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This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "The Utility of a Benign Biliary Stricture Protocol in Preventing Symptomatic Recurrence and Surgical Revision".

This study provides a standardized benign stricture protocol that can be implemented by interventional readiologists, thus improving the outcomes in patients with benign biliary strictures.

To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 75% or better on the post test. Participants will have three opportunities to score 75% or better.

FREE for SIR members
$20.00 nonmembers

After participating in this journal-based CME activity, learners should be able to

  • State the benign stricture protocol prescribed at the authors institution.
  • List the patency rate for strictures treated on protocol.
  • Describe the probability for requiring surgical revision following failed percutaneous therapy in patients with benign biliary strictures.

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, surgeons, nurses, techs, and trainees engaged in percutaneous biliary procedures.

JVIR CME Editor
Nishita Kothary, MD
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA

Authors
Daniel L. Kirkpatrick, MD
Hasnain Hasham, MD
Zachary Collins, MD
Philip Johnson, MD
Steven Lemons, MD
Hassan Shahzada, MD
Suzanne L. Hunt, MS, MA
Carissa Walter, MPH
Jacqueline Hill, PhD, MPH
Thomas Fahrbach, MD

Department of Radiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas

Disclosures

Conflicts of Interest: None.

Disclosures: None.

CME Editor:
Scientific Advisor, Siemens Healthcare
Consultant: Cook

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SIR designates this education activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is approved for 1 self-assessment CME credit (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) - approved April 1, 2018. SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME credit offered for this enduring activity meets the ABR’s criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.

This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Endovascular removal of inferior vena cava filters with arterial penetration"

This clinical study evaluates the safety and outcomes of endovascular percutaneous removal of inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs) with elements penetrating an artery.

To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 75% or better on the post test. Participants will have three opportunities to score 75% or better.

FREE for SIR members
$20.00 nonmembers

After participating in this journal-based CME activity, learners should be able to

  • Describe the incidence of penetration of IVCF elements through the walls of the inferior vena cava.
  • Name the incidence of pain and/or symptoms attributable to IVCF penetration into the arterial lumen or its wall.
  • State the technical results of arterial lumen penetrating IVCF retrievals with regard to complexity and radiation exposure.

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, vascular medicine, vascular surgeons, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interest in IVCF.

JVIR CME Editor
Nishita Kothary, MD
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA

Authors
Christopher Duncan, MD
Scott O. Trerotola, MD
S. William Stavropoulos, MD

Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Disclosures

Conflicts of Interest: None.

Disclosures: This clinical study was presented at the 2017 Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Meeting, March 2017.

CME Editor:
Scientific Advisor, Siemens Healthcare
Consultant: Cook

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SIR designates this education activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is approved for 1 self-assessment CME credit (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) - approved March 1, 2018. SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME credit offered for this enduring activity meets the ABR’s criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.

This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Health effects from occupational radiation exposure among fluoroscopy-guided interventional medical workers: a systematic review"

In this article, the authors conduct a systematic review of the health effects of occupational radiation exposure from interventional fluoroscopic procedures on personnel (medical radiation workers).

To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 75% or better on the post test. Participants will have three opportunities to score 75% or better.

After participating in this journal-based CME activity, learners should be able to

  • List the type of cancer most commonly reported amongst personnel who work with radiation.
  • Name the approximate relative risk (RR) for developing posterior subcapsular opacities amongst interventional cardiologists.
  • Describe the analysis reported in the O'CLOCC study.
  • State the cardiovascular outcomes experienced by medical radiation workers, such as interventional radiologists.

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of all medical workers exposed to radiation during fluoroscopic procedures.

JVIR CME Editor
Nishita Kothary, MD
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA

Authors
Seulki Ko
Seonghoon Kang
Mina Ha
Jaeyoung Kim
Jae Kwan Jun
Kyoung Ae Kong
Won Jin Lee

Department of Preventive Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SIR designates this education activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is approved for 1 self-assessment CME credit (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) - approved February 1, 2018. SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME credit offered for this enduring activity meets the ABR’s criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.

Managing acute arterial occlusion remains a challenge and in the correct setting, thrombolysis, PTA and stenting are excellent treatment options. Despite these advances, the morbidity, mortality, and limb loss rates from acute lower extremity ischemia remain high, and therefore, early diagnosis and rapid treatment are essential to salvage the extremity. The nuts and bolts of patient evaluation, understanding etiologies of and determining appropriate management will be reviewed here.

