National Diagnostic Imaging Symposium™

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Expand your medical knowledge and diagnostic skills with expert presentations covering 10 radiology subspecialties. For information on upcoming live World Class CME courses, go to worldclasscme.com.

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Learn from the Experts

World Class CME's National Diagnostic Imaging Symposium™ is a comprehensive program featuring 115 presentations across 10 subspecialties, including Abdominal, Chest, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Genitourinary, Neurology, Musculoskeletal and Nuclear Medicine. This CME course will help you to better:

  • Assess injuries and diseases of the extremities, spine and face using CT and MRI
  • Apply ultrasound in musculoskeletal, gynecological, obstetrical, cardiovascular and other organ systems
  • Use MDCT and MR imaging to evaluate the abdomen, liver, pancreas, spleen and bowel
  • Evaluate genitourinary malignancies, masses and anomalies using MRI, CT and US
  • Understand the newest breast screening and diagnostic technologies
  • And more...

Convenient Online CME

National Diagnostic Imaging Symposium™ offers the guidance you need in the format that works with your schedule, along with an opportunity to earn a maximum of 60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Available online, this program provides access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you may confidently incorporate the latest thinking and guidelines into your daily practice.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Quick Facts

Provider: World Class CME

Course Directors:
Mark W. Anderson, MD
Jared D. Christensen, MD
Erik Gaensler, MD
Richard M. Gore, MD
Wayne S. Kubal, MD
John S. Pellerito, MD, FACR
Stuart G. Silverman, MD, FACR
Michael J. Ulissey, MD, FACR
Thomas C. Winter III, MD

Credits: Earn a maximum of 60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Chest Radiology

  • Imaging of Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease: The New Classification of UIP and the Rationale for Change - Jonathan H. Chung, MD
  • Smoking-related Lung Disease - Caroline Chiles, MD
  • Imaging of Cystic Lung Disease - Thomas E. Hartman, MD, FACR
  • Airways Disease: A Case-based Approach - Jared D. Christensen, MD
  • Lung Nodule Management Guidelines: What to Use When - Jared D. Christensen, MD
  • Lung Cancer Screening: A Case-based Review - Caroline Chiles, MD
  • Diffuse Nodular Lung Disease - Jonathan H. Chung, MD
  • Pulmonary Complications in the Immunocompromised Host - Thomas E. Hartman, MD, FACR
  • Incidental Findings on Chest CT - Caroline Chiles, MD
  • Occupational Lung Disease - Jonathan H. Chung, MD
  • Imaging Evaluation of Acute Chest Pain - Jared D. Christensen, MD

Musculoskeletal Radiology

  • The Wrist: Intrinsic Ligaments and Tendons - Mark W. Anderson, MD
  • The Shoulder: Labral Pathology - Laura W. Bancroft, MD, FACR
  • MRI of the Elbow: A Case-based Review - Mark W. Anderson, MD
  • Imaging of Osteoporosis and its Complications - Mark W. Anderson, MD
  • The Knee: Ligaments - Laura W. Bancroft, MD, FACR
  • Imaging of Lateral Ankle Pain - Laura W. Bancroft, MD, FACR

Breast MRI

  • Point-Counter-Point: Abbreviated Screening Breast MRI Versus Breast MRI - Keep the Full Protocol - Sarah M. Friedewald, MD, and Bonnie N. Joe, MD, PhD
  • 3T vs 1.5T in Breast: What Are the Benefits? Are They Needed? - Katja Pinker, MD, PhD, EBBI
  • Controversies in Breast MRI - Are They Real? - Christopher E. Comstock, MD, FACR
  • MRI Biopsies: From Basics to Tips and Tricks - Sarah M. Friedewald, MD
  • Breast MRI in the Post Lumpectomy Patient - Christopher E. Comstock, MD, FACR
  • The Effective Use of Breast MRI as a Problem Solver - Katja Pinker, MD, PhD, EBBI
  • Current Status of Breast DWI - Bonnie N. Joe, MD, PhD
  • Breast MRI in the Preoperative Setting - Sarah M. Friedewald, MD
  • Challenges with BIRADS-3 in Breast MRI - Christopher E. Comstock, MD, FACR
  • Difficulties with NME: Is it BPE or DCIS? - Katja Pinker, MD, PhD, EBBI
  • Breast MRI Cases to Leave For Your Partner - Bonnie N. Joe, MD, PhD

