ACR 2016 The Crossroads of Radiology

May 15, 2016 ‐ May 19, 2016


Access all the best sessions from The Crossroads of Radiology®.

The ACR 2016 Virtual Meeting is the perfect complement to your Annual Meeting experience, offering convenient access to over 100 hours of archived content (including full-motion video of slides with audio), plus live streaming of two high-profile sessions. Access nearly every session from your desktop or tablet — for up to 12 months!

Total CE Credits: 123.50 CME/SA-CME

Member: $425

Nonmember: $499

Member-in-Training (resident/fellow): $249

ACR 2016 offers a comprehensive learning experience focused on skill building in:

  • Advocacy
  • Economics and health policy
  • Clinical education
  • Clinical research
  • Informatics and innovations
  • Quality and Safety
  • Leadership
  • Medical physics
  • Radiation oncology

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Accreditation Statement

The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The American College of Radiology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 124.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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.

Released Date: 5/15/2016 | Expiration Date: 5/31/2017

The time needed to complete this enduring activity is a maximum of 124.50 hours.

Virtual Meeting Subspecialty and Modality Legend

RLI Credit Statement

This enduring material is eligible for up to 72.5 RLI Credits based on competencies outlined in the Radiology Leadership Institute Common Body of Knowledge™ (CBK).

ACR Disclosure Policy/Conflict of Interest

In compliance with ACCME requirements and guidelines, the ACR has developed a policy for review and disclosure of potential conflicts of interest, and a method of resolution if a conflict does exist. The ACR maintains a tradition of scientific integrity and objectivity in its educational activities. In order to preserve this integrity and objectivity, all individuals participating as planners, presenters, moderators and evaluators in an ACR educational activity or an activity jointly sponsored by the ACR must appropriately disclose any financial relationship with a commercial organization that may have an interest in the content of the educational activity.

Faculty

Please see individual sessions for faculty disclosures.

Staff

ACR staff has indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships related to this educational activity.

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Standard: $499.00
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Sessions

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How To Succeed In Your Practice

May 15, 2016 8:00am ‐ May 15, 2016 9:30am

The purpose of this session is to provide valuable tools to succeed in your practice.The session will also focus on strategies to be successful and thrive in practice including how to identify the right job and avoid medical malpractice lawsuits.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the compensation, benefits, and terms of termination of a contract.
  2. Recognize how the legal system works in regards to malpractice suits.
  3. Describe how to avoid patient injury, better document, and better communicate with patients, as well as an appropriate consent form.
  4. Assess what a radiologist should look for in their current practice to determine if they are at the correct place of employment.

Subspecialties

  • Non-Clinical

Modalities

  • Non-Clinical

Moderator(s): Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Lawrence Muroff: Officer, Director-Imaging Consultants, Inc

  • Frank Lexa: None

  • Kelly Yousem: Royalty Income-(Spouse/Partner)Elsevier

  • Jennifer Nathan: None


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How To Be A Successful Radiologist

May 15, 2016 10:00am ‐ May 15, 2016 12:00pm

The purpose of this session is to identify and implement strategies to thrive as a radiologist. The session will describe the accreditation process, appropriateness criteria and also highlight the ACR practice parameters. An update on the latest legislation affecting radiologists and information on the benefits and functions of RADPAC will be discussed. Contract negotiations will be highlighted including how to evaluate a job contract and understanding the terms and conditions including termination clauses. In addition, an overview of payment evolution will help assist YPS radiologists in their practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe what accreditation is, and the process for filing for accreditation.
  2. Identify the appropriateness criteria and the practice parameters.
  3. Explain what RADPAC is and why it should be supported.
  4. Report on where radiology is now, what legislation is on the table, and what are the projections of how things will go in the near future.

