MRI Contrast Agents: Safety Considerations and Clinical Practices

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Program Summary

In this Expert Forum, Dr. Lawrence Tanenbaum, MD, FACR, will review the classification of Gadolinium MR contrast agents according to their molecular structure, ionicity, and stability. The impact of these properties and supporting clinical data for safety considerations in choosing an agent will be discussed with the goal of providing insight that can be applied in everyday clinical practice. Following the presentation questions from the audience were addressed in a moderated Q&A session.

CE Effective Date: November 22, 2021
CE Expiration Date: November 30, 2023

Format: Self Instructional - Audio Visual with Slides
Educational Credits:
One (1) ARRT Category A CE Credit
One (1) AHRA CRA Credit
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

This program is supported through an educational granti from GE Healthcare.

Target Audience & Cost

This program is intended for: Radiologic Technologists, Radiology Administrators and related Imaging Professionals.

There is no cost to participate in this program.

Educational Objectives

  1. Review the current landscape of Gadolinium-based contrast agents and their classification according to their molecular structure, ionicity, and stability.
  2. Understand how these properties impact the safety and efficacy of GBCAs.
  3. Review the important clinical data that impact safety considerations in choosing an MR contrast agent and how that applies to everyday clinical practice.

Presented by

Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, MD, FACR Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, MD, FACR
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Medical Director, Eastern Region
Director of Computed Tomography, MRI and Advanced Imaging
RadNet Inc. New York, NY

Dr. Tanenbaum is currently the Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, and Medical Director for the Eastern Region at RadNet, Inc., a leading provider of freestanding, fixed-site diagnostic imaging services in the United States. Prior to this role, Dr. Tanenbaum served as Associate Professor of Radiology and Director of MRI/CT & Outpatient / Advanced Imaging Development at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.

Dr. Tanenbaum has authored approximately 100 scholarly and peer reviewed articles, continues to chair educational and academic meetings and has delivered over 1500 invited lectures around the world.

Disclosures

Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, MD, FACR, discloses the following relationships:
Speaker: GE, Siemens, Philips, Hitachi, Canon
Consultant: Enlitic, Aidoc, Icometrix, IMedis,Columbo, Bracco, Fuji, Subtle

Accreditation

Radiologic Technologists:
This course meets all criteria and has been approved by the AHRA, The Association for Medical Imaging Management for One (1) ARRT Category A CE Credit.

Radiology Administrators:
This course meets all CRA renewal credit criteria and has been approved for One (1) continuing education credit in the following CRA domains: Asset Resource Management (AM) and Operations Management (OM).

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board or other credentialing organization.

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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.