SAM: SNIS Programming: Stroke Therapy: Where Are We Now? SAM

Mahesh V. Jayaraman, MD; Mayank Goyal, MD, FRCPC; Thabele M. Leslie-Mazwi, MD; Gregory G. Zaharchuk, MD, PhD

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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:
  • What We Know: Show Me the Evidence Mahesh V. Jayaraman, MD
  • What We Don't Know and Future Directions Mayank Goyal, MD, FRCPC
  • Value in Vessel Imaging in All Stroke PatientsThabele M. Leslie Mazwi, MD
  • TIA Imaging and BeyondGregory G. Zaharchuk, MD, PhD


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

What We Know: Show Me the Evidence Mahesh V. Jayaraman, MD

  1. Summarize the recent literature regarding endovascular therapy for stroke
  2. Review differences in imaging inclusion criteria between recent major randomized trials

What We Don't Know and Future Directions Mayank Goyal, MD, FRCPC

  1. Evaluate patients who may benefit from endovascular therapy (EVT) for stroke outside of those groups represented in the randomized trials
  2. Review roadblocks to access to thrombectomy and understand how reorganizing systems of care may facilitate more rapid treatment

Value in Vessel Imaging in All Stroke Patients Thabele M. Leslie Mazwi, MD

  1. Review the role of vessel imaging in current stroke triage.
  2. Discuss current efforts with vessel imaging triage.
  3. Explore imaging options at receiving centers.

TIA Imaging and Beyond Gregory G. Zaharchuk, MD, PhD

  1. Discuss the role of clinical TIA scales.
  2. Define appropriate imaging protocols.
  3. Review relevant findings for patient triage.

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)


  • 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.


  • Mahesh V. Jayaraman, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Mayank Goyal, MD, FRCPC:
    • Core Lab: REVASCAT
    • Consultant: Medtronic, Stryker, Microvention, Ablynx, Mentice, Cerenovus
    • IP: mCTA
    • Chair, executive committee: HERMES
    • Co-PI: ESCAPE NA1
    • Organizer: 5T meeting
    • Editorial board: Stroke, Neuroradiology
  • Thabele M. Leslie-Mazwi, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Gregory G. Zaharchuk, MD, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.

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