2021 Neuroimaging Reading List, Learning Objectives, and CME

Reading List

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C-cert Activity Description

The Continuous Certification (C-cert) activities provide subspecialty learning and knowledge assessment to ensure that diplomates are staying up to date on the latest science, treatments, and therapeutics relating to their subspecialty. The annual activities include: 1) reading the subspecialty journal articles, and 2) taking and passing the 25-question online post-reading quiz to assess knowledge gained from the journal article content. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this UCNS C-cert activity, participants will be able to:
  • Interpret neuroimaging in critical care patients to provide the correct diagnosis
  • Assess neuroimaging characteristics of tumors of the posterior fossa and spinal cord
  • Distinguish the clinical features that indicate the need for neuroimaging in patients with headache or dementia
  • Recognize pathological findings in neuroimaging pertaining to the venous system

Core Competencies

This UCNS C-cert activity covers the following core competency:
  • Medical Knowledge

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Instructions

To claim CME credits, answer question 26 on the quiz to reflect the total time spent completing the required reading and online quiz. This question is not included in the scoring of the quiz. A passing score of 80% of higher is needed to meet C-cert requirements and receive CME credit. CME credit confirmation will be emailed within three weeks of passing the quiz.

ACCME Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Neurology Institute (AANI) and United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. The AANI is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Neurology Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1TM credit(s). Physicians should claim only their credit commensurate with the extent of the participation in the activity.

ABPN Self-Assessment Designation Statement

The American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (ABPN) has reviewed the UCNS Continuous Certification (C-cert) self-assessment activity and has approved the program as a part of a comprehensive self-assessment (SA) program, which is mandates by the American Board of Medical Specialties as a necessary component of maintenance of certification. The number of ABPN SA credits granted will equal the number of CME hours claimed for the activity. 


The UCNS complies with all standards and policies of the ACCME, including identification and resolution of all conflicts of interest prior to the educational activity being delivered to learners. Accordingly, UCNS  planners, authors, and staff comply with the UCNS’s Conflicts of Interest Policy

2021 C-cert Activity Planner Disclosures
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Neuroimaging Certification Examination Committee Contributors

Joshua Peter Klein, MD, PhD, Chair, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Disclosures: Stipend and royalties from McGraw Hill Publishers for author/editor of "Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology" SAGE Publishers. Receives stipend for editor-in-chief of "Neurohospitalist" journal, Audio Digest Foundation. Receives stipend for Scientific Director of “Neurology Board Review Course” Best Doctors Inc., Advance Medical Inc., and Paradigm Outcomes Inc. Receives compensation for serving as consultant to various law firms as medical expert. Receives compensation and travel expenses for lecturing and directing courses for the American Academy of Neurology.

Rebecca M. Sugg, MD, Vice Chair, University of South Alabama Medical Center
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Carmel Armon, MD, MHS, Shamir (Assaf Harofeh) Medical Center
Disclosures: Receives compensation as Associate Editor, Journal of the Neurological Sciences. Receives research support from Eisai to study in patients with Alzheimer's disease, not initiated. Start-up and close-down costs billed and received by employer.

Jon Y. Choi, MD, PhD, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Alireza Faridar, MD, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Jerome J. Graber, MD, MPH, Alvord Brain Tumor Center
Disclosures: Serves on the Editorial Boards of Neuro-oncology: Practice and the Journal of Neuroimaging. Receives personal compensation to serve as a Social Media Ambassador for the American Society of Neuroimaging and the Journal of Neuroimaging, published by Wiley.

Nazar Haidri, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Mohammad Obadah Nakawah, MD, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute 
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Gustavo Rodriguez, MD, Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Catherine A. Weymann-McKinney, MD, Lake Norman Neurology Hickory – Piedmont Healthcare
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Staff Contact

Bryan Hagerla, Continuous Certification Manager
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.
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