This new member benefit features discussion from leading experts on some of AJR’s most controversial, cutting edge articles—broadcasted live, online, with CME. 

Upcoming Webinars

Harmonizing Recommendations for Screening Mammography
February 21, 2018

Broadcasted Live and Online 12:00 noon–1:00 pm, Eastern Time
Moderator: Marcia C. Javitt, MD, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
Speakers: Mark A Helvie, MD, University of Michigan, and Robert Smith, PhD, American Cancer Society

This AJR Live Webinar offers 1 CME Credit.

ARRS Member Price: $0
ARRS In-Training Member Price: $0
Nonmember Price: $99

Recommendations differ from various organizations for breast cancer screening with mammography.  The major differences for women of average risk concern the age at which to initiate mammography (40, 45, or 50 years), and the time interval between screenings (one versus two years depending upon patient age). Health care policy and guidelines for practice are not harmonized. The ongoing controversy results in confusion for both health care providers and patients. Be sure to read the AJR article on this topic.

Learning Outcomes 

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand state of current recommendations and guidelines.
  • Know the medical evidence in the peer reviewed literature.
  • Analyze the evidence and methodologic limitations.
  • Hear a proposal for uniform metrics with accountability for quality and safety.
  • Be familiar with state of the art of risk stratification tools for breast cancer.
  • Address sensationalism and conflicting media reports on screening and overdiagnosis from the patient’s perspective.
  • Consider a proposal for harmonized recommendations for breast cancer screening.Review implications for legislation and reimbursement for breast cancer screening.
 

 


Screening for Lung Cancer: Effective Recruitment Methods

March 21 ● 12:00 noon–1:00 pm, Eastern Time
This AJR Live Webinar offers 1 CME Credit.

ARRS Member Price: $0

ARRS In-Training Member Price: $0
Nonmember Price: $99


The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) coverage decision have created a favorable environment for implementation of clinical population-wide lung cancer screening.  Unfortunately, lung cancer screening rates in the U.S. remain disappointingly low.  Even if lung cancer screening uptake increases as more time passes following the publication of these guidelines, it is unlikely that screening participation will increase proportionately in the communities that need it most—the socioeconomically underserved.  The first part of this webinar will discuss a clinical perspective article published in the AJR March Cardiopulmonary Focus issue, wherein effective recruitment methods for clinical low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening programs are described, with a focus on addressing barriers to screening for socioeconomically disadvantaged communities.  The second part of the webinar will discuss a related original research article describing the preliminary results of a clinical LDCT screening program targeting a minority, socioeconomically disadvantaged, high-risk population different from that studied in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST).

 

 


 

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 live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.