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* Advanced MRI Safety Training For Healthcare Professionals:
Level 2 MR Personnel - Updated Edition
Released: April 05, 2017 Expires: April 30, 2019 CE credits: 2.5 Cost: $50.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
16676

This program reviews fundamental MRI safety protocols and meets the annual training recommendations from the American College of Radiology. Importantly, MRI facilities must now comply with the revised requirements for diagnostic imaging from The Joint Commission and document that MRI technologists participate in ongoing education that includes annual training on safe MRI practices in the MRI environment. As such, Advanced MRI Safety Training for Healthcare Professionals, Level 2 MR Personnel covers each MRI safety topic specified by The Joint Commission, as well as many additional subjects that will expand the knowledge-base of healthcare professionals.

With more than 30 years of experience in the field of MRI, the author of the best-selling textbook series, the Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Implants and Devices, and the creator of the internationally popular website, www.MRIsafety.com, Dr. Frank G. Shellock is uniquely qualified to present the information in this program.

Advanced MRI Safety Training for Healthcare Professionals, Level 2 MR Personnel is a 150-minute program that is divided into three sections.

Educational Objectives

  • Understand the safety issues related to MRI.
  • Describe the bioeffects associated with the static magnetic field, time-varying magnetic, and radiofrequency fields.
  • Present guidelines that prevent projectile-related accdents.
  • Describe polices that avoid issues related to acoustic noise.
  • Review procedures that prevent burns associated with MRI.
  • Explain and demonstrate appropriate pre-MRI screening procedures.
  • Identify techniques to manage patients with claustrophobia, anxiety, or emotional distress.
  • Describe guidelines to handle medical emergencies in the MRI setting.
  • Identify safety considerations for gadolinium-based contrast agents.

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* Basic MRI Safety Training:
Level 1 MR Personnel - Updated Edition
Released: April 05, 2017 Expires: April 30, 2019 CE credits: 1 Cost: $30.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
16653

Anyone who enters the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) environment, whether on a regular or infrequent basis, must be properly trained to ensure their safety, the protection of patients, and the security of other facility staff members. This program, Basic MRI Safety Training, Level 1 MR Personnel accomplishes the initial training that is necessary to ensure safety in the unique setting associated with the MRI system. It includes information pertaining to MRI technology, describes common hazards and unique dangers associated with the MRI setting, and presents vital recommendations and guidelines to prevent accidents and injuries. Importantly, this program provides the fundamental MRI safety information for Level I MR Personnel recommended by the American College of Radiology and may be utilized by individuals desiring preparation for safety training as, Level 2 MR Personnel.

With more than 30 years of experience in the field of MRI, the author of the best-selling textbook series, the Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Implants and Devices, and the creator of the internationally popular website, www.MRIsafety.com, Dr. Frank G. Shellock is uniquely qualified to present the information in this program.

Educational Objectives

  • Appreciate the importance of MRI
  • Identify the hazards associated with MRI
  • Understand the screening process
  • Describe steps to prevent accidents and injuries

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* The Joint Commission: Understanding and Complying With the Latest Requirements for MRI Safety
Released: July 01, 2018 Expires: June 30, 2020 CE credits: 1.5 Cost: $30.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
17326

This program describes procedures to manage patients undergoing MRI with recommendations to prevent ferromagnetic objects from entering the MRI environment; techniques to manage claustrophobia, anxiety, or emotional distress; guidelines to screen patients with medical implants and devices; procedures to prevent thermal injuries; methods to handle patients requiring urgent or emergent medical care; summarizes contrast agent safety and includes information for nephrogenic systemic fibrosis; and presents methods to avoid problems related to acoustic noise.

Importantly, viewing the contents of this program constitutes documentation of complying with the MRI safety training that is specifically advised by The Joint Commission.

Educational Objectives

  1. Describe the latest requirements from The Joint Commission for MRI with an emphasis on safety and training.
  2. Present procedures for managing claustrophobic patients, screening prior to MRI, preventing ferromagnetic accidents, avoiding MRI-related thermal injuries, handling emergencies, and preventing acoustic noise issues.
  3. Define methods to ensure compliance with the latest requirements from The Joint Commission for MRI safety.
  4. Summarize The Joint Commission’s requirements for annual training on specific MRI safety practices.

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*Introduction To MRI Safety - Updated Edition
Released: April 05, 2017 Expires: April 30, 2019 CE credits: 0 Cost: $15.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
16659

This program provides an overview of MRI safety information that is intended 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, the safety of patients, and other facility staff members

After completion of a short online exam, with a passing score of 70% or higher, this program provides a Statement of Participation.

