Abdominal Radiology (Journal) - Diseases of the Esophagus: A Pattern Approach (September 2017)

Abdominal Radiology seeks to meet the professional needs of the abdominal radiologist by publishing clinically pertinent original, review and practice related articles on the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts and abdominal interventional and radiologic procedures. Case reports are generally not accepted unless they are the first report of a new disease or condition, or part of a special solicited section.

Participation in this activity consists of reviewing the article and taking a 5 question test. It is estimated that this activity will take approximately one hour per article. There is no charge for participating in this Journal CME activity.

To receive CME credit, please do the following:

  • Read the article
  • Click Take Course
  • Complete quiz and evaluation (There is a required 80% pass rate in order to earn credit, with 1 retake allowed.)
  • Print your Record of Attendance (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit must be identified in your profile's credit eligibility field in order for the system to award credit)

Questions?  cme@mayo.edu

Target Audience

The target audience for Abdominal Radiology is primarily Radiologists and other clinicians who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical radiology and who wish to stay abreast of advances in radiology research.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this article, you should be able to:

1. Describe the major pathologic conditions associated with various patterns of disease on barium esophagrams, including nodules and plaques, ulceration, distal esophageal strictures and rings, upper or midesophageal strictures, and diffuse narrowing of the esophagus (also known as a small-caliber esophagus).
 
2. Explain the major clinical findings used to differentiate various pathologic conditions associated with each disease pattern on barium esophagrams.
 
3. Explain the major diagnostic pitfalls associated with performing and interpreting barium esophagrams.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ABR
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Course opens: 
09/01/2017
Course expires: 
08/31/2019

DISCLOSURE SUMMARY:
As a provider accredited by ACCME, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development) must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course Director(s), Planning Committee members, Faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so that those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentation.

No relevant financial relationship(s) with industry:

C. Daniel Johnson, M.D. - Editor in Chief

Authors: 

Relevant financial relationship(s):
​Marc S. Levine, M.D. - Consultant - Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.
Stephen E. Rubesin, M.D. - Consultant - Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.

References to off-label and/or investigational usage(s) of pharmaceuticals or instruments in their presentation:  None.



ACCREDITATION STATEMENT:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. The Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



Credit Statement(s)

AMA

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

This self-assessment module has been qualified by Mayo Clinic under deemed status with 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.  The Mayo Clinic Abdominal Radiology Journal offers 1 Self-AssessmentTM Credit per article.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ABR
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/01/2017
Course expires: 
08/31/2019
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