This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "The Utility of a Benign Biliary Stricture Protocol in Preventing Symptomatic Recurrence and Surgical Revision". This study provides a standardized benign stricture protocol that can be implemented by interventional readiologists, thus improving the outcomes in patients with benign biliary strictures.
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, surgeons, nurses, techs, and trainees engaged in percutaneous biliary procedures.
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
State the benign stricture protocol prescribed at the authors institution.
List the patency rate for strictures treated on protocol.
Describe the probability for requiring surgical revision following failed percutaneous therapy in patients with benign biliary strictures.
JVIR CME Editor
Nishita Kothary, MD
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA
Daniel L. Kirkpatrick, MD
Hasnain Hasham, MD
Zachary Collins, MD
Philip Johnson, MD
Steven Lemons, MD
Hassan Shahzada, MD
Suzanne L. Hunt, MS, MA
Carissa Walter, MPH
Jacqueline Hill, PhD, MPH
Thomas Fahrbach, MD
Department of Radiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
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 April 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.