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Release Date:
January 1, 2016

Expiration Date:
February 1, 2018





Dushyant V. Sahani, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Director of Computed Tomography
Massachusetts General Hospital





Equipment Requirements
PC: Win7/Win8, Pentium processor or faster, at least 2GB RAM, Internet Explorer version 10/11, Mozilla FireFox version 33.0.

MAC: OS version 10.8/10.9, Intel processor, at least 2GB RAM, Safari version 6.2, FireFox 33.0


Recording of a live webinar presented on
December 9, 2015


A certified one-hour archived webinar for radiologists, radiologic technologists, interventional radiologists,pediatricians, and cardiologists.

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 Webinar
Credit: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1
Credit: 1.0 ARRT Category A
Tuition:  none

Course Overview
Contrast-enhanced imaging is essential for the diagnosis and management of a multitude of diseases. Significant advancements in the detection and differentiation of disease have been made in the last decade using new and evolving contrast-enhanced imaging applications and techniques.

Current Concepts in Contrast-enhanced CT will focus on currently approved agents, their properties, and indications for use; the use of both intravenous and oral agents in the adult and pediatric populations; the role of CT contrast in the interventional and cardiology suites; and the continued expansion of the role of oral CT agents.

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

  • List the current CT contrast agent properties and their indications for use
  • Explain the use of intravenous (IV) contrast agents in interventional radiology and cardiology
  • Describe how IV CT contrast agents can be safely administered in the pediatric population
  • Discuss the role of oral CT contrast agents

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.

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 Technologists
This program has been approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 1.0 hour of ARRT Category A continuing education credit.

How to Enroll and Participate
This program is offered by ICPME through WebEx webinar service. There are no fees or prerequisites for this program.

  • Click the blue link. Complete the precourse evaluation, then 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 WebEx Player or JAVA.

Your online account with ICPME serves as a permanent record of credit certificates earned through

  • Log-in to your account at
  • 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.
  • 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 on

Your certificate of credit will remain in your account at as a permanent record of your participation.

Dushyant V. Sahani, MD
Dr. Sahani is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Director of Computed Tomography at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a board-certified radiologist and fellowship-trained in abdominal imaging and intervention at MGH.

Imaging of the liver, biliary, and pancreas has been the focus of Dr. Sahani’s work. He is currently involved in investigating tumor angiogenesis and response to novel cancer treatment methods with CT, MRI, and PET.

Dr. Sahani has delivered more than 200 lectures nationally and internationally and contributed over 250 articles and reviews to the medical literature, numerous book chapters and has authored two textbooks. His work has appeared in New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Medicine, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Clinical Gastrointestinal Radiology and Hepatology, Radiology, American Journal of Radiology, Annals of Surgery, Investigative Radiology, and European Journal of Radiology.

In addition to teaching students, residents, and fellows at Harvard Medical School, he has been a visiting professor at numerous universities in the US and abroad.

Dr. Sahani is a fellow member of several professional societies and currently serves on the Board of Directors for International Society for Computed Tomography, president elect of Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, and is chairman of the Gastrointestinal Radiology Subcommittee of the Scientific Program Committee. He was also selected to be a member of the 2015 International Visiting Professor Team of the Radiological Society of North America.

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:

Dushyant V. Sahani, MD, has received research grants from GE Healthcare not related to this activity.

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
Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CCMEP
Linda McLean, MS 
Victoria Phoenix, BS           
Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CCMEP
Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN                         

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 X10

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from GE 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.