Cross-Sectional Renal Imaging: Techniques and Diagnosis

Touchstone Online Course

This course provides comprehensive instruction on the appropriate indications and protocols for cross-sectional renal imaging and helps participants accurately diagnose the full spectrum of renal abnormalities in children and adults.

Earn credit at your own pace through April 12, 2023 and continue to access your videos until April 13, 2030. See below for learning outcomes and a list of modules and individual lectures.

This course package offers 3.5 CME and SA-CME Credits following completion of an online test.

ARRS Member price: $245
ARRS In-Training Member price: $125
Nonmember price: $495

Video content for this Online Course will be available to view until April 13, 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 and Lectures

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

  • Describe the common indications and techniques for CT, US, and MRI of the kidneys. 
  • Define and describe common renal vascular pathologies. 
  • Understand common acute and chronic infectious and inflammatory processes of the kidneys. 
  • Describe the appropriate diagnostic algorithm for renal masses on CT and MRI. 
  • Identify the imaging features that help differentiate various types of renal masses. 
  • Describe how the Bosniak classification system can be used to classify cystic renal masses and guide subsequent management. 
  • Recognize the imaging features of the normal and abnormal neonatal kidney.
  • Describe common renal pathology encountered in pediatric imaging. 

Module 1

  • Ultrasound of the Kidneys: How and When—A. Vij
  • CT of the Kidneys: How and When—P. Patel
  • MRI of the Kidneys: How and When—A. Diaz de Leon
  • Pediatric Kidneys—N. Fernandes

Module 2

  • Imaging of Solid Renal Masses—V. Sai
  • Cystic Renal Masses—N. Curci
  • Vascular Diseases of the Kidneys—M. Kolber
  • Renal Infection and Inflammation—M. Sakala

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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 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) and 3.50 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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