Educational Content

Core/Certifying Exam Preparation

Preparing for the core or certifying exams? The videos from the 2018 Non-Interpretive Skills Board Review Course are available below for residents and fellows from PRRS member programs. You will need the password from your program director to access them.

PRRS 2018 Board Review

PDFs of slides from prior years' courses are available below.

Lecture Videos

Videos are password-protected and accessible to PRRS members only. If you are a PRRS member and need the password, please contact DEAnderson@amh.org.

Susan Summerton, MD


Tessa S. Cook, MD PhD CIIP

University of Pennsylvania

Tessa Cook, MD PhD, radiologist and principal developer of RADIANCE, a free, open-source CT dose monitoring software, discusses how radiation exposure has evolved over the course of its use in the field of radiology. From the time X-rays were discovered in the late 19th century, to the modern era, concern over radiation exposure has remained a prevalent worry for both patients and physicians alike. Luckily, advances in equipment and suggested procedural techniques can mitigate those concerns and significantly lessen the rates of exposure. CT dose monitoring is an important safety factor, and Dr. Cook narrows discusses how best to optimize it.

Geraldine McGinty, M.D. M.B.A., F.A.C.R.

Weill Cornell Medical College

Chair, ACR Commission of Economics

November 2014

In her talk, “Economic Challenges and Opportunities for Radiologists” Geraldine McGinty, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.R. narrows in on the political and social facets that are affecting the modern medical industry at large, including the ObamaCare model. She touches on the pivotal role radiologists have in the medical field and the importance of quantifying their value. Issues like reduced imaging reimbursements harm care are discussed and how best to mitigate them.


Laura M. Fayad, M.D.

Associate Professor

Radiology, Orthopaedic Surg. & Oncology

Director of Translational Research

The Johns Hopkins University

November 7, 2013

In her talk, “MRI of Musculoskeletal Tumors: Past, Present and Future” Laura M Fayad, M.D. explains the role of MRI in the detection, characterization, determining the extent of disease, and identifying the best mode of post-treatment assessment. The key role that Radiologists play is determining the extent of disease through basic non-contrast T1 sequences. The importance of understanding the level of disease within a tumor is a pivotal part of the entire diagnostic process.


Richard E. Sharpe, Jr, M.D., M.B.A.

Department of Radiology

Harvard Medical School

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

November 7, 2013

In his talk, “Being a Leader: The Skills Radiology Trainees and Young Radiologists Need to Succeed” Richard E. Sharpe, Jr, M.D., M.B.A. discusses what aspiring radiologists can do to display leadership abilities and skills to succeed. Dr. Sharpe highlights the increased breadth of the radiology field and the need to understand these innovations, while also finding a personal and professional balance while learning. Young radiologists should critically consider their work environments and enact change when facing issues they think should be mitigated.

Adam Guttentag, MD

May 2, 2013

Mitchell Schanll, M.D., PhD

Eugene P Pendergrass Professor of Radiology

University of Pennsylvania

April 4, 2013

Mitchell Schnall, M.D., PhD covers a study done by the the National Lung Cancer Center to compare low-dose helical CT Screening to chest x-ray screening with the endpoint of lung cancer specific mortality in higher risk participants. The study focused on 55-74 year old former smokers that had never received a prior lung cancer diagnosis. Results were divided into positive and negative screens based on non-calcified nodule sizes and other abnormalities. Potential for over-diagnosis and false positives were also touched on.

Michael L. Brooks, M.D., J.D., F.C.L.M.

Director of Neuroradiology

Quality Assurance Leader

Mercy Diagnostic Imaging

April 4, 2013

In his lecture, “Radiology Liability Risks and Risk Reduction” Michael L. Brooks, M.D., J.D., F.C.L.M. discusses what is malpractice, how it enfolds in civil court and how to avoid it in your career. Getting sued can result in early retirement and may cut a medical career short. Radiologists have a 33% risk of being sued for malpractice versus all specialities, which is 25%. Due to this, radiologists need to know how to handle a missed diagnosis to ensure that patients are getting the best possible care. Providing meaningful interpretation, offering precise diagnosis when possible and indicating when an additional study or procedure should be done are all important ways to combat a malpractice suit.


