Decoding the Ophthalmology Note: Understanding Clinical Symptoms and Physical Examination Findings in the Context of Imaging Pathology

Cavazuti, B.M.; Chen, V.H.; Aiken, A.H.; Narayana, K.M.; Corey, A.

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Date of Activity Release: June 1, 2017
Date of Activity Expiration: June 1, 2020

Target Audience:
Intended for neuroradiologists and neuroradiology trainees with varying degrees of experience.

Learning Objectives:
Review the critical portions of the ophthalmologic examination and in-office tests, their documentation, and how these data may be used for enhancing image interpretation.

Orbital and visual pathway pathology often leads to readily apparent symptoms and physical examination findings. Although in-office testing does provide clues to the underlying problem, further diagnostic workup and confirmatory imaging tests may be necessary. For the interpreting radiologist to use the correct protocol for a study and to tailor an appropriate differential diagnosis, a basic understanding of the ophthalmology note, anatomy of the eye and visual apparatus, and the more common ophthalmologic concerns is crucial. The purpose of this review was to provide the radiologist with the ophthalmologist's perspective on abnormalities of the eye and vision, supplemented by correlative clinic notes and imaging examples.

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

The American Society of Neuroradiology designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Method of Physician Participation:
Each participant will review the corresponding Neurographics article located at Upon completion, each physician will complete and pass a post-test with a score of at least 80% to receive a CME certificate.

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)

Authors have no relevant financial relationships.





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