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* Multimodality Evaluation of Fetal Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and its Mimics
Released: November 01, 2022 Expires: October 31, 2024 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Applied Radiology
20135

Ana Mitchell, MD; Simran Sekhon, MD; Kriti Gwal, MD; John McGahan, MD

A variety of intrathoracic masses may present in the fetus and present as a mimic to congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Knowledge of their locations, ultrasound characteristics, and MRI findings helps limiting the differential diagnosis and guiding treatment. Jointly provided by IAME and Anderson Publishing Inc., this activity is designed to educate radiologists about fetal intrathoracic masses and distinguishing imaging features that will help in guiding management. Knowledge of the ultrasound and MRI features of these masses will help in differentiate these masses from congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Once this diagnosis can be made ultrasound and MRI may also be used to predict residual pulmonary tissue and other findings, such as liver herniating into the thorax, which will help guide fetal and neonatal therapy.

Available for SA-CME Credit. To receive SA–CME credit, you must complete the post exam and review the discussion and references provided with the exam results.

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* Advanced MRI Safety Training For Healthcare Professionals (4th Edition): Level 2 MR Personnel
Released: April 22, 2020 Expires: March 31, 2024 CE credits: 3.0 Cost: $50.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
18589

This program reviews fundamental MRI safety information and meets the annual training recommendations from the American College of Radiology. Importantly, MRI facilities must now comply with the revised requirements for diagnostic imaging from The Joint Commission and document that MRI technologists participate in ongoing education that includes annual training on safe MRI practices in the MRI environment. Notably, Advanced MRI Safety Training for Healthcare Professionals, Level 2 MR Personnel covers each MRI safety topic specified by The Joint Commission, as well as many additional subjects that will expand the knowledge-base of healthcare professionals involved with MRI technology.

With 35 years of experience in the field of MRI, the author of the best-selling textbook series, the Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Implants and Devices, and the creator of the internationally popular website, MRIsafety.com, Dr. Frank G. Shellock is uniquely qualified to present the information in this program.

Advanced MRI Safety Training for Healthcare Professionals (4th Edition), Level 2 MR Personnel is a 2 hour and 45 minute program that is divided into three different sections.

Educational Objectives

  • Understand the safety issues related to MRI.
  • Describe the bioeffects associated with the static magnetic field, time-varying magnetic fields, and radiofrequency fields.
  • Present guidelines that prevent projectile-related accidents.
  • Describe polices that avoid issues related to acoustic noise.
  • Review procedures that prevent burns associated with MRI.
  • Explain and demonstrate appropriate pre-MRI screening procedures.
  • Identify techniques to manage patients with claustrophobia, anxiety, or emotional distress.
  • Describe guidelines to handle medical emergencies in the MRI setting.
  • Understand the safety considerations for gadolinium-based contrast agents.

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* Basic MRI Safety Training (4th Edition): Level 1 MR Personnel
Released: April 01, 2021 Expires: April 30, 2023 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $30.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
19389

Individuals entering the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) environment, whether on a regular or infrequent basis, must be properly trained to ensure their safety, the protection of patients, and the security of other facility staff members. This program, Basic MRI Safety Training, Level 1 MR Personnel accomplishes the initial training that is necessary to ensure safety in the unique setting associated with the MRI system. It includes information pertaining to MRI technology, describes common hazards and unique dangers associated with the MRI setting, and presents vital recommendations and guidelines to prevent accidents and injuries. Importantly, this program provides the fundamental MRI safety information for Level I MR Personnel recommended by the American College of Radiology and may be utilized by individuals preparing for safety training as Level 2 MR Personnel.

With more than 35 years of experience in the field of MRI, the author of the best-selling textbook series, the Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Implants and Devices, and the creator of the internationally popular website, www.MRIsafety.com, Dr. Frank G. Shellock is uniquely qualified to present the information in this program.

Educational Objectives

  • Appreciate the importance of MRI
  • Identify the hazards associated with MRI
  • Understand the screening process
  • Describe steps to prevent accidents and injuries

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* Introduction To MRI Safety - Updated Edition
Released: April 04, 2017 Expires: April 30, 2023 CE credits: 0 Cost: $15.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
16660

This program provides an overview of MRI safety information that is intended for non-clinical staff members who regularly work in the MRI environment or who may occasionally work in this area as part of their responsibilities. Anyone who enters the MRI environment, even infrequently, must be properly trained to ensure their safety, the safety of patients, and other facility staff members

After completion of a short online exam, with a passing score of 70% or higher, this program provides a Statement of Participation.

With more than 30 years of experience in the field of MRI, the author of the best selling textbook series, the Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Implants and Devices, and the creater of the internationally popular website, www.MRIsafety.com, Dr. Frank G. Shellock is uniquely qualified to present the information in this program.

