• Release date: December 10, 2021

• Expiration date: December 31, 2024

• Estimated time to complete activity: 12.0 hours

• Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and CME Science

Course Description

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of practicing radiologists and radiologic nurses, physician assistants, technologists, scientists, residents, fellows involved in the care of patients using abdominal imaging.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should better be able to:

• Describe the availability and use of decision-support tools for radiologists, to facilitate making more accurate and clinically useful diagnoses.
• Create an interactive learning environment in which the registrants will be challenged to diagnose a large number of common and less common disorders by specific imaging tests with appropriate clinical correlation.
• Describe the appropriate use of imaging modalities including CT, MR, sonography and fluoroscopy for the most important abdominal disorders likely to be confronted by radiologists.
• Emphasize the need for critical thinking and judicious use of imaging, laboratory, and clinical testing.
• Provide an opportunity for extensive discussion, questions, and feedback between the registrants and speaker.



Mike P. Federle, M.D.

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department of Radiology
  • Stanford University Medical Center

Dr. Federle is a Professor Emeritus of Radiology at Stanford University. His prior positions include Associate Chair in charge of Education for Stanford University Department of Radiology, Chairman and Chief of Abdominal Imaging at the University of Pittsburgh and Chief of Radiology at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Federle graduated summa cum laude in Biology from Marquette University and received his MD from Georgetown University. He trained in Internal Medicine and Radiology at the University of Cincinnati Hospital, and pursued an abdominal imaging fellowship at UC San Francisco. His focus in clinical research and teaching is abdominal imaging with a particular emphasis upon CT scanning. Within this broad field he has a wide range of specific and general interests, leading to over 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as hundreds of book chapters. In addition, he has been the main editor and/or author of more than 20 textbooks of radiology. The most recent of these are the 2nd Edition of Diagnostic Imaging: Abdomen; Imaging Anatomy: Chest Abdomen Pelvis,; Expert DDx: Abdomen; and Specialty Imaging: Hepatobiliary and Pancreas, all published by Amirsys. In addition he was one of the key founders and contibutors to STAT Dx, an online decision-support system that has been adopted by residencies and practicing radiologists around the world.He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2010 Cannon Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists, the Gold Medallion of the Pennsylvania Radiological Society, and “Teacher of the Year” at Stanford, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of California, San Francisco. A “Michael P. Federle Mentorship Award” is given in his name annually at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.



Federle’s Master Tutorial on Abdominal Imaging: How to Develop an Expert Differential Diagnosis using Decision-Support Tools
12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

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Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and CME Science. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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Method of Participation and Request for Credit

During the period December 10, 2021 through December 31, 2024, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.



Computer System Requirements

Any online accessible device.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.