ORADS: Real Life Applications
Lori Strachowski, MD, FSRU
2:45 – 3:10 HyCoSy: Bubbles for Infertility Workup
Dorothy Shum, MD
3:10 – 3:40 Break with Exhibitors
3:40 – 4:05 Endometriosis Cases
Wendaline M. VanBuren, MD
4:05 – 4:30 Unusual Twists and Turns in the Pelvis
Mark D. Surgi, MD
4:30 – 4:55 US Assisted Gyn Interventions: Why, When and How?
Liina Poder, MD
4:55 – 5:10 Question and Answer Session

Moderators: Gowthaman Gunabushanam, MD and Ghaneh Fananapazir, MD

1:30 – 1:55 Pitfalls and Common Misconceptions in Vascular US
William Middleton, MD
1:55 – 2:20 Mesenteric and Renal Doppler: State of the Art
Leslie M. Scoutt, MD
2:20 – 2:45 Ultrasound of Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Nirvikar Dahiya, MD, FSRU, FAIUM, FACR
2:45 – 3:10 US of Eponymous Vascular Conditions
Gowthaman Gunabushanam, MD
3:10 – 3:40 Break with Exhibitors
3:40 – 4:05 Liver Doppler
A. Nicholas Kurup, MD
4:05 – 4:30 Vascular US Assessment of the Female Pelvis
Luyao Shen, MD
4:30 – 4:55 Vascular US of Transplants
Jena Depetris, MD
4:55 – 5:10 Question and Answer Session
5:10 End of Session


Eastern Time Zone
7:30 – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast for Registrants

Moderators: M. Jennings Clingan, MD and Darcy J. Wolfman, MD

8:00 – 8:15 Head and Neck
Constantine Burgan, MD
8:15 – 8:30 Lumps and Bumps
Javad Azadi, MD
8:30 – 8:46 MSK
David M. Melville, MD
8:46 – 9:06 Vascular
Akshya Gupta, MD
9:06 – 9:22 Transplant
Daniel Oppenheimer, MD
9:22 – 9:38 Interventional
Benjamin S. Strnad, MD
9:38 – 9:54 Pediatric
Grace S. Mitchell, MD, MBA
9:54 – 10:10 Renal
Wendy Tu, MD
10:10 – 10:20 PM Break with Exhibitors
10:20 – 10:35 Liver
Marta Flory, MD
10:35 – 10:50 Biliary
M. Jennings Clingan, MD
10:50 – 11:05 Female Pelvis
Ghada Issa, MD
11:05 – 11:20 Scrotal
Kristen Rebik, MD
11:20 – 11:35 1st Trimester Obstetrics
Ghada Issa, MD
11:35 – 11:50 2nd/3rd Trimester Obstetrics
April Griffith, MD
4:55 – 5:10 Question and Answer Session
5:25 End of Program

Moderator: Michelle L. Robbin, MD, MS, FACR, FSRU, FAIUM

8:00 – 8:05 Introduction
Stephanie Wilson, MD
8:05 – 8:25 Misconceptions About CEUS: I Don't Get Paid, Starting an IV, Safety, Off-Label Use
Wei Chong, MD
8:24 – 8:45 Indeterminate Masses on MRI, CT and in Pregnancy: Resolution With CEUS
Stephanie Wilson, MD
8:45 – 9:05 Positive Surveillance US for HCC: MRI or CEUS as the First Test?
David P. Burrowes, MD
9:05 – 9:25 Transplant
Results of NIH Grant: CEUS Evaluation of Focal Liver Lesions in Patients with Cirrhosis
9:25 – 9:45 CEUS Renal Enhancement Patterns and Probability of Malignancy
Richard G. Barr, MD, PhD, FACR, FSRU
9:45 – 10:05 Quantification of CEUS: The QIBA Story
Michelle L. Robbin, MD, MS, FACR, FSRU, FAIUM
10:05 – 10:10 Questions and Answer Session
10:10 – 10:20 PM Break with Exhibitors
10:20 – 10:40 CEUS of the Bowel: IBD, Tumors, and Inflammatory Masses
Alexandra Medellin, MD
10:40 – 11:00 Advances in Pediatric CEUS
Kassa Darge, MD, PhD
11:00 – 11:20 Interventional CEUS
Hisham A. Tchelepi, MD
11:20 – 11:40 Post Ablation CEUS: The LI-RADS Story
David T. Fetzer, MD
11:40 – 12:00 CEUS Evaluation of Aortic Endostents for Endoleak
Melanie P. Caserta, MD
5:25 End of Program
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Group Room Rates: $299.00 per night (single/double), Triple $329.00 per night, Quad Rate $349.00 per night

Hotel Cut-Off Date: September 27, 2023.

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Now Accepting Scientific Abstracts

Deadline for Abstract Submissions:
Saturday, July 1, 2023

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Authors of selected abstracts will be notified by Thursday, August 31, 2023. You must be a member of the society (member-in-training membership is free to residents and those in fellowship) and register for the meeting by September 30, 2023. The meeting registration fee will be waived for the presenting author.


*Free Annual Meeting registration for presenting authors if your abstract is accepted.

Program Directors, Department Chairs, Section Chiefs, and Attendings, please encourage your residents to submit an abstract.  Also, please share this information with your colleagues.

Abstracts accepted for presentation give the authors an opportunity to network with leaders in the field and an opportunity to discuss their research.

Presentations should be hypothesis-driven research intended to be presented as a 10-minute oral podium presentation.


Abstract Guidelines

  • All accepted abstracts are expected to be presented in person at the SRU 2023 Annual Meeting. Presenting authors will be provided complimentary registration.
  • Scientific Presentation abstracts should use the format below:
    1. Purpose
    2. Methods
    3. Results
    4. Conclusions
  • Maximum abstract length: 400 words, not including title, authors, purpose, images, tables, graphics, and charts. 
  • Multiple abstracts on different topics may be submitted
  • Only 4 files can be submitted and are encouraged if relevant to the research. Files are to be submitted as separate files. Acceptable files to support the research are tables, charts, graphics, and images. Image file requirements are as follows:
    1. Minimum file resolution is 1000 x 1000 pixels.
    2. Maximum file size is 10 megabytes.
  • All abstracts will be reviewed by members of the SRU Research Committee.
  • Detailed guidelines for presentation will be provided upon abstract acceptance.
  • The SRU recognizes top presentations with a variety of awards including Certificate of Merit Awards and a Member-In-Training Award for the top abstract.
  • Technical questions may be addressed to Letty Carroll at
  • Content inquiries may be addressed to the Chair of the SRU Research Committee, Dr. Arthur Fleischer at