Event Date/Time: Mar 02, 2009 End Date/Time: Mar 06, 2009
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR THIS COURSE: DAY 1 - BASIC CHEST X-RAY INTERPRETATION - Approach to looking at a chest radiograph. How radiographic techniques may simulate or hide abnormalities on a chest radiograph. Air space diseases: pneumonia and atelectasis. RADIOLOGY OF THE PLEURA: EFFUSION, PNEUMOTHORAX AND MORE - Appearances of pleural diseases. Pleural effusions, both simple and complex. Pneumothorax. ABDOMINAL RADIOGRAPHY - Normal and abnormal bowel gas patterns. Radiographic signs of bowel obstruction. Studies to evaluate abdominal pain. ABDOMINAL PAIN – A SITE SPECIFIC APPROACH TO DIAGNOSIS - Which diagnoses are most likely given the site of the abdominal pain. Which radiographic studies should be performed based on location of presenting symptoms. Radiographic signs of common causes of abdominal pain. DAY 2 - WOMEN’S IMAGING - Which studies are most helpful in evaluating pelvic pain and pelvic masses. Common ultrasound and CT manifestations of pelvic /gynecologic disease. Imaging studies for breast symptoms. ONCOLOGIC IMAGING - Advantages and disadvantages of current methods for colon cancer screening. Which imaging modalities are most useful for breast cancer screening. Advances in oncologic imaging. PULMONARY NODULE: EVALUATION AND FOLLOW-UP - Evaluate pulmonary nodules using a variety of radiographic techniques. Which nodules require further evaluation and which can be safely ignored. Criteria for deciding intervals for follow up. IMAGING THE MEDIASTINUM AND HEART - Normal mediastinal contours on a chest radiograph. Abnormal cardiac contours and their common causes. Abnormal mediastinal contours and their commonly associated diseases. DAY 3 - BACK PAIN IMAGING - Radiological contribution to integrated diagnosis of back pain. Findings of radiography, CT and MRI that may contribute to back pain. Terminology used in radiological reports relating to imaging of the spine. UPDATE ON CONTRAST AND RADIATION ISSUES - Patients at risk for adverse reactions to intravenous iodinated contrast for CT. Adverse patient reactions to Gadolinium containing MRI contrast materials. Factors leading to increased radiation exposure to patients from medical imaging. Approaches to reducing radiation doses to patients while preserving diagnostic accuracy. EVALUATION OF SKELETAL TRAUMA - What constitutes proper radiographic evaluation of skeletal trauma. Limitations of plain radiographs in demonstrating acute fractures. Which additional imaging studies may be used when plain radiographic studies fail to demonstrate a suspected fracture. Fractures using proper terminology. UPPER EXTREMITY TRAUMA - Radiographic findings following upper extremity trauma. Which imaging studies should be ordered to optimally demonstrate suspected injury. Soft tissue signs associated with occult fractures. Routine radiographic studies of the upper extremity. DAY 4 - LOWER EXTREMITY TRAUMA - Plain radiographic findings following lower extremity trauma. Which radiographic studies to order based on the suspected injury. Normal anatomic variants that may mimic pathology. Routine radiographic studies of the lower extremity. “INCIDENTALOMAS” IN RADIOLOGY - What is meant by the term “incidentaloma”. Clinical significance of the common incidentalomas discovered on common diagnostic imaging studies. When and if additional imaging or follow-up examinations are necessary for incidentalomas. CERVICAL SPINE: ACUTE AND CHRONIC - Triage patients presenting with trauma or neck pain regarding the need for imaging. Stable and unstable cervical spine injuries. Which patients require advanced imaging for cervical trauma. Imaging studies in patients presenting with chronic neck pain or cervical radiculopathy. MRI OF LARGE JOINTS – KNEE, SHOULDER AND HIP - Commonly used terminology in radiographic reports related to musculoskeletal MRI. When to order shoulder MRI with and without arthrography. Indication for large joint MRI examinations. DAY 5 - EVALUATION OF SUSPECTED PULMONARY EMBOLISM - Imaging approaches to pulmonary thromboembolic disease. Indications for various imaging modalities. Findings of pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis. CT ANGIOGRAPHY: CAROTIDS, AORTA AND MORE - Principles of CT angiography performed with multidetector CT. Common aortic diseases demonstrated by CTA. Indications for other CTA examinations and recognize abnormalities. ACUTE ABDOMINAL EMERGENCIES - Which clinical diagnoses are considered emergencies in abdominal imaging. Which imaging studies should be performed for suspected emergency conditions. Imaging findings of acute abdominal emergencies. EVALUATION OF THE GU TRACT WITH CT - Which studies are most appropriate to order when evaluating flank pain. Diagnoses besides renal calculi that may present with flank pain. Role of CT urography.


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