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Radiologists' MRI Safety Training
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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
18589

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 04, 2017 Expires: April 30, 2021 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, 2021 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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* 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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A Clinical Review: Benefits of Tomosynthesis in Daily Practice
Released: December 15, 2019 Expires: December 14, 2021 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Dean J. Phillips, DO
18331

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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Advances in MR and CT Imaging: Emphasis on Artificial Intelligence
Released: January 01, 2020 Expires: January 01, 2022 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Mathias Prokop, MD, Ph.D. | Garry E. Gold, MD
18384
RSNA 2019 Archived Program

This Expert Forum Symposium features two respected radiologists who share their clinical experience applying advanced artificial intelligence techniques in both MR and CT imaging.

MR and CT imaging are advancing at a rapid rate with new scanner and software technology finding its way into advanced imaging scanners each year. Artificial Intelligence is proving to play a major role in this expansion. In this one-hour accredited CME symposium, Dr. Gold and Dr. Prokop will provide insight into how they are putting new AI tools into everyday practice at their facilities and explain how these tools are providing better patient care and throughput. Following the presentations, the faculty will take question from the audience.

Advances in CT Imaging
Presented by: Mathias Prokop, MD

Advances in MSK MR Imaging
Presented by: Garry E. Gold, MD

Educational Objectives

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

  1. Practice two new novel approaches for advanced joint imaging with MR
  2. Describe the clinical value of deep learning reconstruction techniques in CT
  3. Discuss and implement Artificial Intelligence into clinical practice today

This program was originally presented live at RSNA 2019 and sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Medical Education (IAME) and supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Canon Medical Systems.

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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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