Introduction To Neuroimaging: Spine

This webinar will provide an introduction to spine imaging for the advanced practice provider. The goal of this session will be to review radiography, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine, discuss the strengths and differences of each modality for common pathologies, review indications and appropriateness criteria for imaging and how to choose the ideal study for common clinical scenarios, and review imaging features of commonly encountered spinal pathologies. 

Member: $69 Non-Member: $119

Learning Objectives

1. Review the normal radiologic anatomy of the spine on radiograph, CT, and MRI

2.  Discuss the strengths and differences of each modality for common pathologies

3. Describe indications and appropriateness criteria for imaging and how to choose the ideal study for common clinical scenarios

4. Review imaging features of commonly encountered spinal pathologies

Margaret Chapman, MD

Dr. Margaret Chapman is an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Program Director of the Radiology Residency at Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her MD at Tufts University School of Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology residency at Boston University Medical Center, and Neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. She is a board certified radiologist with an additional Certificate of Additional Qualification in Neuroradiology

Prior to medical school, Dr. Chapman earned her AB in Biology from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, graduating with distinction and honors. She was then employed at Roche Pharmaceuticals in Palo Alto, California, in the department of Inflammatory and Viral Diseases Unit, where her responsibilities included utilizing the sub-genomic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) replicon as a model for interrogating small molecule antiviral efficacy, several of which were enrolled in clinical trials.

Dr. Chapman’s interests include head and neck imaging and imaging of brain tumors. 

DISCLOSURE INFORMATION The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information. In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities. Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

Those who have reported they do not have any relationships with commercial interests: Margaret Chapman, MD; Katy Meyer

DISCLAIMER The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the grant provider or the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products. 

Please Note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve

ACCREDITATION/DESIGNATION The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The AANS designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 06/14/2017 until 06/14/2020. 

After completing the activity and successful completion of the test, AANS members will be able to see the CME automatically reflected in your record and you can print a certificate. Non-Members must print a CME certificate and retain it for your records.

Time to complete this activity varies by learner. For this activity you may earn up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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