ESNR Programming: Imaging Biomarkers in Vascular Diseases

Meike Vernooij, MD, PhD; Prof. H. Rolf Jager; Ajay Malhotra, 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:
  • Small Vessel Diseases; Meike Vernooij, MD, PhD;
  • Cerebral Microbleeds and Cortical Superficial Siderosis; Prof. H. Rolf Jager
  • Brain Aneurysms; Ajay Malhotra, MD


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


Small Vessel Diseases

  1. Explain why imaging of small vessel diseases is important
  2. Identify current small vessel disease imaging markers
  3. Understand current trends for SVD imaging in research and clinical practice

Cerebral Microbleeds and Cortical Superficial Siderosis

  1. Identify cerebral microbleeds (CMB) and cortical superficial siderosis (cSS) biomarkers in diagnosis, prognosis and prediction of vascular conditions
  2. Use CMB distribution pattern to help characterize the type of small vessel disease
  3. Apply CMBs as prognostic biomarkers associated with an increased risk of future ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and worse cognitive performance
  4. Apply risk-benefit analysis for antiplatelet and anticoagulation treatment in patients with several CMB.

Brain Aneurysms

  1. Assess risk factors for unruptured intracranial aneurysms to inform care options

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.


  • Meike Vernooij, MD, PhD has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Prof. H. Rolf Jager has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Ajay Malhotra, MD has no relevant financial relationships.

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