The Role of Prostate MR in Detection and Management of Prostatic Neoplasia

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Program Summary

Prostate MRI can be an effective tool in preventive as well as diagnostic and ongoing patient care for patients with statistical likelihood and/or risk factors predisposing them to the diagnosis of prostatic neoplasia. Used efficiently, MR contributes to early detection, accurate staging and localization, and reduction in unnecessary biopsies and treatment.

Skilled reporting provides allied health professionals with critical results to serve patients optimally, allocate resources effectively and improve treatment and surgical outcomes for their patients. This Expert Forum webcast will include a series of case reviews that incorporate and elucidate these concepts.

Following Dr. Pomeranz's presentation, questions from the audience were taken in a moderated Q&A session.

Effective Date: January 1, 2017
Expiration Date: December 31, 2019
Format: Self Instructional - Audio Visual with Slides
Educational Credits:
One (1) AMA/PRA Category 1 CME Credit™
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

This program was originally broadcast live as part of a Webinar sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Medical Education (IAME) and supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Hitachi Medical Systems.

Target Audience & Cost

This program is intended for: Radiologists, Other MD's and related Imaging Professionals.

There is no cost to participate in this program.

Learning Objective

Upon completion of this CME/CE activity the healthcare provider should be able to:

  1. Identify the clinical indications for effective utilization of MR of the prostate.
  2. Be familiar with signal characteristics of prostate neoplasia on MRI, and understand the application of ACR standard PI-RADS scale to this type of imaging pathology.
  3. Describe MRI's key role as a diagnostic tool for screening, active surveilance, staging, recurrence, identification, treatment planning and treatment response evaluation.

No special educational preparation is required for this CME/CE Activity!


Stephen J. Pomeranz, MDStephen J. Pomeranz, MD
CEO & Medical Director
ProScan Imaging & World Care Clinical Research

Dr. Pomeranz is CEO and Medical Director of ProScan Imaging and World Care Clinical Research. A renowned diagnostic radiologist, he has expertise in magnetic resonance (MR) and advanced imaging and has interpreted more than 1,000,000 MRI examinations in his career— including more than 20,000 breast MRI cases.

Dr. Pomeranz is a noted educator who has taught physicians for over a decade, authored numerous medical textbooks in MRI and CT and trains fellows in MRI and advanced imaging. He is a member of multiple professional societies as well as founder and past President of the Clinical Magnetic Resonance Society.

Dr. Pomeranz serves as Volunteer Instructor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery at University of Cincinnati Medical Center; Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine; and Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Louisville. He holds a medical license in all 50 states, the U.S.Territories of Puerto Rico and Guam, the Cayman Islands, and Bermuda.

Additional Resources

To view more Prostate MRI case studies from Dr. Pomeranz Click Here  (link will open in new window)

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Dr. Pomeranz has nothing to disclose.

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The Institute for Advanced Medical Education (IAME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute for Advanced Medical Education (IAME) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA/PRA Category 1 CME Credits.™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Method of Participation/Criteria for Success

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Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.