2017 Categorical Course
A Practical and Current Approach for Managing Incidental Findings
Participate in New Orleans or Online • Sunday, April 30–Tuesday, May 2
Made possible in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Siemens Healthcare.
This course will address the wide spectrum of incidental findings that occur, and will provide contemporary evidence-based approaches to help standardize how they should be managed. Changes brought about by health care reform are having many major impacts on the practice and economics of imaging. Central to this issue is the need to transform from the pay-for-service to value-added paradigm. Managing incidental, likely asymptomatic, imaging findings has become a relevant theme driving metrics for efficiency and appropriateness.
Changes brought about by healthcare reform are having many major impacts on the practice and economics of imaging. Central to this is the need to transform from the pay-for-service to value adding paradigm. One important component of adding value is only doing what is appropriate and safe, and this will soon be linked to a federal mandate and reimbursement. Directly related to this requirement, managing incidental likely asymptomatic imaging findings has become the relevant theme driving metrics for efficiency and appropriateness.
This course is intended for all professionals involved in radiology with a particular emphasis on practicing radiologists, and trainees in radiology. The Categorical Course “A Practical and Current Approach for Managing Incidental Findings” is specifically aimed at how incidental findings should be managed
After attending this course, the attendee will be able to:
- Identify and characterize relevant incidental findings
- Provide contemporary evidence-based solutions for how incidental findings should be managed
- Appropriately communicate recommendations for follow-up
Included With Course Registration
Each registrant will receive the accompanying book, featuring a chapter for each scheduled presentation. An e-book is also part of your course registration. A link will be sent to participants. To use your e-book, the username is your email address. The password is your six-digit ARRS number. Please note, there is a limit of 4 devices to access this e-book. If the e-book is accessed by more than 4 devices, your account will be locked and you will no longer have access to the e-book.
Due to the nature and granularity of this course, a separate registration fee is required in addition to your general registration fee.
ARRS designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity is also qualified by the American Board of Radiology® in meeting the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program.
MOC Section 3 Credit
Annual and Virtual Meeting Categorical Course
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 presentations.
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.