Spine Imaging and Interventions: What You Should Know But May Not

Janna L. Friedly, MD; Bradley R. Buchbinder, MD; Mahmud Mossa-Basha, MD; Peter G. Kranz, 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:
  • Evidence for Non-surgical Treatment of Back Pain - Janna L. Friedly, MD
  • Intrathecal Gad for Spine Imaging - Safety, Risks and Benefits - Bradley R. Buchbinder MD
  • Evidence for Spine DTI and How To Do It Well - Mahmud Mossa-Basha MD
  • Treating Headache (Wait, That's Not a Spine Topic): Targeted Blood Patching Technique and Evidence - Peter G. Kranz MD

Objectives:

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

 

Evidence for Non-surgical Treatment of Back Pain

  1. Apply the evidence of effectiveness and ineffectiveness of interventional spine procedures to make appropriate treatment recommendatoins for patients with lower back pain

Intrathecal Gad for Spine Imaging - Safety, Risks and Benefits

  1. Cite the potential benefits of Gd MR myelography
  2. Understand current evidence of the risk of acute neurotoxicity introducing Gd into subarachnoid space
  3. Apply current evidence to make decisions regarding use of MRM

Evidence for Spine DTI and How To Do It Well

  1. Apply various DTI spinal cord techniques
  2. Understand limitations of spinal cord DTI in terms of reproducibility and reliability
  3. Explain the clinical value of spinal cord DTI

Treating Headache (Wait, That's Not a Spine Topic): Targeted Blood Patching Technique and Evidence

  1. List symptoms and characteristics of spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH)
  2. List treatment options for SIH and compare outcomes evidence for treatments
  3. Describe blood patch treatment techniques

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):

  • Janna L. Friedly, MD has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Bradley R. Buchbinder, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Mahmud Mossa-Basha, MD, has the following financial relationships: Philips Healthcare (grant funding, PI)
  • Peter G. Kranz, MD, has the following financial relationships: AegisCN, LLC (consultant)

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