ASPNR Programming: Current Concepts in Inflammatory and Infectious CNS Disorders of Childhood (AR) Audience Response (SAM) Self-Assessment Module SAM

Manohar Shroff; Nilesh K. Desai, MD; Nicholas Stence; Asim F. Choudhri, MD

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Date of Activity Release: November 27, 2017
Date of Activity Expiration: November 26, 2020

Target Audience:

The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium 2017 will focus on Discovery and Didactics featuring “What's New?” for neuroradiologists. It will focus on the role of neuroimaging in defining CNS disease mechanisms and how to best prepare for change, including “What's Next?” in training, teaching and leading the process of lifelong learning. The target audience will include practicing neuroradiologists, other radiologists charged with interpreting urgent CNS and head and neck studies, neuroscientists interested in the latest advances, clinical colleagues ordering CT and MRI in an emergency setting, and trainees. Dedicated topic areas include what's new in Head and Neck Techniques and Pediatric Neuroimaging, Metallic Artifact Reduction MR Sequences (MARS), Imaging Debate session on fMRI: Fact, Fiction and Future, Overnight Coverage Alternatives, Neuroimaging for Functional Neurosurgery, Cerebrovascular Treatment and Training, Wellness and Burnout in Practice and Training, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

About This Module:

This module is composed of four parts:
  • Auto-immune Encephalitis In Children Manohar Shroff
  • Infectious Encephaltis Nilesh K. Desai, MD
  • Imaging Spectrum of Pediatric CNS Vasculitis Nicholas Stence
  • Neuroimaging Evaluation of Myelitis in Children Asim F. Choudhri, MD


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

Part I: Auto-immune Encephalitis In Children

  1. Review key clinical features of emerging autoimmunce encephalitis, focusing on those which occur more frequently in children.
  2. Review the role of MRI imaging in autoimmune encephalitis in children and discuss imaging features in selected examples.

Part II: Infectious Encephaltis

  1. Define the role of the radiologist in a child presenting with possible infectious encephalitis.
  2. Differentiate infectious encephalitis from common mimickers based on clinical and radiographic data.
  3. Discuss common imaging patterns of childhood infectious encephalitides.

Part III: Imaging Spectrum of Pediatric CNS Vasculitis

  1. Classify the three subtypes of primary childhood primary angiitis of the CNS (cPACNS).
  2. Discuss the imaging appearance and presentation of angiography positive non-progressive cPACNS (NP-cPACNS), the different terms used to describe it in the literature, and how it differs from angiography positive progressive cPACNS (P-cPACNS).
  3. Discuss different causes of secondary cPACNS.

Part IV: Neuroimaging Evaluation of Myelitis in Children

  1. Review the MR imaging findings of acute transverse myelitis in children
  2. Illustrate the role of MRI in the differential diagnosis of acute transverse myelitis in children.

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 1.5 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.


  • Manohar Shroff
    • Guerbet
      - Consultant (Ended)
  • Nilesh K. Desai, MD
  • Nicholas Stence
  • Asim F. Choudhri, MD

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