With more than 30 years of experience in the field of MRI, the author of the best selling textbook series, the Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Implants and Devices, and the creater of the internationally popular website, www.MRIsafety.com, Dr. Frank G. Shellock is uniquely qualified to present the information in this program.

Educational Objectives

  • Appreciate the importance of MRI
  • Identify the certain hazards associated with MRI technology
  • Describe steps to prevent accidents and injuries related to ferromagnetic objects

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Advances in the Administration & Monitoring of Iodinated Contrast Material with MDCT
Released: October 10, 2017 Expires: October 31, 2019 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Rendon C. Nelson, M.D., Bhavik N. Patel, MD, MBA
16974

The use of iodinated contrast material with MDCT is pivotal to the detection and characterization of a wide variety of vascular and parenchymal abnormalities. Optimization of contrast media techniques is important for diagnosing these abnormalities.

This webcast will discuss many of the keys principles of contrast media utilization, focusing on the impact of the dose, concentration and rate of administration on the arterial phase and the venous phase, with an eye towards individual patient customization.

We will also discuss new information gained from software that monitors the contrast media injection, which may help improve the safety of administration.

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the principals of vascular and parenchymal enhancement with iodinated contrast media during both the arterial and venous phases.
  • List at least two techniques which have contributed to progress in contrast media personalization.
  • Identify three potential improvements noted in the NEXO software program designed to improve CT utilization.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.

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Common Applications of Time of Flight (TOF) Imaging: PET/CT Beyond FDG
Released: March 28, 2018 Expires: March 31, 2020 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Bital Savir, MD
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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.

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of PET/CT quality.
  • Describe common FDG applications.
  • Describe the legacy and new FDA-approved radiotracers, their indications and cost.

This program was originally broadcast live as part of a webinar sponsored by IAME and supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Philips Healthcare.

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Contrast Optimization in Low Radiation Dose Abdominal CT Imaging
Released: August 05, 2016 Expires: August 31, 2019 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Dushyant V. Sahani, M.D.
17336

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 second installment of a 3-Part CE Accredited Expert Forum Series, Dr. Dushyant Sahani discusses the strategies and protocols he and his colleagues have developed for imaging at lower radiation doses, while maintaining high diagnostic image quality in Body Imaging.

Following his talk, Dr. Sahani 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 body imaging.

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

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Driving Enterprise Consistency 
& Quality of Care: Innovations at the SSM Health 3D Lab
Released: September 13, 2018 Expires: August 31, 2020 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Jessica Chambers, MHA, RT(R)(CT)
17308

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.

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the financial challenges in CT
  • Prepare a request for a 3D Lab to your C Suite
  • Describe the implementation of a 3D Lab

This program was originally broadcast live as part of a webinar supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Philips Healthcare.

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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
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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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Optimizing Breast Cancer Detection, Departmental Efficiencies, and the Patient Experience
Released: October 19, 2017 Expires: November 30, 2019 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Gregg R. Cretella, Ron Wider, RT (R)
17259

Utilizing the latest advances in digital mammography and medical informatics can help to maximize financial, operational and clinical outcomes.

This Expert Forum webcast will demystify some of these advances, explore new imaging and informatics tools that are now available to breast imaging facilities, and introduce technologies that facilitate patient comfort and satisfaction.

Given the growing popularity of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) and the large datasets that it produces, this webcast will also help attendees to evaluate the readiness of their current IT infrastructure, and make sound decisions when considering the purchase of new breast imaging technologies.

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Translate the recent advances in FFDM and DBT technologies to the improvements in the early detection of breast cancer.
  • Translate the recent advances in FFDM and DBT technologies to the improvements in patient comfort and satisfaction.
  • Evaluate your IT infrastructure's ability to support new FFDM and DBT imaging systems.
  • Articulate the benefits of FFDM and DBT advances to your existing/potential patient population.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.

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Pioneering the Routine & Advanced Use Of Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction In Your CT Department
Released: February 15, 2017 Expires: February 28, 2019 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Charles White, MD, Seth Kligerman, MD
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The use of CT has rapidly increased in recent years leading to substantial concern regarding medical imaging-related radiation dose. An important strategy to decrease patient dose while maintaining image quality is the use of iterative reconstruction (IR) algorithms. These algorithms have the advantage of reducing image noise, improving the contrast to noise ratio and increasing subjective image quality of CT studies. Initial hybrid IR approaches have been increasingly superseded by model-based iterative reconstruction techniques that use precise system statistics and optics models to further reduce image noise. One such algorithm, iterative model reconstruction (IMR) is the focus of this presentation.

