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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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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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The Many Faces of Small Bowel Ischemia

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2025

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Course Overview

In this case-based presentation, Dr. Mellnick reviews different etiologies and imaging findings of small bowel ischemia.

Learning Objectives


  1. Discussion of etiologies of different types of small bowel ischemia.
  2. Review of early and late imaging characteristics of small bowel ischemia.

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Abdominopelvic Vascular Injuries

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2025

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Course Overview

In this case-based presentation, Dr. Munera reviews CT findings of typical blunt vascular injuries as well as demonstrates CT characteristics of unusual blunt abdominopelvic vascular injuries.

Learning Objectives


  1. Describe organ vascular injuries.
  2. Describe CT findings of unusual sites of major vascular injury in patients with blunt abdominopelvic trauma.

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Pediatric Bowel 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. Rooks discusses the clinical presentation, role of imaging, and imaging appearance of common pediatric bowel emergencies.

Learning Objectives


  1. Review importance of clinical history in diagnosing pediatric bowel emergencies.
  2. Discuss role of imaging in acute pediatric bowel emergencies.
  3. Discuss differential and imaging characteristics of pediatric bowel emergencies.

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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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