Mark D. Murphey, MD, FACR, American College of Radiology® (ACR®) Education Center faculty, and ACR Institute of Radiologic Pathology (AIRP®) Physician-in-Chief, contributed to this piece.
We understand as physicians that we must always refresh and reinforce our knowledge base as new abnormalities and changes in the previous understanding of disease processes and their patient care implications evolve. It is only through this continuous learning that we can help empower you to provide the best radiological care for your patients and help you gain confidence in your career.
The ACR Education Center helps radiologists of all career levels elevate skill sets and enable improved care. As faculty for the Education Center’s musculoskeletal courses, my colleagues and I designed amazing educational experiences that very closely simulate our daily workload as radiologists through a mixture of didactic lectures and unknown cases. We’re able to access over 200 unknown cases, which allow attendees to look through complete DICOM image sets and via a case engine to identify abnormalities in a broad spectrum of musculoskeletal diseases and abnormalities.
One of our musculoskeletal (MSK) courses covers the large joints, including the knee, hip, shoulder, and ankle/foot, while the other MSK course covers the elbow, wrist, infection, neoplasms in the bone and soft tissue, total joint replacements, pediatric injuries, and marrow abnormalities.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of the courses, from the faculty’s perspective and an incredible educational opportunity for attendees, is the ability to have individual faculty go over the case personally and demonstrate their approach and case assessment.
Whether your goal is to simply earn CME or learn about the latest advancements and techniques to improve care for your patients, I hope you’ll consider pursuing your continuing education with the ACR Education Center. We are here to empower you to be your best — for your patients and for the practice of radiology.
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