80042557 - Order Wisely: Best Practice Radiology for Ordering Providers

Date & Location
Sunday, October 8, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM   Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Baltimore, MD


In the transition to high value practice, imaging exams have been identified as contributors to unnecessary practice and patient health care debt.  Improving imaging appropriateness requires collaboration across specialties, educational campaigns, radiology consultation srvices and clinical decision support in the electronic medical record. At the core of these initiatives are the ACR Appropriateness Criteria (AC), evidence-based guidelines that indicate the relative utility of various imaging tests for more than 1,000 clinical indications.

To increase providers' knowledge about imaging appropriateness guidelines, subspecialty trained faculty leaders in the Johns Hopkins Department of Radiology will deliver a targeted educational program. The content of this program was driven by a survey of ordering providers, designed to identify clinical scenarios for which they needed imaging selection guidance. Survey responses identified 14 common clinical indications where providers reported knowledge deficiencies, which were integrated into this half day CME program.

This activity is intended for physician and non-physician medical providers who order imaging exams in all specialties, including faculty, house staff, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. House staff and students attend for free.


After attending this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Appropriate exam selection for a range of common clinical indications
  2. Screen recommendations to improve early detection
  3. Determine resources available to guide imaging appropriateness.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 5.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits for completing this program.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5 points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.