Abdominal CT

Overview

Brochure

Led by Dushyant Sahani, MD, this three-day course will provide physicians with essential background on the disease process in the abdomen and pelvis and the central role of CT in the diagnosis, treatment planning and assessing the therapeutic effectiveness in various neoplastic and other non-neoplastic pathologies.

In addition, the course will cover the following topics:

  • Radiation reduction
  • Low radiation dose CT protocols
  • Optimizing the use of advanced CT scanners
  • Dual-energy CT
  • Staging
  • Post-op treatment

The course provides hands-on experience with a case simulator to teach physicians how to accurately acquire and interpret cases affecting various abdomen and pelvic organs and vascular structures performed in both routine and challenging scenarios.

Attendees who complete a minimum of 100 cases will be awarded a certificate of proficiency stating they meet the maintenance of competence case requirement as specified in the ACR–SPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Computed Tomography (CT) of the Abdomen and Computed Tomography (CT) of the Pelvis. 

Earn up to 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsand 25 SAM Credits

Date Location
February 10 - 12, 2017 Reston, VA
May 11 - 13, 2017 Reston, VA
October 9 - 11, 2017 Reston, VA

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

  • Learn the recent technical advances and innovations in CT and its potential benefits in various applications in the abdomen and pelvis
  • Recognize the role of CT in diagnosing incidental lesions in the abdomen and pelvis
  • Apply algorithms to manage incidental lesions in the abdomen and pelvis
  • Understand how to protocol SECT and DECT for various clinical indications in the abdomen
  • Identify how to successfully image patients in challenging clinical scenarios (i.e. Large body habitus, metal and renal dysfunction)
  • Recognize imaging features to diagnose clinically significant lesions from benign conditions in the abdomen that may impact patient management
  • Understand the limitations of CT and role of other imaging modalities
  • Know the radiation risks with the use of CT and how to lower CT radiation dose and CM risks for the patients

 

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 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Qualified on 9/8/2016 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.