CME - Radiology for the Non-Radiologist

Venue: Hyatt Regency Sarasota

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 22, 2010 End Date/Time: Feb 26, 2010
Registration Date: Feb 22, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jan 23, 2010
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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 technique may simulate or hide abnormalities on a chest radiograph. Air space diseases: pneumonia and atelectasis on a chest radiograph. RADIOLOGY OF THE PLEURA: EFFUSION, PNEUMOTHORAX AND MORE – Various appearances of pleural diseases. Pleural effusions on a chest radiograph, both simple and complex. 3. Recognize pneumothorax confidently. ABDOMINAL RADIOGRAPHY – Normal and abnormal bowel gas patterns. Radiographic signs of bowel obstruction. Studies to evaluate abdominal pain. ABDOMINAL PAIN – Which diagnoses are most likely given the site of presenting 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. Imaging studies for patient’s who present with breast symptoms. Radiation safety issues in imaging the pregnant patient. ONCOLOGIC IMAGING – Advantages and disadvantages of current methods for colon cancer screening. Which imaging modalities are most useful for breast cancer screening. Recent advances in oncologic imaging. PULMONARY NODULE – Evaluate pulmonary nodules using a variety of radiographic techniques. Which nodules require further evaluation and which can be safely ignored. Use Evidence-Based Guidelines regarding appropriate intervals for nodule follow up. IMAGING THE MEDIASTINUM AND HEART – Normal mediastinal contours on a chest radiograph. Abnormal cardiac contours and common causes. Mediastinal abnormalities on a chest radiograph and differential diagnosis. 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 IV CONTRAST AND RADIATION: WHAT THE CLINICIAN SHOULD KNOW – Patients at risk for adverse reactions to intravenous iodinated contrast for CT. Current understanding of adverse patient reactions to Gadolinium containing MRI contrast materials. Factors leading to increased radiation exposure to patients from medical imaging. 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. Radiographic findings that explain symptoms related to degenerative disease of the cervical spine. 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. Appropriate indication for large joint MRI examinations. DAY 5 - EVALUATION OF SUSPECTED PULMONARY EMBOLISM – Algorithm for use of imaging in evaluation of possible thromboembolic disease. Advantages and disadvantages of various imaging techniques in PE evaluation. Radiographic 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 ABDOMEN – Imaging evaluation for patients who sustain abdominal trauma. Plain radiographic signs of bowel perforation. Imaging evaluation for pediatric abdominal emergencies. GU TRACT IMAGING – Which studies are most appropriate to order when evaluating flank pain. Diagnoses besides renal calculi that may present with flank pain. Current role of CT urography.


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