Optimizing Breast Cancer Detection, Departmental Efficiencies, and the Patient Experience

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Program Summary

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.

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Expiration Date: November 30, 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 FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., 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. Translate the recent advances in FFDM and DBT technologies to the improvements in the early detection of breast cancer.
  2. Translate the recent advances in FFDM and DBT technologies to the improvements in patient comfort and satisfaction.
  3. Evaluate your IT infrastructure's ability to support new FFDM and DBT imaging systems.
  4. Articulate the benefits of FFDM and DBT advances to your existing/potential patient population.

No special educational preparation is required for this CE Activity!

Speakers

Gregg R. Cretella Gregg R. Cretella
National Manager, Image Quality
FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.

Gregg Cretella is the Director of Field Sales Support at Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Gregg supports a national team of across multiple specialties including general radiography, mammography, and clinical imaging problem rectification. He also manages the training and regulatory activities associated with new medical imaging products being introduced into the U.S. market.

Ron Wider Ron Wider, RT (R)
Regional Product Specialist
FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.

Ron Wider, RT (R) holds a Master’s Degree in Information Technology and has over 23 years of radiology imaging and healthcare information technology experience. His career in healthcare IT spans over two decades in various roles that include radiology technology, project management, product management, workflow change management, product marketing, analytics, business intelligence, and sales support.

Disclosures

Gregg R. Cretella discloses that he is employed by Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A.

Dr. Tanenbaum discloses that he is employed by Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A.

Accreditation

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
To receive CE credits for participating in this CE activity you must successfully complete the online post examination with a passing score of 80% or higher.

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Disclaimer

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.