Science & Education
Maintain your professional edge by adding to your education library with RSNA Annual Meeting Refresher Courses. Each course includes a CME test allowing you to earn AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. These Cd’s are PC/MAC compatible each includes an audiovisual presentation, faculty transcripts and a CME test. The built-in presentation search feature allows you to move directly to specific topics relevant to your learning during each course.
This course reviews the pathology, epidemiology, and natural history of acute aortic dissection and its variants, including discussion of specific entities such as limited dissection (limited intimal tear) and its relation to intramural hematoma (IMH). Imaging strategies for patients with acute aortic syndromes,including methods to differentiate between traumatic aortic injuries and anatomic variants that mimic aortic injury, are presented. Examples are provided of imaging findings and therapeutic options in patients with complicated dissections and end organ ischemia, such as identification of true versus false lumen flow, and assessment of side branch involvement.
James Earls, MD; U. Joseph Schoepf, MD; Richard White, MD
Cardiac CT is a potentially high radiation dose examination, especially as CT systems have evolved with high output x-ray tubes and narrowed detector collimination. This course reviews many methods proven to reduce the effective radiation dose of cardiac CT exams. Advances in cardiovascular MRI and its ability to evaluate myocardial tissue characteristics, active tissue properties (e.g. stiffness), and central flow will be reviewed in this presentation. This course will review all available dose reduction strategies, including the use of optimized scan parameters and new technologies such as prospective triggering and iterative reconstruction. Concrete instructions that can be translated into clinical practice will be provided.
Electrocardiograph (ECG)-gated cardiac computed tomography (CT) angiography has great potential for the evaluation of cardiac valves, with excellent image quality. This course reviews a wide range of valve pathology that can be assessed by cardiac CT imaging, including congenital and acquired conditions, infectious endocarditis, and complications of valve replacement. Case examples of doppler-echocardiography imaging used to evaluate ischemic heart and valvular heart diseases will be discussed. This presentation also focuses on the usefulness of MRI in the diagnosis and management of VHD, identifying its added value in comparison with more conventional diagnostic means.
The gallbladder and bile duct can provide the radiologist with a host of complicated imaging findings. Review of basic anatomy and physiology of the biliary system kicks off this course, providing appropriate context for discussion of both malignant and benign disorders of the gallbladder. Emphasis is placed on appropriate CT and MR techniques for imaging the gallbladder and bile ducts, including the advantages and limitations of different imaging protocols. Methods to differentiate benign versus malignant disorders of the gallbladder and bile ducts are presented, including identifying disorders such as biliary stones, biliary inflammation, cholangitis, cholangiocarcinoma, and gallbladder carcinoma. Case-based review of imaging findings of each of these disease processes promotes differential visual identification.
Classification, anatomy, and pathophysiology of the most common systemic and venous pulmonary anomalies of the chest are reviewed in this course on adult congenital heart disease. The various types of simple shunts that can present in adulthood are reviewed, promoting recognition of the CT and MR features of atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus and coronary cameral fistula. Systemic and pulmonary venous anomalies are also reviewed, demonstrating their most significant imaging findings. This course concludes with adult presentation of tetralogy of Fallot, as well as transposition of the great vessels and single ventricle states.
These collections offer you a comprehensive education library—and significant savings. Each collection contains a set of refresher course CDs that pertain to a certain subspecialty, and include either two or three CDs. These sets are only available as listed; substitutions cannot be made.
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Comprehensive study of CT imaging of the lungs, from the features of chronic obstructive conditions to evaluation of the patient at risk of pulmonary embolism. Includes: RSP2110 Guidelines for Thoracic Imaging - CME 1.50RSP2610 High-Resolution CT: A Pattern-based Approach - CME 1.50 RSP2310 Obstructive Lung Disease - CME 1.25
Three CDs providing an opportunity to earn 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Explore CT and MR imaging strategies for pediatric gastrointestinal concerns, including liver disease, gynecological anomalies, renal disease and other acute gastrointestinal conditions. Includes: RSP1811 Pediatric Abdominal Imaging - CME 1.75 RSP2711 Pediatric Gastrointestinal Imaging - CME 1.00
Two CDs providing an opportunity to earn 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Comprehensive review of great cases in abdominal imaging, including identification and characterization of malignancies of the liver, kidneys, biliary tract and pancreas. includes:
RSP1211 Gastrointestinal: Acute Abdominal Pain - CEM1.50RSP1311 Great Cases in Abdominal US - CME 1.25RSP1711 Abdominal MRI for Better Diagnosis - CME1.75
A comprehensive review of imaging considerations in dementia and cognitive disorders including emerging PET imaging techniques for the evaluation and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease. Explore imaging of silent cerebral infarcts that increase the risk of dementia. Includes:
RSP1512 PET Brain Imaging with an Emphasis on Dementia - CME 1.50RSP2012 Dementia Imaging: From Structure to Function - CME 1.25RSP2611 Brain Imaging Work-up for Dementia - CME 1.75
A review of the most easily missed findings of both upper and lower extremities and traumatic thoracic injuries in a wide variety of imaging modalities. Includes:
RSP1111 Easily Missed Findings in ER: Extremity Injuries - CME 1.25RSP1112 Avoiding Errors in the Emergency Center: Injury, Artifact, or Normal Anatomy - CME 1.50
Comprehensive review of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) image acquisition and interpretation is provided, with an emphasis on potential challenges. This collection includes a detailed overview of select high-resolution radionuclide breast imaging techniques, including Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI), Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) and Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI). Benefits and drawbacks of each technique are discussed. Includes:
RSP1612 Digital Breast Tomosynthesis - CME 1.25RSP2212 High-Resolution Radionuclide Breast Imaging - CME 1.50
Comprehensive review of a wide range of valve pathology that can be assessed by cardiac CT imaging, including congenital and acquired conditions, infectious endocarditis, and complications of valve replacement is reviewed. Explore dose reduction strategies, including the use of optimized scan parameters and new technologies such as prospective triggering and iterative reconstruction. Includes:
RSP1712 Cardiac CT and MRI Technology Update - CME 1.25RSP2912 Imaging the Cardiac Valves and Valve Prostheses - CME 1.50
Comprehensive review of head and neck imaging areas including case based examples of easily missed and frequently misinterpreted image findings. Imaging features of traumatic brain injury, with an emphasis on unusual imaging presentations of traumatic brain lesions. This collection includes techniques for decreased dose CT and the role of reformatted images and CT angiography. Includes:
RSP1212 Head and Neck Missed Diagnoses and Imaging Pearls - CME 1.75RSP1412 Emergency Neuroradiology: Head Trauma - CME 1.25