Educational Objectives

  • Appreciate the importance of MRI
  • Identify the certain hazards associated with MRI technology
  • Describe steps to prevent accidents and injuries related to ferromagnetic objects

This is a Pay-To-View program. Purchase is required for full program access. 

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A Practical Approach to MR Imaging: Stability or High Relaxivity?
Released: June 22, 2022 Expires: June 30, 2024 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Howard Rowley
20026

In this CME/CE accredited program Dr. Howard Rowley reviews important efficacy considerations of the FDA approved gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), including clinical utility, safety issues, and practical approaches for selecting a GBCA when considering patient history, pathology and related risks.

Following Dr. Rowley's presentation, Dr. Rowley joins a panel of MR imaging experts in discussion about this important topic, followed by a moderated Q & A session with audience participation.

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At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • List the key considerations in the choice of GBCAs, while balancing safety and efficacy.
  • Describe the transient effects of T1 and T2 relaxation during a GBCA bolus.
  • Understand the impact of high relaxivity gadolinium agents vs macrocyclic agents.
  • Design MRI protocols to optimize exam efficiency and enhanced lesion detection.
  • Implement GBCA protocols for special patient populations after considering risk assessment.

This program is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.

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A Proposed Way Forward From the Prior Authorization Crisis in Radiation Oncology
Released: March 01, 2022 Expires: February 29, 2024 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Applied Radiology
20003

Praveen Pendyala, MD; Alexander G. Goglia, MD, PhD; Ronald D. Ennis, MD

The authors review the rationale behind the establishment of prior authorization (PA) by health care payers, discuss issues with the current system with a focus on radiation oncology, and propose multiple changes that could improve the system for clinicians, payers, and patients.

Available for SA-CME Credit. To receive SA–CME credit, you must complete the post exam and review the discussion and references provided with the exam results.

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Abdominal and Pelvic Imaging of Transgender Patients
Released: July 01, 2022 Expires: June 30, 2024 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Applied Radiology
20090

Elainea N Smith, MD; Mohammad Ghosheh, MBBS; Kristin K Porter, MD, PhD

The abdominal radiologist plays an important role in providing care for transgender and gender-diverse patients, regardless of whether these patients choose to pursue gender-affirming hormone therapy or surgery. Radiologists must be aware of the various treatment options and associated anatomic and pathologic changes in transgender patients to ensure accurate imaging interpretation. This activity is designed to educate radiologists about caring for transgender patients by reviewing relevant imaging findings of hormonal therapies, nonoperative procedures, and gender-affirming surgeries with a focus on abdominal and pelvic imaging. Creating an inclusive environment for transgender patients is also discussed.

Available for SA-CME Credit. To receive SA–CME credit, you must complete the post exam and review the discussion and references provided with the exam results.

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Cardiovascular Imaging: Complex Applications in Cardiac CT and CT Angiography
Released: June 01, 2021 Expires: June 01, 2023 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Richard Hallett, MD
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Often there is lack of knowledge amongst imaging professionals regarding IV contrast dynamics and the relationship between contrast injection, observed enhancement, and scan acquisition timing. The design of appropriate imaging protocols leads to effective and consistent cardiovascular exams; especially when applied to complex clinical scenarios.

This CME/CE accredited program will review contrast-saline dynamics and discuss rational protocol design for cardiac and vascular CT angiography. Effective cardiovascular imaging protocols, utilizing multiple CT injector platforms to achieve optimal imaging, will be reviewed. We invite you to join Dr. Richard Hallett for a comprehensive discussion and case study review of this important topic.

Following the presentation questions from the audience were addressed in a moderated Q&A session.

Educational Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the relationship between bolus contrast media injection and observed enhancement.
  • Implement methods to design rational contrast injection / scan acquisition protocols.
  • Review various models of CT contrast injectors and discuss benefits, limitations, and injection protocol adjustments for each.
  • Apply customized contrast-saline injection / scan principles to complex cardiovascular disease cases.

Made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.

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Imaging Upper Extremity Injuries in Pediatric Athletes
Released: March 01, 2022 Expires: February 29, 2024 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Applied Radiology
19986

Jonathan R Wood, MD; Ghazal Shadmani, MD; Marilyn J Siegel, MD

Pediatric upper-extremity sports injuries are common. However, the diagnosis can be challenging for radiologists who have limited experience in imaging children. Increased awareness of the imaging findings is critical in establishing the correct diagnosis and ensuring optimal patient management and outcomes. This activity is designed to educate radiologists about the radiographic findings of common acute and chronic sports injuries of the upper extremities in the pediatric population. Mechanisms of injury are also reviewed, as they impact the type of fracture that occurs. Additionally, the role of magnetic resonance imaging in complementing plain radiography is discussed.

Available for SA-CME Credit. To receive SA–CME credit, you must complete the post exam and review the discussion and references provided with the exam results.

