Highlights & Hot Topics: Melanoma Imaging and Update on Clinical Advances

Approved for 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Credits awarded for this enduring activity are designated “SA-CME” by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and qualify toward fulfilling requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-assessment.

Highlights & Hot Topics offers a learning experience designed to increase your knowledge and practice competence across the radiology specialty spectrum. Highlights and Hot Topics features online, on-demand learning through slides synchronized with audio presentations.

View dynamic slide presentations, test your immediate learning with embedded questions and listen as the most prominent faculty highlight key strategies in imaging.

In this Highlights and Hot Topics module, PET/CT Imaging of Melanoma, Marc S. Ernstoff, MD, examines Melanoma prognosis, imaging early stage cutaneous melanoma, changes in paradigm in the treatment of melanoma, and the future of PET/CT melanoma imaging.

Target Audience
This activity is designed for practicing radiologists from a variety of settings as well as radiation oncologists and radiologists-in-training. In addition to physicians, this activity also addresses an important secondary target audience of radiological technologists, therapists and other allied health professionals.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize the incidence of melanoma and the impact on the public.
  • Discover the latest developments for PET/CT use in Melanoma management.
  • Define the role of PET/CT in radiation therapy planning.

CME Released: 10/22/2012
CME Expires: 11/30/2013

The time needed to complete this activity is estimated to be 0.5 hour.

Accreditation Statement

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American College of Radiology designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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      Marc S. Ernstoff, MD

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