Department of Radiology

4th Annual Virtual Prep for Call Course

4th Annual Virtual Prep for Call Course

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  1. Thursday August 19, 2021

    Schedule is Subject to change.

    AM Themes: Neuroradiology & Interventional Radiology

    PM Themes: Abdominal Radiology

    1. Welcome/Opening Remarks

      08:00 - 08:10

      Dr. Anuj Dixit, Dr. Mary Beth Bissell

      Online

      At the end of this lecture, participants will be able to:

    2. Stoke Code! Imaging in Acute Stroke

      08:10 - 08:40

      Online

      At the end of this lecture, participants will be able to: 

      • Support the need for CT/ CTA in the setting of suspected acute stroke/ TIA
      • Assess important imaging findings on CT and CT angiography in acute stroke/ TIA and accurately diagnose the most common and significant acute neurovascular disorders
      • Make appropriate recommendations regarding involvement of interventional neuroradiology for potential mechanical thrombectomy 
    3. Imaging Brain Trauma

      08:40 - 09:10

      Dr. Nader Zakhari

      Online

      At the end of this lecture, participants will be able to: 

      • Identify imaging findings of primary and secondary traumatic injuries in and around the brain
    4. Emergency H&N

      09:10 - 09:40

      Online

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Recognize and assess the significance of key imaging findings encountered in head and neck emergencies.
      • Diagnose imaging of the most common acute pathologies of the head and neck encountered on call.
      • Make appropriate recommendations to optimize patient care in the setting of acute neck pathology. 
    5. Break

      09:40 - 10:10

      On your own

    6. Imaging of the Acute Spine

      10:10 - 10:40

      Dr. Nader Zakhari

      Online

      At the end of this lecture, participants will be able to:

      • Interpret spine CT scans and basic spine MRI examinations
      • Identify imaging findings associated with acute traumatic and non-traumatic spine pathology
    7. Non-Traumatic Emergencies of the Brain

      10:40 - 11:10

      Online

      At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

      • Assess important findings on CT and accurately diagnose a number of common and significant acute neurologic and neurosurgical disorders
      • Make appropriate recommendations regarding patient management and consultation with neurology and neurosurgery services
    8. IR to the Rescue: Understanding the Indications for the Common Interventions On-Call

      11:10 - 11:40

      Online

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Recognize the imaging appearance of the most common visceral and peripheral vascular conditions requiring emergency interventional radiology attention.
    9. Question and Answer Period

      11:40 - 12:00

      Dr. Mary-Beth Bissell, Dr. Anuj Dixit

      Online

    10. Lunch Break

      12:00 - 13:00

      On your own

    11. Imaging Abdominal Trauma

      13:00 - 13:30

      Online

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Diagnose common traumatic abdominal injuries encountered when on call.
      • Apply the AAST scoring system to acute traumatic findings in the abdomen and pelvis.
      • Make appropriate recommendations based on imaging findings.
    12. The Bowel and Mesentery: Infection, Inflammation, Ischemia

      13:30 - 14:00

      Online

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Recognize the CT and x-ray appearance of bowel ischemia
      • Recognize the CT and x-ray appearance of inflammatory bowel disease
      • Recognize the CT and x-ray appearance of bowel obstruction
      • Recognize the CT and x-ray appearance of infectious colitis and enteritis
    13. Imaging the Acute Liver, GB, Pancreas and Billiary Tree

      14:00 - 14:30

      Online

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Diagnose common acute pathologies of the hepatobiliary system.
      • Describe the significance of key imaging findings related to the hepatobiliary system.
      • Make appropriate recommendations based on imaging findings. 
    14. Break

      14:30 - 14:45

      On your own

    15. US in Gynecologic and Scrotal Emergencies

      14:45 - 15:15

      Online

    16. Acute Urologic Pathology: The Kidneys, Ureters and Bladder

      15:15 - 15:45

      Online

      At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

      • Select appropriate imaging protocols for the assessment of common GU pathologies.
      • Recognize key findings of common pathologies of the GU tract encountered when on call.
      • Make appropriate recommendations based on imaging findings.
    17. Radiology Potpourri- Unknown Cases, Mainly Plain Film and CT

