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* Advanced MRI Safety Training For Healthcare Professionals (4th Edition): Level 2 MR Personnel
Released: April 22, 2020 Expires: April 30, 2022 CE credits: 3.0 Cost: $50.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
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This program reviews fundamental MRI safety information 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. Notably, 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 involved with MRI technology.

With 35 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, MRIsafety.com, Dr. Frank G. Shellock is uniquely qualified to present the information in this program.

Advanced MRI Safety Training for Healthcare Professionals (4th Edition), Level 2 MR Personnel is a 2 hour and 45 minute program that is divided into three different sections.

Educational Objectives

  • Understand the safety issues related to MRI.
  • Describe the bioeffects associated with the static magnetic field, time-varying magnetic fields, and radiofrequency fields.
  • Present guidelines that prevent projectile-related accidents.
  • 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.
  • Understand the 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, 2021 CE credits: 1 Cost: $30.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
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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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* Introduction To MRI Safety - Updated Edition
Released: April 05, 2017 Expires: April 30, 2021 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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* The Online Course for MR Safety Officers (MRSO) and MR Medical Directors (MRMD)
Released: September 23, 2019 Expires: September 30, 2022 CE credits: 10.0 Cost: $750.00
Faculty: William Faulkner, B.S.,R.T.(R)(MR)(CT), FSMRT | Kristan Harrington, MBA, R.T.(R)(MR), ARRT, MRSO
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Applied Radiology and William Faulkner & Associates are pleased to introduce “The Online Course for MR Safety Officers (MRSO) and MR Medical Directors (MRMD)”. This comprehensive program, focusing on MR Safety, covers many aspects relating to the safety practices of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) environment. It is designed for those individuals who are either currently serving as their facility’s MRSO and/or MRMD, or those who are preparing to assume these responsibilities. The content of this course will be helpful for those preparing for the American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety MRSO and MRMD examinations.

The content of The Online Course for MR Safety Officers and MR Medical Directors is based upon current FDA and ACR guidelines, including the ACR Guidance Document for MR Safe Practices, as well as those promulgated by industry regulatory bodies such as the International Electrotechnical Commission.

The complete online program has been approved for up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ (CME) and 10 Category A ARRT continuing educational credits (CE).

Module 1: Basic MRI Physics Relevant to MRI Safety
Module 2: Static Field: Bioeffects and Access Control
Module 3: Gradient Magnetic Fields: Bioeffects and Safety
Module 4: Radio Frequency Field: Bioeffects and Safety
Module 5: Implants and Devices
Module 6: Gadolinium-Based MR Contrast Agents
Module 7: MR Safety Screening
Module 8: Managing Emergent Situations and Patient Considerations: Quench and Patient Anxiety & Patient Monitoring

The Online Course for MR Safety Officers (MRSO) and MR Medical Directors (MRMD) is not affiliated with, nor endorsed by the American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety (ABMRS)
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*Smart CT Solutions: Delivering Efficiency & Quality Improvement
Released: May 04, 2020 Expires: May 31, 2022 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Dushyant V. Sahani, M.D. | Daniele Marin, MD
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In clinical practice, a busy CT suite can experience a bottleneck of patient throughput that can impact wait times and patient satisfaction. As modern imaging departments continue to evolve with the installation of the latest devices, software, and tools to provide best in class care for their patients in the most efficient and productive manner, there is a necessity to share these best practices among healthcare providers.

This CE accredited webinar provides insight into the adoption of Smart CT Solutions and features two expert faculty members who will share their experiences on how to increase workflow efficiency and quality improvement in the CT Suite. Further information shared will demonstrate the value of smart contrast delivery systems, by expanding upon the importance of capturing and analyzing patient-enriched data through case proven examples and the incorporation of AI solutions

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the benefits of a smart CT injector system.
  • Implement improved workflow in the CT suite while maintaining full compliance with IBP.
  • Deliver customized contrast dosing for each patient with more precise iodine delivery.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Bracco Diagnostics Inc.

