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FirstMRI Celebrates Anniversary with Conference for Medical Community

Bangor -

BANGOR -  FirstMRI will host a professional conference at the Bangor Hilton Garden Inn for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, athletic trainers, and other medical providers from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22. Registered attendees will qualify for continuing education credits, will attend presentations by nationally recognized experts in medical imaging, and will get a “locker room view” of sports-related injuries and illnesses that require imaging for diagnosis and treatment. Lunch and afternoon wine will be served.

Conference speakers will cover a broad range of clinical topics including MRI in orthopedics, neurology, pediatrics, and breast health and indications for 3.0T MRI field strength. Dr. Rohit Bakshi, Professor of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, will discuss the role of 3.0T and higher field MRI in the evaluation of neurologic disorders such as MS. This presentation will address ways in which ultra high field MRI may provide new insights into neurologic disorders. Dr. Bakshi is also Director of the Laboratory for Neuroimaging Research at the Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center of Harvard University. Dr. Steven Defossez of Beverly Hospital in Massachusetts will present, “3.0T MRI: It’s Like Putting on Glasses for the First Time,” focusing more specifically on the orthopedic aspects of medical imaging. Dr. Defossez has developed 3.0 T protocols for Vascular, Body, MSK, and Neuro MRI with such excellence that GE has displayed his images at national radiology society conferences.

Dr. Lawrence Tanenbaum, Director of MRI and Associate Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will focus on the unique features, opportunities, benefits, and challenges presented by the use of 3.0T in the clinical practice of MRI. Dr. Tanenbaum’s areas of specialty include neuroradiology and head and neck radiology. Lunchtime speaker, Paul Culina, ATC, UMaine Head Athletic Trainer, is responsible for overseeing the provision of medical care for roughly 425 student-athletes within the only NCAA Division-I athletic program in the state of Maine. Mr. Culina will share a unique perspective on events leading to athletes’ medical imaging, from the vantage points of the training room, sidelines, and locker room. In keeping with the celebratory nature of the event and Mr. Culina’s discussion of athletics, several tickets to UMaine Ice Hockey season games will be raffled off during the event.

For more details or to register, go to www.firstmriassociates.com/clarity or call FirstMRI at 207.945.4680.

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Contact Name: www.firstmriassociates.com/clarity

Telephone Number: (207)945-4680

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