UCSF Body Imaging: Abdominal & Thoracic

Body Imaging 2024
January 14 - 19, 2024
Fairmont Orchid Resort
Kamuela, HI
Course# MRD24018

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January 14 - 19, 2024
Fairmont Orchid Resort
Kamuela, HI
Course# MRD24018

COVID-19 Guidelines



Registration Fees

Early Bird By 11/14/23
$1,295     Physicians MD/DO
$1,295     Radiologic Technologists/ Nurses/ Advanced Practice Professionals
$1,295     Residents/Fellows

Regular Fee After 11/14/23
$1,395     Physicians MD/DO
$1,395     Radiologic Technologists/ Nurses/ Advanced Practice Professionals
$1,395     Residents/Fellows

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing before January 8, 2024 will be refunded, less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to [email protected]



This course will focus on Abdominal, Thoracic, and US imaging strategies, taught by some of UCSF’s top instructors.  The goal is to improve image acquisition and interpretation in a wide range of common clinical scenarios. Practical approaches will be presented so as to be useful to radiologists from all types of clinical practice.
Five half-day morning sessions Sunday thru Friday, with a full-day off on Wednesday.



Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss a practical approach to urgent imaging indications such as pulmonary embolism, aortic dissection, and ectopic pregnancy;
  • Describe the role of CT and MRI in the evaluation of vascular diseases;
  • Identify the key imaging findings and patterns of a variety of lung diseases;
  • Review an imaging approach to thoracic and abdominal malignancies;
  • Understand the significance of incidental imaging findings and what steps should be undertaken after their identification.




The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The total credits are inclusive of 14.5 in CT, 2.5 in MRI, and 8.0 in Ultrasound.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, Continuing Education and Cultural and Linguistic Competency.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. 

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


Course Outline

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Course Chair

Brett M. Elicker, MD
Professor of Clinical Radiology
Chief of Cardiac & Pulmonary Imaging
University of California, San Francisco





Yoo Jin Lee, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Cardiac & Pulmonary Imaging Section
Joseph Leach, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound Section
John Mongan, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound Section
Associate Chair for Translational Informatics

Alexander Rybkin, MD
Professor of Radiology
University of California, San Francisco
Chair of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Radiation Safety Committee
Lori M. Strachowski, MD
Professor of Radiology, and of Obstetrics,
Gynecology and Reproductive Science




Travel & Lodging

Fairmont Orchid Resort
1 North Kaniku Drive, Kamuela HI 96743

Book Your Room Online Here

Hotel Phone: 808-885-2000
Reservations: 866–540–4474

Cutoff Date:    December 10, 2023

You must identify yourself as a member of the UCSF Radiology conference in order to receive the group rate, which is available until the cut-off date or until the group room block is filled; after which will the group rate will be offered on a space-available basis only. Group rates will be honored from January 12-24, 2024 (depending on availability). Room reservations are subject to all fees, taxes and booking policies.

Note that availability of ocean view rooms and suites are limited:
$479  Single/Double Fairmont Room
$529  Partial Ocean View
$879  Ocean View Suite
$549  Guaranteed Ocean View
$1,079  Ocean Front Suite

Reduced daily resort charge of $30 for UCSF attendees who register through the group block (normally $45). Room rates are subject to all state and local taxes. Self-park is included in the resort charge, valet is an additional fee. Reservations must be cancelled at least 30 days prior to scheduled arrival to avoid penalties.

Resort Highlights:
At the Orchid, an ambience of comfort and luxury has been adapted to the natural surroundings and beauty of the island. Among the many resort features that guests can enjoy are a protected white sand lagoon, a ten-thousand square-foot oceanfront swimming pool and surrounding whirlpools, Hui Holokai Beach Club offering ocean and cultural activities, six restaurants, world-class golf, fitness center and a 10-court tennis pavilion.
For more information please visit their website

Island Information / Tour Options https://www.gohawaii.com/islands/hawaii-big-island


UCSF has negotiated special fares with United Airlines for our course attendees.
Download Online Booking Instructions (.pdf)
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