Gastrointestinal Radiology

  • MR for the Non-Traumatic Acute Abdomen - Perry J. Pickhardt, MD
  • Acute Pancreatitis - Koenraad J. Mortele, MD
  • Demystifying Peritoneal Disease - Perry J. Pickhardt, MD
  • Solid Pancreatic Tumors Beyond Adenocarcinoma - Koenraad J. Mortele, MD
  • MDCT Evaluation of the Spleen - Elliot K. Fishman, MD
  • Evaluation of Bowel Ischemia - Richard M. Gore, MD
  • CT of Small Bowel Tumors - Elliot K. Fishman, MD
  • Appendicitis and Diverticulitis and Their Mimics - Richard M. Gore, MD
  • Understanding NAFLD - Perry J. Pickhardt, MD
  • MRC of Benign Biliary Disorders - Koenraad J. Mortele, MD
  • MDCT of Parenchymal Liver Disease - Elliot K. Fishman, MD
  • Diagnosis and Staging of Biliary Neoplasms - Richard M. Gore, MD

Ultrasound

  • Why You Should Be Offering Liver Elastography in Your Practice - Richard G. Barr, MD, PhD
  • There is a Mass in the Scrotum: What Does it Mean? - Thomas C. Winter III, MD
  • Sonography of the First Trimester - Peter Doubilet, MD, PhD
  • Pediatric Ultrasound from the ER: Right Lower Quadrant Pain: More Than Appendicitis - Marilyn J. Siegel, MD
  • How Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Will Improve Your Patient Outcomes - How to Get Started - Richard G. Barr, MD, PhD
  • Medical Malpractice Issues in Obstetrics for the General Radiologist - Thomas C. Winter III, MD
  • Ectopic Pregnancy: Diagnosis - Peter Doubilet, MD, PhD
  • Pediatric Ultrasound from the ER: Imaging Turns and Twists of Bowel Obstruction - Marilyn J. Siegel, MD
  • Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound of the Liver and Kidney - Richard G. Barr, MD, PhD
  • Interesting Abdominal Ultrasound Cases - Thomas C. Winter III, MD
  • Placenta, Cord, and Amniotic Fluid - Peter Doubilet, MD, PhD
  • Pediatric Ultrasound From the ER: Acute Scrotum: Practice Essentials - Marilyn J. Siegel, MD

Breast Imaging

  • The Community-based Breast Imaging Center - How to Make it Efficient and Profitable - Stamatia Destounis, MD, FACR
  • High Risk Screening: The Devil is in the Details - Maxine S. Jochelson, MD
  • Medicolegal Issues in Breast Imaging - Edward A. Sickles, MD
  • How to Reduce the Frequency of Missed Cancers - Edward A. Sickles, MD
  • Case Studies of Potential Lawsuits - What Can We Learn? - Edward A. Sickles, MD
  • Ultrasound Features of Breast Masses as Biomarkers - A. Thomas Stavros, MD, FACR
  • Tomosynthesis in the Screening and Diagnosis Environments - Stamatia Destounis, MD, FACR
  • Contrast Enhanced Mammography: State of the Art - Maxine S. Jochelson, MD
  • Breast Imaging in Women Receiving Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy - Maxine S. Jochelson, MD
  • Challenging Cases in Tomosynthesis, What Can We Learn? - Stamatia Destounis, MD, FACR
  • Ultrasound of Nipple Discharge and Papillary Lesions - A. Thomas Stavros, MD, FACR
  • An Analysis of Ultrasound False Negative Findings - A. Thomas Stavros, MD, FACR

Emergency Radiology

  • MDCT Maxillofacial Trauma: Saving Face - Mark P. Bernstein, MD
  • Shoulder Trauma - Manickam Kumaravel, MD
  • Pitfalls in CT of Blunt Abdominal Trauma - Jorge A. Soto, MD
  • CT and MR of Spine Infections - Wayne S. Kubal, MD
  • Musculoskeletal Emergencies - Manickam Kumaravel, MD
  • Using MR to Address Problematic Cervical Injuries - Wayne S. Kubal, MD
  • Easily Missed Thoracolumbar Injuries - Mark P. Bernstein, MD
  • CT and MR of Biliary Tract Emergencies - Jorge A. Soto, MD
  • Injuries to the Aorta and Diaphragm - Mark P. Bernstein, MD
  • Imaging of Crohn’s Disease in the ER - Jorge A. Soto, MD
  • Avoiding Errors: Foot and Ankle - Manickam Kumaravel, MD
  • Non-Traumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage - Wayne S. Kubal, MD

