Oncologic Imaging: What the Radiologist Needs to Know is organized by Penn Medicine - Department of Radiology and will be held from Oct 14 - 17, 2019 at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club - A Fairmont Managed Hotel, Hamilton, Bermuda.
This CME activity is designed to educate diagnostic imaging physicians who perform and interpret imaging examinations. The content will also be beneficial to breast surgeons, neurologists, gynecologists, and gastroenterologists who order imaging procedures.
Physician Continuing Medical Education:
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The credit breakdown by day:
Day 1 - 5.0
Day 2 - 5.25
Day 3 - 5.0
Day 4 - 4.75
The total hours covered in each modality, excluding breast lectures include:
MR: 3.0 | CT: 6.0 | PET/CT: 2.25 | US: 3.0 | PET: 1.5 | NM: 1.5
The total modality hours covered in the breast lectures include:
DBT: 1.5 | MRI: 3.0 | DM: 2.25 | US: 2.25
Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs):
Participants in this activity will have an opportunity to earn 16 Self-Assessment Credits (SAMs). These modules meet the ABR’s criteria for a self-assessment activity in the ABR Maintenance of Certification program.
This four-day course is designed for the general radiologist. We will review the diagnostic imaging evaluation of common tumors, including head and neck, thoracic, and abdominal malignancies. Current state-of-the-art modalities used for oncologic imaging, including CT, MRI, ultrasound, and PET/CT will be discussed, emphasizing the role of imaging in staging, treatment and follow up of these patients. Daily case conferences and the opportunity to earn 16 SAM credits throughout the week will be offered.
Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
• Discuss the roles of digital breast tomosynthesis and screening breast MR imaging for the detection of breast carcinoma
• Apply the ACR appropriateness criteria for the management of gynecomastia, benign disease, and male breast cancer
• Identify the imaging findings in the diagnosis and staging of head and neck, esophageal, gastric, colonic, gynecological and genitourinary tract tumors
• Describe the normal and abnormal postoperative appearance following oncologic surgery for GI and GU tract tumors
• Optimize abdominal CT colonography protocols to diagnose colon carcinoma
• Discuss current accepted and reimbursed indications for FDG PET/CT in the surveillance of cancer patients
• Explain how to manage incidental findings and avoid pitfalls on PET CT and CT colonography exams
• Apply the PET/CT-based tumor response assessment including Deauville, PERCIST and WHO criteria
• Solve imaging problems related to the use of MR imaging for head and neck cancer.