UCSF Radiology Review: Key Clinical Concepts

University of California San Francisco Clinical Update (SA-CME)

Discover cutting-edge advancements and emerging issues in radiology and biomedical imaging with this comprehensive review from the experts at UCSF.

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Stay Current with this Concise Review

UCSF Radiology: Key Clinical Concepts features 30 expert faculty members from each major subspecialty. The course presents a review of current topics and frequent concerns in terms of protocols for accurately diagnosing questionable or indeterminate findings, when to suggest secondary imaging studies, and recommended follow-up guidelines. Six “Master Class” lectures feature esteemed senior UCSF faculty members reviewing cases and reflecting on important pearls and pointers gleaned from their years of experience and collaboration.

Sessions include: Current Techniques and Precision Imaging of Cancer; Adhering to New Rules and Guidelines; Incidental Findings: Work-Up and Management; Trauma and Emergency Procedures; Masters Classes with Esteemed Senior UCSF Faculty: Lynne S. Steinbach, MD - Musculoskeletal; Ronald J. Zagoria, MD - Genitourinary; William Dillon, MD - Adult Neuro; A. James Barkovich, MD - Pediatric Neuro; Judy Yee, MD, FACR - Gastrointestinal; Ernest Ring, MD - Interventional.

Expand Your Skills

Available online, UCSF Radiology: Key Clinical Concepts provides a maximum of 22.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.

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Techniques and Precision Imaging of Cancer

  • The PET/CT Evaluation of Breast Cancer - Spencer C. Behr, MD
  • Treatment-Related Changes Seen on PET/CT - Spencer C. Behr, MD
  • Update on PET/CT Imaging of Lymphoma - Spencer C. Behr, MD
  • Clinical Spotlight: Prostate Imaging: How Imaging Information is Used Clinically - Kirsten Greene, MD
  • Imaging of Uterine and Cervical Cancer: What the Surgeon Wants to Know - Priyanka Jha, MD
  • Update on CT Colonography - Priyanka Jha, MD
  • Incidentals and Artifacts on PET/CT - David M. Naeger, MD
  • Typical and Atypical Appearances of Lung Cancer - David M. Naeger, MD
  • Latest Developments in Prostate Imaging - Antonio C. Westphalen, MD, PhD

New Rules and Guidelines

  • Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia: Advances in Radiology - Brett M. Elicker, MD
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Guidelines: Radiology - Brett M. Elicker, MD
  • Introduction to New Advances in Interstitial Lung Disease - Brett M. Elicker, MD
  • Lung Cancer Screening and the LUNG-RADS System - Brett M. Elicker, MD
  • Breast Density Controversies and Legislation Update - Amie Y. Lee, MD
  • Update on the Guidelines for Imaging Management - Amie Y. Lee, MD
  • Clinical Spotlight: Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia: Advances in Knowledge - Brett Ley, MD
  • Clinical Spotlight: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Guidelines: Clinical - Brett Ley, MD
  • Image Gently and Lightly Campaigns: CT Dose Reduction - Andrew S. Phelps, MD
  • Postmenopausal Endometrium: Considerations, Cut-offs and Controversies - Lori M. Strachowski, MD
  • Ultrasound Assessment of Early Pregnancy Failure: New Criteria - Lori M. Strachowski, MD

Incidental Findings: Work-Up and Clinical Management

  • Incidental Findings on Abdominal Imaging - Bianca Carpentier, MD
  • Clinical Spotlight: Clinical GYN Decision-Making Based on Ultrasound Findings - Mindy E. Goldman, MD & Vickie A. Feldstein, MD
  • Incidental Cardiac/Aortic Findings on Chest CT - Michael D. Hope, MD
  • Pulmonary and Mediastinal Incidentalomas: It’s Not a Tumor - Kimberly Kallianos, MD
  • Incidental Findings: Documentation Communication & Follow-Up - Marc D. Kohli, MD
  • Clinical Spotlight: Incidental Findings: the Clinician’s Perspective - Paul Nadler, MD & Vickie A. Feldstein, MD
  • Incidental Findings in the Pelvis - Liina Poder, MD

Evaluation of Trauma and the Emergency Patient

  • Clinical Spotlight: Optimizing Image-Guided Biopsies FNA Techniques - Sarah M. Calkins, MD & Vickie A. Feldstein, MD
  • Everything But Venous Access: Pearls, Pitfalls and Disasters - Miles B. Conrad, MD, MPH
  • Interventional Radiology in the Trauma Setting: Controversies and the Future - Miles B. Conrad, MD, MPH
  • Venous Access: Tips, Tricks and Troubleshooting - Evan D. Lehrman, MD
  • Procedures Using Endovaginal Ultrasound-Guidance - Tara A. Morgan, MD
  • The Value of MSK Ultrasound in Evaluating Acute Injuries - Tara A. Morgan, MD
  • Spine Procedures: the Latest and Greatest - Vinil N. Shah, MD
  • Pediatric Imaging Emergencies - Matthew Zapala, MD, PhD

