This course will consist of four experts and leading educators in the field of Neuroradiology. Registrants will receive an intensive and case-based tutorial with an emphasis on a clinically-oriented imaging approach. Topcis in Brain, Spine and Head and Neck Imaging will be included. The course will encourage an open dialogue before, during and after case reviews which will be held after each morning lecture session. These sessions will allow participants to test themselves in a relaxed atmosphere. Diagnostic tips, techniques and pitfalls will be stressed and the differential diagnosis of various neuroradiologic findings will be extensively discussed.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the imaging manifestations and clinical ramifications of the 5 types of brain herniation
- Understand the imaging approach to acute and chronic traumatic brain injury (TBI). This three-part lecture series will be comprehensive in its approach to the understanding and evaluation of a patient with TBI
- Discuss the imaging protocol, imaging findings, and clinical relevance of maxillofacial and orbital trauma
- Become more comfortable with skull base anatomy and disease processes that affect this region
- Update and refine their knowledge of disease processes primarily involving white matter
- Review the imaging manifestations and differential diagnosis of intracranial infections, with a particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS
- Develop an approach to imaging the patient with myelopathy and describe the imaging characteristics of spinal neoplasms
- Review the current imaging strategies and rationale for imaging the “rule-out stroke” patient, with an emphasis on CT perfusion, and CTA techniques, as well as MR diffusion and perfusion
- Understand the different patterns of contrast enhancement in neuroradiology and how they help refine a differential diagnosis
- Emphasize “ENT Emergencies”
- Understand the imaging anatomy of nodal staging and nodal diseases
- Review and discuss the critical radiologic and clinical aspects of a CSF leak
- Discuss the imaging approach to patients with sensorineural or conductive hearing loss, and appreciate the spectrum of disease entities that may be identified in temporal bone imaging of patients with these clinical presentations
- Understand the normal and abnormal paranasal sinuses with an emphasis on common misread FESS CT’s
This course has been designed for any practitioner (neuroradiologist, general radiologist, referring clinician, resident, fellow and technologist) who has an interest in updating his or her knowledge of neuroradiology.
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.
Release Date: November 20, 2009
Expiration Date: November 20, 2012
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 – 13.5 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.