Structural and Vascular Imaging

Release: Oct. 6, 2021
Expiration: Oct. 26, 2022

Faculty

Ellen Dicks, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Race Against Dementia Fellow
Alzheimer’s Centre Amsterdam


Prashanthi Vemuri, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Rochester, Minnesota


Joana Pereira, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Lund University, Lund, Sweden


David M. Cash, Ph.D.
Principal Research Fellow
Dementia Research Centre
UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

This FREE 60 minute recorded webinar will address the gap felt by clinicians and researchers around the rapidly changing landscape of the appropriate use of structural and vascular imaging in dementia. This webinar addresses gaps of knowledge around how to extract and interpret detailed information regarding neurodegenerative processes and vascular injury obtained from high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging of the brain in patients with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Credit Provided by Rush University
Funding Statement Earn complimentary CME credit.
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This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, Policies and Standards for Commercial Support. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a Continuing Medical Education (CME/CE) activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME/CE in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.

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Target Audience / Intended Audience This activity is intended to meet the educational needs of psychologists, primary care clinicians including internists, family physicians, radiologists, neurologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are seeking additional education in the assessment, diagnosis and ongoing health care of patients with cognitive impairment and dementia.
Statement of Need / Activity Purpose

ACTIVITY EN346-1021

For many years, the Neuroimaging Professional Interest Area (PIA) has been running educational workshops before the Alzheimer’s Association International ConferenceⓇ (AAICⓇ) around the use of structural and vascular imaging in dementia. This was to address the gap felt by clinicians and researchers around the rapidly changing landscape of the research around appropriate use of structural and vascular imaging in dementia.

This lecture addresses gaps of knowledge around how to extract and interpret detailed information regarding neurodegenerative processes and vascular injury obtained from high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging of the brain in patients with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the physical principles used in the acquisition of structural and vascular magnetic resonance imaging.
  • Establish qualitative and quantitative techniques that can be used to measure the amount of atrophy and vascular imaging present.
  • Identify common findings from structural and vascular imaging that can be used to rule out a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder. 
  • Differentiate between the various spatial and temporal patterns of atrophy observed in different forms of Alzheimer's disease and other related disorders.
  • Evaluate the various applications of structural and vascular imaging in Alzheimer’s disease-related research.
Method of Participation

This curriculum will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. To receive maximum credit, participants are required to view the presentation in its entirety. Upon completion of the activity and evaluation form, a certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.

For questions, contact Sherry Fischer at safischer@alz.org

Joint
Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit Designation

Rush University Medical Center designates this internet enduring material activity for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity is being presented without bias and with commercial support.

Rush University Medical Center designates this activity for one (1) CE credit in psychology. This activity is being presented without bias and with commercial support.

Faculty Disclosures

Disclosures

Faculty reports the following relationship(s)

  • Dr. David Cash has no relevant financial disclosures;
  • Dr. Ellen Dicks has no relevant financial disclosures;
  • Dr. Prasanthani Vemuri has no relevant financial disclosures;
  • Dr. Joana B Pereira has no relevant financial disclosures;
  • Dr. Claire Sexton, Alzheimer’s Association staff, has no relevant financial disclosures;
  • Sherry Fischer, MBA, Alzheimer’s Association staff has no relevant financial disclosures

The remaining course director(s), planner(s), faculty and reviewer(s) of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Hardware and Software Requirements 

Hardware and Software Requirements

  1. Active internet connection (DSL or Cable). Dial-up connection will have constant buffering problems while viewing any media (audio/video).
  2. Compatible with Windows PC and MAC (256 MB of RAM or higher)
    • Windows OS 7.0 and higher.
    • MAC OS “Mountain Lion” and higher.
  3. Activity is best viewed on Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 5.0 or higher and Firefox 40.0 or higher
  4. Peripherals: Speakers for audio.
  5. Adobe Reader to print certificate. Click here to download Adobe Reader for free.