This month’s journal-based CME article is titled "Transarterial Chemoembolization for Palliation of Painful Bone Metastases Refractory to First Line Radiotherapy". In this single center retrospective cohort study, the authors review and compare the effectiveness and safety of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) to repeat radiation therapy (Re-RT) in the setting of recurrent bone metastases (BM) that had undergone prior radiation therapy (RT).
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of interventional radiologists, oncologists, nurses, techs, and trainees at all levels with special interest in venous interventions. 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:
- Discuss the outcomes of pain relief for TACE in the treatment of symptomatic radiation refractory bone metastases.
- Understand the most common complications following TACE of bony metastases.
- Describe appropriate patient selection for those who are candidates for TACE of bony metastasis.
JVIR CME Editor
Daniel Sheeran, MD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Department of Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Science University of The Ryukyus, 207, Uehara, Nishihara, Okinawa, 903-0215, Japan
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, 2021. 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.