Interpretation of Low Dose Kidney Stone CT

Activity Overview

Users can improve proficiencies in interpretation of a variety of renal and extra-renal abnormalities for reduced dose CT images, improve expertise with reduced dose CT protocols, and associated radiation dose. This is an on demand activity.


Course highlights include:

  • Course includes 16 different online cases presented in 3D data sets available through PACS viewer.
  • Each case contains CT diagnostic report, discussion, CT dose report, and evidence-based CT protocol.
  • 24/7 availability for any PC meeting basic requirements

Faculty Disclosure Statements

In accord with the disclosure policy of Partners HealthCare System as well as guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), planners, speakers and anyone who may have an influence on the content of the activity have been asked to disclose any relationship they or their spouse/partner have to companies producing pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, devices, etc. that may be germane to the content of their presentation. Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias, but provides participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given presentation.

Content Reviewer

The following content reviewer and/or their spouse have reported no relevant financial relationship.

Resolution of Conflicts of Interest (COI)

Partners HealthCare System has implemented a process to resolve potential COIs for this CME activity to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance and ensure that the content is aligned with the interest of the public.

The work was supported by a research grant from the AHRQ (Grant# R18HS023778).

Course Faculty

The following content developers and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest:

The following content developers and/or their spouse/partner have reported a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:

Course Planners

The following planners and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:

Target audience:

This activity is intended for radiologists and other clinicians using CT imaging. emergency physicians, primary care providers, and urologists. Radiographers and medical physicists may also find this activity useful.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Improve radiologists’ proficiency in kidney stones, and other extra-renal abnormalities, identification on reduced radiation dose CT images.
  • Apply evidence-based CT protocols within their own facility.
  • Integrate dose optimization information for patients with suspected kidney stone.


Completion of all 16 cases
Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Release Information

Original Release: 9/26/2016
Review Date: 11/06/2017
Termination Date: 9/25/2018
Duration: Each case is 15 minutes Total 240 minutes for all 16 cases


Free for Dose participants and their facility, $99.00 for outside participants.

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