SAM Pediatric Neuroimaging: Improving Quality and Safety SAM

Greg D. Avey, MD; Dennis W. Shaw, MD; Donna R. Roberts, MD; Richard L. Robertson, MD; Susan Palasis, MD

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Date of Activity Release: August 27, 2018
Date of Activity Expiration: August 26, 2021

Target Audience:

The Foundation of the ASNR Symposium 2018 will focus on adding value and improving healthcare in neuroradiology. It will center on how neuroimaging adds value in many subspecialty areas, including brain, spine, head & neck, pediatric and neurointerventional procedures. The target audience will include practicing neuroradiologists, other radiologists charged with interpreting neuroimaging studies, radiology fellows andresidents, neuroscientists interested in the latest advances, and non-radiology colleagues whose practices include neuroimaging. Dedicated topic areas include screening and diagnostic neuroimaging, evidence based neurointerventional treatment, emergency neuroimaging use and usefulness, advanced imaging strategies, and healthcare reform.

About This Module:

This module is composed of following parts:
  • Rapid Pediatric MRI: Finding the Just Right Protocol Greg D. Avey, MD
  • Radiation and Anesthesia: Dialing Down the Dose in Pediatrics Dennis W. Shaw, MD
  • Gadolinium Deposition Review: State of the Art Donna R. Roberts, MD
  • Impact of Health Care Reform on Pediatric Neuroradiology Richard L. Robertson, MD
  • Age of Precision Medicine in Pediatric Neuroradiology Susan Palasis, MD

Objectives:

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

Rapid Pediatric MRI: Finding the Just Right Protocol Greg D. Avey, MD

  1. Review the clinical imperative for access to rapidly acquired MRI imaging in the pediatric population.
  2. Demonstrate emerging MRI technologies which enable accelerated MRI imaging in the pediatric population.

Radiation and Anesthesia: Dialing Down the Dose in Pediatrics Dennis W. Shaw, MD

  1. Review the measurement of radiation, increased medical exposure and our current understanding of risks.
  2. Identify the features on the current generation of CT scanners that can be optimized for dose reduction n children.
  3. Evaluate alternatives to use more limited CT or non-radiation imaging exams where appropriate.

Gadolinium Deposition Review: State of the Art Donna R. Roberts, MD

  1. Describe current evidence related to the safety of GBCAs
  2. Convey practical guidelines concerning GBCA usage in pediatri patients

Impact of Health Care Reform on Pediatric Neuroradiology Richard L. Robertson, MD

  1. Review some of the major challenges resulting from current healthcare reforms in preserving pediatric neuroradiology access for children.
  2. Identify opportunities for improving the value of pediatric neuroimaging.

Age of Precision Medicine in Pediatric Neuroradiology Susan Palasis, MD

  1. Discuss how advanced imaging techniques have impacted pediatric neuroradiology
  2. Describe how new molecular genetic information around pediatric CNS disease is being correlated to imaging biomarkers.

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)

Planner(s):

  • Pina C. Sanelli, MD, MPH, FACR, 2018 Program Chair/President-Elect, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Mark E. Mullins, MD, PhD, Chair, ASNR Education Committee, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Angelo Artemakis, ASNR staff, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Sheryl Morgan, AMEDCO, has no relevant financial relationships.

Presenter(s):

  • Greg D. Avey, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Dennis W. Shaw, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Donna R. Roberts, MD:
    • Research Funding
      • NASA
    • Consultant, Honoraria, Research Support
      • Guerbet
    • Special Government Employee – FDA
      • MIDAC member Gadovist
  • Richard L. Robertson, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Susan Palasis, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.

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