Subspecialties

  • Non-Interpretive

Modalities

  • Non-Interpretive

Moderator(s): Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Andrew Wu: None

  • Richard Duszak: None

  • Jacqueline Bello: None

  • Jennifer Nathan: None

  • Robert Barr: None


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Welcome and Presidential Address

May 15, 2016 1:00pm ‐ May 15, 2016 3:30pm

Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • David Kushner: None


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ACR Education Center: High Resolution CT

May 15, 2016 3:30pm ‐ May 15, 2016 5:00pm

The purpose of the session is to provide practicing radiologists with the skills and understanding necessary to interpret high resolution CT of the chest in diffuse infiltrative lung diseases. The integration of clinical, radiologic, and pathologic information will also be discussed.

This session is developed in conjunction with the ACR Education Center ™

Learning Objectives:

  1. State the clinical indications and optimal approach for high resolution imaging of the lung parenchyma.
  2. Utilize approach to CT differential diagnosis based on pattern and distribution of abnormality.
  3. Describe the importance and mechanism of multidisciplinary consultation in diagnosis of interstitial lung disease.

Subspecialties

  • Thoracic

Modalities

  • Computer Tomography

Moderator(s): Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Gerald Abbott: None

  • Theresa McLoud: None


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Radiation Oncology: Quality & Safety Issues

May 15, 2016 3:30pm ‐ May 15, 2016 5:00pm

The purpose of the session is to present innovative radiation oncology quality assurance (QA) and safety methodologies that can be applied to each attendee's clinical practice with an emphasis on clinical knowledge. QA processes and interventions focused on patient safety are a part of every radiation oncologist's daily activity. This course will enable participants to examine their own practice's QA processes and patient safety programs to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize innovative approaches to peer review in radiation oncology
  2. Identify six sigma and industrial engineering principles and how these can be used in the radiation oncology clinic
  3. Define the impact and implementation of incident learning systems in the radiation oncology clinic

Subspecialties

  • Radiation Oncology

Moderator(s): Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Louis Potters: None

  • Lawrence Marks: None

  • Abhishek Solankis: None


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The Nuts and Bolts of Healthcare Payment Policy

May 15, 2016 3:30pm ‐ May 15, 2016 5:00pm

The purpose of this session is to inform radiologists on the basics of healthcare payment policy and how it impacts the practice of radiology.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the history of how payment policy has developed for healthcare with an emphasis on medical imaging.
  2. Define how radiology services are paid.
  3. Describe policy differences related to practice type, patient type, and insurance.

Subspecialties

  • Non-Clinical

Modalities

  • Non-Clinical

Moderator(s): Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Joaquim Farinhas: None

  • Mark Alson: None

  • Kurt Schoppe: None

  • Mark Bernardy: None

  • Norman Thomson, III: None


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Traumatic Brain Injury: Clinical Scenarios and Introducing Head Injury Centers of Excellence

May 15, 2016 3:30pm ‐ May 15, 2016 5:00pm

The purpose of this session is to provide interpretation of different clinical scenarios related to TBI. The automated response system will be used to get feedback from the audience on their interpretation or recommendation for various TBI findings before the scenarios are presented, and then again after the scenarios are presented so that we have a measure of learning outcomes. Residents and fellows may be presenting their cases. Intended audience is non-neuro radiologists and neuroradiology residents and fellows, however neuroradiologists may also benefit. We expect the audience to improve their ability to identify and classify TBI findings after this session. In addition, members of the Head Injury Institute will give a brief overview to the audience on the Head Injury Centers of Excellence (HICOE) and their efforts to standardize reporting and imaging. Developed in conjunction with the ACR Head Injury Institute .

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify imaging features associated with the following extraaxial injuries: epidural hematoma, subdural hematoma, non-aneurysmal SAH and herniation.Identify imaging features associated with the following extraaxial injuries: epidural hematoma, subdural hematoma, non-aneurysmal SAH and herniation.
  2. Identify imaging features associated with the following intraaxial injuries: increased intracranial pressure, DAI/TAI (diffuse/traumatic axonal injury), parenchymal contusions, cerebral edema, and Duret hemorrhages.
  3. Describe at least two requirements for participating in HICOE.

