ASSR Programming: How To Improve the Value of Imaging in Spinal Oncology

Wende N. Gibbs, MD, MA; Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, MD, FACR; Richard H. Wiggins III, 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:
  • Critical Imaging Findings for Clinical Management of Adults with Spinal Metastases; Wende N. Gibbs, MD, MA
  • Multimodal Advanced Imaging of the Spine; Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, MD, FACR
  • Can Artificial Intelligence Help Us Improve Diagnostic Accuracy for Metastases? Richard H. Wiggins III, MD


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


Critical Imaging Findings for Clinical Management of Adults with Spinal Metastases

  1. Describe advances in surgical and radiation treatment of spinal metastases, and the new algorithms that guide management.
  2. Describe the vital role of the neuroradiologist in decision-making and treatment.

Multimodal Advanced Imaging of the Spine

  1. Understand principles of diffusion and permeability in multiparametric MRI, including application to metastatic disease and myeloma

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Us Improve Diagnostic Accuracy for Metastases?

  1. Discuss the potential and limitations of application of AI to diagnosing metastases

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.


  • Wende N. Gibbs, MD, MA, has no relevant financial relationships.
  • Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, MD, FACR, has the following financial relationships:
    • GE Healthcare (consultant, speakers bureau, honoraria)
    • Siemens(consultant, speakers bureau, honoraria)
    • Guerbet (consultant, speakers bureau, honoraria)
    • Hitachi (consultant, speakers bureau, honoraria)
    • Philips (consultant, speakers bureau, honoraria)
    • Medicvision (employer is stockholder)
  • Richard H. Wiggins III, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.

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