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Radiology CME

Since 2010, vRad Radiology Education has been providing a variety of high-quality continuing medical education (CME) opportunities. Open to all radiologists, these live and enduring (recorded) modules are a convenient way to stay up to date on practical radiology topics.

Curated by vRad CMO Benjamin W. Strong, MD and guest radiologists, explore our latest our 15-minute CME and all of our CME courses below.

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Latest Courses

Imaging of Osteomyelitis & Septic Arthritis

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2024

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Course Overview

In this 15-minute course, Dr. Nicholas Beckmann will discuss how to differentiate osteomyelitis from reactive marrow changes, the most important MRI sequences for diagnosing osteomyelitis, and how to differentiate septic arthritis from reactive joint effusion. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Select the most appropriate imaging approaches to allow prompt assessment of the injured and acutely ill patient.
  2. Apply optimal techniques to the acquisition of various imaging examinations commonly used in the emergency setting, maximizing diagnostic potential and considering patient safety. 
  3. Develop and utilize a systematic approach to the assessment of traumatic injuries and non-traumatic acute diseases, from head to toe.
  4. Understand and be better able to implement the requirements for delivering continuous high quality care in an emergency radiology service, as well as throughout the unique circumstances that accompany mass casualty incidents. 

Great Calls!

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2024

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Course Overview

In this 15-minute course, vRad Associate Medical Director Scott Baginski, MD, showcases exceptional interpretations made by vRad radiologists. These interpretations can include difficult diagnoses, subtle findings, or unexpected findings. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the importance of maintaining a standard search pattern when reviewing images. 
  2. Learn how secondary signs can be used to identify fractures. 

In: General

Survey of Abdominal Wall Abnormalities

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2024

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Course Overview

In this 15-minute course, Christopher Garcia, MD, utilizes cinematic and still imagery to discuss abdominal wall abnormalities.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn to identify the misses and causes which commonly appear on QAC lists.
  2. Identify abdominal wall abnormalities encountered in the emergency setting.
  3. Use abdominal wall findings to aid in other common diagnoses. 

In: Body

Pulmonary Emergencies

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2024

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Course Overview

Interesting 15-minute radiology CME covering pulmonary emergencies: COVID-19 pneumonia, congestive heart failure, infected sequestration, pulmonary pseudoaneurysm, active tuberculosis, pulmonary embolism, and VSD/Eisenmeinger. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn to identify the misses and causes which commonly appear in QA and medical malpractice assessments.
  2. Understand latest imaging technologies to deliver continuous high quality care in radiology.
  3. Apply principles of critical thinking during the assessment and diagnosis of the patient. 

Maxillofacial Trauma: Red Flags and Hidden Implications

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2024

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Course Overview

In this 15-minute course, Dr. Susanna Spence will discuss facial CT red flags and hidden implications, specifically focusing on temporal bone fractures.

Learning Objectives

  1. Select the most appropriate imaging approaches to allow prompt assessment of the injured and acutely ill patient.
  2. Apply optimal techniques to the acquisition of various imaging examinations commonly used in the emergency setting, maximizing diagnostic potential and considering patient safety. 
  3. Develop and utilize a systematic approach to the assessment of traumatic injuries and non-traumatic acute diseases, from head to toe.
  4. Understand and be better able to implement the requirements for delivering continuous high quality care in an emergency radiology service, as well as throughout the unique circumstances that accompany mass casualty incidents. 

In: Neuro

Survey of Gastrointestinal Tract Volvulus

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2024

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Course Overview

In this 15-minute course, Christopher Garcia, MD, utilizes cinematic and still imagery to discuss gastrointestinal tract volvulus.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn to identify the misses and causes which commonly appear on QAC lists.
  2. Learn to identify the appearance of volvulus throughout the gastrointestinal tracts.
  3. Learn to differentiate between bowel malrotation and midgut volvulus.

In: Body

Imaging of Foreign Bodies

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2024

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Course Overview

This 15-minute course will review imaging of foreign bodies in the musculoskeletal system. Lead by Christine Lamoureux, MD.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the appearance of different types of foreign bodies in the extremities on X-ray, Ultrasound, CT, and MRI.
  2. Understand pitfalls in imaging interpretation of foreign bodies.
  3. Discuss benefits of employing a multimodality approach to identifying foreign bodies if necessary.

V/Q: Simplified Criteria for the On-Call Radiologist

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2024

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Course Overview

This 15-minute course will review V/Q exams with an emphasis on utilizing a simplified set of evaluation criteria. Lead by vRad Clinical Chief Donald Bitto, MD.

Learning Objectives

  1. Utilize a simplified set of interpretation criteria.
  2. Distill those criteria into useful and informative impressions.
  3. Recognize common artifacts and technical concerns.

2020 QA Forum - Part 4 (Genitourinary)

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2023

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Course Overview

This 15-minute course will review cases that commonly appear on quality assurance committee lists and provide key learning opportunities for radiologists. Led by vRad Associate Director of Quality Assurance, Michael Novick, MD, this session focuses on genitourinary cases. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn to identify the misses and causes which commonly appear on QAC lists.
  2. Understand latest imaging technologies to deliver continuous high quality care in radiology.
  3. Identify different approaches that allow for prompt assessment and diagnosis of the patient.
  4. Apply principles of critical thinking during the assessment and diagnosis of the patient.

In: Body

2020 QA Forum - Part 3 (COVID-19)

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2023

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Course Overview

This 15-minute course will review cases that commonly appear on quality assurance committee lists and provide key learning opportunities for radiologists. Led by vRad Associate Director of Quality Assurance, Michael Novick, MD, this session focuses on COVID-19 cases. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn to identify the misses and causes which commonly appear on QAC lists.
  2. Understand latest imaging technologies to deliver continuous high quality care in radiology.
  3. Identify different approaches that allow for prompt assessment and diagnosis of the patient.
  4. Apply principles of critical thinking during the assessment and diagnosis of the patient.
In: General