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* Advanced MRI Safety Training For Healthcare Professionals:
Level 2 MR Personnel - 2017 Edition
Released: April 05, 2017 Expires: April 01, 2019 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 creater 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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* Introduction To MRI Safety (2017 Edition)
Released: April 04, 2017 Expires: April 30, 2019 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

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*Renal Artery Duplex Expanding The Envelope
Released: February 01, 2017 Expires: January 31, 2019 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $30.00
Faculty: Patrick A. Washko, BSRT, RDMS, RVT, FSVU
16597

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 sonographer and physician formulate a plan to deal with difficult clinical presentations:

Educational 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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Advanced Techniques in Visualization of Microvascularization
Released: April 22, 2016 Expires: April 21, 2018 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Sally O'Hara, MD, FAAP, Patrick A. Washko, BSRT, RDMS, RVT, FSVU
16174

In recent years the capabilities of ultrasound flow imaging have increased enormously. With such versatility, clinicians are now using this non-invasive technique for additional diagnostic applications.

However, despite continued advances in the technology, it remains vital that clinicians understand both the capabilities and limitations of Doppler ultrasound.

This Expert Forum reviews these principles and discusses current advances that are adding additional clinical value in both the pediatric population and vascular labs.

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

  • Describe the differences between conventional Color Doppler, power Doppler and the new SMI (Superb Microvascular Imaging) technology.
  • Identify improvements to imaging capability between conventional Color Doppler, power Doppler and SMI.
  • Apply SMI to problem solving for pediatric and vascular imaging cases.

This program was originally broadcast live as part of a Webinar 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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Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Part 1:
Where We Are and Where We Are Going with 2015 Update
Released: October 01, 2015 Expires: October 01, 2017 CE credits: 1.5 Cost: $30.00
Faculty: Melissa A. Durand, Liane E. Philpotts
16048

In this first installment of a two-part series, Dr. Liane Philpotts, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Chief of Breast Imaging, and Dr. Melissa Durand, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, both from the Yale School of Medicine, will share their experiences working with digital breast tomosynthesis in a clinical setting.

Part I will discuss the following:

  • The impact on recall rates and cancer detection of using breast tomosynthesis in screening mammography.
  • The impact of breast tomosynthesis on diagnostic workups.
  • Patient cases comparing conventional mammography with conventional mammography plus breast tomosynthesis.

Includes a 15 minute 2015 update presented by Dr. Durand covering the following:

  • Differences between vendor options for presently FDA-approved tomosynthesis units
  • Review the literature since last webinar (2013) regarding:
    • Screening mammography with tomosynthesis
    • Diagnostic mammography with tomosynthesis
    • Cost analysis of tomosynthesis
    • Demonstrate what we have learned about the tomosynthesis appearance of cancer
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Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Part 2:
Incorporating It Into Your Practice with 2015 Update
Released: October 01, 2015 Expires: October 01, 2017 CE credits: 1.5 Cost: $30.00
Faculty: Melissa A. Durand, Liane E. Philpotts
16460

In the second installment of the breast tomosynthesis webinar series, Dr. Philpotts and Dr. Durand share their experiences as it relates to incorporating breast tomosynthesis into practice at Yale University School of Medicine.

Part Two. will disucss the following:

  • How to incorporate breast tomosynthesis into a screening and diagnostic mammography practice.
  • How to counsel patients’ concerns regarding radiation dose.
  • How to manage the changes in workflow from adopting breast tomosynthesis.
  • How to develop an improved understanding of the appearance of breast cancer on tomosynthesis.

Includes a 15 minute 2015 update presented by Dr. Durand covering the following:

  • Differences between vendor options for presently FDA-approved tomosynthesis units
  • Review the literature since last webinar (2013) regarding:
    • Screening mammography with tomosynthesis
    • Diagnostic mammography with tomosynthesis
    • Cost analysis of tomosynthesis
    • Demonstrate what we have learned about the tomosynthesis appearance of cancer
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Innovations in Contrast Material Delivery Systems for CT: Impact On The Workflow and Cost Of CT Operations
Released: April 06, 2016 Expires: April 05, 2018 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Dushyant V. Sahani, M.D., Xavier Montet
16678

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

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

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

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

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

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Ultrasound & MR Elastography In Children
Released: October 01, 2016 Expires: September 30, 2018 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Daniel J. Podberesky, MD
16462

Ultrasound and MR elastography are relatively new, clinically validated, and highly reliable and reproducible imaging techniques to non-invasively, rapidly, and cost-effectively evaluate chronic liver disease in children and adults.

These techniques have widespread applicability in the pediatric population, not only in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a leading cause of chronic liver disease in U.S. children, but in a variety of other pediatric chronic liver diseases. By measuring tissue stiffness, the radiologist can assist the clinician in identifying the presence of fibrosis within the liver parenchyma.

Histopathologic examination of liver biopsy specimens has long been considered the gold standard for the evaluation of hepatic fibrosis. However, liver biopsy is invasive, costly, not without complications, samples only a fraction of the liver parenchyma, and requires sedation/anesthesia in young children.

In this CME/CE Accredited Expert Forum, Dr. Podberesky will provide a brief overview of ultrasound and MR elastography techniques, review the current literature, applications, and provide imaging examples.

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

Educational Objectives

  • To understand the basic principles of ultrasound and MR elastography.
  • To understand how to apply liver ultrasound and MR elastography techniques to the pediatric population.
  • To review the role that liver ultrasound and MR elastography play in the clinical evaluation and surveillance of liver fibrosis and inflammation in children.

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

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