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A Clinical Review: Benefits of Tomosynthesis in Daily Practice
Released: January 17, 2020 Expires: January 31, 2022 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Dean J. Phillips, DO
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Annual mammography screening can save lives because breast cancer is a progressive disease and early detection enables improved prognosis due to appropriate treatment of small nonpalpable node-negative cancers. Multiple randomized controlled trials and observational studies have shown that mammography can reduce breast cancer mortality by 30% or more.

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) first entered the breast imaging clinical arena when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved DBT in 2011. Multiple studies have shown that DBT is effective in both mammography screening and diagnostic settings. Tomosynthesis has quickly emerged as a practice-changing standard that improves the clinical accuracy of a mammogram by increasing both sensitivity and specificity; thus, reducing the masking effect of overlapping fibroglandular tissue, thereby improving breast cancer detection. The improved accuracy and overall efficiency that DBT provides, will enhance radiologists’ performance and improve the patient experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the importance of breast screening mammography.
  • Incorporate the differences between, and benefits of 2D and 3D mammography into routine clinical practice.
  • Apply 3D tomosynthesis to improve patient care, particularly in the management of patients with dense breasts.

No special educational preparation is required for this CME/CE Activity!

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

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COVID-19 Facts, Findings, and Imaging Manifestations
Released: July 20, 2020 Expires: July 31, 2021 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Lawrence N. Tanenbuam, MD, FACR | W. Christopher Baughman, MD
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In this Expert Forum, Dr. Lawrence Tanenbaum and Dr. William Baughman provide a comprehensive review of what the COVID-19 virus is, how it’s transmitted, as well as, how it presents clinically on various imaging modalities. Additionally, a review of “real-world” clinical findings of COVID positive patients, who present with additional symptoms that are manifested from coronavirus will be shared. Following the presentations, a moderated discussion will take place where questions from the audience will be addressed.

Educational Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the clinical manifestations and impact of COVID
  • Describe the clinical findings and presentations of COVID
  • Differentiate the image findings of COVID positive patients

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

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Developments in Pediatric Imaging: Best Practices in Dose, Comfort, and Safety
Released: October 22, 2018 Expires: October 31, 2020 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Gregg R. Cretella | Steven Don, MD | Robert MacDougall, M.Sc.
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This Expert Forum will update the audience on recently published FDA guidance and the ongoing work of the Image Gently Alliance and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), which continue to refine the safety and effectiveness of pediatric X-ray imaging.

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Articulate the benefits of facility awareness in the Image Gently Alliance and the ACR Dose Index Registry.
  • Evaluate the readiness of your radiology department to better serve the pediatric population.
  • Make sound decisions when considering the acquisition of new technologies that are indicated for use with pediatric patients
  • Develop a strategy to use the appropriate dose for pediatric patients while optimizing diagnostic quality.
  • Correlate the recent advances in exposure surveillance and DR technologies to the improvements in pediatric patient comfort, safety and imaging outcomes.

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

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Digital Technologies to Advance Clinical PET for Oncology and Beyond
Released: July 19, 2019 Expires: June 30, 2021 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Michael V. Knopp, MD, PhD
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Recent technological advances challenge traditional PET acquisition procedures in order to leverage the benefits of digital technology to improve diagnostic capabilities, patient experience, quantification and new indications. Precision medicine is a call to action to radically advance capabilities in the era of molecular targeted medicine.

In this Expert Forum Webcast, Michael V. Knopp, MD, PhD will provide an overview of current digital PET technologies and how leveraging these digital advances improves PET imaging using clinical cases. He will demonstrate how new concepts result in acceleration of acquisition time, dose reduction and dynamic imaging to help improve quality and the patient and staff experience. These new applications apply to the clinical practice for oncology, neurology and orthopedics / sports medicine.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe current PET technologies.
  • Describe the benefits of digital photon counting.
  • Understand the benefit of improved time of flight timing.
  • Understand the benefit of reduced voxel size and higher matrix reconstruction.
  • Describe ultra-fast whole-body imaging.
  • Describe the benefits of imaging at lower tracer doses.
  • Describe the benefits of dynamic PET imaging.
  • Describe the use of Y-90 for post-therapy assessment.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Philips Healthcare.

