Radiology for Primary Care Medical Conferences

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Title: Radiology for the Non-Radiologist
Date: April 18-22, 2016
Daily Schedule: 8:00am-12:15pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Sarasota, Florida
Course # SEMLA-3020160418
Price: $749.00 - $899.00

Expired

CERTIFICATION - 20 CREDITS

20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
20 CME Credits - AAFP ACEP ACOG AAPA
Mainpro-M1 (Canadian Physicians)

PRESENTED BY:
Adam R. Guttentag, M.D. - Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University
Ryan K. Lee, M.D., M.B.A. - Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
Susan L. Summerton, M.D. - Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University

Faculty Academic/Clinical Positions

Specific Topic Learning Objectives

COURSE OUTLINE:

Day 1

Basic Chest X-Ray Interpretation.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Develop a systematic approach to interpreting a chest radiograph.
  • Assess a chest radiograph for technical factors that may hide or simulate disease.
  • Determine whether a chest radiograph demonstrates air space disease and localize it in the lung.

Radiology of the Pleura: Effusion, Pneumothorax and More.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Detect pleural effusion on a chest radiograph in its various manifestations.
  • Analyze a CT scan of the chest for findings that differentiate benign from malignant pleural effusion.
  • Distinguish pneumothorax from other findings that may simulate it on a chest radiograph.

Update in Women’s Imaging.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Order appropriate imaging studies for patients who present with breast problems.
  • Determine which imaging modalities are most useful for breast cancer screening.
  • Discuss new technologies in breast imaging.
  • Identify and employ the ACR Appropriateness Criteria as it relates to mammography and breast imaging

Skeletal Imaging: Pearls and Pitfalls.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Determine which imaging studies are indicated and which studies are not indicated in the setting of acute trauma.
  • Develop an approach to evaluating skeletal radiographs.
  • Detect radiographic findings in commonly missed fractures.

Day 2

What’s New in GI Tract Imaging.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of CT colonography in colon cancer screening.
  • Determine which studies should be ordered in the evaluation of GI bleeding.
  • Order the appropriate imaging studies for patients with known or suspected inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Identify and employ the ACR Appropriateness Criteria as it relates to GI and CT imaging and colonography
  • Relate current joint American Cancer Society, MSTF, and ACR screening Guidelines, 2008, to current practice and patient population

Ultrasound Basics.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss commonly used terms in ultrasound.
  • Determine in which clinical settings ultrasound is the most appropriate study to order.
  • Recognize US findings for common diseases/diagnoses.

Pulmonary Nodule: Evaluation and Follow-Up.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Evaluate pulmonary nodules using a variety of radiographic techniques.
  • Assess pulmonary nodules for features that reliably exclude malignancy.
  • Use evidence-based guidelines regarding appropriate intervals for nodule follow up.

MRI of Large Joints – Knee, Shoulder and Hip.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Recognize commonly used terminology in radiographic reports related to musculoskeletal MRI.
  • Differentiate when to order shoulder MRI with and without arthrography.
  • Integrate MR imaging appropriately into evaluation of patients with symptoms of large joint pathology.

Day 3

Back Pain Imaging.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Use evidence based guidelines for deciding which patients require immediate imaging for evaluation of back pain.
  • Discuss the utility of various forms of imaging for specific lumbar pathologies.
  • Analyze a radiologist’s report of lumbar imaging with respect to the patient’s specific symptoms.

Contrast and Radiation Issues in Radiology: What a Clinician Should Know.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Determine which patients are at increased risk for adverse reactions to intravenous iodinated contrast for CT.
  • Describe current understanding of adverse patient reactions to Gadolinium containing MRI contrast materials.
  • Describe factors leading to increased radiation exposure to patients from medical imaging.
  • Select appropriate tests to order so as to minimize patient radiation dose without sacrificing diagnostic accuracy

ABC’s of Abdominal Radiography.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify normal and abnormal bowel gas patterns.
  • Order appropriate studies in order to detect bowel abnormalities such as obstruction and perforation.
  • Assess abdominal radiographs for calcifications, soft tissue masses, and bone abnormalities.

Abdominal Pain Imaging.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify which diagnoses are most likely given the location of the pain.
  • Apply an evidence-based approach to determine which imaging studies are most appropriate to order.
  • Recognize imaging findings of common causes of abdominal pain.
  • Identify and employ the ACR Appropriateness Criteria as it relates to abdominal imaging

Day 4

Upper Extremity Trauma.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Determine the utility of different projections of plain films of the upper extremity.
  • Evaluate radiographic findings of common fractures and dislocations in the shoulder.
  • Interpret common fractures of the wrist on plain radiographs.

Lower Extremity Trauma.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Develop an approach for assessing pelvic fractures.
  • Determine appropriate studies to order in evaluating for hip fractures.
  • Analyze common plain film findings associated with knee fractures.

Incidentalomas: Dealing With Unexpected Abnormal Findings on Radiologic Exams.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Apply an evidence-based approach to determine the need for further evaluation of abnormalities found incidentally on imaging tests.
  • Distinguish cystic renal masses that need imaging follow up from those that do not.
  • Select appropriate further imaging when needed for small adrenal masses.

CT Angiography: Carotids, Aorta and More.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Design an evidence based algorithm for integrating CT angiography into evaluation of patients with suspected carotid stenosis.
  • Select appropriate tests to order for patients with suspected acute aortic syndromes.
  • Integrate modern CT angiographic techniques into evaluation of suspected visceral and peripheral artery disease.

Day 5

Evaluation of Patients with Suspected Pulmonary Embolism.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Develop an evidence based algorithm for the use of imaging in evaluation of patients with possible thromboembolic disease.
  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of various imaging techniques in PE evaluation.
  • Integrate d-Dimer testing into evaluation of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism when appropriate.

Imaging the Mediastinum and Heart.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Develop an approach to analyzing the mediastinum on chest radiography.
  • Specify which cardiac structures normally form various portions of the mediastinal outline on chest radiography.
  • Develop an appropriate differential diagnosis for a mediastinal mass based on location.

Stroke and Imaging.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Appraise the different imaging modalities available in the assessment of stroke.
  • Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of each imaging modality.
  • Determine the appropriate imaging study to order in various clinical scenarios.

Brain and Spine Trauma.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify appropriate indications for ordering an imaging study in the assessment of neurological trauma.
  • Determine the best study to order when clinically indicated for neurological trauma.
  • Assess the stability or instability of spine fractures.

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