Role of Imaging in Diagnosis and Management of GLA, KLA, and GSD


Presented by Matt Hawkins, MD, Director – Pediatric Interventional Radiology, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston; Medical Director – Vascular Anomalies Clinic, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Assistant Professor – Emory University School of Medicine Dept of Radiology and Imaging Sciences

Abstract: Diagnostic imaging has become the primary means by which a number of lymphatic anomalies are diagnosed. More specifically, recent scientific work has further delineated specific imaging characteristics that differentiate GLA, GSD, and KLA as well as factors that can help monitor disease progression. This presentation will focus of recent and emerging science that has improved the diagnosis and management of these diseases.



About the Presenter

Matt Hawkins is a board-certified radiologist and assistant professor at the Emory University School of Medicine within the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences.  Dr. Hawkins is the director of pediatric interventional radiology, and specializes in the treatment of vascular malformations, pediatric hepatobiliary interventions, and venous thromboembolic disease.  He also serves as Medical Director of both the Telemedicine Program and the Vascular Anomalies Clinic at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  Dr. Hawkins’ non-clinical interests include health policy, informatics, quality improvement, and social media – and specifically target healthcare challenges where these disciplines intersect.  Throughout his early career, he has actively volunteered for organized radiology and currently chairs the ACR’s Interventional Radiology Economics Committee, the ACR’s Informatics Innovation Advisory Council, and the ACR’s Quality Experience Committee for the Patient-and Family-Centered Care Commission.  He is an associate editor for the JACR, the alternate CPT advisor for the Society of Interventional Radiology, and the Senior Scientist for Methodology for the ACR’s Data Science Institute.  He also serves on the SPIR’s Board of Directors, RADPAC Board of Directors, ACR Coding and Nomenclature Committee, ACR Metrics Committee, and the RSNA Public Information Advisory Network.  He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, over 20 columns in radiology journals, and given over 100 national invited lectures.

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