This session will present a history and current overview of VA radiology with a focus on the innovative work that VA radiologists are doing to improve patient care across the Country.
VHA is the largest integrated health care system in the United States. The VHA represents 1,240 inpatient and outpatient facilities, trains more than 120,000 health care professionals each year, and provides care to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program.
VHA and VA radiologists are presented with important opportunities to positively impact patient care on a national scale due their unique ability to study large populations of patients who are integrated through a single large healthcare network. Recent innovations in medicine include the ability to screen large portions of the population for lung cancer with low dose chest CT to detect and treat lung cancer at an early stage leading to improved outcomes. 3D Printing is another exciting technology that is increasingly positively impacting medical and surgical outcomes. VA radiologists are rising to these opportunities, and are developing strategies to improve patient care. Their efforts offer the promise of improving the care of patients in the academic and private sector as well. Recently, ACR has partnered with VA radiologists and is leveraging resources to assist their efforts.
1. Describe Shared Decision-Making and its role in lung cancer screening CT.
2. Identify the current pitfalls in the implementation of Shared Decision-Making.
3. Cite 2-3 ways in which Shared Decision-Making can be improved to better serve its patient-centered purpose.
Accreditation and Designation Statements
The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Radiology designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Credits awarded for this enduring activity are designated "SA-CME" by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and qualify toward fulfilling requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-assessment.
CME Released: 06/17/2021
CME Expires: 06/16/2022
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact the ACR at firstname.lastname@example.org.