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* Advanced MRI Safety Training For Healthcare Professionals:
Level 2 MR Personnel - Updated Edition
Released: April 05, 2017 Expires: April 30, 2020 CE credits: 2.5 Cost: $50.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
16654

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, 2020 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $30.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
17160

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 04, 2017 Expires: April 30, 2020 CE credits: 0 Cost: $15.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
16660

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

This is a Pay-To-View program. Purchase is required for full program access. 

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* The Joint Commission: Understanding and Complying With the Latest Requirements for MRI Safety
Released: July 18, 2018 Expires: July 17, 2020 CE credits: 1.5 Cost: $30.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
17321

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: January 16, 2018 Expires: January 15, 2020 CE credits: 2.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Jon Jacobson, MD, Christine Chung, MD
17077
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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Can New Imaging Technologies Improve Patient Outcomes?
Released: January 16, 2018 Expires: January 15, 2020 CE credits: 2.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Junsung Choi, MD, Kenneth Snyder, MD, PhD, Miyuki Sone, MD
17076
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 19, 2020 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Bital Savir, MD
17147

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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Digital Technologies to Advance Clinical PET for Oncology and Beyond
Released: June 05, 2019 Expires: June 04, 2021 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Michael V. Knopp, MD, PhD
17861
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 10, 2019 Expires: July 09, 2021 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Ryan K Lee, MD, MBA
17891

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: October 09, 2018 Expires: October 08, 2020 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Kevin Smith, MD
17523
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 is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Philips Healthcare

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Optimizing Contrast-Enhanced CT with the Use of Saline
Released: November 01, 2018 Expires: October 31, 2020 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Dominik Fleischmann, MD, Lior Molvin, RT, CT, MBA
17591

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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