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Diagnostic Imaging Update and Self-Assessment

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Consider supplemental screening modalities in patients with dense breast parenchyma
  • Review basic technologic principles and diagnostic indications of cardiac imaging with MRI and CT
  • Identify imaging features of spine infections
  • Review categories of airway diseases and their diagnostic features
  • Review patterns in spine trauma and select appropriate imaging with MRI or CT
  • Understand diagnostic considerations which would lead to female pelvic ultrasound evaluation after a CT
  • Recognize common pearls and pitfalls in vascular ultrasound
  • Review state-of-the-art CT enterography protocols, imaging findings and indications
  • Review current role of CT colonography
  • Identify imaging features of appendicitis and diverticulitis and their mimics
  • Review state-of-the-art imaging of acute stroke and guidelines for treatment
  • Explore abdominal applications of MR elastography
  • Recognize five critical diagnoses identified on thoracoabdominal CTA
  • Explore technical considerations of dual-energy CT and its main diagnostic indications
  • Review the imaging patterns of musculoskeletal tumors
  • Explore the role of PET SPECT in the imaging of neurodegenerative diseases

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.