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Advances in Diagnostic Radiology with Advanced Radiology Life Support (ARLS) Course

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of the Advances in Diagnostic Radiology program, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the common imaging findings of infiltrating lobular carcinoma
  • Identify the fundamental concepts used in planning musculoskeletal biopsies
  • Differentiate between Stener and non-Stener injuries of the thumb
  • Differentiate the differential diagnosis of calcified pancreatic masses
  • Choose the appropriate contrast material for specific body MR indications
  • Identify the most common thoracic aortic emergencies
  • Describe imaging characteristics of benign and malignant renal masses on CT and MRI
  • Incorporate appropriate advanced MR imaging techniques in your MR body protocols

Upon conclusion of the Advanced Radiology Life Support™ (ARLS) program, 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 these Mayo courses does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in these courses.