Advances in the Administration & Monitoring of Iodinated Contrast Material with MDCT

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Program Summary

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.

Effective Date: September 2017
Expiration Date: September 2019
Format: Self Instructional - Audio Visual with Slides
Educational Credits:
One (1) ARRT Category A CE Credit.
One (1) AHRA CRA Credit
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

This program was originally broadcast live as part of a webinar supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.

Target Audience & Cost

This program is intended for: Radiologic Technologists, Radiology Administrators and related Imaging Professionals.

There is no cost to participate in this program.

Educational Objective

Upon completion of this CME activity the healthcare provider should be able to:

  1. Describe the principals of vascular and parenchymal enhancement with iodinated contrast media during both the arterial and venous phases.
  2. List at least two techniques which have contributed to progress in contrast media personalization.
  3. Identify three potential improvements noted in the NEXO software program designed to improve CT utilization.


Rendon C. Nelson, MD, FACR Rendon C. Nelson, MD, FACR
Reed and Martha Rice Professor of Radiology
Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Material Science
Vice-Chair of Radiology Research
Duke University

Clinical Interests: Hepatobiliary and pancreatic imaging • Virtual imaging • Percutaneous image-guided intervention and Percutaneous thermal tumor ablation

Research Interests: Diagnostic Imaging of the Liver • CT and MRI • Percutaneous Image-Guided Thermal Ablation of Hepatic and Renal Tumors

Theodore G. Long, MD, MHS Bhavik N. Patel, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Duke University

Clinical Interests: Value-based delivery • Business of Radiology • Abdominal imaging with CT • MRI, and ultrasound • Imaging of the pancreas • Image guided percutaneous interventions

Research Interests: MRI and CT imaging of the pancreas • Business & economics of healthcare • Emerging imaging and post-processing techniques


Radiologic Technologists:
This course meets all criteria and has been approved by the AHRA, The Association for Medical Imaging Management for One (1) ARRT Category A CE Credit.

Radiology Administrators:
This course meets all CRA renewal credit criteria and has been approved for one (1) continuing education credit in the following CRA domains: Operations Management and Asset Management.

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board or other credentialing organization.

Method of Participation/Criteria for Success

CE Credits
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Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.