This on-demand activity concentrates on the basics of liver ablation, beginning with patient selection and indication. The current devices available to the operator and the advantages/disadvantages of each will be discussed. In addition to, a focus on difficult hepatic tumor ablation cases with technical tips on approach, complication avoidance, ablation modality, and adjunct methods.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, diagnostic radiologists, and other physicians at all levels with special interest in liver ablation.
To receive CME credit for this enduring activity, participants must watch the video and score 70% or better on the post-activity exam. Participants will have three opportunities to score 70% or better.
After purchasing access to this educational activity, you will be directed to the SIR Learning Center to participate in the activity and obtain your certificate.
Upon completion of this enduring activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify lesions that can be treated with a single modality and those that require combination therapies.
- Implement appropriate adjunct methods to safely approach difficult lesions.
- Plan the therapy adequately minimizing the risk of residual tumor post treatment.
Presentation 1: Basic liver ablation (patient and device selection)
Developers & Speakers:
J. Louis Hinshaw, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Darren Klass, MD, University of British Columbia
Presentation 2: Advanced liver ablation
Fred T. Lee, MD, University of Wisconsin
Govindarajan Narayanan, MD
Stephen G. Ho, MD, Vancouver General Hospital
Riccardo A. Lencioni, MD, FSIR, University of Miami
Constantinos T. Sofocleous, MD, PhD, FSIR, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
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 is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Society of Interventional Radiology designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program is approved for self-assessment CME credit (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). 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.