Title:Hospital Medicine – Radiology: Back Pain Imaging; Pelvic Imaging; Non-Invasive Vascular Imaging
Faculty: Adam R. Guttentag, M.D., Ryan J. Smith, M.D.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2019 Expiration Date: July 1, 2022
TOPIC 1: Back Pain Imaging.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, EBM
- Use evidence based guidelines to help decide 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.
TOPIC 2: Pelvic Imaging.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL
- Order appropriate radiologic studies for evaluating patients with dysfunctional uterine bleeding, according to the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria.
- Utilize the most appropriate imaging studies for evaluating female patients with pelvic pain, according to the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria.
- Determine which studies are most appropriate for evaluating patients with post-menopausal bleeding using the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria.
TOPIC 3: Non-Invasive Vascular Imaging: Aorta, Carotids and More.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
- Design an evidence based algorithm for integrating imaging into evaluation of patients with suspected carotid stenosis.
- Select appropriate tests to order for patients with suspected acute aortic syndromes.
- Integrate modern non-invasive techniques into evaluation of suspected visceral and peripheral artery disease.