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* Navigating the New Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016:
Challenging Problems | DR Solutions
Released: October 01, 2016 Expires: October 31, 2018 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Robert A. Fabrizio
16463

Already faced with the daily challenge of protecting revenue by improving efficiencies, outcomes and patient satisfaction, recent legislation will result in new penalties if you continue to use Computed Radiography.

This expert forum will help attendees to understand the business impact of this new legislation on reimbursement to your imaging department.

In addition, attendees will learn how to correlate the benefits of a DR transition to a variety of improvements to the domains of care and the facility's bottom line.

Following Mr. Fabrizio's presentation, questions from the audience were addressed.

Educational Objectives

  • Summarize the events leading up to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016.
  • Understand the reimbursement penalties.
  • Recognize the advantages of DR technology.

This Program Has Been Supported Through An Unrestricted Educational Grant from FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.

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* Advanced MRI Safety Training For MRI Healthcare Professionals:
Level 2 Personnel
Released: February 13, 2015 Expires: March 31, 2017 CE credits: 1.5 Cost: $30.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
16029

This 90-minute program is divided into four separate sections and reviews critical data regarding safety in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) environment. With current information, MRI healthcare professionals are better able to ensure patient and staff safety and optimize MRI facility guidelines.

Dr. Frank G. Shellock outlines recommendations from the peer-reviewed literature and documents developed by the Food and Drug Administration, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the American College of Radiology, and the Institute for Magnetic Resonance, Safety, Education and Research, and other organizations. This program reviews fundamental MRI safety protocols and meets training recommendations set by the American College of Radiology and the requirements of the Joint Commission.

Internationally respected, MRI safety researcher and educator, Dr. Frank G. Shellock developed this comprehensive, 90-minute program specifically to educate Level 2 MR Personnel as defined by the American College of Radiology. Notably, according to the ACR Guidance Document on MR Safe Practices: 2013, “it is understood that the medical director will have the necessary education and experience in MR safety to qualify as level 2 MR personnel”. Therefore, radiologists and others may use this program to obtain the necessary body of knowledge that will help them to ensure safety in the MRI environment.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course the participant should be able to:

  • Recognize MRI-related bioeffects and safety issues
  • Apply proper patient management information related to the MRI environment
  • Employ comprehensive screening procedures to ensure safety
  • Understand MRI labeling information for implants and devices
  • Recognize safety issues related to MRI contrast agents

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* Basic MRI Safety Training To Prevent Accidents and Injuries:
Level 1 Personnel
Released: February 13, 2015 Expires: CE credits: Cost: $30.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
15931

The Basic MRI Safety Training Program provides basic information regarding MRI technology, describes common hazards and unique dangers associated with the MRI environment, and presents guidelines and recommendations to prevent accidents and injuries. This training program is appropriate for medical and other personnel who may occasionally or periodically encounter MRI facilities as part of their employment and emphasizes the potential hazards of the MRI environment and the necessary safety precautions that particularly impact such groups. Internationally respected, MRI safety researcher and educator, Frank G. Shellock, PhD developed this comprehensive, 50-minute program.

Internationally respected, MRI safety researcher and educator, Dr. Frank G. Shellock developed this comprehensive, 50-minute program specifically to educate Level 1 MR Personnel as defined by the American College of Radiology.

Learning Objectives

After completing the Introduction to MRI Safety Training Program, you will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of MRI as a diagnostic imaging modality
  • Identify the hazards and dangers related to the MRI environment
  • Describe the possible risks associated with MRI examinations
  • Explain the reasons for the screening procedure required for an individual and patient prior to being allowed into to the MRI environment or to undergo an MRI examination
  • Describe guidelines and recommendations to prevent accidents and injuries in the MRI environment

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*Introduction to MRI Safety
Released: February 01, 2015 Expires: CE credits: Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
15694

This 28-minute program provides an overview of MRI safety information for non-clinical staff members who regularly work in the MRI environment or who may occasionally work in this area as part of their responsibilities. Anyone who enters the MRI environment, even infrequently, must be properly trained to ensure their safety and the safety of patients and other facility staff.

