This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Endovascular removal of inferior vena cava filters with arterial penetration". This clinical study evaluates the safety and outcomes of endovascular percutaneous removal of inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs) with elements penetrating an artery.
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, vascular medicine, vascular surgeons, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interest in IVCF.
To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 75% or better on the post test. Participants will have three opportunities to score 75% or better.
After participating in this journal-based CME activity, learners should be able to
Describe the incidence of penetration of IVCF elements through the walls of the inferior vena cava.
Name the incidence of pain and/or symptoms attributable to IVCF penetration into the arterial lumen or its wall.
State the technical results of arterial lumen penetrating IVCF retrievals with regard to complexity and radiation exposure.
JVIR CME Editor
Nishita Kothary, MD
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA
Christopher Duncan, MD
Scott O. Trerotola, MD
S. William Stavropoulos, MD
Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SIR designates this education activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program is approved for 1 self-assessment CME credit (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) - approved March 1, 2018. SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME credit offered for this enduring activity meets the ABR’s criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.