This clinical sstudy evaluates if mRENAL score and its individual component have a superior predictive value compared to the RENAL score for prediction of complications and recurrence after percutaneous renal cryoablation. This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, nephrologists, urologists, oncologists and nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interest in renal cancer.
The SIR Journal CME Program is a convenient way to fulfill your CME requirements while learning about the latest advances in medicine and research. Each month, one article in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) will have a companion CME exam. To receive CME credit for this journal-based CME activity, participants must read the journal article and score 70% or better on the 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.
Following completion of this CME activity, the participant will be able to:
- List factors for calculating the mRENAL and the RENAL nephrometry scores
- Identify the differences in criterion for calculating the mRENAL and the RENAL nephrometry scores
- Identify factors associated with increased risk of complications
- List the rate of subsequent recurrence after primary efficacy at 6 months
Yi Gao, PhD; Robert J Lewandowski, MD; Joseph L McDevitt, MD, MBA; Samdeep K Mouli, MD, MS; Albert A Nemcek, Jr., MD; Ann B Ragin, PhD; Riad Salem, MD, MBA; Dent T Sato, MD; Yu-Kai Su, MD - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Chicago, IL.
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). 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.