This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Combination of microwave ablation and percutaneous osteoplasty for treatment of painful extraspinal bone metastases"
In this study, the authors retrospectively review their experience with microwave ablation (MWA) and percutaneous osteoplasty (POP) in 50 adult patients for painful extraspinal bone metastases.
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, oncologists, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interest in the treatment of hemoptysis.
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:
- Identify the risks of osteoplasty in extraspinal bone metastases
- Describe the size suitable for treatment based on the authors experience
- Explain the time course for pain improvement
JVIR CME Editor
Daniel Sheeran, MD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Yuan-Yuan Qiu, M.D.1
Kai-Xian Zhang, M.D.,PhD1
Xu-Sheng Zhang, M.D.1
Chao Xing, M.D.1
Miao-miao Hu, M.D.1
Qing-Song Wu, M.D.2
1 Department of Oncology
2 Department of Hepatobiliary and Vascular Surgery
Teng Zhou Central People’s Hospital Affiliated to Jining Medical College, 181 Xingtan Road, Tengzhou, Shandong Province 277500, China
Xin Ye, M.D.,PhD
Department of Oncology - Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, 324 Jingwuweiqi Road, Jinan, Shandong Province 250021, China;
Peng-Xin Li, M.D.
Department of Oncology - Zouping People's Hospital, Huangshan 2nd Road, Zouping County, Binzhou City, Shandong Province 256200, China
Jun-Jie Wang, M.D.,PhD
Department of Radiation Oncology - Peking University Third Hospital, No. 49, Huayuan North Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100191, China
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 November 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.