0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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).
- Identify common emergency presentations and their demographics, incidence, risk factors, mortality, and amenability to diagnosis by CT.
- Learn typical CT findings associated with emergency presentations.
- Understand the role of CT in the emergency diagnosis and disposition of acutely ill patients.