All you need to know to master Elastography (recorded)

Participants of this course will have the opportunity to engage in elaborate and passionate talks about Elastography for breast and liver applications. Dr Barr will illustrate his talks by sharing clinical cases, supported by hands-on sessions and sharing valuable tips and tricks. Tissue stiffness has long provided important information about presence or absence of disease. Physicians have used palpation for centuries, noting that abnormal tissue is often more stiff than healthy tissue. Elastography is a way to visualize, record and document tissue stiffness parameters.

Course Information


Dr Richard Barr




Philips Learning Academy APAC,

622 Lor 1 Toa Payoh,

Singapore 319763


Registration Closed

Registration Fee

SGD $500.00 per pax

*GST included

Seats Available


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Learning objectives

  • Optimize use of system controls to enhance image quality and system  functionality for a complete breast and liver exam
  • Describe the steps to configure and perform an Elastography exam
  • Understand the basic concepts of Elastography technology
  • Review and apply the latest guidelines for breast and liver Elastography

Accreditation SSR: 3 CPD

The price includes the training, lunch, coffee breaks and a tour throughout the Philips regional headquarters in Singapore where various (premium and working) products are displayed; it excludes transportation and accommodation.


09:00 am - 09:30 am Registration
09:30 am - 10:30 am Introducing shear wave - physics and technique
10:30 am - 11:00 am Review of the latest guidelines - Liver
11:00 am - 11:30 am Tea break
11:30 am - 12:00 am Scanning Protocol - Liver
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Hands-on and Q&A
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm Health Continuum Space tour
03:00 pm - 03:30 pm Review of the latest guidelines - Breast
03:30 pm - 04:00 pm Scanning protocol - Breast
04:00 pm - 04:30 pm Tea Break
04:30 pm - 05:00 pm Case studies
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm Hands-on and Q&A
06:00 pm - 06:15 pm Q&A and closure
06:15 pm - 07:00 pm Nibbles & drinks

About Speaker

Dr Richard Barr

Dr. Barr is a Professor of Radiology at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He practices at Southwoods Imaging in Youngstown, Ohio. Dr. Barr has published over 100 peer reviewed papers, several book chapters, and a book “Breast Elastography” and a book “Elastography, a Practical Approach”. He has presented over 400 scientific and educational presentations and invited lectures world-wide. He has been involved in elastography and ultrasound contrast for over 15 years presenting multiple presentations worldwide on these subjects. He is the editor-in-chief of Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. Aunt Minnie named him a semi-finalist for the most influential radiology researcher in 2018. Dr. Barr is a chairman of the QIBA ultrasound contrast committee.


  • Phi Epsilon Beta - Freshman Honor Society, Ohio State University 1974
  • Undergraduate Research Scholarship, The Ohio State University Honors Program "Affinity Chromatography of Multienzyme Complexes", (P.A. Frey, Department of Chemistry)1978
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society Student Research Fellowship, Summer, 1983
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Trials Participation Award. Inaugural Session, Saturday, June 5, 2004 at the ASCO Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Outstanding Faculty Member, Service Teaching Award, Department of Radiology, NEOUCOM 2005
  • Selected one of the 25 Most Influential in Radiology, RT Image 2007
  • Best Doctors in America – 2007 - 2018
  • Fellow American College of Radiology 2012
  • Fellow Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound 2012
  • 2013 Research Award, Northeastern Ohio Medical University 2013
  • Fellow AIUM 2016
  • Medical Honoree 2017, American Cancer Society, Mahoning County, Ohio
  • 2017 RSNA Honored Educator Award
  • 2018 Semifinalist Aunt Minnie Most Influential Radiology Researcher
Special Recognition

My research was highlighted in the following:

  • Newsweek
  • Time
  • Readers Digest
  • O-Magazine June 2007 pg 126.
  • More Magazine August 2007 pg.232