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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

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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Multimodality Appearance of Adnexal Torsion, Part 2: Cases

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2025

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Course Overview

This 15-minute radiology CME is part two of a two-part series on adnexal torsion. Part two will focus on the presentation of adnexal torsion and the difficulties in making this diagnosis in a timely manner across a variety of CT, MRI, and ultrasound cases.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the ultrasound appearance of adnexal torsion.
  2. Review examples of adnexal torsion on CT.
  3. Review examples of adnexal torsion on MRI.

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Multimodality Appearance of Adnexal Torsion, Part 1: Review of US, CT and MRI appearance

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2025

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Course Overview

This 15-minute radiology CME is part one of a two-part series on adnexal torsion. Part one will focus on background information, the presentation of adnexal torsion, and the difficulties in making this diagnosis in a timely manner. It will also provide a summary of imaging findings on CT, MRI, and ultrasound. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the clinical presentations of adnexal torsion.
  2. Discuss the challenges in confirming the diagnosis of adnexal torsion.
  3. Review the appearance of adnexal torsion on US, CT and MRI.

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CT of Upper Gastrointestinal Emergencies

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. Vincent Mellnick focuses on upper gastrointestinal emergencies by discussing common and uncommon conditions, with an emphasis on CT findings. He also shares a series of challenging cases with lessons to be learned. 

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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CT Bowel Obstruction: What Really Matters?

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. Jorge A. Soto discusses the role of CT in evaluation of bowl obstruction and focuses on the complications of closed loop obstruction and strangulation/ischemia. 

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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