Posted on February 2015

Presenter: Ken L. Schreibman, M.D., Ph.D., FACR

While this massive medical meeting was taking place, tucked into the corner of the McCormick Center was a lesser-known gathering: the annual meeting of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).

There, Professor Ken Schreibman, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, gave a talk that examined how to correctly image the shoulder, presenting examples of both normal and abnormal radiographs.
Dr. Schreibman’s particular brand of keynotes has been well-honed by years of educational presentations, and he believes he has struck a winning formula.

“Through very colorful, 3-dimensional CT images, you can teach most of what you need to know about imaging specific areas of the body,” said Dr. Schreibman.

Dr. Schreibman first reviews the basic anatomy of the shoulder, and how to correctly position a patient for a scan. Next, he draws from his vast library of radiographs to present common abnormalities a technologist might encounter.

Over the course of the presentation, the maladies become rarer and harder to diagnose. This escalation of difficulty is a trademark of Dr. Schreibman’s presentations.

“I’ve started with the basic anatomy, layering in one thing at a time. By the time I’m halfway through the lecture, the slides themselves are very complicated, but my audience has stayed with me, because I’ve walked them through it one step at a time,” said Dr. Schreibman.

His style has paid dividends: the presentation was the highest rated talk at the ASRT Meeting for the second year in a row. As a result, he has been invited back for 2015.

While Dr. Schreibman has yet to select the topic, you can bet on seeing his signature blend of stylized graphics and escalating difficulty, the formula that has made his educational series such a success.