2020 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:
  • List the most frequent lesions in midline brain structures and describe their features on MRI
  • Describe the MRI appearance of lesions affecting the third cranial nerve
  • Outline MRI findings associated with white matter lesions and discuss their differential diagnosis

Core Competencies

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

AMA Credit Designation Statement

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

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.


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

Neuroimaging Certification Examination Committee Contributors

Joseph Masdeu, MD, PhD, FAAN, Chair, Houston Methodist Hospital
Disclosures: Member of GE Healthcare, physician Advisory Board. Receives research funding from Acadia, Avanir, Abbvie, Biogen, Eli Lilly, Novartis, and research grant funding from NIA (NIH).

Marc Malkoff, MD, FAAN, Vice Chair, University of Tennessee
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Carmel Armon, MD, MHS, Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine
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.

Patrick M. Capone, MD, PhD, Winchester Neurological Consultants
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Neeraj Dubey, MD, Integrated Medical Group
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Jerome Graber, MD, University of Washington Medical 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.

Naza Haidri, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Joshua Peter Klein, MD, PhD, 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.

Gustavo Rodriguez, MD, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Rebecca M. Sugg, MD, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Staff Contact

Bryan Hagerla, Continuous Certification Manager
[email protected]
(612) 928-6326