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Radiology CME

Free Radiology CME Courses Online

Since 2010, vRad Radiology Education has been providing  high-quality continuing medical education (CME). Open to all radiologists, these 15-minute recorded modules are a convenient way to stay up to date on practical radiology topics.

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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Benjamin W. Strong, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Education Committee Chair. Dr. Strong is at the forefront of efforts to expand access to quality, affordable care through telemedicine. As CMO for the nation’s largest radiology practice, he collaborates with radiologist and hospital partners, uncovering opportunities to enhance the practice environment. Dr. Strong completed residency in internal medicine, then practiced emergency medicine before later being drawn to the fast-paced flow of diagnostic puzzles that is radiology.

Endotracheal Intubation Pt. 2

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2026

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Course Overview

Multiple paired case presentations of radiographs and companion CT scans demonstrating a number of complications associated with endotracheal intubation. Such complications are common in emergency medicine imaging and radiologists play a critical role in identifying them.

Learning Objectives


  1. Understand the importance of proper endotracheal tube placement and the measurements and anatomic standards applied in establishing it.
  2. List the important complications of endotracheal tube placement. 
  3. Appreciate the importance of underlying or associated diseases (i.e. ankylosing spondylitis) in developing complications of endotracheal intubation. 

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Endotracheal Intubation Pt. 1

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2026

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Course Overview

Multiple paired case presentations of radiographs and companion CT scans demonstrating a number of complications associated with endotracheal intubation. Such complications are common in emergency medicine imaging and radiologists play a critical role in identifying them.

Learning Objectives


  1. Understand the importance of proper endotracheal tube placement and the measurements and anatomic standards applied in establishing it.
  2. List the important complications of endotracheal tube placement. 
  3. Appreciate the importance of underlying or associated diseases (i.e. ankylosing spondylitis) in developing complications of endotracheal intubation. 

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CTA Extremity Pt. 2

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2026

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Course Overview

Case presentations of the most common injuries and pathologies affecting the extremity vasculature. These are challenging cases for our radiologists with serious consequences in the balance. Focus is on the breadth of injury/pathology but also on subtler imaging distinctions such as extravasation vs pseudoaneurysm.

Learning Objectives


  1. List the major injuries and pathologies affecting the extremity vasculature.
  2. Understand the subtle imaging differences between extravasation and pseudoaneurysm. 
  3. Appreciate the incidence of pathologies distal to a focal or regional vessel abnormality, such as dissection or emboization. 

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CTA Extremity Pt. 1

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2026

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Course Overview

Case presentations of the most common injuries and pathologies affecting the extremity vasculature. These are challenging cases for our radiologists with serious consequences in the balance. Focus is on the breadth of injury/pathology but also on subtler imaging distinctions such as extravasation vs pseudoaneurysm.

Learning Objectives


  1. List the major injuries and pathologies affecting the extremity vasculature.
  2. Understand the subtle imaging differences between extravasation and pseudoaneurysm. 
  3. Appreciate the incidence of pathologies distal to a focal or regional vessel abnormality, such as dissection or emboization. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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