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Release Date
12/2010

Expiration Date
12/31/2012


FACULTY





Jeffrey H. Maki, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Director of Body MRI
University of Washington
Puget Sound VAHCS
Seattle, Washington




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Format: Archived Webinar
Credit:  1.0 AMA PRA Category 1
(Available for physician credit only)
Fee for Credit Certificate: $0

Click the ENROLL NOW icon to the left to view this program ONLINE .

Recording of a live webinar presented on November 9, 2010.



An accredited one-hour webinar with a focus on image processing and new pulse sequences for radiologists and physicians who diagnose and manage patients with liver disease.



Series Overview
This series brings to learners the opportunity to view a variety of liver MRI cases. Expert faculty will share their experience and approach to liver MRI in their practice.


Educational Objectives for this Series
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be more confident to:

  • Develop a systematic strategy for the evaluation and interpretation of liver MRI to improve diagnostic accuracy
  • Provide a practical and clinically-oriented overview of liver MRI techniques and image interpretation in the diagnosis of liver disease

Accreditation & Credit
The International Center for Postgraduate Medical Education (ICPME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ICPME designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


How to Participate
You will need a computer with internet access. There are no fees or prerequisites for this program.

   1. Click on ENROLL NOW and follow the instructions to enroll in this course online.
   2. The course link will be accessible from your MY ACCOUNT page.
   3. Complete and submit the precourse evaluation prior to viewing.
   4. Click on Playback. To view the streaming video, you may have to download the WebEx Player.


How to Receive Credit
View the entire one-hour session. Listening to the question and answer period at the end of the lecture is not required to receive credit. At the conclusion of the lecture, close the WebEx Player window.

   1. Log-in to your account at www.icpme.us to complete the online EVALUATION. The EVALUATION can be accessed through the course link in your account.
   2. Instructions to print a credit certificate will be generated upon completion of the online EVALUATION.


Faculty Biography
Dr. Maki earned his MD and PhD at Duke University.  His thesis work in biomedical engineering explored MR diffusion and perfusion.  Dr. Maki spent a brief year internship year at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, followed by residency training in diagnostic radiology and fellowship training in MR and body imaging at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Dr. Maki joined the faculty at Puget Sound VA Health Care Service in Seattle in 1998.  In 2003, he began dividing his time between the VA and the University of Washington. Dr. Maki is currently Director of Body MR and holds the academic rank of associate professor.

Dr. Maki is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American College of Radiology.  He primarily specializes in body MRI, specifically cardiac, vascular, and liver imaging, although clinically he practices a wide range of general body CT, ultrasound and MRI.  Much of his research has focused on MR contrast agents and image processing applications in the cardiovascular system and liver.  Dr. Maki has over 50 publications in journals such as Radiology, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, American Journal of Roentgenology, Circulation, and the Annals of Internal Medicine and has presented his research both nationally and internationally at radiology society meetings such as the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the Radiological Society of North America, and the International Magnetic Resonance Angiography Club.  He is also a prolific medical educator, having delivered well over one hundred educational seminars and continuing medical education lectures in the US and abroad.


Disclosure Information
It is the policy of ICPME to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities.  In accordance with the ICPME Policy on Resolution of Conflicts of Interest, faculty, advisors, planners, and managers who are in a position to control the content of CME activities are asked to disclose any relationships with companies whose products or services may relate to the content of this presentation, as well as off-label or unapproved use of commercial products and/or devices.

Faculty, advisors, planners, and managers have reported the following relationships with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Faculty
Jeffrey H. Maki, MD, PhD has reported receiving consulting fees from Merge Healthcare.

Advisors, Planners, and Managers
Frank H. Miller, MD has no conflicts to report.
Sharon Cancino has no conflicts to report.
Victoria Phoenix, BS has no conflicts to report.
Lisa Schleelein, MEd has no conflicts to report.


Questions
For questions regarding this program, please contact ICPME at  information@icpmed.com or call 607-257-5860 x10.




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