Pitfalls, Variants, and Pseudolesions: How to Avoid Misdiagnosis

Categorical Course

Participate in Honolulu, HI or Online • Wednesday, May 8–Friday, May 10
This three-day course will focus exclusively on how to avoid misdiagnosis in a wide spectrum of pitfalls, variants, and pseudolesions according to current evidence-based appropriateness criteria. Renowned faculty will present practical, cutting-edge reviews across a range of applications. The program will emphasize real-life clinical scenarios, provide tips and tricks to optimize study performance and interpretation, and ultimately enhance care provision by adding value to patient management.

Participants can earn up to 20 CME and SAM credits for their participation in this course. Canadian MOC Section 3 Credit is also offered. See below for more information on educational credit.

Needs Assessment

This course outlines common and unusual diagnostic imaging pitfalls and provides tips on avoiding those errors and misdiagnoses. After attending the course, the participant is likely to enhance image interpretation skills, apply appropriate scanning techniques, and positively impact patient care. The course will cover data from clinical practice guidelines, peer-reviewed data, and expert suggestions for best practice in image interpretation and communication, and reducing diagnostic errors.

Target Audience

The target audience is all radiologists effecting a reduction in misdiagnosis by identifying variants, pitfalls, and pseudolesions in common imaging practice.

Learning Outcomes

Following completion of the program, participants should be familiar with the spectrum of common and unusual diagnostic imaging pitfalls that occur throughout the body, and should be able to apply the principles described to continuously improve their clinical performance. Attendees will be able to:

  • Identify and characterize relevant incidental findings.
  • List differential diagnoses, when necessary, and suggest the best management strategy.
  • Apply practice-based strategies for optimizing patient outcomes.
  • Communicate recommendations for follow up appropriately.

Included With Course Registration

Each registrant will receive the accompanying book, featuring a corresponding chapter for each scheduled presentation. Individuals who register for the Virtual Pitfalls, Variants, and Pseudolesions Course after April 3, 2019 will receive the book approximately two months after the Virtual Meeting takes place. To receive the book to use with the Virtual Categorical Course, be sure to register prior to April 3.


Due to the nature and granularity of this course, a separate registration fee is required in addition to your general registration fee.

Credit Information

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 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and 20 American Board of Radiology©, MOC Part II, Self-Assessment (SAM) credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in an activity.

The ARRS Categorical Course (Live Event) is an Accredited Self- Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the NEW Maintenance of Certification program (MOC) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), and has been approved by the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) for a maximum of 0.5 credit hours for each presentation.

The RCPSC recording system (MAINPORT) will automatically convert the credit hours for this program to three credits per claimed hour (0.5 hours x 3 = 1.50 credit hours). Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation services do not imply endorsement of opinions presented during this activity.