UCSF Abdominal and Thoracic Imaging

University of California San Francisco Clinical Update

Stay current on the latest advances in Abdominal and Thoracic Imaging with this comprehensive clinical update from the experts at UCSF.
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Explore Key Topics in Abdominal and Thoracic Imaging

This CME program is a wide-ranging review of clinically relevant topics in diagnostic imaging. UCSF Abdominal and Thoracic Imaging includes case-based lectures on topics like acute chest imaging, imaging of lung cancer, practical applications of liver, pancreatic and renal imaging, CT colonography, etc. It will help you to:

  • Illustrate effective management of acute aorta and common cardiovascular abnormalities
  • Correctly diagnose common and uncommon pancreatic masses, solitary liver masses, and retroperitoneal masses
  • Appraise the management of women with vaginal bleeding and ovarian masses
  • Discuss approaches to dose reduction in diagnostic imaging
  • Attain the latest knowledge for the management of pulmonary nodules, lung cancer, and pulmonary embolism

Expand your skills

A comprehensive clinical update, this learn-at-your-own-pace course in abdominal and thoracic imaging provides a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits . Available online, it provides access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so that you may expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.

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

Quick Facts

Provider: University of California San Francisco

Course Director:
Michael D. Hope, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
University of California, San Francisco

Credits: Earn a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Acute Chest Imaging

  • Acute Chest Cases - Travis S. Henry, MD
  • Coronary CTA - Travis S. Henry, MD
  • Non-Infectious Consolidation - Travis S. Henry, MD
  • The Post-Operative Aorta - Travis S. Henry, MD
  • Pulmonary Infections: Pattern and Diagnosis - Michael D. Hope, MD
  • Revisiting Pulmonary Embolism - Michael D. Hope, MD
  • The Acute Aorta - Michael D. Hope, MD
  • Pediatric Non-Accidental Trauma - Andrew S. Phelps, MD

Abdomen: CT/MR/US

  • Diagnosis and Management of Adnexal Masses on Ultrasound - Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD
  • Evaluating Suspected Kidney Stone: Ultrasound versus CT - Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD
  • Imaging Women with Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding - Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD
  • Thyroid Ultrasound - Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD
  • Primary Retroperitoneal Masses: An Approach to Diagnosis - Emily M. Webb, MD
  • Solitary Liver Masses: Problem-Solving with CT/MR - Emily M. Webb, MD
  • Practical Workup of Cystic Pancreatic Masses - Judy Yee, MD
  • Problem Solving Solid Pancreatic Masses - Judy Yee, MD

CT Imaging and Radiation Dosage

  • Pediatric CT Dose Reduction - Andrew S. Phelps, MD
  • Improving Health Care Quality with Reduced Radiation Dose - Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Update - Judy Yee, MD
  • CT Colonography Interpretation Primer - Judy Yee, MD
  • CT/MR Enterography - Judy Yee, MD
  • Everything You Need to Know about the Spleen - Emily M. Webb, MD

The Rest of the Chest

  • An Approach to Mediastinal Masses - Travis S. Henry, MD
  • Cardiac Findings on Routine Chest CT - Travis S. Henry, MD
  • Large Airways Disease - Travis S. Henry, MD
  • Practical Applications of Lung Cancer Staging - Travis S. Henry, MD
  • The Lateral Chest X-ray is Even Tougher! - Travis S. Henry, MD
  • Chest X-rays Are Tough - Michael D. Hope, MD
  • Lung Cancer Screening - Michael D. Hope, MD
  • Navigating HRCT - Michael D. Hope, MD
  • Pediatric Lumps and Bumps - Andrew S. Phelps, MD

Focus on Abdominal Imaging

  • Pediatric Appendicitis Ultrasound - Andrew S. Phelps, MD
  • Pediatric Female Pelvis - Andrew S. Phelps, MD
  • Pediatric Fracture versus Fakeout - Andrew S. Phelps, MD
  • Acute Abdominal Pain - Emily M. Webb, MD
  • Appendicitis: Imaging Update - Emily M. Webb, MD
  • Challenging Abdominal Cases - Judy Yee, MD

Course Director

Michael D. Hope, MD

  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • University of California, San Francisco

UCSF Faculty

Travis S. Henry, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
  • University of California, San Francisco

Andrew S. Phelps, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
  • University of California, San Francisco

Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD

  • Professor of Radiology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
  • and of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
  • Director, Radiology Outcomes Research Laboratory
  • University of California, San Francisco

 

Emily M. Webb, MD

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
  • University of California, San Francisco

Judy Yee, MD

  • Professor and Vice-Chair of Radiology
  • Chief, Radiology Services
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • University of California, San Francisco

Faculty Disclosure

The following speaker(s) has disclosed a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with a commercial company, which might provide products or services relating to his/her presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity:

  • Travis S. Henry, MD reports Genentech, Inc., employment (spouse)

All potential conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.

None of the speakers participating in this activity has indicated that their presentations include or discuss investigational or off-label uses of pharmaceutical products or medical devices.

Accreditation

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

UCSF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The total credits are inclusive of 14.25 in CT, 1.75 in MR, and 4.0 in Ultrasound.

Series Release: April 16, 2017
Series Expiration: April 15, 2020 (deadline to register for credit)

CME credit is obtained upon successful completion of an activity post-test and evaluation, as well as payment of a $45 processing fee. CME Credit registration forms must be submitted prior to series expiration date.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will know how to:

  • Manage the acute aorta and common cardiovascular abnormalities
  • Apply current consensus on pulmonary nodules, lung cancer, and pulmonary embolism
  • Differentiate common solitary liver masses
  • Diagnose common and atypical pancreatic masses
  • Evaluate the small and large bowel in patients with abdominal pain
  • Manage women with vaginal bleeding and ovarian masses
  • Discuss utilization of imaging and approaches for reducing radiation dose
  • Diagnosis emergent pediatric finding
  • Develop a CT-based approach for colorectal cancer screening

Intended Audience

This educational activity was designed for radiologists and other medical professionals who would benefit from a greater understanding of the interpretation of abdominal and thoracic images.

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