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This multimedia CD-ROM, which qualifies for 30 CME credits, contains fifty general radiology cases from the teaching file of Stephen R. Baker, MD. author of the highly acclaimed "Case of the Week" program. Each case consists of an x-ray image, a clue, a multiple-choice question and the corresponding written and audio discussions of radiological findings, clinical correlates and differential diagnosis. The unique and educationally effective audio format permits the option of simultaneous listening and viewing without the distraction of text next to, in place of or superimposed upon diagnostic images. If the viewer chooses the text may be displayed on the screen or printed for later reading.
The objective of this program is to provide instruction in the subtleties of conventional radiographic studies including plain films, barium contrast examinations and intravenous urography. The participants in this program will benefit from the interactive presentation. The cases provided include a range of orthopedic, chest, genitourinary, gastrointestinal and neurologic diseases occurring both in children and adults. At the conclusion of the program, the participant will have gained knowledge about differential diagnosis, clinical pertinence, appropriate utilization and radiological findings of each of the diseases demonstrated in these exercises. As a secondary objective the participant will be taught to appreciate the radiological manifestations of artifacts that simulate disease.
The program developer is Cel-Tech / Baker Imaging Systems, producers of multimedia multilingual continuing medical education courses on CD-ROM and the Internet for physicians and other healthcare professionals.
CME certification is provided by Arc Mesa Educators (AME). AME is approved through the American Medical Association (AMA) by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education. ACCME Approved Provider Number 0006174. AME is an approved continuing education provider serving a multitude of professions nationwide.
Recommended System Requirements:
Multimedia PC Pentium processor with 32MB memory Windows 95/98/NT Netscape or Internet Explorer browser (V3 or higher) Note: There is no need to connect to the Internet. The browser is used to access the CD-ROM. SVGA display capable of 800x600 resolution
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Dr. Stephen R. Baker is Director of Radiology at University Hospital, Newark, NJ and Professor and Chairman of Radiology at New Jersey Medical School - UMDNJ. A graduate of Wesleyan University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Baker completed his residency at Albert Einstein in 1973. He continued his academic career at Albert Einstein becoming Acting Chairman in 1986 before moving to New Jersey Medical School in his present capacity in 1990.
Dr. Baker has contributed widely to the radiological literature. His areas of special interest are abdominal radiology, especially the plain film of the abdomen, and radiology management. He has had a life-long fascination with geography, an avocation he has pursued intensely as a long time member of the Geography Department at Columbia University, both as a graduate student and an adjunct professor. Dr. Baker is the author of more than 100 articles and nine books in Radiology, many of the most recent ones considered diagnostic imaging in a geographic context. For the past fifteen years he has been the author of the widely used and highly successful "Case of the Week" program on which this CD ROM series is based.
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