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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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Neurological Emergencies in the ED

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. Christopher Potter uses case examples to illustrate and demonstrate important reminders for head and neck emergencies in the ED.

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. 

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Hepatic Emergencies

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2024

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Course Overview

This 15-minute radiology CME covers hepatic emergencies including: alcoholic hepatitis, hepatic abscesses, Fitz-Hugh Curtis syndrome, Budd-Chiari syndrome, chronic passive congestion, hepatic artery aneurysm, Mirizzi syndrome and emphysematous pancreatitis. 

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. 

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Colonic Emergencies

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2024

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Course Overview

This 15-minute radiology CME covers emergencies of the colon including: intussusception, cecal volvulus, epiploic appendagitis, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, pseudomembranous colitis, and heroin overdose.

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. 

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Duodenal Emergencies

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2024

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Course Overview

This radiology CME course covers duodenal emergencies including: perforation of duodenal bulb ulcer, pancreatitis with retroperitoneal duodenal perforation, duodenal ulcer, duodenal diverticulum, duodenal hemorrhage, gallstone ileus and SMA syndrome.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn to identify common duodenal emergencies on CT.
  2. Learn to avoid common pitfalls in evaluating the duodenum on CT.
  3. Learn to identify the misses and causes which commonly appear on QAC lists. 

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Postoperative Abdominal and Pelvic Complications

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. Yu will discuss common postoperative complications that include bleeding, infection and organ injury. He will also cover why knowledge of the events surrounding the surgery are important and why understanding the postoperative anatomy is essential. 

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. 

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Small Bowel Emergencies, Part 2

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2024

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Course Overview

This 15-minute radiology CME covers emergencies of the small bowel including: closed loop obstruction, bowel perforation, Spigelian hernia, Richter hernia, Crohn disease, meckel diverticulum, appendicitis, and appendicitis/colitis. 

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. 

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Small Bowel Emergencies, Part 1

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2024

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Course Overview

This 15-minute radiology CME covers emergencies of the small bowel including: polysplenia/malrotation, SMA syndrome, mycotic aneurysm, thromboembolic ischemic bowel, postoperative ischemic bowel, HANE, mural hemorrhage, and closed loop obstruction. 

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. 

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V/Q Case Review

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2024

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Course Overview

This 15-minute course uses case examples to illustrate and demonstrate concepts presented in the first V/Q course by vRad Clinical Chief Donald Bitto, MD. The previous course titled "V/Q: Simplified Criteria for the On-Call Radiologist" was released on January 5th, 2021 and can be found here

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate the application of the simplified criteria discussed in previous course.
  2. Present some "bread and butter" cases, along with more interesting cases.
  3. Demonstrate some common artifacts. 

MRI Appearance of Appendicitis in Pregnancy

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 the role of MRI in evaluating appendicitis in pregnancy. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the role of MRI in evaluation of appendicitis in pregnancy.  
  2. Briefly review MRI protocol recommendations.
  3. Review the MRI appearance of a normal and abnormal appendix in pregnant patients.

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Solid Organ and GI Torsion in the ER

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. James Lee will discuss solid organ and gastrointestinal torsion using multiple choice questions, cinematic and still imagery.

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. 

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