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Managing Patients with Passive Implants on Vertical Field MR Systems
Released: August 01, 2022 Expires: July 31, 2024 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Lawrence N. Tanenbuam, MD, FACR | Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM | William Faulkner, B.S.,R.T.(R)(MR)(CT), FSMRT
20096
MRI technology has advanced with the availability of low - vertical field scanners. However, many patients present with passive implants and devices that are available in clinical practice, yet not approved for MR imaging in low field scanners.

In this CME program three MR imaging experts will provide unique perspectives on managing patients with passive implants and devices. The panel will discuss important MRI safety information and details on how to safely image these patients, including a review of screening policies, implant and device manufacturers’ information and resources, and the implementation plan for a MRI safety program, designed to mitigate the potential risks to patients presenting with passive implants and devices.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify challenges associated with imaging patients with passive implants on low field (<1.5-T) MR systems.
  • Review MRI considerations in order to safely manage patients that present with passive implants referred for scans on low field MR systems.
  • Implement protocols to safely scan patients presenting with passive implants that are not labeled for low field scanners, including 1.2-T MR systems.
  • Increase the number of patients eligible for MRI exams.

This program is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation.

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MR Contrast Agents: A Review of the Current Agents & Their Safety Profile
Released: December 01, 2020 Expires: December 01, 2022 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Lawrence N. Tanenbuam, MD, FACR
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Today, with such a wide selection of gadolinium-based contrast agents available to choose from; imaging professionals must be aware of the chemical make-up when selecting a MR agent for a particular exam.

Join us for a live CME accredited webinar with Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, MD, FACR, who will provide a review of the currently available FDA-approved MR contrast agents and their safety profiles. Following his talk, Dr. Tanenbaum will be available for a live Q&A, where your questions are encouraged.

Educational Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the available FDA-approved contrast agents in the US market.
  • Review the chemical structure, indications, and safety profile of these agents.
  • Develop a better understanding of how selection of contrast can affect patient outcomes.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from GE Healthcare

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MR Contrast Selection & Utilization in Pediatric & Neonatal Patients
Released: November 22, 2021 Expires: November 30, 2023 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Chetan C. Shah, MD, MBA
19819

In MR Imaging, a careful review of the safety criteria for the selection of a Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents (GBCAs) should be considered for pediatric and neonatal patients. The program will provide a comprehensive review of the supporting research that addresses Gadolinium selection in this special patient population. Both chronic and long-term effects of GBCAs will be discussed.

As a Pediatric Neuroradiologist, Dr. Shah is uniquely qualified to share his experience which includes a discussion of risk vs benefits, supported by practical protocols for the administration of MR contrast; including limiting the amount of contrast given to patients that may receive several lifetime doses. Following the presentation, the audience is invited to join Dr. Shah for an interactive Q & A session.

Educational Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the differences between available MR contrast agents and any associated adverse events
  • Improve clinical management decisions about when to administer MR contrast (risk vs benefit)
  • Apply FDA guidelines regarding MRI contrast agents to clinical practice.

Made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.

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Practical Applications of the Internet of Things in Radiation Oncology
Released: September 01, 2022 Expires: August 31, 2024 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Applied Radiology
20119

Nikhil G. Thaker, MD, MHA, MBA; Brian De, MD; Chirag Shah, MD; Sudhir Manda, MD; Trevor J. Royce, MD, MS, MPH; Sushil Beriwal, MD, MBA

As health care systems transform from traditional care delivery models to digital health models, IoT will enable integration of electronic health records and nonhealth care data with therapeutic augmented reality, wearable technologies, smart voice assistants, digital medicines, robots with artificial intelligence capabilities, continuous and Bluetooth-enabled monitors, and smart cameras. This review discusses the digital transformation of health care systems, IoT technology in cancer care, its practical applications in radiation oncology, and ongoing opportunities and challenges.

Available for SA-CME Credit. To receive SA–CME credit, you must complete the post exam and review the discussion and references provided with the exam results.

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Trauma Imaging in Pregnancy: A Review of the Evolving Appearance of the Placenta on CT and Mimics of Placental Injury
Released: May 01, 2022 Expires: April 30, 2024 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Applied Radiology
20060

Kaitlin M Zaki-Metias, MD; Mehrvaan Kaur, MD; Huijuan Wang, MD; Bilal Turfe; Nicholas Mills, MD; Yanruo Lu, MD; Bashir H Hakim, MD; Leslie S Allen, MD

Pregnant patients infrequently undergo CT given the risk of radiation to the developing fetus. As such, when CT is performed on pregnant patients in emergent situations, radiologists may be unfamiliar with the appearance of the placenta on CT and its normal evolution throughout gestation. This activity is designed to educate radiologists about the normal appearance of the placenta on CT and its evolution throughout pregnancy, as well as differentiation of these findings from placental abruption.

Available for SA-CME Credit. To receive SA–CME credit, you must complete the post exam and review the discussion and references provided with the exam results.

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