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Evidence-based Approach to Minimizing IV Contrast Extravasations
Released: July 19, 2019 Expires: June 30, 2021 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Ryan K Lee, MD, MBA
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IV contrast extravasation is a not uncommon complication in the performance IV contrast enhanced CT examinations. In this accredited Expert Forum Webcast, we will review the different complications related to IV contrast administration. This will be followed by analysis of different factors that contribute to IV contrast-extravasation and subsequent discussion of best practices that can reduce the incidence of IV contrast extravasation. A novel method which reduced contrast extravasation by over 50% will also be presented.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the different types of complications associated with IV contrast extravasation.
  • Describe the various factors that can contribute to IV contrast extravasation.
  • Apply best practices to reduce the incidence of IV contrast extravasation.

No special educational preparation is required for this CME/CE Activity!

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

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Experiences with Multi-Energy CT: Applications in a Community Hospital Setting
Released: November 12, 2018 Expires: November 30, 2020 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Kevin Smith, MD
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In recent years, several manufacturers have developed CT scanners with the ability to acquire images at varying energy levels, thereby allowing imaging professionals to differentiate the various elements of the body based on their material density and atomic numbers.

This technique, known as Multi-Energy CT, Dual Energy CT or Spectral CT, to name a few, has the potential to revolutionize the way we depict and interpret CT scans. In this Expert Forum Webcast, Dr. Kevin Smith will share his clinical experiences with the use of Multi-Energy CT in a community hospital setting.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how Dual Energy CT compares to conventional imaging.
  • Review common dual energy reformats and post-processing at our institution.
  • Review clinical cases in which DECT has been deployed and added value in a community setting.
  • Review the radiologists workflow for handling extra series and images.

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

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Imaging Bulk Package: A Compliant Solution in the CT Suite
Released: January 01, 2019 Expires: January 31, 2021 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Assorted Faculty
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Since the 1990’s, multi-patient contrast administration has been available in the form of the Pharmacy Bulk Package (PBP), which is still offered by several contrast vendors. The FDA required that all related Prescribing Information (PI) sheets for the PBP include specific directions for the dispensing of the contrast from the PBP container. The PI language describes withdrawing the contrast from the bottle in a suitable work area, specifically “a laminar flow hood, using aseptic techniques”. However, this method is not possible in most CT Suites, as laminar flow hoods are generally located in the Pharmacy, not the CT suite.

Therefore, during the last decade, regulators have begun to have concerns about the use of PBP. In 2009, The Joint Commission began citing imaging providers who were using PBP to fill power injector syringes in what they considered an unsuitable work area, as described in the manufacturer’s PBP guidelines for the dispensing of contrast.

This Expert Forum will review the steps taken by the contrast media industry and the FDA to develop a safe and compliant solution for multi-patent contrast administration in CT. This solution is now available as the Imaging Bulk Package (IBP) which is approved for use in the CT Suite. This panel will also share their comprehensive process for incorporating IBP into their clinical practice.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Bracco Diagnostics Inc.

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Optimizing Contrast-Enhanced CT with the Use of Saline
Released: January 28, 2019 Expires: July 31, 2022 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Dominik Fleischmann, MD | Lior Molvin, RT, CT, MBA
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Advances in technology have led computed tomography (CT) to become one of the main diagnostic tools utilized today in modern healthcare, as it provides a safe and low risk anatomical visualization of the human body. However, these advances have also introduced new challenges related to the administration of contrast, which is a fundamental component of many CT imaging exams, particularly in cardiac CT.

This Expert Forum aims to help a wider audience of radiology professionals understand how to use iodine contrast safely, by using a weight-based contrast strategy, which allows technologists and radiologists to image safely while obtaining optimal results. In addition, we will discuss the value of including saline in your protocols, which can result in contrast savings, but also provides the ability to optimize the contrast injection process to improve image quality and patient safety.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain insight into weight-based imaging strategies and how to implement them in clinical practice.
  • Identify when saline may be a helpful addition to an injection strategy.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Bracco Diagnostics Inc.

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