The Radiology M and M Meeting:
Misinterpretations, Misses, and Mimics

Online Course Package with Book

Sharing lessons learned from the analysis of peer-reviewed data across 11 subspecialties, The Radiology M and M Meeting Online Course will help all radiologists confidently describe common mimics that occur when interpreting images, implement practice-based strategies for mitigating error occurrence, and define performance improvement strategies. In addition to 10 modules of online lectures, you will also receive the accompanying book at no additional cost.

Earn credit at your own pace through June 4, 2020 and continue to access your videos until June 5, 2024. See below for detailed information and learning outcomes.

This course package offers 29 CME and SA-CME Credits following completion of an online assessment.

ARRS Member price: $745
ARRS In-Training Member price: $375
Nonmember price: $1,499

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Video content for this Online Course will be available to view until June 5, 2024, 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 Modules

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to: 

  • assess and distinguish common mimics and errors that occur when interpreting the spectrum of imaging studies and formulate plans to improve quality and enhance communication with peers
  • describe the factors contributing to the occurrence of perceptual and interpretive errors
  • describe systems barriers to improving diagnoses and increasing communication with peers
  • apply practice-based strategies for mitigating the occurrence of errors
  • analyze personal peer-reviewed data, define performance improvement strategies, and test those strategies in practice

Module 1 — Gastrointestinal/Genitourinary Imaging

  • Mimics, Miscalls, and Misses in Pancreatic Disease—K. Mortele
  • Imaging the Colon: Tough Lessons from Peer Review—J. Hines
  • Pitfalls in Assessing Postoperative Imaging Studies—K. Sandrasegaran
  • Complications of Cancer Therapy You Don't Want to Miss—S. Shah
  • Errors in Interpretation Lessons Learned from Quality Assurance in CT Abdominal Imaging—B. Siewert

Module 2 — Nuclear Medicine

  • PET/CT Misses, Miscues, Mistakes, and Mimics in the Head and Neck—I. Schmalfuss
  • PET/CT Misses, Miscues, Mistakes, and Mimics in the Chest—D. Yoo
  • PET/CT Variants, Misses, Miscues, Mistakes, and Mimics in the Abdomen and Pelvis—M. Tann
  • PET/CT Variants, Pitfalls, and Mimics in Imaging of the Abdomen and Pelvis—E. Akin

Module 3 — Breast Imaging

  • Breast Tomosynthesis: Diagnostic Pitfalls—T. Moseley
  • Traps and Pitfalls in Breast MR—P. Slanetz
  • Interpretive Traps When Imaging the Augmented, Reduced, or Treated Breast—M. Zuley

Module 4 — Neuroradiology

  • Brain Tumor Mimics—D. Ginat
  • Mimics and Misses in the Head and Neck—G. Moonis
  • Errors in Diagnosing Spinal Disease—M. Strother
  • Common Neuroradiology Misses in the Emergency Department—K. Fink

Module 5 — Pediatric Imaging

  • High Risk Scenarios in a Busy Pediatric Emergency Room—J. Reid
  • The Problematic Pediatric Appendix—R. Guillerman
  • How to Avoid Pitfalls in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Imaging—M. Dempsey
  • Pediatric Thoracic Normal Variants and Congenital Anomalies—S. DiPerna

Module 6 — Chest Imaging

  • Portable Chest Radiography: Misses and Mimics—C. Meyer
  • Lung Cancer: Misses and Mimics—G. Abbott
  • High Resolution CT: Misinterpretations and Mimics—A. Sharma
  • Vascular Disease of the Thorax: Misses and Mimics—S. Bhalla

Module 7 — Emergency Radiology

  • Acute Chest Pain: Imaging Errors Waiting to Occur—D. Litmanovich
  • Pearls and Pitfalls in the Evaluation of Thoracic Trauma—F. Munera
  • Avoiding Traps in the Evaluation of Abdominal Trauma—J. Soto
  • Abdominopelvic Emergencies—S. Anderson

Module 8 — Musculoskeletal Imaging

  • The Top Five Errors in Musculoskeletal Radiographic Interpretation: Fractures of the Foot—D. Flemming
  • The Five Most Important Pitfalls in Imaging Musculoskeletal Tumors—M. Murphey
  • Five Most Important Pitfalls in Knee Imaging—K. Davis
  • Five Most Important Errors in Shoulder Imaging—C. Chung
  • Common Errors in MR Imaging of the Hip and Pelvis—J. Kung
  • Cervical Spinal Trauma: Give Most Important Pitfalls—M. Bernstein

Module 9 — Ultrasound

  • Peer Review of Liver Doppler Studies: Analysis of Errors and Strategies for Improving Performance—J. Kruskal
  • First-Trimester Obstetrics: Hits and Misses—D. Pretorius
  • Don't Fear the Fetus—T. Angtuaco
  • The Incidental Ovarian Mass—A. Harris

Module 10 — Incidentalomas

  • The Incidental Pancreatic Cystic Lesion—A. Kielar
  • Adrenal Incidentalomas—J. Song
  • The Incidentally Thickened Endometrium—D. Baumgarten
  • Strategies for Managing the Incidental Thyroid Nodule—S. Teefey

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 29 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) and 29 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.