This military-unique CME session provides a diverse educational experience on issues specific to the military radiology community distinct from civilian radiologists. The operational training that military radiologists routinely undergo primes them for not only imaging interpretation during times of combat, but how to operate imaging services in a wide range of less-than-optimal working conditions. This session explores three different difficult areas unique to the practice of a military radiologist and shares the “lessons learned” with the civilian radiology audience. The first topic to be explored is setting-up field radiological services in disaster situations- a situation not typically encountered in civilian situations but which almost every military radiologist that deployed to a theater of operations in the last two decades is highly comfortable with. Specifically, how equipment and personnel are mobilized to provide imaging support in remote or hostile areas. The second topic addressed is cybersecurity-detailing the unique threats military radiology information systems face and how information can be protected and enhanced. Lastly, the topic of elevated breast cancer rates amongst female service members in comparison to the general population will be explored, detailing the causes of this trend and the corrective actions being introduced to reduce its incidence.
1. Identify challenges to setting up radiological services in field conditions outside the confines of a typical hospital setting.
2. Outline the most common types of cybersecurity threats impacting healthcare: cybersecurity attacks, data loss and theft.
3. Recognize the causes of elevated breast cancer rates amongst female service members, and how they can be reduced.
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
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