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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.

Expired courses that are no longer available for CME credit are removed from this page. To view all course recordings (current and expired), please visit the vRad Radiology Education YouTube Channel.

 

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Latest Courses

Breast Emergencies

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2025

 

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Course Overview

In this didactic presentation, Dr. Woodward discusses typical clinical scenarios of patients presenting to the emergency center for evaluation of breast pathology as well as important clinical information when interpreting breast ultrasound. Dr. Woodward reviews ultrasound appearance of the normal breast and common emergency breast pathologies and provides a strategy for follow-up of patients receiving breast ultrasound in the emergency center.

Learning Objectives


  1. Review common breast related symptoms leading to patients presenting to emergency centers.
  2. Discuss imaging appearance of normal breast tissue and common acute breast pathology on ultrasound.
  3. Outline a follow-up plan for patients who receive breast ultrasound in the emergency center.

In: Breast

Thoracoabdominal Emergencies VI

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2025

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Course Overview

15-minute radiology CME lecture uses annotated still images and edited, annotated cine files to demonstrate examples of different emergency presentations and pathologies. The cases are culled from an internal teaching file, our extensive quality assurance and medical malpractice databases, and from my own clinical experience. Each case is preceded by a factual graphic that depicts the gender and age demographics, incidence, risk factors, mortality, and CT sensitivity for each condition. This particular segment presents cases of cornual ectopic pregnancy, aortocaval aneurysm rupture, and meningococcal sepsis and includes discussions on the particular hemorrhagic complications of intramural pregnancy, the relatively low mortality of aortocaval aneurysm rupture, and the public health aspects of meningococcal case management.

Learning Objectives


  1. Identify common emergency presentations and their demographics, incidence, risk factors, mortality, and amenability to diagnosis by CT.
  2. Learn typical CT findings associated with emergency presentations. 
  3. Understand the role of CT in the emergency diagnosis and disposition of acutely ill patients. 

In: Body

Thoracoabdominal Emergencies V

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2025

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Course Overview

15-minute radiology CME lecture uses annotated still images and edited, annotated cine files to demonstrate examples of different emergency presentations and pathologies. The cases are culled from an internal teaching file, our extensive quality assurance and medical malpractice databases, and from my own clinical experience. Each case is preceded by a factual graphic that depicts the gender and age demographics, incidence, risk factors, mortality, and CT sensitivity for each condition. This particular segment presents cases of Budd-Chiari syndrome, septic portal thrombophlebitis, emphysematous pancreatitis, hemorrhagic pancreatitis, and granulomatosis with polyangiitis and includes discussions on acute vs chronic Budd-Chiari, the unusual nature of focal visible hemorrhage within the pancreas, and the peculiar constellation of findings seen in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener).

Learning Objectives


  1. Identify common emergency presentations and their demographics, incidence, risk factors, mortality, and amenability to diagnosis by CT.
  2. Learn typical CT findings associated with emergency presentations. 
  3. Understand the role of CT in the emergency diagnosis and disposition of acutely ill patients. 

In: Body

Thoracoabdominal Emergencies IV

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2025

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Course Overview

15-minute radiology CME lecture uses annotated still images and edited, annotated cine files to demonstrate examples of different emergency presentations and pathologies. The cases are culled from an internal teaching file, our extensive quality assurance and medical malpractice databases, and from my own clinical experience. Each case is preceded by a factual graphic that depicts the gender and age demographics, incidence, risk factors, mortality, and CT sensitivity for each condition. This particular segment presents cases of postoperative ischemia, closed loop bowel obstruction, intussusception, appendicitis, and pseudomembranous colitis with discussions of the emergent nature of small bowel obstructions, the risk of colitis complicating appendicitis, and the subtle appearance of intraperitoneal gas in colonic perforations.

Learning Objectives


  1. Identify common emergency presentations and their demographics, incidence, risk factors, mortality, and amenability to diagnosis by CT.
  2. Learn typical CT findings associated with emergency presentations. 
  3. Understand the role of CT in the emergency diagnosis and disposition of acutely ill patients. 

