Everything you need to know about Computed Tomography (CT)
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DESCRIPTION
CT is one of the critical imaging modalities available today that is a driving force in patient diagnosis and management. CT has been shown in numerous studies to impact positively the ability to detect disease, determine its etiology and guide management. Both positive and negative studies play a major role in patient management and care. This CME program addresses the current state of the art in Body CT.

This program consists of 30 selected topics in Body CT and each are presented by an expert in the field. Each lecture focuses on topics ranging from scan protocols to study design to study interpretation. Topics covered range from the chest to the heart to the liver and the colon.

In each of the talks which are in the 40-45 minute range we provide key imaging features that allow us to make the best possible diagnoses. Lectures focus on pitfalls and potential sources of error. Technical aspects of the exam including the importance of CT dose reduction are included as well.

After reviewing the series of talks included in this series the Radiologist or the Radiologic Technologist will have increased knowledge and this should help them provide better patient care. We hope you enjoy these talks and look forward to any comments or suggestions.

TARGET AUDIENCE
This activity is intended for radiologists and radiologic technologists.

OBJECTIVES
After participating in the activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
✓ Describe the current state-of-the-art of CT scanning today and its impact in clinical practice.
✓ Define the role of post-processing techniques in clinical practice.
✓ Discuss the issues of radiation dose in CT and how to minimize dose exposure for your patients.
✓ Identify the newest scan protocols including the optimal use of oral and IV constrast agents.
✓ Define the role of cardiac CT in practice today including study technique and optimal study design.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

OTHER CREDITS
ARRT Category A CE credit is pending approval by the AHRA.

POLICY ON SPEAKER AND PROVIDER DISCLOSURE
It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the speaker and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the enduring material.

NOTICE ABOUT OFF-LABEL USE PRESENTATIONS
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/Body CT: Back to Basics and Beyond (EM) may include presentations on drugs or devices, or use of drugs or devices, that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or device he or she wishes to use in clinical practice. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Inclusion of any presentation in this program, including presentations on off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by Johns Hopkins of the uses, products, or techniques presented.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
We wish to acknowledge the following company that has provided an educational grant in support of this activity: GE Healthcare, Inc.

Please note that the commercial support received is solely for the educational component of the activity.

JOHNS HOPKINS STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

INTERNET CME POLICY
The Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and customers. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME maintains its Internet site as an information resource and service for physicians, other health professionals and the public. OCME at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will keep your personal and credit information confidential when you participate in a CME Internet based program. Your information will never be given to anyone outside of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME program. CME collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request.

COPYRIGHT
All rights reserved - The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. No part of this program may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in articles or reviews.

FULL DISCLOSURE POLICY AFFECTING CME ACTIVITIES
As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME to require signed disclosure of the existence of financial relationships with industry from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME. Members of the Planning Committee are required to disclose all relationships regardless of their relevance to the content of the activity. Instructors are required to disclose only those relationships that are relevant to their specific presentation. The following relationships have been reported for this activity:

Speaker Name: Elliot Fishman, MD, FACR

Lecture Title and Relationships:

✓ MDCT Evaluation of Pancreatic Cancer:  Current Concepts in Detection and Staging
    Grant/Research Funding: GE and Siemens
✓ MDCT of the Kidneys:  Principles, Techniques and Clinical Applications
    Grant/Research Funding: GE and Siemens
✓ Optimization of CT Protocols and Protocol Design:  How We Do It – Part I
    Grant/Research Funding: GE and Siemens
✓ Optimization of CT Protocols and Protocol Design:  How We Do It – Part II
    Grant/Research Funding: GE and Siemens
✓ MDCT/CTA of Hepatic Masses:  A Pattern Approach
    Grant/Research Funding: GE and Siemens

No other instructor has indicated that he/she has any financial interests or relationships with a commercial entity whose products or services are relevant to the content of their presentation(s).

Planners Name: Elliot Fishman, MD, FACR

Relationships:
✓ Grant/Research Funding: GE and Siemens
✓ Other Role: Co-Founder and equity holder of  HipGraphics

No other planner has indicated that he/she has any financial interests or relationships with a commercial entity.