Dr. Shellock presents information pertaining to how MRI technology works, specific instructions regarding ensuring safety by restricting certain items from being brought into the MRI environment, and reviews the consequences when precautions are not properly followed. This program reviews fundamental MRI safety protocols and meets training recommendations set by the American College of Radiology and the requirements of the Joint Commission.

Certificate of Completion: After viewing the entire Introduction to MRI Safety Training Program and completing a 5-question test (with a score of 70% or greater), each participant will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Institute for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Education, and Research for training documentation.

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Contrast Optimization in Low Radiation Dose Neuro CT Imaging
Released: July 15, 2016 Expires: July 31, 2018 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Lawrence N. Tanenbuam, MD, FACR
16262

Imaging professionals are continuously challenged to image at lower radiation doses, while maintaining a level of image quality that is acceptable for diagnosis.

In this first installment of a 3-Part CE Accredited Expert Forum Webcast Series, Dr. Lawrence Tanenbaum will discuss his strategies and protocols for imaging at lower radiation doses, while maintaining high diagnostic image quality in Neuro CT Imaging. Following his talk, Dr. Tanenbaum takes questions from the online audience.

Educational Objectives

  • Describe the challenges of maintaining acceptable image quality at lower radiation dose.
  • Understand the role contrast media plays in improving image quality in neuro CT imaging.

This Program Has Been Supported Through An Unrestricted Educational Grant from Bracco Diagnostics, Inc..

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Innovations in Contrast Material Delivery Systems for CT:
Impact On The Workflow and Cost Of CT Operations
Released: April 18, 2016 Expires: April 30, 2018 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Dushyant V. Sahani, M.D., Xavier Montet
16149

In the last few years, modern power injectors have seen technological advances, which now make them a critical component in the CT Suite. In many busy academic and community imaging settings the average practicing radiologist or radiologic technologist is not likely to be aware of these many technological advances and the growing role this component plays in their ability to image effectively, efficiently and ultimately increase the opportunity for patient safety in their facility.

In this Expert Forum webcast Dr. Dushyant Sahani, Massachusetts General Hospital and Prof. Xavier Montet, Geneva University Hospital aim to provide a brief history of the evolution of the power injector and a look at how new equipment can save time, money and increase the opportunity for patient safety in your CT suite.

Following completion of this program, audience members will be able to:

  • Understand the increasing role of power injectors in CT imaging.
  • Describe the technological advances affecting patient safety.
  • Describe how increased workflow efficiency can be achieved.

This Program Has Been Supported Through An Unrestricted Educational Grant from Bracco Diagnostics, Inc..

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Part 1: Safety of Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents: Structure, Stability, NSF & Tissue Deposition
Released: June 07, 2016 Expires: June 30, 2018 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Lawrence N. Tanenbuam, MD, FACR, Kenneth Maravilla, MD
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A review of the literature indicates an increased incidence of gadolinium deposition in the brain as a result of repeated contrast-enhanced MR imaging procedures. With a wide selection of gadolinium-based contrast agents available; imaging professionals must be aware of their chemical make-up when selecting the best agent for a particular study.

In this first of a four-part CME/CE Accredited Expert Forum Webcast Series, Dr. Kenneth Maravilla reviews the safety profiles of the currently available agents, identifies the risk factors for NSF and discusses the current understanding and outstanding issues related to Gadolinium deposition in the brain and other tissues in patients with normal renal function.

Following Dr. Maravilla's presentation, a panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Lawrence Tanenbaum; where questions from the audience were addressed.