In: Body

Pediatric Cervical Spine Trauma

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2024

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Course Overview

In this didactic presentation, Dr. Beckmann discusses the physiologic bases for differences in pediatric and adult cervical spine trauma as well as review recommendations for initial imaging of pediatric cervical spine trauma and imaging appearance of pediatric traumatic cervical spine injuries.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss pediatric physiology resulting in differences between pediatric and adult cervical spine injuries
  2. Review current recommendations for initial imaging of pediatric cervical spine trauma
  3. Demonstrate imaging findings and mimics of pediatric cervical spine trauma

In: Neuro

Thoracoabdominal Emergencies III

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2025

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Course Overview

15-minute radiology CME lecture uses annotated still images and edited, annotated cine files to demonstrate examples of different emergency presentations and pathologies. The cases are culled from an internal teaching file, our extensive quality assurance and medical malpractice databases, and from my own clinical experience. Each case is preceded by a factual graphic that depicts the gender and age demographics, incidence, risk factors, mortality, and CT sensitivity for each condition. This particular segment presents cases of aortic dissection, atrial tumor thrombus, gastric volvulus, annular pancreas, and gallstone ileus and includes discussions of coronary artery complications in aortic dissection, the clinical triad of presentation in gastric volvulus, and the incidence of proximal obstruction with gallstone ileus.

Learning Objectives


  1. Identify common emergency presentations and their demographics, incidence, risk factors, mortality, and amenability to diagnosis by CT.
  2. Learn typical CT findings associated with emergency presentations. 
  3. Understand the role of CT in the emergency diagnosis and disposition of acutely ill patients. 

In: Body

Thoracoabdominal Emergencies II

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2025

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Course Overview

15-minute radiology CME lecture uses annotated still images and edited, annotated cine files to demonstrate examples of different emergency presentations and pathologies. The cases are culled from an internal teaching file, our extensive quality assurance and medical malpractice databases, and from my own clinical experience. Each case is preceded by a factual graphic that depicts the gender and age demographics, incidence, risk factors, mortality, and CT sensitivity for each condition. This particular segment presents cases of aortic endocarditis, ASDs with Eisenmeinger syndrome and paradoxical embolism, and aortic dissection. Discussions of additional complications such as ring abscess with endocarditis and hemopericardium with aortic dissection are included.

Learning Objectives


  1. Identify common emergency presentations and their demographics, incidence, risk factors, mortality, and amenability to diagnosis by CT.
  2. Learn typical CT findings associated with emergency presentations. 
  3. Understand the role of CT in the emergency diagnosis and disposition of acutely ill patients. 

In: Body

Thoracoabdominal Emergencies I

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2025

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Course Overview

15-minute radiology CME lecture uses annotated still images and edited, annotated cine files to demonstrate examples of different emergency presentations and pathologies. The cases are culled from an internal teaching file, our extensive quality assurance and medical malpractice databases, and from my own clinical experience. Each case is preceded by a factual graphic that depicts the gender and age demographics, incidence, risk factors, mortality, and CT sensitivity for each condition. This particular segment presents cases of pulmonary embolism due to renal cell carcinoma and endocarditis of the tricuspid valve, with longer discussions of V/Q mismatch physiology and the imaging findings of septic embolization.

Learning Objectives


  1. Identify common emergency presentations and their demographics, incidence, risk factors, mortality, and amenability to diagnosis by CT.
  2. Learn typical CT findings associated with emergency presentations. 
  3. Understand the role of CT in the emergency diagnosis and disposition of acutely ill patients. 

In: Body

Ocular and Optic Nerve Trauma

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2024

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Course Overview

In this didactic presentation, Dr. Balakrishnan reviews normal globe and ocular nerve anatomy as well as review clinical exam findings, indications for imaging, and imaging appearance of ocular and ocular nerve traumatic injuries.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review indications/ contraindications for use of different imaging modalities in ocular/ocular nerve trauma
  2. Demonstrate normal globe and ocular nerve anatomy on CT/MRI
  3. Discuss imaging appearance of ocular and ocular nerve injuries

In: Neuro

Emergency Abdominal Radiographs

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2025

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Course Overview

15-minute radiology CME through the presentation of radiographs and CT scans of established pathologies, with annotated video color-coded and synchronized with lists of findings and unifying diagnoses.

Learning Objectives


  1. Learn common abdominal emergency presentations that can be diagnosed by radiography.
  2. Recognize the radiographic findings in critical abdominal emergency conditions.
  3. Understand the role of radiography in the emergency diagnosis of abdominal conditions.

In: General