Subspecialties

  • Emergency/Trauma, Head and Neck Radiology, Neuroradiology

Modalities

  • Computer Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, PET/CT

Moderator(s): Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Alexander Norbash: Consultant-Stryker; Stock Options-Boston Imaging Core Labs

  • James Smirniotopoulos: Consultant-(Spouse/Partner)Sigma Healthcare Consulting, LLC


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Update in Emergency Radiology

May 15, 2016 3:30pm ‐ May 15, 2016 5:00pm

The purpose of this session is to highlight areas of emergency radiology that are undergoing rapid evolution, are new applications, and/or are inherently challenging for most practitioners. Specifically the course will include new and expanded uses of MDCT in ER practice. Areas to be covered include trauma spine imaging with emphasis on new CT classifications, the ever challenging evaluation of complex facial trauma, and the recent improvements in detecting all important arterial hemorrhage. This session will include a review of basic clinical knowledge in its presentation of new and advanced techniques and applications. Attendees need to be aware of these changes to optimize and streamline care of their emergency patients and meet their clinical colleagues' needs and expectations. Developed in conjunction with the American Society of Emergency Radiology.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define how to appropriately employ CT, MR and radiography in screening for spinal injuries.
  2. Describe ways to improve performance in evaluation of traumatic facial injuries.
  3. Review the optimal MDCT technique for the detection and characterization of pelvic hemorrhage in blunt trauma emphasizing the implications for therapy of ongoing arterial hemorrhage.

Subspecialties

  • Emergency/Trauma, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Neuroradiology

Modalities

  • Computer Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, PET/CT

Moderator(s): Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Mark Bernstein: None

  • Stephen Hatem: None

  • Jorge Soto: Royalty Income-Elsevier

  • O. Clark West: Honorarium-Elsevier


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What We Can Learn From Our Customers: Perspectives From Three Non-Radiologists (and One Radiologist)

May 15, 2016 3:30pm ‐ May 15, 2016 5:00pm

The purpose of the session is to provide perspectives from non-radiologists as it relates to radiology. The volume to value shift in health care should prompt radiologists to ask the question: what do my customers really want? The best way to answer that question is to ask them. In this session, three leaders with individual expertise in the wants, needs and expectations of patients, referring physicians and hospital executives will answer this important question. A leader in radiology will listen to these viewpoints for the first time and then highlight important takeaways from the session. Developed in conjunction with the Radiology Leadership Institute ®

Learning Objectives:

  1. Analyze the perspectives from several non-radiology leaders regarding their wants, needs and expectations from radiology.
  2. Apply knowledge gained from these non-radiology leaders, as well as one radiology leader, to develop strategies for improvement
  3. Implement these strategies at the local level in their practices.

Subspecialties

  • Non-Interpretive

Modalities

  • Non-Interpretive

Moderator(s): Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Ezequiel Silva: None

  • Peter Angood: None

  • Alan Balch: None

  • Steven Weinberger: None


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AIRP: Image Guided Breast Biopsy: Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation

May 16, 2016 8:00am ‐ May 16, 2016 9:30am

The purpose of this session is to discuss correlation of results of image guided breast biopsy with imaging findings to determine concordance, including management of high-risk lesions. The emphasis will be on clinical knowledge since radiologists play a key role in determining the adequacy and management of image guided breast biopsy results. Ensuring that the imaging findings are adequately explained is the first and most important step. While the management of atypia is not controversial, management of other high risk lesions obtained on core biopsy may have several options if close radiologic-pathologic correlation is performed. Developed in conjunction with the American Institute for Radologic Pathology ®

Learning Objectives:

  1. Cite incidence of need for repeat sampling following image guided breast biopsy.
  2. Identify cases where under sampling or mistargeting may have occurred during image guided breast biopsy.
  3. Describe advances in cardiac CT. Determine the high risk histologies obtained at image guided breast biopsy and discuss respective potential management strategies.

Subspecialties

  • Breast Radiology

Modalities

  • Biopsy, Digital Mammography, Ultrasound

Moderator(s): Speaker(s): Disclosures
  • Brandi Nicholson: Honorarium-Siemens Healthcare

  • Jennifer Harvey: Stock Options-Hologic, Inc.|Volpara Solutions; Research GrantsVolpara Solutions|Hologic, Inc.