The Dark Side of Radiology:
Multispecialty After-Hours Imaging

Online Course Package with Book

The paradigm shift from volume to value—intensely focused on quality of care, customer service, appropriateness, patient throughput and timeliness—has resulted in an ever-expanding provision of after-hours imaging services. Featuring 39 expert lectures ranging from topics on acute care to neuroradiology, this Online Course covers the spectrum of scenarios a radiologist working after dark may encounter and will enhance your diagnostic skills and patient care. In addition to online modules, you will also receive the accompanying book, consisting of 40 in-depth articles, shipped to you at no extra cost.

Earn credit at your own pace through May 14, 2021 and continue to access your videos until May 15, 2025. See learning outcomes and individual lectures below.

Dark Side Online Course

This course package offers 29.5 CME and SA-CME Credits following completion of an online assessment.

ARRS Member price: $745
ARRS In-Training Member price: $375
Nonmember price: $1,499

Video content for this Online Course will be available to view until May 15, 2025, 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

Upon completion of this program, participants will posses the knowledge and skills to:

  • make the correct diagnosis confidently in dealing with ill patients
  • give a differential diagnosis, when necessary, and suggest the best management strategy
  • apply practice-based strategies for optimizing patient outcomes
  • describe systems barriers to improve diagnoses and patient outcomes
  • analyze personal peer-reviewed data, define performance improvement strategies, and test those strategies in practice

Module 1 — Neuroradiology

  • The Unconscious Patient—Carlos Torres
  • The Worst Headache: How Imaging Helps—Sean Symons
  • Imaging Stroke and TIA: What You Need to Look For—Achala Vagal, Mahati Reddy
  • Head and Neck Infections: Don't Forget the ABCs!—Christine Glastonbury

Module 2 — Musculoskeletal

  • Imaging the Urgent Spine—Cynthia Chin
  • MRI of Acute and Not-So-Cute—Daniel Wessel
  • Shoulder and Hip Injuries for the After-Hours Imager—Jim Wu
  • Imaging Workup of the Painful Joint—Laura Bancroft

Module 3 — Pediatrics

  • Sports Injuries in Teenagers—Victor Ho-Fung
  • Imaging the Sick Neonate—Janet Reid
  • The Child With Breathing Difficulty: Top Ten Diagnoses—Edward Lee
  • Imaging the Child With Abdominal Pain—Sudha Anupindi

Module 4 — QA Missed ED Cases

  • Pediatrics Cases You Do Not Want to Miss—Lynn Fordham
  • Musculoskeletal Interpretive Errors We Can Learn From—Eric England
  • Problem-Solving With MRI for Challenging Neurological Cases Initially Imaged Using CT—Kathleen Fink
  • Abdominal Errors in the Emergency Department: A Canadian Perspective—Ania Kielar

Module 5 — Acute Chest Pain

  • Nuclear Variants and Pitfalls in the Patient With Chest Pain—Don Yoo
  • Cardiothoracic Imaging Pearls and Pitfalls—Smita Patel
  • The Triple Rule-Out: Protocols and Pitfalls—Diane Litmanovich
  • Cross-Sectional Imaging in the Diagnosis of the Acute Aortic Syndrome—Costa Raptis

Module 6 — Abdomen

  • Imaging Gastric Bypass Patients: What You Don't Want to Miss—Christine Menias
  • Imaging the Elderly Patient With Abdominal Pain—Bettina Siewert
  • Imaging Hepatosplenic Emergencies—Stephan Anderson
  • Transplant Evaluation: What Not to Miss—Shweta Bhatt

Module 7 — Women's Imaging

  • Acute Pelvic Pain—Sandra Allison
  • Imaging a Woman With Abnormal Uterine Bleeding—Deborah Baumgarten
  • Imaging for Postpartum Bleeding and Pain, Including After Termination or Abortion—Phyllis Glanc

Module 8 — QA Missed ED Cases

  • "Oops and Uh-Ohs" of Fetal Imaging in the 2nd and 3rd Trimesters—Teresita Angtuaco
  • Lessons From Abdominal MRI in the Emergency Department: Appendicitis During Pregnancy—Martin Smith
  • Avoiding Misdiagnosis of Acute Gastrointestinal Tract Abnormality on CT—Perry Pickhardt
  • Vascular Ultrasound: Pitfalls and Mimics—Nirvikar Dahiya 

Module 9 — Vascular and/or Interventional Radiology

  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology: What Went Wrong? The Interventional Radiology Patient Returns—Muneeb Ahmed
  • The Ablation Patient Returns: Complications of Thermal Ablation—Meghan Lubner
  • The Gastrointestinal Bleeder: Where Do We Start?—Kelvin Hong
  • Pesky and Pertinent Interventional Radiology Questions After-Hours—Ian Brennan

Module 10 — Acute Care

  • Imaging for Right Upper Quadrant Pain—Alison Harris
  • Acute Scrotum—Therese Weber
  • The Acutely Jaundiced Patient—Michael Blake
  • Oncologic Emergencies: What the Radiologist Needs to Know—Kumaresan Sandrasegaran

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 29.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™  and 29.5 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.