This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Endovascular Pressure Measurements to Assess the Functional Severity of Mesenteric Arterial Stenoses".
In this study, the authors evaluate the ability of pressure measurements across the celiac and superior mesenteric arteries to help define patients with chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI). It retrospectively attempts to elucidate the role of pressure measurements in appropriately identifying patients with significant obstructions in their mesenteric vasculature.
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:
1. Interpret the pressure ratios that are significant for stenosis
2. Describe the presentation of chronic mesenteric ischemia
JVIR CME Editor
Daniel Sheeran, MD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Louisa J. D. van Dijk 1,2
Luke G. Terlouw 1,2
Desirée van Noord 1,3
Diederik C. Bijdevaate 2
Marco J. Bruno 1
Adriaan Moelker 2
1 Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
2 Department of Radiology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
3 Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
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, 2020. 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.