Emergency Imaging - After Hours

Full Course:  15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD; (EXPIRES 5/19/2025)

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of practicing radiologists.

Series 22 (EIMG22) Topics include: COVID-19, pneumonia, pneumonitis, chest pain, pulmonary embolism, metabolic encephalopathies, CNS infections, facial trauma, head and neck emergencies, abdominal and pelvic trauma, post operative complications, obstetric and gynecologic emergencies, pediatric fractures, GI and GU incidentalomas in children, lower extremity trauma, MSK ultrasound, shoulder pain, spine emergencies and much more!

Full Course:
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Available in Interactive format.
Only Available Option: Full


Session 1: Chest I

Approach to Generating a Differential Diagnosis on Chest Imaging; COVID-19 and Other Reasons for Diffuse Alveolar Damage; Pneumonia and Pneumonitis in the Immunocompromised Patient; Chest Pain: Fundamentals and Advances in Interpretation of CTPE Studies; and Missed Case Conference.

Session 2: Neuro

Toxic & Metabolic Encephalopathies: A Whirlwind Tour; Brain Pain: CNS Infections and COVID-19!; Facial Trauma: Practical Tips; Neck Pain: A Refresher on Common Head and Neck Emergencies; Interactive Case-Based Misses & Misinterpretations in the Brain & Spine; and Questions & Answers by Multiple Faculty.

Session 3: Abdomen & Pelvis

Twist and Turns in the Abdomen and Pelvis; Pelvic Pain: Obstretrical and Gynecologic Emergencies; Abdominal and Pelvic Trauma: Pearls and Pitfalls; Post-Operative Complications in the Abdomen and Pelvis; and What Not to Miss in Abdominal Imaging: A Case-Based Approach.

Session 4: Chest II

Pulmonary Embolism: Old Questions and New Insightss; Pulmonary Embolism: Where on Earth?; Imaging of Thoracic Trauma: Tips and Traps; Shortness of Breath: When It is Not Pneumonia!; and Questions & Answers by Multiple Faculty.

Session 5: Pediatrics

Belly Pain: Imaging of Common and Not-So-Common Abdominal Emergencies in Children; Falling from Trampolines, Monkey Bars and Slides-Imaging of Unique Pediatric Fractures; Demystifying the Pediatric Radiograph; Pitfalls and Omissions: Case Based Learning Opportunities in Pediatric Radiology; Aha, Eureka, Classic! Characteristic Imaging in Common and Uncommon Pathology in Children; GI and GU Incidentalomas in Children: What to Do?; and Questions & Answers by Multiple Faculty.

Session 6: MSK

Imaging of Ankle Lower Extremity Trauma; Ultrasound of MSK Injuries; The Language of Fractures; Back Pain: MR of Spine Emergencies; Imaging of MSK Instrumentation & Associated Complications; Pain in the Shoulder; and Questions & Answers by Multiple Faculty.

Course Objectives

Following this enduring material, the participants will be able to:

  • Rapidly determine the appropriate imaging study to perform in the acute setting
  • Identify common and uncommon clinical conditions encountered after-hours
  • Select the correct imaging protocol to optimize diagnostic accuracy and minimize radiation, particularly for pediatric emergencies
  • Explain how to handle incidental findings and make appropriate management recommendations


Release date: May 20, 2022
Expiration date: May 19, 2025
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and Meetings by Mail. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This enduring material includes 11.75 hours CT, 6.75 hours MR and 2.75 hours Ultrasound. Several presentations concern multiple modalities.
All credits for this enduring material are applicable toward Self Assessment CME requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC).


Additional Information

Penn Radiology Emergency Imaging After Hours provides insight for imaging conditions where rapid response is required.   An elite faculty guides learners with practical lessons in modality choice, image acquisition and interpretation skills for a wide range of clinical presentations.  Selected topics in chest, neuroradiology, abdominal, pelvic, pediatric and  musculoskeletal imaging are presented to ensure confident analysis, so the practitioner is never outside of their comfort zone.  Worth up to 15.75 AMA PRA Category I Credits™, all applicable as SA-CME for Maintenance of Certification requirements.