This course is designed to bring the practicing physician interested in imaging disease of the brain, spine, and head and neck a range of useful and state-of-the-art information regarding the performance of imaging exams, the typical and unusual imaging findings, and pathology of a broad spectrum of diseases. The course has been structured to provide a wide range of lectures regarding common problems seen in an active practice. The faculty will lecture on disease of the brain, spine, and head and neck.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to:
- Review the normal anatomy of the brain, spine, and head and neck as depicted on imaging studies, and understand the compartment approach to lesion location
- Understand the imaging approach to patients with common brain, spine, and head and neck presentations
- Increase your knowledge of the imaging of brain, spine, and head and neck neoplasia, and the proper staging of tumors
- Discuss current thoughts of the imaging of CNS trauma, infection, and infarction
- Review nomenclature and some common and uncommon spine diseases
- Understand the limitations of imaging in disease of the brain, spine, and head and neck
Radiologists, Head and Neck Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Otologists, Orthopedic surgeons, Radiation Oncologists, Radiology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Otolaryngology residents or fellows, or other allied health care providers with an interest in the imaging of CNS and Head and Neck pathology.
It is the policy of the International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for commercial support of CME activities. All faculty participants in IICME programs are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to this meeting or its content. Faculty disclosure forms are included in the course syllabus and are available at the registration desk for participating review. In addition, faculty disclosures will be made at the beginning of each lecture.
The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Release Date: November 18, 2013
Expiration Date: November 18, 2016
Method of Physician Participation
To earn CME credit, you must watch all the lectures for this course (DVDs), and read the course materials and complete a post assessment CME quiz. Estimated time to complete course – 17.5 hours.
Each CME activity includes a post assessment CME Quiz and course evaluation to determine that the learning objectives have been met and that the activity was of educational value to the target audience and was unbiased. The evaluation also assesses whether or not the CME activity resulted in a change in physician practice behavior and offers participants a method of feedback.