Educational Objectives

  • Recognize risk factors for development of NSF along with contributory cofactors that may increase risk. They will also understand steps to be taken that can mitigate risk in patients with compromised renal function.
  • Understand what is meant by stability of a contrast agent, how it is measured and the various structural and chemical characteristics that affect stability.
  • Gain an understanding of the current knowledge and outstanding issues related to Gd deposition in brain and other tissues in patients with normal renal function who receive GBCAs.

This Program Has Been Supported Through An Unrestricted Educational Grant from Guerbet, LLC.

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Part 2: Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents and Pediatric Long Term Safety
Released: Expires: CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Lawrence N. Tanenbuam, MD, FACR, Donna Roberts, MD
16256

A review of the literature indicates an increased incidence of gadolinium deposition in the brain as a result of repeated contrast-enhanced MR imaging procedures. With a wide selection of gadolinium-based contrast agents available; imaging professionals must be aware of their chemical make-up when selecting the best agent for a particular study.

In this second of a four-part CE Accredited Expert Forum Webcast Series, Dr. Donna Roberts will discuss clinical indications for post contrast MR imaging, review the current literature as it relates to gadolinium retention and discuss considerations for selecting a GBCA when imaging pediatric patients.

Following Dr. Roberts presentation, a panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Lawrence Tanenbaum; where questions from the audience were addressed.

Educational Objectives

  • Review clinical indications for post contrast MR imaging in pediatrics and discuss current GBCA utilization in the pediatric population.
  • Review the studies describing gadolinium retention in the body of pediatric patients following multiple GBCA doses.
  • Discuss relevant considerations when selecting specific GBCAs for post contrast MR imaging in pediatric patients.

This Program Has Been Supported Through An Unrestricted Educational Grant from Guerbet, LLC.

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Part 3: Contrast Enhanced Body MR Imaging: Making Diagnoses While Managing Risks
Released: July 15, 2016 Expires: July 31, 2018 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Richard Semelka
16280

A review of the literature indicates an increased incidence of gadolinium deposition in the brain as a result of repeated contrast-enhanced MR imaging procedures. With a wide selection of gadolinium-based contrast agents available; imaging professionals must be aware of their chemical make-up when selecting the best agent for a particular study.

In this third of a four-part CME/CE Accredited Expert Forum Webcast Series, Dr. Richard Semelka shares his clinical experiences and best practices as it relates to the use of Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents (GBCAs) in body MR imaging.

Following Dr. Semelka's presentation, a panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Lawrence Tanenbaum; where questions from the audience were addressed.

Educational Objectives

  • Discuss the role of GBCAs in body MR imaging.
  • Understand how stability of a GBCA plays a role in body MR imaging.
  • Evaluate choice of GBCA based on age of patient and likelihood of patient undergoing multiple studies.

This Program Has Been Supported Through An Unrestricted Educational Grant from Guerbet, LLC.

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The Cost Effective Use of MR Neuroimaging in Neurology
Released: July 15, 2016 Expires: July 31, 2018 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Laszlo Mechtler, MD, FAAN
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The cost of medicine has reached alarming rates. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) plays an important role in this new world of medicine that obligates physicians to become financial managers. While MRI is an essential component of a neurologic workup, it represents a high proportion of total episode-of-care (EOC) costs, and has been associated with overutilization. As a result, imaging centers can only survive to the extent they are able to develop cost effective approaches to neuroimaging.

In this CE Accredited Expert Forum Webcast, Dr. Mechtler will share his clinical insights, best practices and protocols for utilizing fast MRI methods in a cost effective manner in neuroimaging.

Following Dr. Mechtler's presentation, questions from the audience were taken and answered in a moderated Q&A.

Educational Objectives

  • Review clinical indications for post contrast MR imaging in pediatrics and discuss current GBCA utilization in the pediatric population.
  • Review the studies describing gadolinium retention in the body of pediatric patients following multiple GBCA doses.
  • Discuss relevant considerations when selecting specific GBCAs for post contrast MR imaging in pediatric patients.

This Program Has Been Supported Through An Unrestricted Educational Grant from Philips Healthcare.

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