Clinical radiology webinars

Clinical radiology trainee webinar series 

Back by popular demand, this webinar series is designed for clinical radiology trainees. There will be 20 different sessions over the course of 2021 and this page will be continuously updated with new sessions so please to visit regularly or email conf@rcr.ac.uk to be kept up-to-date. 

Please note that these sessions are free to attend for both members, Fellows and non-members and we will record as many as possible for viewing at a later date if you aren't able to attend the live webinar. 

Upcoming webinars 

CR trainee webinar series: Consenting, managing, and assessing patients for image guided drains/biopsies 

Tuesday 20 April, 19:00-20:00 (BST)
Led by: Dr Christopher Clarke, Consultant Radiologist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Basic interventional procedures are a core radiological skill, however it can be difficult to know when these may be appropriate. I aim to discuss when it may be appropriate to perform image guided drains and biopsies, how and when to consent patients for these procedures and steps we should take to prepare patients for basic imaging interventions.

Learning objectives: 

1. Describe when to perform basic imaging interventions
2. Understand consent for procedures
3. Understand the principles of preparing patients for basic imaging interventions

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How to approach an MRI shoulder

Tuesday 11 May 2021, 19:00-20:00 (BST)
Led by Dr Andrew J Grainger, Consultant MSK Radiologist, Cambridge University Hospitals

Reporting shoulder MRI and MR arthrography offers a number of challenges, both in terms of recognising normal variants and artefacts and in identifying the common pathologies seen. Shoulder MRI begins with knowing how to optimise positioning and sequence alignment to improve visualisation of the small structures that have to be identified. This can be particularly challenging in. the shoulder due to its non-orthogonal alignment. In this webinar I will discuss the optimisation of MRI in terms of positioning and sequence selection before going through the step-by-step process of how I read MRI of the shoulder. This will be based around my standardised report structure and will include a discussion of common normal variants and other pitfalls.

Learning objectives:

  1. To understand how to optimise the MRI protocol and sequence alignment
  2. To be able to recognise common artefacts and normal variants in shoulder MRI and MR arthrography and how to distinguish them from pathological appearances
  3. To learn a systematic approach to reading shoulder MRI and MR arthrography, based around a standardised report structure

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View previous webinars in the CR Trainee webinar series. 

Event of interest: Sociey of Radiologists in Training, Annual Conference 


V/Q (ventilation/perfusion) imaging

Thursday 4 May 2021, 17:30-18:30 (BST)
Led by Dr Richard Graham, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
 
Ventilation perfusion imaging is a nuclear medicine technique that has comparable diagnostic performance to CTPA. There are certain situations where V/Q imaging offers advantages over CTPA and therefore it is important for all radiologists to understand the role of V/Q imaging in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolic disease.
 
Learning objectives
  • Understand the principles of V/Q imaging
  • Describe the indications for V/Q imaging
  • Describe the situations where V/Q imaging has advantages over CTPA
  • Understand the reporting criteria for V/Q SPECT
 

Fellows and members can watch recordings from our previous webinar series:

Please note some recordings will be available on our new RCR Learning Hub, which will be coming soon.