This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Thermal ablation for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in cirrhosis: Safety and efficacy in non-surgical patients".
This is a retrospective analysis of the use of thermal ablation in biopsy confirmed intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) in cirrhotic patients who could not undergo surgical resection. The authors reviewed twenty-seven patients over a 16 year period, treated by either radiofrequency ablation (RFA), microwave ablation (MWA), or RFA with percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI).
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, hepatobiliary surgeons, oncologists, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interest in the management of cholangiocarcinoma.
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:
- Demonstrate the expected survival of patients undergoing this treatment modality
- Describe the local and extrahepatic recurrence risks for this ablative procedure
JVIR CME Editor
Daniel Sheeran, MD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Álvaro Díaz-González1, Ramón Vilana2,3, Luis Bianchi2,3, Ángeles García-Criado2, Jordi Rimola2, Carlos Rodríguez de Lope1, Joana Ferrer4, Carmen Ayuso2,3, Leonardo G DaFonseca1, María Reig1,3, Alejandro Forner1,3.
1. BCLC group. Liver Unit. Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomédica (FCRB). IDIBAPS. University of Barcelona. Spain
2. BCLC group. Radiology Department. Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. IDIBAPS. University of Barcelona. Spain
3. Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBERehd). Spain
4. BCLC group. HepatoBilioPancreatic Surgery Department. Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. IDIBAPS. University of Barcelona. Spain
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, 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.