UAB West Pavilion Conference Room E
1802 6th Ave S.
Birmingham, Alabama 35233
Day 2, October 25th Only
MRI exams play a crucial role in the diagnosis and monitoring of diseases and injuries. Although radiologists are tasked with the responsibility of reviewing MRI results, it is the MR technologist who obtains the best images possible. In an effort to provide both Physicians and Technologists involved in MRI with the most up-to-date information, this 1 day program will communicate updates and trends in MR imaging and GBCA administration, with a focus on various body regions/indications and considerations for best practices to obtain quality images.
The content of this CME Symposium is intended for healthcare professionals including Radiologists and Other Physicians, Radiologic and Imaging Nurses, Facility Managers, Technologists, Researchers, and Others.
1. Identify the indications and benefits of Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents (GBCA) for MRI.
2. Understand the unique safety challenges associated with PET/MRI.
3. Discuss the most common indications for MR in the Emergency Department setting.
4. Review the major sources of significant risk in MRI.
5. Understand the Safety and Efficacy behind GBCA use.
This CME activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Northwest Imaging Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NWIF designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program has been submitted for approval of 4.5 hours of Category A CE credit as designated by The Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists (SMRT) RCEEM. This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a live activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures: As an accredited provider of continuing medical education, it is the policy of Northwest Imaging Forums, Inc. (NWIF) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its activities. In accordance with this policy, faculty and planners must disclose any financial relationships with commercial interests germane to program content. Additionally, in the event a conflict of interest (COI) does exist, it is the policy of NWIF to ensure that the COI is
Emanuel Kanal, MD, FACR, FISMRM, MRMD/SE, AANG
Director, Magnetic Resonance Services Professor of Radiology and Neuroradiology
Dr. Kanal has been involved in researching and teaching the world about magnetic resonance (MR) safety issues for more than 30 years, since the introduction of MRI as a clinical diagnostic tool. Having chaired the first magnetic resonance safety committee ever created, he also chaired numerous other MR safety committees and has been continually involved in and/or leading MR safety initiatives ever since. These include, among others, having chaired the MR Safety Committee for the American College of Radiology from its inception in 2001 until the summer of 2012, being awarded fellowship in the American College of Radiology as well as the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and being named a Special Government Employee to the Food and Drug Administration on MR safety issues for both the Division of Medical Imaging and Hematology Products/Drug Safety group (of the Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology) regarding magnetic resonance contrast agents as well as the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health regarding all matters relating to magnetic resonance safety.