Note: Grants to investigators at the Johns Hopkins University are negotiated and administered by the institution which receives the grants, typically through the Office of Research Administration. Individual investigators who participate in the sponsored project(s) are not directly compensated by the sponsor, but may receive salary or other support from the institution to support their effort on the project(s).

OFF-LABEL PRODUCT DISCUSSION
✓ No speaker has indicated that he/she will reference unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or products.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT
The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

CONFIDENTIALITY DISCLAIMER FOR CME CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
I certify that I am participating in a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME activity for accredited training and/or educational purposes.

I understand that while I am participating in this capacity, I may be exposed to "protected health information," as that term is defined and used in Hopkins policies and in the federal HIPAA privacy regulations (the "Privacy Regulations"). Protected health information is information about a person's health or treatment that identifies the person.

I pledge and agree to use and disclose any of this protected health information only for the training and/or educational purposes of my visit and to keep the information confidential. I agree not to post or discuss this protected health information, including pictures and/or videos, on any social media site (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.), in any electronic messaging program or through any portable electronic device.

I understand that I may direct to the Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer any questions I have about my obligations under this Confidentiality Pledge or under any of the Hopkins policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations related to confidentiality. The contact information is: Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer, telephone: 410-735-6509, e-mail: HIPAA@jhmi.edu.

"The Office of Continuing Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as provider of this activity, has relayed information with the CME attendees/participants and certifies that the visitor is attending for training, education and/or observation purposes only."

For CME Questions, please contact the CME Office
(410) 955-2959 or e-mail cmenet@jhmi.edu.
For CME Certificates, please call (410) 502-9634.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Turner 20/720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21205-2195

Reviewed & Approved by:
General Counsel, Johns Hopkins Medicine (4/1/03)
(Updated 4/09 and 3/14)

ACTIVITY DIRECTOR
Elliot K. Fishman, MD, FACR
Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science, Surgery and Oncology
Director, Diagnostic Imaging and Body CT

SPEAKERS
Karen M. Horton, MD
Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
Vice Chair of Operations

Pamela T. Johnson, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Siva P. Raman, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Stefan Zimmerman, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

COURSE FORMAT – METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
This enduring material is expected to take approximately 23 hours to complete.

You must complete all lectures, evaluation and post-test with a grade of 70% or higher to receive CME credit. No partial credit will be given. The content is available at: http://ctisus.com/learning/features/back-to-basics-and-beyond.

RELEASE DATE
August 6, 2015

EXPIRATION DATE
August 6, 2018

Certificates of credit will not be issued after August 6, 2018.

PREREQUISITES
There are no prerequisites to participate in this activity.

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Internet connection.

POST-TEST AND EVALUATION
A participant post-test will be conducted at the conclusion of the activity. A grade of at least 70% within three attempts is needed to receive a CME certificate of credit. Physicians must document the amount of time they spent in the activity by August 6, 2018.

TO OBTAIN CME CREDIT
Log in and register for each content session using the urls below.  After you successfully pass the posttest for each session, you will be prompted to submit your evaluation with attestation.  Your certificate will be immediately available via PDF for 30 days and automatically downloaded into your transcript.

VASCULAR
https://hopkinscme.cloud-cme.com/aph.aspx?EID=5796&P=3000&CaseID=1205
2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
 
GI TRACT
https://hopkinscme.cloud-cme.com/aph.aspx?EID=5801&P=3000&CaseID=1201
10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
 
CT PROTOCOLS
https://hopkinscme.cloud-cme.com/aph.aspx?EID=5800&P=3000&CaseID=1203
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
 
CARDIO THORACIC
https://hopkinscme.cloud-cme.com/aph.aspx?EID=5799&P=3000&CaseID=1211
3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
 
GU TRACT
https://hopkinscme.cloud-cme.com/aph.aspx?EID=5798&P=3000&CaseID=1209
3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
 
ADDITIONAL TOPICS
https://hopkinscme.cloud-cme.com/aph.aspx?EID=5797&P=3000&CaseID=1207
2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Please note: There is a one-time $75 flat processing fee. Registrations will not be accepted after August 6, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Confirmation/Certificates: (410) 502-9634

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