Letter From the SRU President and Program Chair

As President and Program Committee Chair of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, we would like to invite you to join us at the 34th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course of the SRU, to be held September 27-29, at the Hyatt Regency Seattle, Seattle, WA.

Our Program Committee has created an outstanding roster of speakers with a wide variety of Ultrasound topics. Our two-and-a-half-day program is filled with opportunities for networking and learning. We are excited to announce this as the first year the SRU opened its membership to Sonographers and Scientists and the content of the meeting will reflect this change. Dedicated subspeciality sessions in the following areas will be available: Head & Neck, GYN, OB, Vascular, MSK, GI, GU, and Pediatrics. Teaching on contrast-enhanced ultrasound will be integrated throughout the course. Additionally, a forward-looking plenary session, a dynamic rapid-fire case review session, a scientific session, and a session dedicated to challenging and enriching non-interpretive topics will round out the program. Join us at #SRU24 and listen to the world experts on routine and advanced ultrasound topics.

The Hyatt Regency Seattle is located in downtown Seattle with walkable access to world class restaurants and tourism sites, including the original Starbucks and the famous Pike Place Market.

Looking forward to meeting or seeing you at SRU 2024!

Nirvi Dahiya, MD, FACR, FSRU
President, SRU

Theodora Potretzke, MD, FSRU
Chair, SRU Program Committee

Nirvi Dahiya, MD, FACR, FSRU
President, SRU
Theodora Potretzke, MD, FSRU
Chair, SRU Program Committee
  • President

  • President

    Nirvikar Dahiya, MD, FSRU, FACR, FAIUM

    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.
  • President-Elect

  • President-Elect

    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.
  • Treasurer

  • Treasurer

    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.

  • Secretary

  • Secretary

    Anne Kennedy, MBChB, BAO, FSRU

    University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, UT

    Dr Kennedy is a Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at University of Utah Health. She attended medical school at the University of Dublin, Trinity College, completed Internal Medicine and Radiology residencies in the United Kingdom and joined the University of Utah as a Radiology fellow in 1992. She has had many leadership roles, including Vice Chair of Clinical Operations from 2008 to 2018. She is now the Modality Director of Ultrasound with her research efforts and clinical passion centered on prenatal diagnosis and imaging of placenta accreta spectrum. She has co-authored several textbooks on the topics of breast imaging, ultrasound, and obstetric imaging.   She has mentored numerous medical students as they apply for residency and is delighted that several resident and fellow mentees have embarked upon successful academic careers.

  • Past President

  • Past President

    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.

President

Nirvikar Dahiya, MD, FSRU, FACR, FAIUM

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.

President-Elect

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.

Treasurer

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.

Secretary

Anne Kennedy, MBChB, BAO, FSRU

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Dr Kennedy is a Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at University of Utah Health. She attended medical school at the University of Dublin, Trinity College, completed Internal Medicine and Radiology residencies in the United Kingdom and joined the University of Utah as a Radiology fellow in 1992. She has had many leadership roles, including Vice Chair of Clinical Operations from 2008 to 2018. She is now the Modality Director of Ultrasound with her research efforts and clinical passion centered on prenatal diagnosis and imaging of placenta accreta spectrum. She has co-authored several textbooks on the topics of breast imaging, ultrasound, and obstetric imaging.   She has mentored numerous medical students as they apply for residency and is delighted that several resident and fellow mentees have embarked upon successful academic careers.

Past President

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.

About This Activity

This activity is structured to provide cutting edge teaching and case-based learning on a wide range of topics encountered in most Ultrasound practices.  It addresses both fundamental and advanced techniques, including practical tips on image optimization and interpretation as well as guidance on how to integrate advanced applications such as contrast-enhanced ultrasound and elastography and updated ultrasound reporting systems into your practice. Dedicated subspeciality sessions in the following areas will be available: Head & Neck, GYN, OB, Vascular, MSK, GI, GU, and Pediatrics. Additionally, a forward-looking plenary session, a dynamic rapid-fire case review session, a scientific session, and a session dedicated to challenging and enriching non-interpretive topics will round out the program. 

Target Audience

This CME activity is designed to educate radiologists, radiology fellows, radiology residents, scientists engaged in the advancement of ultrasound, and sonographers. It should also be of benefit to those physicians who order sonographic studies.

Educational Objectives

  • Learn emerging ultrasound techniques and updates to reporting systems related to ultrasound
  • Review emergent ultrasound findings throughout the body.
  • Review the approach to ultrasound in targeted patient populations including transplant recipients, pediatrics, oncology, gynecology, obstetrics, and orthopedics.
  • Discuss uses of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in the performance of diagnostic and interventional procedures.
  • Review sonographic pitfalls and strategies for improvement.
  • Enhance non-interpretive skills within your ultrasound practice and improve efficiency.
  • Collaborate with and review the roles of other team members including clinicians, sonographers, scientists, and administration in the practice of ultrasound.
No special educational preparation is required for this CME activity.

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Disclaimer

Educational Symposia (ESI) and the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound as planners and presenters of this meeting claim no liability for the acts of any suppliers or the safety of any attendees while in transit to, from, or during this event or any optional activities. The total amount of liability, if any, for the meeting organizer is limited to a refund of the registration fee.

Cancellations

Request for refund of registration fees, less a $75 administrative fee, will be made to those providing written notification of cancellation by August 31, 2024.  After this date, there will be no refunds given for cancellations.  Please email notice of cancellation to: [email protected] or fax to 813-806-1001.

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