A Practical and Current Approach for Managing Incidental Findings

Online Course Package With Book

This online 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 is a relevant theme driving metrics for efficiency and appropriateness. In addition to online lectures, you will also receive the accompanying book—shipped to you at no additional cost.

Learn and earn credit at your own pace with unlimited access to this course through June 22, 2020. See below for detailed information and learning outcomes.

Incidental Findings Online Course

This course package offers 30 CME and SA-CME Credits following completion of an online test.

ARRS Member price: $695
ARRS In-Training Member price: $349
Nonmember price: $1199

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Or consider the stand-alone book.


Learning Outcomes and Modules  

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

Module 1 — Liver

  • Case-Based Approach to the Incidental Liver Lesion—Rajan T. Gupta, MD 
  • An Approach to the Incidental Lesion in the Cirrhotic Liver—Jonathan Kruskal, MD, PhD 
  • Diffuse Abnormal Hepatic Attenuation on CT or Signal Intensity on MRI—Sudhakar K. Venkatesh, MD 
  • Hepatic Perfusion and Vascular Lesions—Aarti K. Sekhar, MD 

Module 2 — Pancreaticobiliary

  • Dilated Pancreatic and Biliary Ducts—Jorge A. Soto, MD 
  • The Incidental Solitary and Multiple Pancreatic Cysts: Imaging and Management Strategies—Koenraad J. Mortele, MD 
  • Solid Pancreatic Tumors—Koenraad J. Mortele, MD 
  • Incidental Abnormal Gallbladder—Bettina Siewert, MD 

Module 3 — Abdomen

  • Why We Love to Hate the Spleen: Incidental Findings in Adults—John R. Leyendecker, MD 
  • The Misty Mesentery and Incidental Mesenteric Nodes and Masses—Myles T. Taffel, MD 
  • Incidental Findings of the Stomach, Duodenum, and Small Bowel—Meghan G. Lubner, MD 
  • Incidental Colon Findings: When to Worry, When Not to Worry—David H. Kim, MD 

Module 4 —Genitourinary

  • The Incidental Cystic Renal Mass—Nicole Maria Hindman, MD 
  • The Incidental Solid Renal Mass—Z. Jane Wang, MD 
  • The Incidental Adrenal Lesion—Khaled M. Elsayes, MD 
  • Incidental Findings at Prostate MRI—Sadhna Verma, MD 

Module 5 — Gynecology

  • Managing the Incidental Cystic Adnexal Lesion—Deborah A. Baumgarten, MD, MPH 
  • Adnexal Solid Mass at Ultrasound, CT, and MRI: Now What?—Katherine E. Maturen, MD 
  • The Endometrium is Abnormal: What Next?—Mindy M. Horrow, MD 
  • An Algorithmic Approach to the Incidental Enlarged Uterus on MDCT—Elizabeth M. Hecht, MD 

Module 6 — Lung

  • The Incidental Pulmonary Nodule: What Should We Do in 2017?—Jane P. Ko, MD
  • Fibrotic Lung Disease: A Simplified Approach—Brett M. Elicker, MD 
  • Approach to Pulmonary Calcification—Sanjeev Bhalla, MD 
  • Imaging of the Aging Lung: What is Normal and What is Not?—Sujal R. Desai, MD, MRCP, FRCR 

Module 7 — Chest

  • Unexpected Thoracic Lymph Node Enlargement: Next Steps—Brent P. Little, MD 
  • Incidental Cardiac Masses—Kristopher Cummings, MD 
  • Incidentally Detected Pericardial and Pleural Disease—Smita Patel, MD 
  • Management of Incidental Pulmonary Emboli for the Radiologist—Gregory W. Gladish, MD 

Module 8 — Musculoskeletal

  • The More Commonly Encountered Incidental Bone Lesions on Body CT and MRI—Mark J. Kransdorf, MD
  • Common Incidental Soft-Tissue Lesions on Body Imaging—Mark D. Murphey, MD 
  • MRI of Bone Marrow—Jonathan C. Baker, MD 
  • Incidental Bone Lesions on Body CT: A Location-Based Approach—Jennifer Margaret Ni Mhuircheartaigh, MB BCh BAO 

Module 9 — Pediatrics

  • Managing Incidental Findings Detected on Pediatric Chest CT—Edward Y. Lee, MD, MPH 
  • Pediatric Abdominal Incidentalomas: Pitfalls and Mimics—Gary R. Schooler, MD 
  • Infants and Children With Genitourinary Variants and Lesions: What the Radiologist Needs to Know—Rama S. Ayyala, MD 
  • Musculoskeletal Findings of Accidental and Nonaccidental Trauma in Children: How to Avoid Interpretative Errors—Victor M. Ho, MD 

Module 10 — General Radiology

  • Ultrasound Approach to Incidentally Detected Thyroid Nodules—Aya Kamaya, MD 
  • Incidental Thyroid Nodules on CT, MRI, and PET—Carol C. Wu, MD 
  • Vascular Compression in the Abdomen and Pelvis: When is it Real, and When Should We Worry?—Ramit Lamba, MD 
  • Approach to Incidental Hot Spots on PET/CT: Challenges and Solutions—Esma A. Akin, MD 

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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 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™  and 30 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.

Canadian Credit

The ARRS Online Categorical Course 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 2 credit hours per module.

The RCPSC recording system (MAINPORT) will automatically convert the credit hours for this program to three credits per claimed hour (2 hours x 3 = 6 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.