Navigating the Highs and Lows of CSF Volume

This course will provide a comprehensive review of both spontaneous intracranial hypotension and idiopathic intracranial hypertension, enabling both expert and non-expert radiologists alike to optimize their diagnostic and treatment skills in the care of these patients.

ARRS Member price: $295
ARRS In-Training Member price: $149
Nonmember price: $545

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Earn credit at your own pace through April 7, 2027 and continue to access your videos until April 7, 2034. See below for detailed information and learning outcomes.

This course offers 4 CME following completion of an online test.

Video content for this Online Course will be available to view until April 7, 2034, 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  

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

  • Describe the typical clinical presentations of SIH and IIH and recognize the classic brain MRI findings of each.
  • List the three subtypes of spinal CSF leaks that cause SIH.
  • Summarize the different spinal imaging modalities available to search for spinal CSF leaks in SIH and explain the pros and cons of each..
  • List the three primary treatment options for SIH.
  • Explain the indications for and role of dural venous sinus angioplasty and stenting in the treatment of IIH.

Module 1

  • IIH: Pathophysiology, Diagnostic Criteria, and Imaging Findings —Ian Mark, MD
  • IIH: Treatment: Transverse Sinus Stenosis and Angioplasty—Eike Immo Piechowiak, MD
  • SIH: Clinical Presentation and Brain MRI—Jessica L. Houk, MD
  • SIH: CSF Leaks: Spinal Imaging Approach with Extradural Collection—Lalani Carlton Jones, MD

Module 2

  • SIH: CSF leaks: Spinal Imaging Approach without Extradural Collection—Ajay A. Madhavan, MD
  • SIH: Treatment: Epidural Blood Patching— Timothy J. Amrhein, MD
  • SIH Treatment: Transvenous Embolization—Nicholas Thomas Befera, MD
  • SIH Treatment: Surgery—Wouter Schievink, MD

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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 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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