Imaging Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / 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 5 (IMG5) Topics Include:  Appropriate Imaging for Pediatric Back Pain, 4-View Cardiac US, MRI for Prostate Cancer, Imaging Modality for Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms, Imaging Technologies for Uveitis, and more.

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Course Topics

Back Pain/Ankle Injuries

Differentiate spondylolysis from spondylolisthesis; Perform a brief neurologic examination and order appropriate imaging to assess a child with back pain; Recognize neoplasms that can cause back pain in children; Determine the differential diagnosis in a child with foot and ankle pain based on the history and mechanism of injury; Select patients most likely to benefit from use of a controlled ankle movement (CAM) boot.

ED Imaging/Crashing Neonate

Identify injuries that are best detected with US; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of US in the trauma setting; Perform 4-view cardiac US on a patient with traumatic injuries; Develop a comprehensive differential diagnosis for the crashing neonate; Choose appropriate techniques for the management of refractory supraventricular tachycardia.

Update on Prostatectomy/MRI in Prostate Cancer

Describe the changes observed in diagnosis of prostate cancer in the United States following the 2012 screening recommendations issued by the United States Preventive Zervices Task Force; List key outcomes reported by the ProtecT study conducted in men with high-risk prostate cancer; Compare the toxicities of brachytherapy, external beam radiotherapy, and radical prostatectomy when used to treat men with prostate cancer; Manage a patient with a previous negative prostatic biopsy and rising level of prostate-specific antigen; Counsel a patient undergoing active surveillance for prostate cancer who asks about the role of magnetic resonance imaging.

Overuse Injuries /Little League Elbow

List the musculoskeletal structures at greatest risk for injury in athletes of different ages; Treat common overuse injuries in young athletes; Counsel young athletes about the effects of training load and sleep on the risk for injury and on nonathletic factors (eg, mood, academic performance); Formulate a differential diagnosis for young athletes with medial or lateral elbow pain; Create a management plan for a young athlete with an elbow injury.

Highlights from the 14th Annual UCSF Spine Symposium

Elaborate on the pathophysiology of lumbar discogenic and radicular pain; Differentiate uncommon imaging presentations for disc herniation from tumors or abscesses; List characteristics included in deep phenotyping; Minimize intraoperative use of opioids for spinal surgery; Choose effective modalities for treatment of sacroiliac joint pain.


Acute Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Imaging

Explain the sentinel acute pancreatitis event hypothesis; Follow a management algorithm for acute pancreatitis; Define the roles of diet, genetics, and behavioral lifestyle decisions in the chronicity of pancreatitis; Differentiate among the various types of pancreatic cystic neoplasms; Choose the most appropriate imaging modality for surveillance of pancreatic cystic neoplasms.


Use optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography to diagnose and manage glaucoma; Identify patients at risk for angle-closure glaucoma with gonioscopy or anterior segment OCT; Explain the role of electrical fields in optic nerve regeneration; Choose an appropriate treatment modality for patients with eyelid disorders; Recognize the advantages of screening for ocular disorders with wide-field fundus photography.

Ultrasound for Peripheral Nerve Blocks /Pain Interventions

Visualize anatomic structures and the tip of the needle during ultrasonography-guided peripheral nerve blocks; Apply principles of ergonomics to enhance control when performing ultrasonography-guided peripheral nerve blocks; Optimize image quality in ultrasonography; Elaborate on the rationale for targeted pain interventions; Target specific, strategic, and safe interventions to the source of a patient?s pain.

Imaging of Inflammatory Disease/Glaucoma

Compare the relative merits of different imaging technologies for patients with uveitis; Plan the appropriate imaging studies for patients suspected of having birdshot chorioretinopathy; Differentiate between different white dot syndromes based on the results of imaging studies; Recognize the importance of corneal hysteresis as an indicator of a patient's likelihood of developing, or experiencing progression of, glaucoma; Predict the impact of cataract surgery on refraction and intraocular pressure, based on a patient's preoperative corneal hysteresis.

Urology Updates /Retirement

Discuss new developments in imaging for men with biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer; Manage an infected penile prosthesis; Recognize uncommon complications associated with implantation of penile prostheses; Identify and address key challenges in wealth management; Assess the importance of investment counseling, advance planning, and relationship management in wealth management.


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.


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