Mayo Clinic Diagnostic Imaging Update and Self-Assessment
July 29 -
2012 - The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, California
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Explain the basic technologic principles underlying modern cardiac imaging with CT and MRI.
- Compare advantages and disadvantages of cardiac MRA versus CTA for cardiovascular imaging.
- Discuss recent advances in the CT imaging diagnosis of suspected pulmonary embolism.
- Recognize patterns of CNS infection.
- Summarize the role of imaging in evaluating the headache patient.
- Distinguish spinal cord neoplasms from their mimics.
- Evaluate the role of dual-energy technology and radiation-dose reduction techniques for CT.
- Recognize and diagnose pathology of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts.
- Review relevant issues in imaging patients with airway and smoking-related pulmonary disease.
- Recognize common neoplasms of the pancreas and liver.
- Discuss pertinent differential diagnoses for adnexal pathology on ultrasound.
- Describe the role of MR imaging in breast disease.
- Give examples of appropriate technique for percutaneous imaging-guided biopsies.
- Explain the role of CT angiography in the diagnosis of acute gastrointestinal bleeding.
- Identify appropriate MR imaging techniques for sports-related injuries of the extremities.
- Recognize and diagnose common diseases of the sellar region, orbit, and sinonasal cavities.
Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.
Advanced Radiology Life Support Workshop (Optional) LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- Review types of contrast agents.
- Identify all serious contrast reactions.
- Describe appropriate treatment regimens for specific types of contrast reactions.
- Review risk factors for and potential impact of contrast induced nephropathy.
- Review risk factors for and potential impact of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF).
- Discuss most effective strategies for contrast administration in renal disease.
- Describe proper use and administration of moderate sedation and analgesic medications.
- Demonstrate the proper management of an airway in an emergency situation.
Attendance at this workshop does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this workshop.