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 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.
- 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.
For New Users
If you haven't accessed the vRad Radiology Education platform before, you will be prompted to complete a one-time registration process which allows you to access this course, and all other free CME courses vRad offers.
Audience and Claiming Credit
This course has been designed for radiologists. A certificate awarding credit will be issued to participants who have reviewed the entire presentation and correctly answered the post-test question.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and vRad Radiology Education. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Minnesota Medical Association designated this online course review for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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