Radiology: Pulmonary Embolism; Abdominal Radiography; Mediastinum and Heart

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Title: Hospital Medicine – Radiology: Pulmonary Embolism; Abdominal Radiography; Mediastinum and Heart

Faculty: Adam R. Guttentag, M.D. and Ryan J. Smith, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2017  Review Date: July 1, 2017  Expiration Date: July 1, 2020

TOPIC 1: Evaluation of Patients with Suspected Pulmonary Embolism

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

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

TOPIC 2: Abdominal Radiography

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

  1. Determine when abdominal radiographs are appropriate in evaluating patients with abdominal pain.
  2. Establish a pattern for evaluating plain radiographs of the abdomen.
  3. Distinguish normal from abnormal bowel gas patterns.

TOPIC 3: Imaging the Mediastinum and Heart

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

  1. Develop an approach to analyzing the mediastinum on chest radiography.
  2. Develop an appropriate differential diagnosis for a mediastinal mass based on location.
  3. Discuss current indications for gated cardiac CT Angiography.


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Title: Hospital Medicine – Radiology: Pulmonary Embolism; Abdominal Radiography; Mediastinum and Heart

Faculty: Adam R. Guttentag, M.D. and Ryan J. Smith, M.D.

Original Release Date: July 1, 2017  Review Date: July 1, 2017  Expiration Date: July 1, 2020

TOPIC 1: Evaluation of Patients with Suspected Pulmonary Embolism

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

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

TOPIC 2: Abdominal Radiography

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

  1. Determine when abdominal radiographs are appropriate in evaluating patients with abdominal pain.
  2. Establish a pattern for evaluating plain radiographs of the abdomen.
  3. Distinguish normal from abnormal bowel gas patterns.

TOPIC 3: Imaging the Mediastinum and Heart

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

  1. Develop an approach to analyzing the mediastinum on chest radiography.
  2. Develop an appropriate differential diagnosis for a mediastinal mass based on location.
  3. Discuss current indications for gated cardiac CT Angiography.

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