This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Focal Laser Ablation of Prostate Cancer: Results in 120 Patients with Low to Intermediate Risk Disease."
In this study, the authors investigate the use of focal laser ablation (FLA) in men with low to intermediate-risk prostate cancer. This study provides physicians data on oncologic outcomes, safety and morbidity of FLA in a large cohort of patients. The study identifies predictors of clinical success with FLA, thus providing insight into patient selection.
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, urologists, radiation oncologists, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interest in prostate cancer.
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:
List the clinical efficacy of FLA in providing adequate oncologic outcomes in this particular patient group.
List the percentage of patients that required additional treatment following FLA.
List the predictors for treatment failure (defined as PI-RADS score > 3) on follow-up MR imaging.
JVIR CME Editor
Nishita Kothary, MD
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA
Eric Walser, MD
Anne Nance, ARNP
Jackie Aoughsten, DNP
Eduardo Eyzaguirre, MD
Stephen Williams, MD
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Division of Urology
Conflicts of Interest:
None of the authors have identified a conflict of interest.
None of the authors have financial disclosures.
Scientific Advisor, Siemens Healthcare
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 February 1, 2019. 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.