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* Advanced MRI Safety Training For Healthcare Professionals:
Level 2 MR Personnel - Updated Edition
Released: April 04, 2017 Expires: April 30, 2019 CE credits: 2.5 Cost: $50.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
16651

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 04, 2017 Expires: April 30, 2019 CE credits: 1 Cost: $30.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
16652

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, 2019 CE credits: 0 Cost: $15.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
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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 Joint Commission: Understanding and Complying With the Latest Requirements for MRI Safety
Released: August 27, 2018 Expires: August 31, 2020 CE credits: 1.5 Cost: $30.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
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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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Advances in MSK & Sports Medicine Imaging
Released: February 12, 2018 Expires: February 29, 2020 CE credits: 2 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Jon Jacobson, MD, Christine Chung, MD
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RSNA 2017 Archived Program

As new technological advances in Magnetic Resonance & Ultrasound continue to impact how healthcare professionals diagnose and treat sports related injuries; this program from RSNA 2017 features:

The Future of MR in MSK
by Dr. Christine Chung
Unique Ultrasound Solutions in MSK and Sports Medicine

by Dr. Jon Jacobson.

Each provides insight into how these modalities are transforming patient care. Also included is a live USD scanning session with Dr. Jacobson, where he provides a detailed description of his scanning techniques.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Describe imaging techniques that can reduce scan time without decreasing image quality.
  • Describe how the infrastructure of MSK tissue provides a rationale for the development of a qualitative pulse sequence.
  • Be familiar with the normal appears of tendons under USD
  • Recognize the common MSK pathology seen on USD
  • Describe applications where dynamic USD is used in MSK imaging.

This program was originally presented live at RSNA 2017 and sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Medical Education (IAME) and supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Toshiba America Medical Systems (now Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.).

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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
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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.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants should 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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AICI Volume 1: Safety, Efficacy and Selecting a Contrast Agent for MR
Released: June 22, 2015 Expires: June 30, 2019 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Jeffrey H. Maki, MD, PhD
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Updated: 05-01-2018  •  New Release: 07-01-2018

This is the first article in a 4-part series discussing the use of macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) in magnetic resonance imaging.

The goal is to provide an over-view of key considerations when evaluating the efficacy of a contrast agent and to provide a review of key studies related to the evaluation and use of specific contrast agents.

At the end of this educational activity, the participant (learner) will be able to:

  • Describe both long-term and short-term risks for the patient related to the use of contrast agents.
  • Define the key considerations when evaluating the efficacy of a contrast agent.
  • Discuss the potential patient risk factors for NSF with various contrast agents.
  • Compare and contrast the benefits and cautions of specific contrast agents.
  • List the steps recommended for evaluation of a new contrast agent and possible reactions.
  • Review key studies related to the evaluation and use of specific contrast agents.

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

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AICI Volume 2: The Use of ProHance (Gadoteridol) in Patients with Renal Dysfunction
Released: October 26, 2015 Expires: November 30, 2019 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Desiree Morgan, MD, Rupan Sanyal, MD
16002

This is the second article in a 4-part series that discusses the use of macrocyclic GBCAs in MRI. The remaining 2 parts will appear in forthcoming issues of Applied Radiology

A question-and-answer session with Desiree Morgan, MD, Professor and Director of MRI, Body Imaging Section, and Rupan Sanyal, MD, Associate Professor, Body and Emergency Radiology Section, Department of Radiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, on the selection of a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with renal dysfunction.

At the end of this educational activity, the participant (learner) will be able to:

  • Describe both long-term and short-term risks for the patient related to the use of contrast agents.
  • Define the key considerations when evaluating the efficacy of a contrast agent.
  • Discuss the potential patient risk factors for NSF with various contrast agents.
  • Compare and contrast the benefits and cautions of specific contrast agents.
  • List the steps recommended for evaluation of a new contrast agent and possible reactions.
  • Review key studies related to the evaluation and use of specific contrast agents.

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

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Can New Imaging Technologies Improve Patient Outcomes?
Released: February 12, 2018 Expires: February 29, 2020 CE credits: 2 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Junsung Choi, MD, Kenneth Snyder, MD, PhD, Miyuki Sone, MD
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RSNA 2017 Archived Program

As new technological advances in Computed Tomography continue to impact how healthcare professionals diagnose and treat patients with stroke, pancreatic and biliary cancer and other oncological disease; this program from RSNA 2017 features the following presentations. Each will provide insight into how advanced imaging is improving patient outcomes.

Saving Brain and Improving Patient Outcomes with a Better Acute Stroke Protocol
by Dr. Kenneth Snyder
Can UHR CT Improve Outcomes with Better Detection, Diagnosis and Staging of Pancreatic and Biliary Cancer

by Dr. Miyuki Sone
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mproving Oncologic Outcomes Using a Unique 4DCT Solution
by Dr. Junsung Choi.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Describe how advanced physiologic imaging is transforming the treatment of acute ischemic stroke.
  • Describe the limitations of conventional CT in the diagnosis of pancreatic and biliary disease.
  • Be familiar with the clinical utility of Ultra High Resolution CT Imaging.
  • Describe how hybrid Angio/CT systems are providing clinical utility in interventional oncologic imaging.