SIR members $25
Standard $100

Upon completion of this Webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss pre-procedure patient evaluation and minimize potential complications.
  • Identify appropriate candidates and best treatment options based on presentation and anatomy.
  • Review technical pearls that can lead to improved clinical outcomes.

This enduring activity is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists and other physicians at all levels with special interest in acute arterial thrombosis. 

Coordinator
Mark J. Garcia, MD, FSIR, EnvoVascular Consultants 

Speakers
Parag J. Patel, MD, MS, Medical College of Wisconsin 
Derek Mittleider, MD, Vascular & Interventional Physicians, Spectrum Medical Group 
Daniel A. Leung, MD, FSIR, Christiana Care Healthy System
James F. Benenati, MD, FSIR, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide medical education for physicians.

SIR designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This on-demand activity will use hepatic embolization as the basis for discussion; speakers will provide their approaches – bland embolization, TACE, DEB-TACE, and/or radioembolization in patients with a variety of primary and secondary malignancies. Patients will be followed from consult through procedure to follow up. 

SIR members $25
Standard $100

Upon completion of this enduring activity, the participant will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate the factors that must be considered in choosing the most appropriate embolic
  • Describe procedural techniques specific to bland-, chemo-, and radio-embolics
  • Explain potential advantages and disadvantages of available embolics vis-a-vis the treatment of patients with hepatic malignancies

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, diagnostic radiologists, and other physicians at all levels with special interest in embolization treatments.

Coordinators
Jafar Golzarian, MD, FSIR, University of Minnesota
Matthew S. Johnson, MD, FSIR

Speakers
Matthew S. Johnson, MD, FSIR
Gregory J. Nadolski, MD
Jafar Golzarian, MD, FSIR
Ron C. Gaba, MD, FSIR

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide medical education for physicians.

SIR designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course will provide an up-to-date overview of the ever-expanding role of IR in the creation and maintenance of access for hemodialysis. While new technologies will be highlighted, well established approaches to de-clotting and PTA will also be covered. A peek into the underlying cellular pathology will give a glimpse into the future of this field of IR practice.

Originally presented at SIR 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC

Upon completion of this Webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Distinguish the different tools to increase access patency and life
  • Explain how to create percutaneous dialysis access
  • Describe the use of drug coated balloons and Stent Grafts to reduce reintervention rate and improve access patency

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, in-training physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, techs and other physicians at all levels with special interest in dialysis access and vascular surgery.

Coordinators:
Dheeraj K. Rajan, MD, FRCPC, FSIR; University of Toronto
Scott O. Trerotola, MD, FSIR; University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Speakers:
Thomas M. Vesely, MD, FSIR; Vascular Access Services, LLC
Robert A. Morgan, MD, FSIR; St. George's Hospital
Gordon McLennan, MD, FSIR; Cleveland Clinic
Ziv J. Haskal, MD, FSIR; University of Virginia
Bart L. Dolmatch, MD, FSIR; PAMF
Sanjay Misra, MD, FSIR; Mayo Clinic
Alex Powell, MD, FSIR; Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide medical education for physicians.

SIR designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program will be approved for a maximum of 1.50 self-assessment CME credits (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME offered within this enduring material meet the ABR’s criteria for a self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.

In many practices, there are no interventional radiologists who are specifically certified in pediatric interventional radiology yet many of these interventionalists perform procedures on children. The first part of this activity addresses general considerations in pediatric intervention that differ from adults. Other components of the activity focus on specific procedures and what aspects may be different in a pediatric population, specifically clinical management, venous and enteral access as well as biopsy and drainage.

Originally presented at SIR 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC

Upon completion of this Webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize similarities and differences between pediatric and adult patients
  • Explain how interventional oncology may benefit pediatric patients
  • Describe aspects of specific procedures in pediatric patients

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologist, IRs in training, nurses, techs and other physicians at all levels with special interest in treating children.

Coordinators:
Gail L. Peters, MD; Emory University
Karun Sharma, MD, PhD; Children's National Medical Center

Speakers:
Anne Gill, MD; Emory University Hospital
Lisa Kang, MD; UT Southwestern/Children's Health
Ranjith Vellody, MD; Children's National Medical Center

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide medical education for physicians.

SIR designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program will be approved for a maximum of 1.50 self-assessment CME credits (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME offered within this enduring material meet the ABR’s criteria for a self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.

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