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

Learning Objectives

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

Advances in Diagnostic Radiology

  • Differentiate indications for cardiac CT and MR
  • Examine ultrasounds use in the complicated gallbladder
  • Assess imaging modalities for screening of the dense breast
  • Demonstrate the role of MR imaging in musculoskeletal complications of diabetes
  • Identify pearls and pitfalls of bone tumor imaging

Advanced Radiology Life Support™ (ARLS)

  • 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 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.