This program was originally presented live at RSNA 2017 and sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Medical Education (IAME) and supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Toshiba America Medical Systems (now Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.).

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Common Applications of Time of Flight (TOF) Imaging: PET/CT Beyond FDG
Released: March 20, 2018 Expires: March 31, 2020 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Bital Savir, MD
17150

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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Computed Tomography - What's Next & Why? | New Hardware & Software Transformations
Released: February 15, 2017 Expires: February 28, 2019 CE credits: 1.5 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Sujith K. Seneviratne, A/Prof, Marcus Y. Chen, MD
16588

As technology continues to impact how healthcare is practiced, this presentation on Computed Tomography - What's Next & Why? | New Hardware & Software Transformations will highlight through the clinical experiences of an Expert Faculty; how they are maximizing the latest advances to increase patient care, satisfaction and throughput.

This program was originally presented live at RSNA 2016 and sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Medical Education (IAME) and supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Toshiba America Medical Systems.

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Contrast Enhanced MRI 2017 Update: New Issues | New Indications
Released: February 15, 2017 Expires: February 28, 2019 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Lawrence N. Tanenbuam, MD, FACR
16601

With a wide selection of gadolinium-based contrast agents now available in the US Market; MR imaging professionals must understand the chemical structure, differences in stability and relaxivity and safety profiles of each of these FDA approved MR agents.

Following Dr. Tanenbaum's presentation, questions from the audience will be addressed.

Educational Objectives

  • Refresh the understanding of the various contrast agents now FDA approved and available in the US market.
  • Understand the safety profiles of the available agents as well as the relationship to the individual physiochemical properties and stability.
  • Develop a better understanding of how recent knowledge affects the selection, use and screening before contrast use.

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

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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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Driving Enterprise Consistency 
& Quality of Care: Innovations at the SSM Health 3D Lab
Released: September 13, 2018 Expires: August 31, 2020 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Jessica Chambers, MHA, RT(R)(CT)
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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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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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Image Guided Interventional Radiology Procedures Using a Combined Angiography CT System
Released: February 15, 2017 Expires: February 28, 2019 CE credits: 1.5 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: David Hays, MD, Farah Gillan Irani, MD
16589

As technology continues to impact how healthcare is practiced, this presentation on Image-Guided Interventional Radiology Procedures Using a Combined Angiography CT Systems will highlight through the clinical experiences of an Expert Faculty; how they are maximizing the latest advances to increase patient care, satisfaction and throughput.

This program was originally presented live at RSNA 2016 and sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Medical Education (IAME) and supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Toshiba America Medical Systems.

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Optimizing Breast Cancer Detection, Departmental Efficiencies, and the Patient Experience
Released: November 01, 2017 Expires: November 30, 2019 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Gregg R. Cretella, Ron Wider, RT (R)
16988

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.

Learning 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 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.

This Program Has Been 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.
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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 was conducted where questions from the audience were 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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Renal Artery Duplex Expanding The Envelope
Released: April 05, 2017 Expires: April 30, 2020 CE credits: 1 Cost: $12.00
Faculty: Patrick A. Washko, BSRT, RDMS, RVT, FSVU
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In today’s healthcare environment, working in a vascular laboratory is extremely demanding, requiring a multitude of critical skills and abilities from today’s sonographer. The renal artery duplex examination is often viewed as the single most difficult examination performed. This lecture will cover a detailed description of the examination from patient preparation, to stenosis criteria and a broad array of tips and tricks in both a variety of normal and pathological settings. Sonography is very dependent on strong visual and motor skills along with critical thinking abilities.

This presentation is designed to help the sonographers, physicians and other imaging professionals formulate a plan to deal with difficult clinical presentations:

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this webinar one should be able to:

  • Understand the common indications for performing the renal artery duplex examination.
  • Note the importance of knobology and image optimization while insonating the renal arterial and venous system.
  • Identify the importance of direct and indirect renal artery assessment.
  • Discuss how to obtain a clinically diagnostic renal artery duplex examination.
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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
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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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The Role of Prostate MR in Detection & Management of Prostatic Neoplasia
Released: February 15, 2017 Expires: February 28, 2019 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Stephen J. Pomeranz, MD
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Prostate MRI can be an effective tool in preventive as well as diagnostic and ongoing patient care for patients with statistical likelihood and/or risk factors predisposing them to the diagnosis of prostatic neoplasia. Used efficiently, MR contributes to early detection, accurate staging and localization, and reduction in unnecessary biopsies and treatment.

Skilled reporting provides allied health professionals with critical results to serve patients optimally, allocate resources effectively and improve treatment and surgical outcomes for their patients. This Expert Forum webcast will include a series of case reviews that incorporate and elucidate these concepts.

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

This program has been supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Hitachi Medical Systems.

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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
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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
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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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