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Vessel Wall Imaging of the Head and Neck: Approach and Applications

  • Authors: Moderator: Bruce A. Wasserman, MD; Speaker: J. Kevin DeMarco, MD; Panelists: Jeroen Hendrikse, MD, PhD; Luca Saba, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 6/21/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 6/21/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for radiologists, neuroradiologists, neurologists, and cardiologists.

The goal of this activity is to educate radiologists, neuroradiologists, neurologists, and radiologic technologists about current practices in cervical and extracranial vessel wall magnetic resonance imaging (VW-MRI).

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Applications for VW-MRI
    • Technical aspects of VW-MRI
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Identify and characterize vessel wall plaque using magnetic resonance imaging


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  • Bruce A. Wasserman, MD

    Vice Chair of Clinical Research
    Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery, and Vascular Surgery
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Director of Neurovascular Imaging
    University of Maryland Medical Center
    Adjunct Professor
    Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    Participation by Dr Wasserman does not constitute or imply endorsement by the Johns Hopkins University or the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System.


    Bruce A. Wasserman, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • J. Kevin DeMarco, MD

    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
    Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    Bethesda, Maryland, United States


    J. Kevin DeMarco, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Jeroen Hendrikse, MD, PhD

    Professor in Neuroradiology
    Chair of Imaging and Oncology Division
    UMC Utrecht
    Utrecht, The Netherlands


    Jeroen Hendrikse, MD, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Luca Saba, MD

    Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
    Professor of Radiology
    Chair, Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology
    University of Cagliari
    Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy


    Luca Saba, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.


  • Victoria Phoenix, BS

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


    Victoria Phoenix, BS, has no relevant financial relationships.

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  • Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.

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Vessel Wall Imaging of the Head and Neck: Approach and Applications

Authors: Moderator: Bruce A. Wasserman, MD; Speaker: J. Kevin DeMarco, MD; Panelists: Jeroen Hendrikse, MD, PhD; Luca Saba, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 6/21/2022

Valid for credit through: 6/21/2023, 11:59 PM EST


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