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.

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain using an intuitive approach, the physics related to current model based reconstruction approaches on CT.
  • Compare current model based reconstruction approaches to earlier algorithms, showing how they can lead to an improved image quality.
  • Demonstrate examples from various parts of the body that indicate an advantage for images reconstructed with current model based reconstruction approaches

Supported Through An Unrestricted Educational Grant from Philips Healthcare.

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Recent Advances in Contrast-Enhanced Cardiac MRI
Released: October 10, 2017 Expires: October 31, 2019 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Joseph Schoepf, M.D.
16972

Uncertainty still exists regarding the appropriate and effective routine assessment of myocardial disease with contrast-enhanced MRI. Today more recent and novel MRI myocardial characterization techniques exist, such as T1 and T2 mapping. However, insufficient awareness of the pitfalls in cardiac MRI diagnosis frequently contribute to missed diagnosis in the workup of patients with myocardial infarction and other diseases of the heart muscle.

This Expert Forum featuring Dr. Joseph Schoepf will address these issues and provide a review of the basic principles and recent advances in contrast-enhanced Cardiac MR imaging. Particular emphasis will be placed on the MR assessment of diseases of the myocardium and novel methods for their granular characterization. Following Dr. Schoepf's presentation, a short Q&A will be conducted where your questions can be answered.

Educational  Objectives

At the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Select suitable approaches for the routine assessment of myocardial disease with contrast-enhanced MRI.
  • Discuss current developments in the MR characterization of the myocardium.
  • Implement methods to improve accuracy of Cardiac MRI for the granular, comprehensive diagnosis of myocardium infarction and fibrosis.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Guerbet, LLC.

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Spectral CT: Adding Value in the Emergency Department
Released: November 09, 2017 Expires: December 31, 2019 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Gopal Punjabi, MD
17009

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.

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe scenarios where spectral CT can enhance diagnosis.
  • Describe the types of images that can be obtained with spectral CT.
  • Understand how to interpret the additional data acquired in spectral CT imaging.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Philips Healthcare.

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Use of High-Field Open MRI In A Clinical Setting for MSK Imaging:
Part 2 of a 2 Part Series
Released: November 01, 2017 Expires: November 30, 2019 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Lawrence N. Tanenbuam, MD, FACR, John F. Feller, MD
17005

Open MRI Systems have evolved enormously since their inception in the 1980’s and today true high-field systems offer an excellent, patient centric alternative to closed, cylindrical bore systems for imaging of basic and advanced applications throughout the body.

In this final installment of this 2-Part series, which is being chaired and moderated by Dr. Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, we will hear from Dr. John Feller who will address the advantages of high-field open MRI systems for MSK imaging. Specifically, he will cover patient comfort, image quality, isocentric imaging, metal artifact reduction scanning (MARS), solenoid coil technology, fat suppression, operational efficiency, and marketability.

Following the presentation, Dr. Tanenbaum will moderate a live Q&A where questions from the audience will be addressed.

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how market forces including patient centric imaging are impacting today’s radiology departments.
  • Describe how modern Open MRI Systems align with value-based care and are changing the way that imaging facilities do business.
  • Understand the technical specifications of High-Field Open MRI Systems.
  • Understand the concept of isotropic imaging and new fat suppression technologies.
  • Describe the increased image quality and range of applications in MSK imaging.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Hitachi Healthcare Americas

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Use of High-Field Open MRI In A Clinical Setting for Neuro Imaging:
Part 1 of a 2 Part Series
Released: November 01, 2017 Expires: November 30, 2019 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Lawrence N. Tanenbuam, MD, FACR
17004

Open MRI Systems have evolved enormously since their inception in the 1980’s and today, true high-field systems offer an excellent, patient centric alternative to closed, cylindrical bore systems for imaging of basic and advanced applications throughout the body.

In this first webcast of a 2-Part Series, Dr. Lawrence N. Tanenbaum discusses the advantages of High Field Open MRI in Neuro imaging.

Following the presentation questions from the audience were addressed in a moderated Q&A session.

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how market forces including patient centric imaging are impacting today’s radiology departments.
  • Describe how modern Open MRI Systems align with value-based care and are changing the way that imaging facilities do business.
  • Understand the technical specifications of High-Field Open MRI Systems.
  • Understand the concept of isotropic imaging and new fat suppression technologies.
  • Describe the increased image quality and range of applications in Neuro imaging.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Hitachi Healthcare Americas

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