Event Date/Time: Nov 01, 2007
End Date/Time: Nov 30, 2007
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: TOPIC 1: ABDOMINAL PAIN: A SITE SPECIFIC APPROACH TO DIAGNOSIS - Identify which diagnoses are most likely, given the site of the patient’s presenting abdominal pain. Identify which radiographic studies should be performed based on location of presenting symptoms. Describe and recognize radiographic signs of common causes of abdominal pain. TOPIC 2: CERVICAL SPINE: ACUTE AND CHRONIC - Triage patients presenting with trauma or neck pain regarding the need for imaging. Discriminate between stable and unstable cervical spine injuries. Decide which patients require advanced imaging for cervical trauma. Order appropriate imaging studies in patients presenting with chronic neck pain or cervical radiculopathy. TOPIC 3: BACK PAIN IMAGING - Discuss radiological contribution to integrated diagnosis of back pain. Identify findings of radiography, CT and MRI that may contribute to back pain. Define terminology used in radiological reports relating to imaging of the spine. TOPIC 4: UPPER EXTREMITY TRAUMA - Identify radiographic findings following upper extremity trauma. Determine which imaging studies should be ordered to optimally demonstrate suspected injury. Recognize soft tissue signs associated with occult fractures. TOPIC 5: LOWER EXTREMITY TRAUMA - Identify plain radiographic findings following lower extremity trauma. Determine which radiographic studies to order based on the suspected injury. Recognize normal anatomic variants that may mimic pathology. TOPIC 6: PULMONARY NODULE: EVALUATION AND FOLLOW-UP - Evaluate pulmonary nodules using a variety of radiographic techniques. Identify which nodules require further evaluation and which can be safely ignored. Discuss appropriate criteria for deciding intervals for follow up. TOPIC 7: ACUTE ABDOMINAL EMERGENCIES INCLUDING TRAUMATIC INJURy - Describe which clinical diagnoses are considered emergencies in abdominal imaging. Describe which imaging studies should be performed for suspected emergency conditions. Identify imaging findings of acute abdominal emergencies. Identify which imaging findings constitute a surgical emergency in patients with abdominal trauma.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2006
Review Date: July 1, 2007
Expiration Date: July 1, 2009
10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM)