Trauma and Radiology THE COURSE 2018
Objective: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Better identify acute injuries in order to more effectively choose the diagnostic imaging procedures to assess the extent of the injuries.
2. Implement improved strategies for treatment of injuries of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremities through the use of appropriate imaging methods for injuries to these body regions.
3. Define the impact of imaging choices on the radiation exposure of the patient.
4. Describe which injuries require specific imaging methods (like Multi-Energy and perfusion CT or MRI) and follow ups to assess the extent and risk of these injuries.
5. Describe how initial assessment of acute injuries can be streamlined and optimized using standardized imaging procedures â## including full body CTA - and how to judge the risk/benefit of these procedures for patients.
6. Define which imaging is mandatory for a trauma surgeon to correctly strategize the therapy of common traumatic injuries.
SMC Campus Center
Course Director: Deborah Stein, MD
Coordinator: Patricia McCoy/Althea Pusateri
Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, radiology technologists and allied health care providers.
Credits Offered: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ - 7.50; Attendance - 7.50