intellyst Continuing Medical Education AuntMinnie.com, in conjunction with Voxmedia, LLC, have teamed together to provide continuing medical education (CME) credit for physicians and other healthcare professionals. Each course integrates knowledge, imagery, and dynamic interaction to enhance learning via the Internet for medical imaging professionals and those that support medical imaging professionals. Each course delivers choreographed, interactive knowledge to simulate real-time interaction with a radiologic expert. There are built-in mechanisms for assessment, certification, and credentialing of course participants. If you are a physician, sonographer, physician's assistant, nurse practitioner, or nurse (depending on the nurse certifying body), you can earn continuing education credit.
Mission Statement

The Purpose of Voxmedia’s CME Program is to disseminate dynamic, fair-balanced, and independent continuing educational activities to physicians and other health professionals using modalities that suit the demographics of the target audience. Voxmedia’s CME Program is intended to enhance physician clinical decision-making and, ultimately, positively influence patient outcomes.

The Target Audiences for continuing educational activities include primary care and specialty care physicians corresponding to identified gaps in clinical decision-making and/or gaps in clinical practice.

Expected Results

Voxmedia utilizes pre-testing to assess the knowledge, competence and clinical decision-making / performance of participants prior to entering the educational setting. During live education, audience response and interaction is sought via interactive questions, case-studies and assessments. Subsequently, faculty address the gaps in knowledge, competence and clinical decision-making that become apparent via both didactic presentation and interactive learning (self-assessment, case presentations). In addition, Voxmedia’s CME Program is intended to enhance physician clinical performance and, ultimately, to positively influence patient outcomes. This may be accomplished by attempting to achieve the following goals: The Goals of the Voxmedia CME Program are to:

  • Consistently frame needs assessment in light of current clinical practice versus ideal clinical practice as published in therapeutic and/or specialty guidelines.
  • Consistently utilize self-assessments, questionnaires, interactive case-studies, pre-tests and evaluations to determine the impact the education had on both the ‘knowledge’ of the participant; and utilize post-testing and take-home case completions to assess the impact that the initiative had on the ‘clinical decision-making/clinical practice’ of the participant.
  • Consistently measure the clinical impact (Results) of the activity by analyzing differences in current clinical practice (as identified during the pre-registration process) and consequently comparing the data with clinical practice up to three months after the activity in relation to published therapeutic guidelines.

For more information, please visit Voxmedia at www.cmeplanet.com.

Target Audience Radiologists, sonographers, and NPs, PAs and nurses in radiology offices
Statement of Need

In the United States, many millions of imaging procedures are performed annually and new clinical information, imaging equipment, and techniques continue to grow every year. This is supported by the presentation content at the 2009 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference in November/December 2009. A review of the RSNA 2009 presentation materials clearly demonstrates that changes in diagnostic imaging are continuous and keeping abreast of those changes critical. CME enables radiologists to keep abreast of the changes in healthcare imaging and facilitates their ability to provide proper diagnosis. The ability for a radiologist to identify a variety of clinical manifestations of a diagnosis, enabling a proper diagnosis, is critical in patient care. This CME offers an educational forum for assessment of medical knowledge in addition to exploring all the imaging modalities and discussing key points of each diagnosis to enable learners to refine their knowledge.

Overall Learning Objectives
  1. Explain why the featured patient presented with the stated history.
  2. Describe the radiographic findings for the diagnosis.
  3. Give a differential diagnosis for the radiographic findings.
  4. Discuss key points of the diagnosis.
  5. Enumerate other clinical manifestations of the diagnosis.
  6. Describe the clinical significance of the diagnosis in the context of the patient's presentation.
  7. Describe the natural course of the diagnosis.
  8. Correlate the multimodality findings that are associated with the diagnosis for this exercise.
Disclosures

The University of Pennsylvania Department of Radiology receives a corporate grant from AuntMinnie.com for contributing case materials for this educational activity. The University of Pennsylvania Department of Radiology has disclosed that it does not have any real or perceived conflict of interest in preparing this educational activity, nor does this activity discuss any unlabeled or unapproved drug or device.

The Indiana University Department of Radiology received corporate grants from AuntMinnie.com for contributing case materials for this educational activity. The Indiana University Department of Radiology has disclosed that it does not have any real or perceived conflict of interest in preparing this educational activity, nor does this activity discuss any unlabeled or unapproved drug or device.

Dr. Scott Williams received an honorarium from AuntMinnie.com for preparation of this CME course. Dr. Williams has disclosed that he does not have any real or perceived conflict of interest in preparing this educational activity, nor does this activity discuss any unlabeled or unapproved drug or device.

Accreditation Statement and Credit Designation

Voxmedia LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Voxmedia LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per four 15-minute courses. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

As part of Voxmedia’s mechanism for resolving any existing or perceived conflicts of interest as set forth by the ACCME, the content for this activity will undergo an independent, peer-review for fair balance and validation prior to the release of this activity.

Expiration – Certification is available for CME activities for a period of 3 years from the date of the activity.

Diagnostic medical sonographers: Activities that have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and are related to medical sonography sciences will be awarded equivalent credits on a 1:1 basis by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

System Requirements
  • Internet access
  • Web browser that supports HTML 4.0 or higher
  • Screen resolution of 800 x 600 or higher
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse or other pointing device



This is the licensure article. Article ID 86221