Oncologic Imaging Essentials


Full Course:  18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ which are all applicable to SA-CME requirements for Maintenance of Certification (Released 4/12/2020, Expires 4/14/2023)

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

Series 1 (OIE1)  Topics: Thyroid cancer, orbital neoplasia, head and neck cancer, GI and GU tumors, abdominal incidentalomas, prostate cancer, tomosynthesis, breast screening, high risk lesions, GYN malignancies, CT colonography, FDG PET-CT and much more!

DISCLAIMER:  This course is available as online streaming format only.  You will receive instructions via email including the necessary links.  

To view topic outline of the full course, see below:
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Head and Neck

Viral-Induced Neoplasia of the Head and Neck, Laryngeal Cancer: What the Clinician Needs to Know, PET/CT in Head and Neck Cancer: Pearls and Pitfalls, TI-RADS and Thyroid Cancer Detection, Orbital Neoplasia Patterns of Spread, and Robotics in Head and Neck Cancer: Emphasis on Oropharyngeal Cancer

Body Imaging I: Abdomen and Prostate

Imaging of Upper GI Tract Tumors, Imaging of GU Tract Malignancies, Incidentalomas on Abdominal Imaging, and Prostate Cancer Update


Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Today and Tomorrow, Update on Screening MR - Not Just for BRCA Patients, Management of High Risk Breast Lesions, Imaging Special Populations, and Challenging Cases in Breast Imaging

Body Imaging II: GYN and Colonography

Non-Ovarian GYN Malignancy- What Role Does the Radiologist Play?, Ovarian Cancer Screening, Screening for Colon Cancer: Role of CT Colonograpy, and Pre- and Post-Operative Imaging of the Colon

Nuclear Medicine Indications and Applications

Accepted Indications for FDG PET/CT, Pearls and Pitfalls in FDG PET/CT, FDG PET/CT in Response Assessment: Solid Tumors, Lymphoma, and Immunotherapy, Beyond FDG: PET/CT with Ga-68 DOTATATE, F-18 Fluciclovine, and PSMA, The Role of Nuclear Medicine in Thyroid Disease, and Challenging Nuclear Medicine Cases

Course Objectives

After completing this activity, practicing radiologists should be better able to:
  1. Discuss the roles of digital breast tomosynthesis and screening breast MR imaging for the detection of breast carcinoma
  2. Explain how to apply the ACR appropriateness criteria for the management of gynecomastia, benign disease, and male breast cancer
  3. Identify the imaging findings in the diagnosis and staging of head and neck, esophageal, gastric, colonic, gynecological and genitourinary tract tumors
  4. Describe the normal and abnormal postoperative appearance following oncologic surgery for GI and GU tract tumors
  5. Review abdominal CT colonography protocols to diagnose colon carcinoma 
  6. Discuss current accepted and reimbursed indications for FDG PET/CT in the surveillance of cancer patients
  7. Explain how to manage incidental findings and avoid pitfalls on PET CT and CT colonography exams
  8. Discuss how to apply the PET/CT-based tumor response assessment including Deauville, PERCIST and WHO criteria
  9. Solve imaging problems related to the use of MR imaging for head and neck cancers 


Release Date: 4/15/20
CME Expiration: 4/14/23
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education 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 18 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 10.5 hours CT, 9 hours MR, 6 hours ultrasound, 5.25 hours PET, 2 hours Digital Mammography and 1.5 hours Tomosynthesis.  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 responds to the constant challenge of Cancer imaging with Oncologic Imaging Essentials.  This activity includes a review of the diagnostic imaging evaluation of common tumors, including breast, head and neck, thoracic and abdominal malignancies.  Current state of the art modalities used for oncologic imaging, including CT, MRI, ultrasound, PET-CT and digital mammography will be discussed.  Emphasis is placed on the role of imaging in staging, treatment and follow up in order to optimize care of oncologic patients.  This activity is worth up to 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, which are all applicable to SA- CME requirements for Maintenance of Certification.