Mass Casualty Incidents: Introduction for Imagers

This Online Course begins with a thorough overview of mass casualty incidents (MCIs), followed by insights on specific MCI situations from the well-trained perspective of the military. The role of imaging in triaging MCI victims and its implementation into an institution's radiology department to increase throughput follows—breaking down the imaging process map into distinct discussions, from initial order entry to final report communication. Each step of this process is addressed with thought-provoking questions, accompanied by tips and strategies for improvement and integration into your own department.

Earn credit at your own pace through July 19, 2023 and continue to access your videos until July 20, 2030. See below for learning outcomes and a list of speakers and lectures.

This course offers 3 CME and SA-CME Credits following completion of an online assessment.

ARRS Member price: FREE
ARRS In-Training Member price: FREE
Nonmember price: $250

Video content for this Online Course will be available to view until July 20, 2030, 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

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

  • discuss the basic terminology of and fundamental concepts behind mass casualty incident response and management
  • recognize basic ways to modify CT protocols to streamline imaging work-up in MCIs
  • describe the role of radiology in a mass casualty incident
  • demonstrate the importance of simulation and exercise for MCI and what efforts are needed to conduct a proper exercise

Speakers and Lectures

  • Mass Casualty Incidents: An Introduction—S. Chong
  • MCI: Radiology Plan Development—R. Bilow
  • MCI Lessons Learned from a Military Radiologist—E. Roberge
  • MCI Strategies: Protocols, Processing, and PACS—C. Sliker
  • MCI Strategies: Staff, Scanners, and Stretchers—K. Linnau
  • MCI Strategies: Ordering and Communication—M. Bernstein
  • MCI Education Strategies—R. Bilow
  • MCI: Simulate to Stimulate—F. Berger


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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 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™  and 3.00 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.

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