Head Trauma: Self-Assessment Module (SAM) SAM

Robert D. Zimmerman, MD, FACR; Christopher T. Whitlow, MD, PhD, MHA; Christopher G. Filippi, MD

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Target Audience:

The ASNR 54th Annual Meeting is the premier Neuroradiology meeting in the world. The target audience includes:

  • Neuroradiologists in practice and research
  • General radiologists who read Neuroradiology studies
  • Young professionals and trainees
  • Brain, Spine, and Head and Neck imaging Scientists
  • Clinicians from related disciplines

About This Module:

This module is composed of three parts:
  • Emergency Evaluation of Head Trauma Robert D. Zimmerman, MD, FACR
  • Sports Concussion Christopher T. Whitlow, MD, PhD, MHA
  • Traumatic Neurovascular Injury Christopher G. Filippi, MD


Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

Part I:Emergency Evaluation of Head Trauma Robert D. Zimmerman, MD, FACR

    Develop proficiency in assessing traumatic brain injury to detect lesions that may require surgical or medical intervention and identify findings that may be associated with subsequent development of post-concussive syndrome.

Part II:Sports Concussion Christopher T. Whitlow, MD, PhD, MHA

    Describe the role of advanced imaging techniques in understanding sports-related traumatic brain injury

Part III:Traumatic Neurovascular Injury Christopher G. Filippi, MD

    Develop proficiency in diagnostic imaging assessment of blunt neurovascular trauma; describe imaging findings of vertebral and ICA dissections, pseudoaneurysm and and occlusion; identify potential associated injuries as well as complications such as acute stroke and delayed hemorrhage.

Commercial Support

No commercial support was received for this activity.

Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

ASNR designates this enduring material for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Method of Physician Participation:

Each physician will listen to each audio self-directed module while following along with the visual slides. Upon completion, each physician will answer evaluation questions and pass a post test with at least a score of 80% to receive their CME certificate.

Disclosures: All individuals in control of content have disclosed the following relevant financial relationships. All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved (C7 SCS 6.1-6.2, 6.5)


  • Howard A. Rowley, MD, 2016 Program Chair/President-Elect, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • C. Douglas Phillips, MD, FACR, Chair, Web and Online Education Subcommittee of ASNR Education Committee, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Angelo Artemakis, ASNR staff, has no relevant financial relationships.


  • Robert D. Zimmerman, MD, FACR:
    • No financial stake in any of topics discussed
    • Advisory Board Brain Trauma Foundation
    • Medical Board NY State Athletic Commission
    • ACR HiRADS committee
    • Co-investigator in DOD EyeTRACK study
  • Christopher T. Whitlow, MD, PhD, MHA:
    • National Institutes of Health (NINDS)
      R01 NS082453, R01 NS091602
    • NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance
      Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium
  • Christopher G. Filippi, MD:
    • NIH/NCI 1R01CA161404-01A
    • Coulter Foundation Grant
    • KIWH Foundation Grant
    • Mentor, RNSA grant recipients
    • Consultant, Syntactic

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