Title: 2023 Radiology for the Non-Radiologist – Day 3 (Non-Physician)
Faculty: Adam R. Guttentag, M.D.; Ryan K. Lee, M.D., MBA.; and Ryan Smith, M.D.
Release Date: 7/1/2023 Expiration Date: 7/1/2026
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
- Determine when abdominal radiographs are appropriate in evaluating patients with abdominal pain.
- Establish a pattern for evaluating plain radiographs of the abdomen.
- Distinguish normal from abnormal bowel gas patterns.
Site-Specific Approach to Abdominal Pain
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Formulate a focused differential diagnosis based on location of the patient’s abdominal pain.
- Order appropriate radiographic studies based on location of the patient’s presenting symptoms and using the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria.
- Analyze imaging studies and recognize the findings of common causes of abdominal pain.
Brain and Spine Trauma
Upon completion of this session, using evidence based recommendations, including PECARN, CCR, and others, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- 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.
MRI of Large Joints: Knee, Shoulder, and Hip
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
- Recognize commonly used terminology in radiographic reports related to musculoskeletal MRI.
- Differentiate when to order shoulder MRI with and without arthrography.
- Discuss when evidence-based guidelines support the use of Ultrasound in rotator cuff evaluation.
- Integrate MR imaging appropriately into the evaluation of patients with symptoms of large joint pathology.
Pulmonary Nodule: Evaluation and Follow-Up
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- 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.
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