Emergency Radiology



Developed in conjunction with American Society of Emergency Radiology

This three-day course is designed to provide the practicing radiologist an intensive hands-on experience in imaging interpretation of traumatic and non-traumatic emergencies. Pertinent concepts of imaging technique will be reviewed and will motivate the case-based learning process.

The attendee will have the opportunity to review over 300 emergent examinations covering all organ systems and modalities commonly encountered in the emergency radiology setting. Through participation in multiple interpretation sessions under the supervision of expert faculty, the participant will develop a higher level of expertise and confidence in emergent imaging. Formal lectures will cover the core concepts, organized by organ system.

Earn up to 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™and 25 SAM Credits.
Date Location
January 19 - 21, 2018 Tucson, AZ
May 14 - 16, 2018 Reston, VA
October 29 - 31, 2018 Reston, VA

Course Co-Directors
Jorge Soto, MD
Boston Medical Center

O. Clark West, MD, FACR
The University of Texas Health Science at Houston Medical School

Douglas S. Katz, MD, FACR
Winthrop University Hospital

Manickam "Nicks" Kumaravel, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Develop a systematic search pattern for evaluating MDCT examinations of the multiple-trauma patient
  2. Recognize common and significant injuries in trauma
  3. Familiarize with potential sources of missed diagnoses and interpretation pitfalls in MDCT of trauma
  4. Understand basic technical principles for proper acquisition of CT images in the emergency patient (trauma and non-trauma)
  5. Learn characteristic appearance of various causes of acute abdominal, chest and pelvic emergencies on plain radiography, CT and US
  6. Learn fundamental imaging aspects of non-traumatic neurological, and head and neck emergencies
  7. Review common and uncommon fractures of the upper extremities, lower extremities, and pelvis and spine, with emphasis on the “easily missed” fracture

Attendees who complete a minimum of 150 cases will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

Accreditation Statement: The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Qualified on 09/08/2016, this activity meets the American Board of Radiology’s criteria for a self-assessment (SAM) activity and is designated for up to 25 SAM Credits toward the ABR Maintenance of Certification program.


Great addition to the ACR Education Center! -- John Miller

Enjoyed interacting with the well-qualified, easy going, and very accessible faculty from all three subspecialties: Musculoskeletal, Neuroradiology and Body Imaging. -- Behram Pastakia

This was my third course!  I like the "hands on" approach. The instructors are always fantastic and very personable. Great learning atmosphere. You are able to work at your own pace. – William Herbick