David C. Levin, M.D.

Thomas Jefferson University

March 7, 2013

David C. Levin, M.D.’s lecture, “What Must Radiologists Do to Preserve & Protect the Future of the Specialty?” touches on the important role that radiologists play in the broader scope of the medical field, and why maintaining the overarching goals of the specialty will properly preserve it for generations to come. Dr. Levin also discusses some of the looming threats to the field, like declining reimbursements and procedure volumes, higher copays and coinsurance for imaging and the perception that imaging is inappropriate and unnecessary. He offers suggestions to combat these threats while also preserving the ideals of the field, like productivity, participation in committees and boards, working on nights and weekends, and embracing efforts to control utilization of imaging.

Paul H. Ellenbogen, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Chairman, ACR Board of Chancellors

February 7, 2013

In his talk, “Radiology Reimbursement - Evolution of Imaging Economics Past, Present and Future”, Paul H. Ellenbogen, M.D., F.A.C.R., highlights the ever-evolving economic landscape of radiology. The business side of radiology is examined, recognizing seminal events in its history that have made the field what it is today. Dr. Ellenbogen discusses and compares the potential drawbacks of working at a public hospital to starting a concierge radiology business and touches on the costs of insurance coverage, supplies, and IT infrastructure.


Richard M. Gore, M.D.

North Shore University Health System,

Evanston, IL

November 1, 2012

In his talk, “Abdominal Incidentalomas: Diagnosis and Management” Richard M. Gore, M.D. defines what is an incidentaloma, and discusses why they are prevalent for modern radiologists. An incidentaloma is an asymptomatic lesion found while scanning for an unrelated reason or when scanning for another disease. Dr. Gore defines what constitutes an emergency situation, requiring a more aggressive workup and what can be ignored when discovering these lesions on a scan. Dr. Gore focuses on incentalalomas in the liver, pancreas and the spleen, or adrenal glands.


Tetyana Gorbachova, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology

Jefferson Medical College, Albert Einstein Medical Center

November 1, 2012

In her talk “MRI Assessment of Bone Marrow” Professor Tetyana Gorbachova, M.D. discusses how to identify abnormalities in the bone marrow through MRI through proper imaging and analytical techniques by breaking down marrow composition and distribution/location. She uses examples to show how to identify cancer, fractures, systemic disorders, and gelatinous transformation of the bone marrow.


Mindy M. Horrow, M.D., F.A.C.R., F.S.R.U., F.A.I.U.M.

Director of Body Imaging

Einstein Medical Center

October 3, 2012

In her talk, “Pitfalls in Renal Ultrasound” Mindy M. Horrow, M.D., F.A.C.R., F.S.R.U., F.A.I.U.M., defines the proper techniques to elicit a successful renal ultrasound including proper frequency transducer, liberal use of color and spectral Doppler multi-orientational scans, and to always use cine clips if possible. She uses examples of real-life scans to discuss the situations which may elicit the use of renal ultrasounds and how best to conduct them


Archana Malik, M.D.

Attending Radiologist

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

October 3, 2012

In her talk, “Child Abuse and Neglect: Clinical Aspects and Imaging Update” Archana Malik, M.D. discusses the key role that radiologists play in discovering child abuse and neglect in their scans. Dr. Malik offers factors to look for when studying scans that are indicative of abuse and the signs and symptoms that should raise concern. She shows skeletal, head, spinal/neck and thoracoabdominal images with inflicted injuries on children.


Suresh K. Mukherji, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Professor and Chief of Neuroradiology and Head & Neck Radiology

University of Michigan Health Systems

October 6, 2011

In his talk, “Emergency Head and Neck Radiology” Suresh K. Mukherji, M.D., F.A.C.R. discusses the implications of neck infections and how they relate to vascular emergencies. Dr. Mukherji covers a multitude of emergency room situations from preseptal cellulitis, postseptal cellulitis, subperiosteal abscess, intraorbital abscess to cat scratch fever and retropharyngeal space infections. They are supplemented with photo examples of scans with discussion on how to treat these incidences.