Abdominal and Thoracic Imaging Guidelines Applied: Evidence Versus Opinion

Touchstone Online Course

Each lecture in this focused Touchstone Course offers a concise overview of guidelines for common abdominal imaging findings on ultrasound, CT, and MRI. Emphasizing evidence-based management recommendations—supported by the literature and guidelines from both radiology and specialty societies—these high-impact lectures will help optimize clinically relevant reports and knowledge of when follow-up is not indicated.

Earn credit at your own pace through February 7, 2024 and continue to access your videos until February 8, 2031. See below for learning outcomes and a list of modules and individual lectures.

This course package offers 5.5 CME and SA-CME Credits following completion of an online test.

ARRS Member price: $345
ARRS In-Training Member price: $175
Nonmember price: $699







Video content for this Online Course will be available to view until February 8, 2031, which is ten years following the issuance date of this course. ARRS reserves the right to remove video content before the end of the ten year period. Video content that contradicts current science or misleads the viewer based on changes to accepted clinical practice may be removed on a case-by-case basis.

Learning Outcomes and Lectures

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast radiology and clinical guidelines used to report and manage common imaging findings and pathology in the lung, liver, pancreas, endometrium, adrenal gland, rectum, thyroid, and kidney. 
  • Distinguish which abdominal radiology and clinical management guideline recommendations are supported by evidence, natural history, and/or outcomes.
  • Understand when follow-up for abdominal imaging findings is not supported or can be stopped, based on evidence, for common abdominal imaging findings. 
  • Issue guideline-consistent and evidence-based management recommendations for organ and disease-based abdominal imaging findings.

Module 1

  • Guidelines Related to Thyroid Nodules: An Overview—D. Baumgarten
  • Endometrial Thickness for Pre and Postmenopausal Patients—K. Patel-Lippmann
  • Adnexal Cystic Masses—A. Wnorowski 
  • Imaging of Liver Masses in Cirrhosis—L. Alexander 
  • Optimizing Management of Renal Masses on Imaging: Where’s the Evidence?—H. Zafar

Module 2

  • Adrenal Nodules—N. Mallak
  • Cystic Pancreatic Lesions—N. Gandhi
  • A Radiologist’s Guide to Incidental Pulmonary Nodules—M. Hershman
  • Masses in the Non-Cirrhotic Liver—D. Asch
  • MRI for Restaging of Rectal Cancer: What the Radiologist Needs to Know—Z. Kassam 
     

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The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians.

The ARRS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) and 5.50 American Board of Radiology, MOC Part II, Self-Assessment CME (SA-CME) credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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