Imaging Seminar CME / CPD 

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Emergency Physicians, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 4A (IMG4A) Topics Include:  HIFU, Diagnostic Imaging, US of the Fetal Brain, Pediatric CT, and more.

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Course Topics

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy/High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

Compare the benefits of ESWL with ureteroscopy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy; Explain advancements in ESWL techniques and discuss which offer the most promise for clinical application; Utilize strategies to reduce renal trauma and increase the stone-free rate in patients undergoing ESWL; Review the clinical literature about HIFU and explain the applications of HIFU in men with prostate cancer; Contrast HIFU with other modalities for treating prostate cancer.

Diagnostic Imaging: Upper Extremity and Spine

Identify indications for electromyography and nerve conduction velocity testing; Perform a thorough clinical examination of the injured shoulder; Order imaging to evaluate shoulder pathology; Recognize scaphoid fractures and scapholunate dissociation; Treat common hand and finger injuries.

Ultrasonography (US) of the Fetal Brain

Describe the embryologic findings visible in the fetal brain during the first trimester; List the ultrasonographic views that should be used during routine and advanced assessment of the fetal brain; Detect signs of cytomegalovirus in the developing fetus; Recognize developmental anomalies of the fetal brain; Diagnose benign cysts of the fetal brain.

Imaging for Pediatric Trauma

Recognize the risk factors for significant injury after pediatric blunt trauma; List the indications for computed tomography of the chest and abdomen in children; Counsel parents of children involved in trauma about the relative risks and benefits of radiation-based imaging; Identify the criteria for obtaining computed tomography for head trauma and cervical spine injury; Assess the risk for clinically important traumatic brain injury in asymptomatic children and those with findings such as emesis and loss of consciousness.


Ultrasound-Guided Truncal Nerve Blocks for Abdominal Surgery

Describe the anatomy of the abdominal wall and peripheral thoracolumbar nerves; Cite current literature assessing the advantages and disadvantages of abdominal nerve blocks; Contrast TAP and rectus sheath blocks with thoracic epidural analgesia; Identify correct fascial planes for the performance of TAP blocks; Select optimal approaches for TAP blocks based on the dermatomal distribution of the block and location of the surgical incision.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Orthopedics, Trauma, Sports Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis.

If you have taken the current Imaging CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Imaging plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.