Comparative Effectiveness Research Session: Optimal Imaging of Acute Ischemic Stroke - Evidence Updates for the Era of Mechanical Thrombectomy

Manish Joshi, MD, PhD, FRCPC; Max Wintermark, MD; Achala S. Vagal, MD; Mahmud Mossa-Basha, 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:
  • What is the Role of CT and CTA Imaging for Acute Ischemic Stroke?
  • What is the Role of the MRI in the Assessment of Acute Ischemic Stroke?
  • What is the Role of Perfusion and Collateral Imaging in Acute Ischemic Stroke?
  • What is the Role of Vessel Wall Imaging in Acute Ischemic Stroke?

Objectives:

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

 

What is the Role of CT and CTA Imaging for Acute Ischemic Stroke?

  1. Apply existing literature and recommendations for non-contrast CT and multiphase CTA for large vessel occlusions of the anterior circulation that are being considered for endovascular treatment.

What is the Role of the MRI in the Assessment of Acute Ischemic Stroke?

  1. Understand the role and information extracted from different MR sequences to build MR stroke protocol for acute ischemic stroke patients

What is the Role of Perfusion and Collateral Imaging in Acute Ischemic Stroke?

  1. Apply existing literature and recommendations for evidence based use of perfusion in acute ischemic
    stroke.
  2. Apply existing literature and recommendations for evidence based use of collateral imaging in acute
    ischemic stroke.

What is the Role of Vessel Wall Imaging in Acute Ischemic Stroke?

  1. Apply current knowledge for intracranial wall imaging in emergent stroke and stroke intervention

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):

  • Manish Joshi, MD, PhD, FRCPCA, has the following financial relationships. GE Healthcare (speaker honorarium and travel)
  • Max Wintermark, MD, has the following financial relationships:
    • MoreHealth (stock Shareholder)
    • Magnetic Insights (Stock Shareholder)
    • Icometrix (stock shareholder)
    • GE Healthcare / NFL: Scientific/Medical Advisory Board Member
  • Achala S. Vagal, MD, has the following financial relationships: Nervive (consultant)
  • Mahmud Mossa-Basha, MD, has the following financial relationships: Philips Healthcare (research grant PI)

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