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Emergency Radiology Series: Managing Your Emergency Radiology Practice


08:30 AM – 12:00 PM


O. Clark West, MD, Stephen Ledbetter, MD, and Jorge A. Soto, MD

Code: VE21


This session has twelve sections. The first is Imaging Utilization in the Emergency Center, while second is Trends in Utilization Rates of the Different Imaging Modalities in Emergency Departments: Nationwide Medicare Data from 2000-2008. Third section is Clinical Appropriateness of Angiography Among Emergency Department Patients with a Suspicion of Pulmonary Embolism: Risk Stratification Using the Revised Geneva Score and D-dimer. The fourth section is Age-Stratified D-Dimer Thresholds Maintain High Negative Predictive Values for Excluding Pulmonary Embolism in Emergency Department Patients while Significantly Decreasing Imaging. The fifth section will be Efficacy of a Diagnostic Algorithm to Reduce CT Utilization for Suspected Pulmonary Embolism in Non-pregnant Adult Patients in an Academic Emergency Department, while the section number six is Radiation Dose Reduction in the Emergency Center. The seventh section is Cancer Risks Associated with CT for Pulmonary Embolism in an Emergency Department Population, while the eighth section is ALARA in the ER: Minimizing Dose for PE Detection at Pulmonary CTA. The ninth section is , while the tenth is Using a Regional Interconnected PACS System to Transfer Images for Transferring Trauma Patients: Repeat Rate, Cost, and Radiation Exposure Savings at a Level 1 Trauma Center. The section number eleven is Outside Imaging in Emergency Department Transfer Patients: Impact of CD Importation on Subsequent Rates of Imaging. The last section is It’s 11PM: Do You Know What Your MR Scanner Is up to? Emergency MRI Utilization Patterns: A Teleradiology Perspective.



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