The purpose of this CME activity is to review fundamentals of head & neck, brain and spine imaging, as well as some advanced topics of increasing importance in clinical practice. The head & neck section focuses on anatomy, inflammation and neoplasia of the suprahyoid and infrahyoid neck and aerodigestive tract, and will additionally cover topics in orbital and skull base imaging. Brain lectures include tumors, white matter disease, and both traumatic and non-traumatic emergencies, while spine lectures cover degenerative, neoplastic and traumatic pathology. Each lecture highlights imaging techniques, normal anatomy and common pathology with an emphasis on how the imaging findings directly affect patient management. Frequently missed diagnoses and strategies for error avoidance is also discussed. Case based review sessions enforce didactic material.
Target Audience ▼
This CME activity is designed for general radiologists who wish to gain a better understanding of head & neck, brain and spine imaging, as well as neuroradiologists desiring a comprehensive review of currently relevant imaging topics in the head & neck. Otolaryngologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and other physicians who care for patients with head & neck and neurologic disorders should also find this program beneficial.
Scientific Sponsor ▼
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 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All activity participants are required to complete the credit application in order to be awarded credit. 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, 2025.
This program is planned and organized by Educational Symposia, a leader in accredited continuing education since 1975.
This activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essential Areas and Elements.
Educational Objectives ▼
At the completion of this CME teaching activity, you should be able to:
Identify normal anatomy and common pathology of the suprahyoid and infrahyoid neck.
Appreciate the relevant findings in both pre- and post-operative imaging of upper aerodigestive tract malignancies.
Recognize types and imaging characteristics of infectious and neoplastic processes of the brain and spine.
Describe both traumatic and non-traumatic emergencies of the brain, spine and head & neck.
Integrate current stroke imaging protocols and discuss evolving techniques utilized prior to treatment.
Utilize appropriate nomenclature for spine degenerative disease and appropriate technique for image-guided lumbar puncture.
No special educational preparation is required for this CME activity.
Associate Dean, University of Utah School of Medicine
Director of Head and Neck Imaging
Professor, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
University of Utah Health Sciences Center
Salt Lake City, UT