Course Description and Intended Audience
Radiology – Helping You Care for Your Patients: A Course for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Primary Care Physicians is a continuing medical education course reviewing and discussing contemporary imaging approaches to common diagnostic problems in primary care medicine and surgery. A case-based approach will describe common patient signs and symptoms in outpatient and emergency settings and indicate best imaging practices for evaluation of these patients considering appropriateness, cost and safety. Emphasis will be placed on algorithmic approaches to radiologic tests when multiple imaging examinations become necessary. Information presented will be organized by differential diagnoses to keep it relevant to daily medical practice. The course is intended for nurse practitioners, physician assistants and primary care physicians who want to improve the quality of their patient care by increasing the value of the radiologic examinations they order.
This enduring material is a recording of the Radiology – Helping You Care for Your Patients course (August 15-16, 2015) in streaming video and pdf format. Physician participation in this activity consists of reviewing the videos and completing the evaluation and exam. It is estimated that this activity will take 11.0 viewing hours to complete.
Course Learning Objectives
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Identify appropriate, safe and cost-effective imaging options for the evaluation of common
problems in primary care
- Develop differential diagnoses generated by common findings on radiologic tests
- Determine algorithmic approaches to ordering multiple imaging studies
- Assess strengths, weaknesses and relative costs of imaging modalities such as plain radiographs, ultrasound, CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine and Mammography
- Select basic image-guided interventional procedures
Participation in 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.
- Imaging the Headache Patient
- CT and MR: Contrast, Radiation and Safety
- Evaluation of Dysphagia: How Can The Radiologist Help?
- ACR Appropriateness Criteria: How To Get The Most From Radiology
- Basics of CXR: Understanding Parenchymal Disease by CT
- Imaging of Common Pediatric Diseases
- Basic Principles of Nuclear Medicine
- PET Imaging
- Traumatic and Nontraumatic Emergencies of the Chest
- Traumatic and Nontraumatic Emergencies of the Abdomen and Pelvis
- Spine Interventions in Radiology
- Neuroradiology: What and When
- Suspected Bowel Obstruction: Questions to be Answered by CT
- Introduction to CT and US Guided Procedures
- Diagnosis of Endovascular Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Chest Pain CT as a Triple Rule Out Test
- Hematuria Evaluation
- Renal Mass Evaluation
- Efficient Communication Between Primary Care Providers and Breast Imaging Radiologists
- Appearance and Management of Common Breast Imaging Abnormalities
- Arthritis: An Overview
- Ultrasound of Neck Masses
- Diagnostic Ultrasound - Imaging Principles and Illustrative Cases
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This enduring material activity meets the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification program.
This activity includes 1.5 Neuro, 0.25 Contrast Safety, 3.5 Abdominal, 1.25 Chest, 0.5 Pediatric, 1.0 Mammography, 0.5 Musculoskeletal, 0.5 Ultrasound, 1.0 Nuclear Med/PET, and 1 0 Cardiovascular credits.
CME credit is obtained upon successful completion of a post-course quiz and program evaluation. The quiz must be successfully passed with 80% or higher within two attempts.
Other Health Care Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.
Date of Original Release: December 15, 2015
Last Date of Sale: November 15, 2018
Credit Must be Claimed by: December 15, 2018
Duration/Completion Time: 11.0 hours
Mayo Clinic Course Faculty
Kimberly K. Amrami, M.D.
John M. Barlow, M.D.
David F. Black, M.D.
Jerome F. Breen, M.D.
Christian W. Cox, M.D.
Laurence J. Eckel, M.D.
Adam T. Froemming, M.D.
Robert P. Hartman, M.D.
Christopher H. Hunt, M.D.
Amy B. Kolbe, M.D.
Robert W. Maxwell, M.D.
M. Reza Rajebi, M.D.
Carl C. Reading, M.D.
John J. Schmitz, M.D.
Jared T. Verdoorn, M.D.
Michael L. Wells, M.D.
Faculty Disclosure Summary
As a provider accredited by ACCME, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development) must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course director(s), planning committee members, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentation.
National Physician Payment Transparency Program
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine complies with the requirements of the National Physician Payment Transparency Program OPEN PAYMENTS (Physician Payments Sunshine Act).
Each online video purchase includes:
- Downloadable comprehensive course syllabus
- Online post-course quiz and program evaluation
- AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for one person
- May be viewed at any time from any device (with streaming video capabilities)
View Streaming Videos and Download Course Materials - Videos are viewable from your dashboard while signed into your Radiology CME account. Upon finalizing your order, you will receive a confirmation email with complete instructions on viewing videos, downloading course materials, and completing the post-course quiz and evaluation to request credit.
For additional information, contact:
Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology
Continuing Medical Education Office
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905