Masters Classes: Lectures by Esteemed Senior UCSF Faculty

  • Master Class - Pediatric Neuroimaging - A. James Barkovich, MD
  • Masters Class - Adult Neuroimaging: "Don't-Miss Lessons" from Call - William P. Dillon, MD
  • Masters Class - Interventional Management of Portal Hypertension - Ernest Ring, MD
  • Masters Class - Shoulder MRI: Pearls & Pitfalls - Lynne S. Steinbach, MD
  • Masters Class - CT Colonography: What You Need to Know - Judy Yee, MD, FACR
  • Masters Class - Renal Tumor Imaging - Ronald J. Zagoria, MD
(Faculty members are affiliated with UCSF Medical Center unless otherwise indicated.)

Course Co-Chairs

Vickie A. Feldstein, MD

  • Professor of Clinical Radiology, and of
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences


David M. Naeger, MD

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
  • Associate Chair for Education


A. James Barkovich, MD

  • Professor of Radiology
  • Chief, Pediatric Neuroradiology

Spencer C. Behr, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology

Sarah M. Calkins, MD

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology

Bianca Carpentier, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology

Peter Carroll, MD

  • Professor and Chair of Urology

Miles B. Conrad, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology

William P. Dillon, MD

  • Professor of Radiology

Brett M. Elicker, MD

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
  • Chief, Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging

Mindy E. Goldman, MD

  • Clinical Professor of Obestetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Kristen L. Greene, MD, MS

  • Associate Professor of Urology

Michael D. Hope, MD

  • Associate Professor of Radiology

Priyanka Jha, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology

Kimberly Kallianos, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology

Marc D. Kohli, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology


Amie Y. Lee, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology

Evan D. Lehrman, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

Brett Ley, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Tara A. Morgan, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology

Paul Nadler, MD

  • Professor of Medicine

Andrew S. Phelps, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology

Liina Poder, MD

  • Professor of Clinical Radiology

Ernest Ring, MD

  • Professor Emeritus of Radiology

Vinil N. Shah MD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology

Lynne S. Steinbach, MD

  • Professor of Radiology and Orthopaedics

Lori M. Strachowski, MD

  • Professor of Radiology, and of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
  • Chief, Ultrasound
  • Zuckerberg SF General Hospital

Antonio C. Westphalen, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Radiology

Judy Yee, MD, FACR

  • Professor and Vice-Chair of Radiology
  • Chief, Radiology Service
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Ronald J. Zagoria, MD, FACR

  • Professor of Radiology
  • Chief, Abdominal Imaging

Matthew Zapala, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology

Faculty Disclosure

The following faculty speaker(s) has disclosed a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with the following commercial companies (which may provide products or services relating to his/her presentations).

  • Spencer C. Behr, MD - grant receipient from GE Healthcare, Navidea; consultant for Navidea
  • Brett Ley, MD - honorarium from Genentech
  • Antonio C. Westphalen, MD - advisor/reviewer for 3D Biopsy
  • Judy Yee, MD - grant/research for Echopixel
  • Ronald J. Zagoria, MD - consultant for ReCor Medical

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

The remaining faculty (not listed above) have indicated they have no financial relationships to disclose.


This activity was planned and produced in accordance with The Essential Areas, Elements and Policies of The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


UCSF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 22.0 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 6.75 in CT, 4.0 in MR, 4.5 in Ultrasound, 1.0 in Breast Imaging and 1.0 in PET/Nuc Med.

Series Release: December 1, 2017
Series Expiration: November 30, 2020 (deadline to register for credit)
Estimated time to complete activity: 22.0 hours

CME credit is obtained upon successful completion of an activity post-test and evaluation. CME Credit registration forms must be submitted prior to series expiration date. Certificates will be dated upon receipt and cannot be dated retroactively.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to identify:

  • Current concepts and recent US/CT/MR advances in genitourinary and gynecologic imaging and diseases
  • Fundamentals, potential pitfalls and recent updates of obstetric ultrasound and breast imaging
  • Systematic approach to diagnostic dilemmas in neuroradiology, pediatric and musculoskeletal radiology
  • Fundamentals and advances in cardiac and pulmonary imaging
  • Principles and pitfalls of PET/CT and interventional techniques
  • Up-to-date approaches on diagnostic imaging and clinical treatment of specific clinical problems

Intended Audience

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