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Release Date:
August 2012

Review Date:
February 2016

Expiration Date:
March 1, 2017



Jeffrey C. Weinreb, MD, FACR
Professor of Diagnostic Radiology
Yale University School of Medicine
Director of Medical Imaging
Chief of Body Imaging
Chief of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Yale-New Haven Hospital


Equipment Requirements

PC: Windows XP/Vista/Win7, Pentium processor or faster, at least 1 GB RAM, Internet Explorer version 8 and 9, Mozilla FireFox version 15.

MAC: OS version 10.6/10.7/10/8, Intel processor or faster, at least 1 GB RAM, Safari version 5, FireFox version 15.


   What's the Diagnosis?
   Advanced LIVER MRI Tutorial
   Recording of a live webinar presented on July 25, 2012

   A certified one-hour case review for radiologists

Format:        Archived Webinar
MD Credit:   1.0 AMA PRA Category 1
FEE:              $25.00
RT Credit:    No ARRT credit available
Fee:              N/A


Course Overview
The lecture focuses on challenging and difficult cases, stressing a practical, clinically-oriented approach to interpretation, diagnosis, and communication with referring physicians. Participants have the opportunity to look over the shoulder of Dr. Jeffrey Weinreb, reviewing cases not routinely encountered in daily practice.

Educational Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify how technical advances in hardware and software, including the use of all approved contrast agents affects image acquisition and interpretation of MR imaging studies.
  • Describe the major characteristics of an imaging study and render a specific diagnosis or refined differential diagnosis when appropriate.
  • Distinguish the specific findings that support the diagnosis and/or recommendations to those responsible for treatment decisions.

ACCME Accreditation Statement
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.

Credit Designation
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

Tuition for this course includes unlimited access to the course and Certificate of Credit.

ICPME accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. Please note: tuition payments are non-refundable.

How to Participate
There is a fee to register for this activity.

  • Click the blue link. Complete the precourse evaluation and click SUBMIT.
  • Once the precourse evaluation is submitted, click on the blue link again to view the course.
  • Click on PLAYBACK. To view the streaming video, you may have to download the WebEx Player or Java..

How To Recieve Credit

  • View the entire one-hour session. 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. You will be redirected to the ICPME website.
  • 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, click the certificate tab to print a credit certificate.

Faculty Biography

Jeffrey C. Weinreb, MD, FACR
Professor of Diagnostic Radiology
Yale University School of Medicine
Director of Medical Imaging
Chief of Body Imaging
Chief of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Yale-New Haven Hospital

After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Weinreb received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  He has held faculty positions at University of Texas Medical School, Columbia College for Physicians and Surgeons, and New York University School of Medicine, where he was Director of MRI for 15 years and led a group that pioneered the development of Body MRI.  Yale has been his home since 2002.

Dr. Weinreb is currently Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at the Yale School of Medicine and Chief of MRI and Director of Medical Imaging at Yale-New Haven Hospital.  He is a leading authority in MRI contrast agents and the use of MRI for the breast, abdomen (focusing on the liver) and pelvis.  A noted educator and lecturer, he has presented more than 800 invited lectures and has been a frequent Visiting Professor throughout the world. Dr. Weinreb has authored/co-authored more than 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts and three textbooks, and he is on the editorial boards of several medical journals.

As Chairman of the American College of Radiology Commission on Quality and Safety, Dr. Weinreb spearheaded efforts to improve the quality of medical imaging in the USA. He has served as President of the SCBT/MR, President of the New York Roentgen Society, Vice President of the ACR, and Chair of the annul ACR Forum.  Dr. Weinreb continues to maintain a full-time clinical and academic practice.

Disclosure Information
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 anyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

The faculty has 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:

Jeffrey C. Weinreb, MD, FACR has received consulting fees from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Boston Scientific, and CMC Contrast AB.

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:

Sharon Cancino
Trace Hutchison, PharmD
Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP
Linda McLean, MS
Victoria Phoenix, BS
Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN
Lisa Schleelein, MEd
Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents 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

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This activity was supported by an independent educational grant from Bayer 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.