      15:45 - 16:15

      Dr. Kelly Harper

      Online

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Identify & describe key on-call radiologic findings 
      • Apply knowledge learned throughout the day
      • Formulate action plans & next steps for common case pathologies
    18. Question and Answer Period

      16:15 - 16:35

      Dr. Mary-Beth Bissell, Dr. Anuj Dixit

      Online

  2. Friday August 20, 2021

    Schedule is subject to change.

    AM Lecture Topics: Chest and Cardiac Radiology

    PM Session: Musculoskeletal Radiology

    1. Welcome and Introduction

      07:55 - 08:00

      Dr. Anuj Dixit

      Online

    2. Lines and Tubes: Critical Care Imaging

      08:00 - 08:30

      Dr. Anuj Dixit

      Online

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Identify commonly used devices in the intensive/critical care unit
      • Describe the role of these devices and techniques of insertion
      • Assist the clinician in troubleshooting mispositioned lines and tubes
    3. Acute Lung Disease

      08:30 - 09:00

      Online

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Review the principles of imaging quality and pattern interpretation for the diagnosis of lung diseases.
      • Discuss, in a case-based format, the imaging features of most common lung diseases, including pulmonary infection, pulmonary edema, atelectasis and acute chest trauma.
      • Review management strategies for lung diseases in the “on-call” setting.
    4. Imaging Pulmonary Embolism

      09:00 - 09:30

      Dr. Elena Pena

      Online

      At the end of this lecture, participants will be able to:

      • Identify acute pulmonary embolism on CT studies and discuss common causes of misdiagnosis.
      • Review imaging findings of RV strain and review its clinical importance.
      • Select best diagnostic work up for PE in different clinical scenarios.
    5. Break

      09:30 - 10:00

      On your own

    6. Imaging the Acute Aorta- Traumatic and Non-traumatic Pathology

      10:00 - 10:30

      Dr. Carole Dennie

      Online

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Discuss the pathophysiology and CT appearance of the different types of acute thoracic aortic syndromes
      • Identify the CT imaging technique to identify these entities
      • Describe the CT appearance of each aortic syndrome and potential diagnostic pitfalls that the radiologist should be aware of.
    7. The Black Box: Cardiac Findings on Chest CT

      10:30 - 11:00

      Dr. Anuj Dixit

      Online

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

      • Identify acute cardiac pathology that can be seen on routine CT of the chest
      • Describe the role of dedicated cardiac imaging in the acute care setting
    8. AM Q/A Session

      11:00 - 11:30

      Dr. Anuj Dixit, Dr. Mary-Beth Bissell

      On your own

    9. Lunch Break

      11:30 - 12:30

      On your own

    10. Essential Fractures: ER MSK Radiography

      12:30 - 13:00

      Online

    11. Don't Miss MSK- Tips and Tricks!

      13:00 - 13:30

      Dr. Taryn Hodgdon

      Online

    12. Medical Error in Radiology

      13:30 - 14:00

      Dr. Taryn Hodgdon

      Online

    13. Break

      14:00 - 14:30

      On your own

    14. Resident Wellness

      14:30 - 14:45

      Dr. Natasha Akhlaq

      Online

      At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

      • List the major determinants of mental health and wellness as they pertain to residency as well as important signs and symptoms of burnout
      • Determine strategies to avoid burnout in order to maintain a productive and professional  and personal life.
    15. Building the ER Imaging Report

      14:45 - 15:15

      Dr. Joseph O'Sullivan

      Online

    16. Panel Discussion with TOH Emergency Physician

      15:15 - 15:45

      Online

    17. PM Q/A Session

      15:45 - 16:15

      Online

    18. Closing Remarks

      16:15 - 16:30

      Dr. Anuj Dixit, Dr. Mary-Beth Bissell

      Online