Genitourinary

  • Imaging of Adrenal Masses - Stuart G. Silverman, MD, FACR
  • Imaging of Treated and Recurrent Prostate Cancer - Hebert Alberto Vargas, MD
  • MRI of the Bladder and Urethra - Mukesh Harisinghani, MD
  • MRI of Adnexal Lesions - Iva Petkovska, MD
  • Renal Mass Imaging Update - Stuart G. Silverman, MD, FACR
  • Imaging of Cervical and Endometrial Malignancies - Hebert Alberto Vargas, MD
  • Prostate MR: PIRADS 2 Simplified - Mukesh Harisinghani, MD
  • MRI of Benign Conditions of the Uterus - Iva Petkovska, MD
  • Case-based Review: Pitfalls of GU MRI - Hebert Alberto Vargas, MD
  • Case-based Review: GU Infections - Mukesh Harisinghani, MD
  • Case-based Review: MRI of Acute Pelvic Pain in Women - Iva Petkovska, MD
  • Case-based Review: CT Urography - Stuart G. Silverman, MD, FACR

Advanced Topics in Breast

  • A Revolutionary New Era in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer, Past, Present and Future - László K. Tabár, MD
  • Modern and Effective Calcification Analysis - László K. Tabár, MD
  • Architectural Distortion on the Mammogram - Detection and Workup Algorithm Leading to the Correct Diagnosis - László K. Tabár, MD
  • Tomosynthesis - It Just Keeps Getting Better! - Elizabeth A. Rafferty, MD
  • Current Screening Guidelines: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? - Elizabeth A. Rafferty, MD
  • Am I Missing Something? Minimizing False Positives with Tomosynthesis - Elizabeth A. Rafferty, MD
  • Through the Looking-Glass: A Potpourri of Case Studies - Elizabeth A. Rafferty, MD

Neuroradiology

  • Sellar and Parasellar Lesions - James G. Smirniotopoulos, MD
  • Spine Neoplasms - Erik Gaensler, MD
  • Stroke Intervention: What Really Matters in Your Reports - James E. Lefler, MD
  • Brain Infections - Blake A. Johnson, MD, FACR
  • Neuroimaging of Drug Abuse - Camilla E. Lindan, MD
  • Tumor Markers in Diffuse Gliomas - James G. Smirniotopoulos, MD
  • Head and Neck Tumors - Blake A. Johnson, MD, FACR
  • AVM’s A-Z - Erik Gaensler, MD
  • Upping Your Game! From Common Indications to Stellar Report: Headache - Camilla E. Lindan, MD
  • Upping Your Game! From Common Indications to Stellar Report: Cognitive Decline - Camilla E. Lindan, MD
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage - Blake A. Johnson, MD, FACR
  • Mysteries of Metastases - James G. Smirniotopoulos, MD

Cardiovascular Radiology

  • Pearls and Pitfalls for Carotid Duplex Interpretation - John S. Pellerito, MD, FACR
  • CT of the Abdominal Aorta: Aneurysms, Dissections, and Repair - Elliot K. Fishman, MD
  • Multimodality Imaging in the Assessment of Structural Heart Disease - Michael Poon, MD, FACC
  • Doppler Evaluation of Portal Hypertension - John S. Pellerito, MD, FACR
  • CT of GI Bleeding - Elliot K. Fishman, MD
  • Noninvasive Evaluation of Chest Pain - Michael Poon, MD, FACC
  • CTA of the Abdominal Vessels and Runoff Studies - Elliot K. Fishman, MD
  • Doppler Evaluation of Renal and Mesenteric Arteries - John S. Pellerito, MD, FACR

Chest Radiology

Jared D. Christensen, MD

  • Program Director
  • Duke University Medical Center

Caroline Chiles, MD

  • Wake Forest University

Jonathan H. Chung, MD

  • University of Chicago

Thomas E. Hartman, MD, FACR

  • Mayo Clinic Rochester

Musculoskeletal

Mark W. Anderson, MD

  • Program Director
  • University of Virginia

Laura W. Bancroft, MD, FACR

  • University of South Florida
  • College of Medicine

Breast MRI

Michael J. Ulissey, MD, FACR

  • Program Director
  • The University of Texas
  • Health Sciences Center in San Antonio

Christopher E. Comstock, MD, FACR

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Sarah M. Friedewald, MD

  • Northwestern Medicine/Prentice Women’s Hospital

Bonnie N. Joe, MD, PhD

  • UCSF Breast Imaging

Katja Pinker, MD, PhD, EBBI

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Gastrointestinal Radiology

Richard M. Gore, MD

  • Program Director
  • University of Chicago

Elliot K. Fishman, MD

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital

Koenraad J. Mortele, MD

  • Harvard Medical School

Perry J. Pickhardt, MD

  • University of Wisconsin
  • School of Medicine and Public Health

Ultrasound

Thomas C. Winter III, MD

  • Program Director
  • University of Utah School of Medicine

Richard G. Barr, MD, PhD

  • Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Rootstown, OH

Peter Doubilet, MD, PhD

  • Harvard Medical School
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Marilyn J. Siegel, MD

