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Kidney Week

Translational Session

Imaging the Diabetic Kidney

November 05, 2022 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: W224, Orange County Convention Center‚ West Building

Session Description

This session explores how using novel imaging techniques to examine structural and metabolic organ features can aid in the diagnosis of diabetic kidney disease. Discussion also includes the use of imaging results in patient stratification.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Define the role of blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) MRI and the Dixon method
  • Discuss the use of infrared spectroscopic imaging
  • Explain what information the retina can reveal about the kidneys

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Diabetic Kidney Disease
  • CKD Non-Dialysis


  • Kumar Sharma, MD, FASN
  • Anand Srivastava, MD, MPH


  • Imaging Oxygenation
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Petter Bjornstad, MD
  • Imaging Fat Content in the Kidney Parenchyma and More with Multiparametric Kidney MRI
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Timothy L. Kline, PhD
  • Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Michael J. Walsh, PhD
  • The BEAt-DKD Imaging Experience
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Steven Sourbron, PhD