2013 MRI National Symposium: MRI of the Head and Spine - A Video CME Teaching Activity

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 16.0

Category A CE Credits:



Magnetic Resonance Imaging: National Symposium -
Programs 1 - 17

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Purchase Entire DVD Set (Programs 1-8) CME is NOT INCLUDED in the purchase price   $ 1295
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(Set of DVDs, Syllabus, CME Application Pack)
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Purchase Physician CME Application - Online Test FULL TEST ONLY   $ 95
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Purchase Individual DVDs (Program 1) $ 225

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About This DVD
This DVD activity provides a practical teaching course for those who order, perform or interpret magnetic resonance imaging studies.  The program is organized in such a way to allow subscribers to purchase all or a subsection(s) of the DVD program.  Three focused segments provide a comprehensive yet practical review and update on the clinical applications of MRI.  The activity begins by focusing on the head and spine, moves into the musculoskeletal system and concludes with cardiovascular and body applications.
A special non accredited segment of the program focuses on equipment comparisons and capabilities.  Those subscribers planning to purchase MRI equipment should find the Bonus program particularly valuable as companies discuss their present capabilities and their plans for the future.
Target Audience
This DVD CME activity is designed to educate diagnostic imaging physicians who supervise and interpret MRI/MRA studies.  It should also be useful for referring physicians who order these studies so that they might gain a greater appreciation of the strengths and limitations of clinically relevant MRI exams.
Educational Objectives
At the completion of this DVD CME activity, subscribers should be able to: 
  • Discuss the expanding role of MR imaging in the evaluation of pathologic disorders.
  • Implement state of the art MR protocols.
  • Describe the principles of imaging techniques.
No special educational preparation is required for this CME activity
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  • Electronic pointer correlation with speaker's indications  
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Physicians: Educational Symposia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Educational Symposia designates this enduring material for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Credits awarded for this enduring activity are designated "SA-CME" by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and qualify toward fulfilling requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-assessment.
Technologists: No Category A CE credit is available for this activity.
All DVD course participants are required to pass a written or online test with a minimum score of 70% in order to be awarded credit. (Exam materials, if ordered, will be sent with your DVD order.) All DVD course participants will also have the opportunity to critically evaluate the program as it relates to practice relevance and educational objectives.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM for these programs may be claimed until September 14, 2016.
This DVD activity was planned and produced by Educational Symposia, the leader in diagnostic imaging education since 1975.
This DVD activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essential Areas and Elements.
Academic Faculty
Blake A. Johnson, M.D., FACR
Medical Director
Center for Diagnostic Imaging
Minneapolis, MN
Meng Law, M.D., MBBS, FRACR
Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Neurological Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
Director of Neuroradiology
Keck Medical Center and School of Medicine of USC 
Los Angeles, CA
Suresh K. Mukherji, M.D., FACR
Professor and Chief of Head & Neck Radiology
Professor of Radiology, Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery, Radiation Oncology and Periodontics and Oral Medicine
University of Michigan Health System
University of Michigan Dental School
Ann Arbor, MI

Jeffrey S. Ross, M.D.
Professor of Neuroradiology
Barrow Neurological Institute
St. Joseph's Hospital
Phoenix, AZ
Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, M.D., FACR
Director MRI, CT and Outpatient/Advanced Development
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY
Head & Spine Subset 1 - 8
Program 1
MR of Acute Stroke
Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, M.D., FACR
Intracranial Tumors and Tumor Mimics
Blake A. Johnson, M.D., FACR
MR Contrast Agents: An Update
Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, M.D., FACR
Program 2
Advanced Imaging of CNS Neoplasms - Characterization and Surveillance
Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, M.D., FACR
Imaging of Skull Base Tumors
Blake A. Johnson, M.D., FACR
Advanced Imaging of CNS Neoplasms: Preoperative Planning with BOLD and DTI
Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, M.D., FACR
Program 3
Intracranial Metastatic Disease
Blake A. Johnson, M.D., FACR
Temporal Bone Imaging; Modern Imaging and Current Controversies
Suresh K. Mukherji, M.D., FACR  
Diagnostic Pitfalls in Neuroimaging
Blake A. Johnson, M.D., FACR
Program 4
New MR/MRA Imaging Techniques
Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, M.D., FACR
MR of Intracranial Hemorrhage
Blake A. Johnson, M.D., FACR
Tumoral MR Spectroscopy: To Spect or Not to Spect
Meng Law, M.D., MBBS, FRACR 
Program 5
A Simplified Approach to the Spaces of the Head & Neck
Suresh K. Mukherji, M.D., FACR  
State of the Art Imaging of Epilepsy
Meng Law, M.D., MBBS, FRACR 
Common Cranial Neuropathies
Suresh K. Mukherji, M.D., FACR  
Program 6
Biologic MR Imaging of Head and Neck Cancer
Suresh K. Mukherji, M.D., FACR  
Imaging White Matter Disorders
Meng Law, M.D., MBBS, FRACR 
The Brachial Plexus
Suresh K. Mukherji, M.D., FACR  
Question and Answer Session

Program 7
Degenerative Disk Disease: Pathophysiology and Nomenclature
Jeffrey S. Ross, M.D.
Imaging of Spine Tumors
Meng Law, M.D., MBBS, FRACR 
Case Based Spine Review
Jeffrey S. Ross, M.D.
Question and Answer Session
Program 8
Spine Infection and Inflammation
Jeffrey S. Ross, M.D.
Advanced Techniques for Spine MRI
Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, M.D., FACR
Postoperative Spine Imaging
Jeffrey S. Ross, M.D.