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Release Date:
January 23, 2017

Expiration Date:
February 1, 2018

Recorded at RSNA November 30, 2016

Enhancing Diagnostics Through Innovation
A complementary recorded symposium intended for radiologists and radiologic technologists

If you want credit, the course(s) must be completed (i.e. view the recording, pass the posttest, AND print the certificate) BEFORE  February 1st, 2018.

Format: Archived Symposium
Credit: 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1
Credit: 1.75 ARRT Category A
Tuition:  none

Lectures and Speakers

Problem-solving in the Abdomen with CEUS
Stephanie Wilson, MD, FRCPC

Gd MRI of MS: Should We Relax?
Leo Wolansky, MD

Spectral CT: Demystifying the Detection-based Method
Lakshmi Ananthakrishnan, MD

Image Navigation in Interventional Radiology: The Future is Now
Edward Kim, MD, FSIR

Course Overview
Technological innovations and new partnerships are improving diagnostics and enhancing care. In this CME-certified session, faculty will discuss gadolinium contrast for patients with MS: navigating images in interventional radiology; spectral CT; and using contrast-enhanced abdominal ultrasound in the diagnosis of liver disease. These technological innovations continue to move the field beyond morphologic and anatomic imaging by adding functional, quantitative, and physiologic data to answer the clinical question.

Educational Objectives
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Discuss technical innovations in radiology that provide superior diagnostic capabilities
  • Explain how advanced visualization provides accurate anatomical and morphologic information before, during, and after interventional procedures

Physician Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and International Center for Postgraduate Medical Education. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

SA-CME: This activity meets the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the American Board of Radiology (ABR) Maintenance of Certification Program.

The European Accreditation Council for CME (EACCME®)
The UEMS-EACCME® has mutual recognition agreements with the American Medical Association (AMA) for live events and e-learning materials. For more information go to

Radiologic Technologist Continuing Medical Education
This program has been approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 1.75 hours of ARRT Category A continuing education credit.

How to Enroll and Participate

  • Click on the blue link to view the recording, which may take several minutes to download.

How to Receive Credit

  • Log-in to your account at
  • View the entire educational activity. At the conclusion of the lectures, close the out of the recording.
  • From the COURSE HOME page, click the buttons for POSTTEST and for EVALUATION.
  • A passing grade of at least 75% is required to receive credit. You may take the test up to three times.
  • Upon receipt of a passing grade, you will be able to print a certificate of credit from your account at that will remain in your account permanently.

Edward Kim, MD, FSIR
Director, Interventional Oncology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Associate Professor of Radiology & Surgery
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY

Lakshmi Ananthakrishnan, MD
Director of Abdominal CT
Abdominal Imaging Division
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Radiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Stephanie R. Wilson, MD, FRCPC
Foothills Medical Centre
Clinical Professor of Radiology & Gastroenterology
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Leo Wolansky, MD
Division of Neuroradiology
UH Cleveland Medical Center
Professor, Radiology
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy.  The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

The faculty have reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

  • Lakshmi Ananthakrishnan, MD, has an institutional research agreement with Philips Healthcare and Siemens Healthineers.
  • Edward Kim, MD, has received consulting fees from Philips Healthcare.
  • Stephanie R. Wilson, MD, FRCPC, has no disclosures to report.
  • Leo Wolansky, MD, has received consulting fees from Guerbet and serves on the Data Monitoring Committee for Immunocellular Therapeutics.

The following planners and managers have reported NO financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Trace Hutchison, PharmD                              Victoria Phoenix, BS

Linda McLean, MS                                         Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP

Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP             Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of products or devices that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

For questions regarding this program, please contact ICPME:
Phone: 607-257-5860 X10

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This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Philips Healthcare


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.