Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.0 Clinical credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: Many invasive and non-invasive imaging studies are ordered in long term patients often with the same rationale and purpose as in community dwellers. However practitioners are not always knowledgeable about what test to order when, the yield of certain tests in confirming or refuting clinical suspicions, complexities of positioning frail patients with musculoskeletal abnormalities, and the safe use of contrast media. This session will provide evidence-based information with take home points delivered through interactive discussion. Participants will be encouraged to discuss their problem cases and formulate solutions.
Identify the most useful imaging test to order in patients with abdominal pain, back and hip pain, renal insufficiency, and head injury.
Explain the indications for sending patients to imaging centers for CT, MRI and nuclear studies when plain X-rays and ultrasounds are not diagnostic.
Discuss the problems of positioning older patients and how this can affect the interpretation of imaging studies.
Evaluate the safe use of contrast studies in patients with renal impairment and other co-morbidities.
Speakers(s): Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD; Siddharth Pandya, DO
Disclosure(s): Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report. Siddharth Pandya, DO has no financial disclosures to report.