  • Washington University School of Medicine

Breast Imaging

Michael J. Ulissey, MD, FACR

  • Program Director
  • The University of Texas
  • Health Sciences Center in San Antonio

Stamatia Destounis, MD, FACR

  • University of Rochester
  • Elizabeth Wende Breast Care

Maxine S. Jochelson, MD

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Edward A. Sickles, MD

  • University of California, San Francisco

A. Thomas Stavros, MD, FACR

  • The University of Texas
  • Health Sciences Center in San Antonio

Emergency Radiology

Wayne S. Kubal, MD

  • Program Director
  • University of Arizona

Mark P. Bernstein, MD

  • NYU Langone Health
  • Bellevue Hospital

Jorge A. Soto, MD

  • Boston University School of Medicine

Manickam Kumaravel, MD

  • The University of Texas
  • Health Science Center at Houston

Genitourinary Radiology

Stuart G. Silverman, MD, FACR

  • Program Director
  • Harvard Medical School

Mukesh Harisinghani, MD

  • Harvard Medical School

Iva Petkovska, MD

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Hebert Alberto Vargas, MD

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Advanced Topics in Breast

Michael J. Ulissey, MD, FACR

  • Program Director
  • The University of Texas
  • Health Sciences Center in San Antonio

László K. Tabár, MD

  • Uppsala University, Sweden

Elizabeth A. Rafferty, MD

  • Director of Breast Imaging Program
  • L&M Radiology

Neuroradiology

Erik Gaensler, MD

  • Program Director
  • Bay Imaging Consultants
  • San Francisco, CA

Blake A. Johnson, MD, FACR

  • Center for Diagnostic Imaging
  • Minneapolis, MN

James E. Lefler, MD

  • AdventHealth-Tampa Bay Region

Camilla E. Lindan, MD

  • University of California, San Francisco

James G. Smirniotopoulos, MD

  • Chief Editor, MedPix®
  • National Library of Medicine
  • Bethesda, MD

Cardiovascular Radiology

John S. Pellerito, MD, FACR

  • Program Director
  • Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Elliot K. Fishman, MD

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital

Michael Poon, MD, FACC

  • Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Accreditation

Oakstone Publishing is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

Oakstone Publishing designates this enduring material for a maximum of 60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: February 15, 2020
Date Credits Expire: February 15, 2023

Credits are inclusive of: Body: 21.00; Chest; 7.00; Cardiovascular: 5.75; CT: 25.75; MRI: 22.50; Ultrasound: 11.75; MSK: 6.00; Nuclear: 0.50; Genitourinary: 10.00; Neuroradiology: 9.50; Head and Neck: 1.00; Gastrointestinal: 12.00; Vascular & Interventional: 5.00; Obstetrical US: 1.50; Gynecological US: 0.50; 1st Trimester US: 1.00; 2nd Trimester US: 1.00; 3rd Trimester US: 1.00; Breast Imaging: 17.25 (Breast MRI: 7.75; Breast Ultrasound: 5.75; Digital Mammography: 11.75; Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy: 1.00; Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: 0.75; MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy: 1.50)

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and a post-test.

Unique Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this CME activity, you will be better able to:

  • Increase diagnostic capabilities in multiple radiology sub-specialties
  • Utilize CT and MRI to assess injury and disease in the extremities, spine and face
  • Apply ultrasound to musculoskeletal, gynecological, obstetrical, cardiovascular and other organ systems
  • Effectively use MDCT and MR imaging to evaluate the abdomen, liver, pancreas, spleen and bowel
  • Plan the appropriate imaging of emergency department patients, including pediatric patients
  • Improve assessment of genitourinary malignancies, masses and anomalies using MRI, CT and US
  • Improve diagnostic accuracy in breast imaging and distinguish advantages of the newest breast screening and diagnostic technologies
  • Correctly interpret and stage CT findings in the context of a lung cancer-screening program
  • Understand how to utilize non-invasive options such as CT, MR and ultrasound for the evaluation of vascular problems
  • Improve skills in MR and US-guided radiology procedures
  • Enhance understanding of the use and limitations of PET/CT

Intended Audience

This program was designed to meet the educational needs of practicing radiologists, radiologists in training and other physicians, as well as advanced practitioners with a special interest in radiology.