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Applied Radiology Expert Forum Webinars

The Expert Forum Webinars listed below were originally broadcast live. Following their presentations questions from the audience were taken and answered in a moderated Question & Answer session. The programs are now available for On-Demand viewing. These programs have been reviewed and approved for CME and CE Credits as indicated.

These activities have been supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Philips Healthcare and we thank them for their support.

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Driving Enterprise Consistency 
& Quality of Care: Innovations at the SSM Health 3D Lab
Presented by: Jessica Chambers, MHA, RT(R)(CT)
Expiration Date: August 31, 2020    Credits: 1 Category A, ARRT   Format: Audio Visual    Run Time: 60 Minutes     Fee: No Charge
As one of the largest integrated delivery systems in US, SSM Health has found significant benefits from integrating their 3D Lab into the enterprise.
This ARRT Category A CE Accredited Expert Forum features Jessica Chambers, MHA, RT(CT), Director of Diagnostic Imaging for SSM Health, who will share insight into how their 3D Lab is not only improving their patient's experience, but is also helping to optimize workflow, improve image quality, and increase diagnostic confidence across the enterprise.
Following the presentation questions from the audience were addressed in a moderated Q&A session.
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Common Applications of Time of Flight (TOF) Imaging: PET/CT Beyond FDG
Presented by: Bital Savir, MD
Expiration Date: March 20, 2020     Credits: 1     Format: Audio Visual     Run Time: 60 Minutes     Fee: No Charge
PET/CT using Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) has been used for many years as an adjunct modality to conventional imaging. Until recently, PET/CT’s main utility was in oncology and to a lesser degree cardiology and neurology. However, new radiotracers were approved by the FDA; increasing the application of PET/CT in clinical practice. This Expert Forum aims to educate medical imaging professionals about the common indications of Time of Flight (TOF) PET/CT scans using various radiotracers that include: F18- FDG, F18-Fluciclovine, GA68-DOTA-TATE, and F18-Florbetapir.
Following the presentation questions from the audience were addressed in a moderated Q&A session.
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Spectral CT: Adding Value in the Emergency Department
Presented by: Gopal Punjabi, MD
Original Program Date: November 9, 2017     Credits: 1     Format: Audio Visual     Run Time: 58 Minutes     Fee: No Charge
Computed Tomography (CT) continues to be the modality of choice in most emergency departments and is respected for its ability to quickly capture cross sectional images of the body, allowing ED physicians to quickly assess patients.
In recent years, several manufacturers have developed scanners with the ability acquire images at varying energy levels, which allow imaging professionals to differentiate the various elements of the body based on their material density and atomic numbers.
This technique has the potential to revolutionize the way we depict and interpret CT scans. In this Expert Forum Webcast, Dr. Gopal Punjabi will share his clinical experiences with the use of Spectral CT in the Emergency Department with a focus on body imaging.
Following the presentation questions from the audience were addressed in a moderated Q&A session.
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Pioneering the Routine & Advanced Use Of Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction In Your CT Department
Presented by: Charles White, MD and Seth Kligerman, MD
Original Program Date: November 20, 2016     Credits: 1     Format: Audio Visual     Run Time: 58 Minutes     Fee: No Charge
The presenters will discuss an intuitive approach to understanding the physics behind IMR and its capabilities with respect to reducing imaging noise leading to both an objective and subjective improvement in image quality on CT. Relevant literature on this topic will be reviewed. Finally, the presenters will show examples acquired from various parts of the body to demonstrate the benefits of IMR use in comparison to conventional imaging and hybrid IR techniques.
Following their presentations questions from the audience were addressed in a moderated Q&A session.
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Tricks of the Trade: MRI Fetal Imaging
Presented by: Beth M. Kline-Fath, MD
Original Program Date: October 20, 2016     Credits: 1     Format: Audio Visual     Run Time: 58 Minutes     Fee: No Charge
Fetal MRI is a relatively new area of imaging, which is technically challenging. It is important to understand the safety implications when imaging a fetus. In addition, given that the fetus is not sedated, it is important that technical knowledge of the imaging and a planned approach to the procedure is in place.
In this educational lecture, the preparation, positioning, planning for and obtaining of images as well as problem solving during the procedure will be discussed. The importance of anatomic imaging leading to accurate interpretation will be reinforced in cased-based examples of imaging singleton and twin gestations.
Following Dr. Kline-Fath's presentation, questions from the audience were addressed in a moderated Q&A session.
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Ultrasound & MR Elastography In Children
Presented by: Daniel Podberesky, MD
Original Program Date: September 8, 2016     Credits: 1     Format: Audio Visual     Run Time: 62 Minutes     Fee: No Charge
Ultrasound and MR elastography are relatively new, clinically validated, and highly reliable and reproducible imaging techniques to non-invasively, rapidly, and cost-effectively evaluate chronic liver disease in children and adults.
These techniques have widespread applicability in the pediatric population, not only in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a leading cause of chronic liver disease in U.S. children, but in a variety of other pediatric chronic liver diseases. By measuring tissue stiffness, the radiologist can assist the clinician in identifying the presence of fibrosis within the liver parenchyma.
Histopathologic examination of liver biopsy specimens has long been considered the gold standard for the evaluation of hepatic fibrosis. However, liver biopsy is invasive, costly, not without complications, samples only a fraction of the liver parenchyma, and requires sedation/anesthesia in young children.
In this Expert Forum, Dr. Podberesky provides a brief overview of ultrasound and MR elastography techniques, reviews the current literature, applications, and provides imaging examples.
Following Dr. Podberesky's presentation, questions from the audience were addressed in a moderated Q&A session.
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