Managing Iodinated Contrast Shortages: ‘Real World’ Solutions

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Program Summary

This CE accredited program will provide an educational resource that addresses current and future iodinated contrast media shortages and its clinical impact.

By bringing together a group of radiologists with expertise in CT, MRI, NM/PET, US & AI, who have experienced this crisis in their imaging departments and who have established ‘best practices and procedures’ designed to address clinical and operational alternatives in order to deliver safe and effective patient care throughout Radiology; this comprehensive program will cover the following topics:

  • The operational impact of contrast media waste.
  • The use of saline supporting contrast optimization with improved image quality.
  • Patient safety considerations & imaging challenges when moving to alternative imaging methods.
  • When and how to implement emergency protocols, based on iodinated contrast availability.
  • The use of AI to provide improved outcomes without the use of contrast.

Clinical scenarios that include IV and oral contrast administration, patient management, non-contrast imaging options, and the use of Barium and other contrast media will be discussed.

CE Effective Date: July 18, 2022
CE Expiration Date: July 31, 2024
Format: Self Instructional - Audio Visual with Slides
Educational Credits:
One and a half (1.5) ARRT Category A CE Credit.
One and a half (1.5) AHRA CRA Credit
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Supported through an educational grant from Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.

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

Upon completion of this CME activity the healthcare provider 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.

Presented by

Ryan Lee, MD, MBA Ryan Lee, MD, MBA
Chair, Department of Radiology,
Einstein Healthcare Network

Daniel Karolyi, MD Daniel Karolyi, MD
Chair of Radiology,
Carilion Clinic

Matthew Kuhn, MD, FACR Matthew Kuhn, MD, FACR
Clinical Professor of Radiology,
University of Illinois

Mahmud Mossa-Basha, MD Mahmud Mossa-Basha, MD
Professor of Radiology,
Vice Chair Quality & Safety,
Director of MRI, UNC Health Care

Joseph Cavallo, MD, MBA Joseph Cavallo, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging,
Yale University School of Medicine

Accreditation

Radiologic Technologists:
This course meets all criteria and has been approved by the AHRA, The Association for Medical Imaging Management for One and a half (1.5) ARRT Category A CE Credit.

Radiology Administrators:
This course meets all CRA renewal credit criteria and has been approved for One and a half (1.5) continuing education credit in the following CRA domains: 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.

Method of Participation/Criteria for Success

CE Credits
To receive CE credits for participating in this CE activity you must successfully complete the online post examination with a passing score of 80% or higher.

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Disclaimer

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.