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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.

 

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Latest Courses

Peripheral Artery Ultrasound Interpretation

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2025

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Course Overview

This 15-minute radiology CME presents the imaging fundamentals of peripheral arterial ultrasound followed by case review.

Learning Objectives

1. Learn major descriptors of peripheral artery spectral waveforms.
2. Recognize spectral waveform patterns of common peripheral arterial disease states.
3. Review non-atherosclerotic conditions detected with Doppler ultrasound.

Coronary CTA: Myocardial, Pericardial, and Congenital

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2025

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Course Overview

15-minute radiology education through the presentation of radiographs and CT scans of established pathologies, with annotated video color-coded and synchronized with lists of findings and unifying diagnoses.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the typical myocardial, pericardial, and congenital pathologies that can be diagnosed by coronary CTA.
  2. Recognize the CTA findings of specific myocardial, pericardial, and congenital abnormalities.
  3. Understand the role of CTA in the diagnosis of myocardial, pericardial, and congenital pathologies.

Coronary CTA: Septal and Valvular

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2025

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Course Overview

15-minute radiology education through the presentation of radiographs and CT scans of established pathologies, with annotated video color-coded and synchronized with lists of findings and unifying diagnoses.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the typical septal and valvular pathologies that can be diagnosed by coronary CTA.
  2. Recognize the CTA findings of specific septal and valvular abnormalities.
  3. Understand the role of CTA in the diagnosis of septal and valvular pathologies.

Pediatric Thoracic Trauma: When a radiograph is not enough

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. George Koberlein discusses when to CT pediatric patients with thoracic trauma. 

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. 

Pediatric Thoracic 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 pediatric thoracic emergencies including: nonaccidental trauma, lung abscess, asthma, sequestration, cystic fibrosis, Marfan syndrome, Takayasu arthritis, and Kawasaki disease. 

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. 

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. 

Pulmonary Emergencies

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2024

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Course Overview

Interesting 15-minute radiology CME covering pulmonary emergencies: COVID-19 pneumonia, congestive heart failure, infected sequestration, pulmonary pseudoaneurysm, active tuberculosis, pulmonary embolism, and VSD/Eisenmeinger. 

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. 

V/Q: Simplified Criteria for the On-Call Radiologist

0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Expires: 12/31/2024

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Course Overview

This 15-minute course will review V/Q exams with an emphasis on utilizing a simplified set of evaluation criteria. Lead by vRad Clinical Chief Donald Bitto, MD.

Learning Objectives

  1. Utilize a simplified set of interpretation criteria.
  2. Distill those criteria into useful and informative impressions.
  3. Recognize common artifacts and technical concerns.