Jan 13, 2018
The focus of this Education Day is on Computed Tomography Imaging Safety & Image Quality; it includes:
1. To be able to understand the basic fundamentals of CT and its evolution.
2. Understand the types of contrast media used in CT
3. Analyze adverse reactions and contraindications to contrast media used in CT.
4. Understand the CT dose as compared to other diagnostic studies
5. Review the radiation protection principles used in CT.
6. Understand the common artifacts in CT affecting image quality.
7. Learn trauma imaging protocols in CT (a case study).
Location: Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre, 30 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2E9, Canada
In this webinar presented by Giles Stevenson, we will explore the past, present and future of medical imaging, starting with the beginnings of imaging in 1865, through the slow progress from 1910 to 1960, the explosive changes from 1960 to 1980, and the influence of computers over the last 35 years. We will then examine the current challenges today, both technical and social, and take a glimpse into the new experimental technologies that may be relevant in another decade or two.
Join Kaitlyn Svistovski, B.Sc, MRT(T) for a presentation on cone beam CT imaging (CBCT). Kaitlyn examines the evolution and process of CBCT at the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, focusing in particular on the impact of CBCT on acute radiation toxicities for prostate cancer patients.
This course provides a thorough overview of more than 325 common diseases and disorders. Understanding a little more about what our patients are going through can give the medical radiation technologist (in any modality) greater appreciation for the vital role that we play in serving them. This is a useful course for any x-ray, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, mammography, and interventional radiologic technologist.
Managing and storing digital images and information has become a critical concern in the health care arena. Imaging Informatics porfessionals play a key role in managing and sustaning this knowledg. Michener’s Imaging Informatics program incorporates four online theoretical courses, remote online lab sessions and a practicum.
This course provides current information about computed tomography imaging of the body and includes the following categories: Basic Concepts, Chest CT, Abdomen and Pelvis.
The primary purpose of this course is to offer a review of fundamental ethical principles, codes, and rules by which radiologic technologists are expected to follow when faced with situations requiring a decision or action.
A comprehensive assessment of chest radiography. From plain film radiographs to contrast enhanced CT, MRI, and Nuclear Medicine studies. It gives explanations of many common and not common diseases of the chest. It divides the chest in to different aspects from large airway disease to the chest wall. Every chapter gives a description of the normal anatomy, variants, signs to look for, pathology and a description of how to best visualize the disease.
Knowledge Based Planning (KBP) is a software tool capable of predicting the dose volume histogram (DVH) of different structures based on their geometric relationship to the target. RT planning has rapidly evolved in the past 15 years, moving from 2D planning, to 3D planning and inverse planning. These techniques have improved the RTT’s ability to deliver conformal dose distributions to the target while sparing the dose to surrounding normal tissues. However, the quality of the final plan greatly depends on the planning objectives that the software is given, which is in turn dependent on individual user input.
• CAMRT member fee: FREE
• Non-member fee: $30
This course is made available through an educational partnership with Curium.
2016 Update This course describes the process of mining and enriching natural uranium and it use in the production of Molybdenum-99, why/how Mo-99 decays to Tc-99m and the importance in the nuclear medicine industry, and the current and future industry investments in regards to global reactors and LEU conversion.
Dosimetry 3 – Future Trends and Technologies in Radiation Therapy II – investigates several topics that
influence the practice of radiation therapy today. Tomotherapy, Functional Imaging in Radiation Oncology with a focus on PET/CT, IGRT, respiratory motion management in radiation oncology and brachytherapy will be discussed detailing
their impact on our current practices. Each topic will focus on their impact on the practice of treatment
planning and the evolving role of the radiation therapist in relation to these emerging technologies.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women. This quick self-study course will introduce the learner to the different types of breast cancer and up-to-date information regarding prevention, diagnosis, staging, and treatment. Detailed sections include: Recent statistics and risk factors for breast cancer, disease signs and symptoms, breast anatomy, treatment options, issues in breast cancer management such as screening, and survivorship and support.
This is also the required supplement for the Certificate in Breast Imaging – Diagnostic.
Oct 1, 2016
This program is intended to provide practicing Sonographers with relevant and accessible information important to the sonographic assessment of the hip, thigh and pelvis.
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
CT Basics is an online educational series that covers the development of CT scanning, how CT equipment and instrumentation works and what the applications are in medical imaging. You will learn how to identify pathologies on CT images and their probable causes. Techniques for ensuring patient safety and image quality are also discussed. This series is a great introduction to computed tomography or an excellent refresher for those currently in the field.
Technology for Diagnostic Sonography provides clear, in-depth coverage of physics principles, ultrasound transducers, pulse echo instrumentation, Doppler instrumentation, clinical safety, and quality control. It includes the latest information on real-time imaging techniques, plus a comprehensive discussion of image artifacts. With wide-ranging online review questions, it also offers ample opportunities to assess your learning progress.
A Paradigm Shift in Metastatic Disease: Exploring the Treatment of Oligometastases with Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
Sep 17, 2016
Following the webinar, learners will be able to:
◾Explain the oligometastatic state and the rationale for aggressive treatment
◾Describe how SBRT can be utilized in clinical practice
◾Understand the patient outcomes and supporting evidence
Webinar duration: 45 minutes + 15 minutes for questions
Presenter: Darby Erler, MRT(T), BSc, MHSc, Clinical Specialist Radiation Therapist, at Odette Cancer Centre Sunnybrook, Toronto
Following this recorded webinar, learners will be able to:
◾Why PET/CT scans can have a significant impact in radiation therapy planning and which patients would most benefit
◾When PET/CT scans could be combined with CT sim appointments, and how it is performed
◾Who participates in this multi-professional approach and what is their role in education and patient care management
Presenter: Rebekah Bahr, RTNM, PET Technologist, Functional Imaging PET/CT BC Cancer Agency- Vancouver Centre
• CAMRT member fee: FREE
• Non-member fee: $30
• Explain the fundamental principles of echo planar imaging
• Describe the mechanisms of diffusion – and perfusion -weighted imaging
• Identify clinical uses of diffusion – and perfusion -weighted imaging
• Describe the principles and applications of BOLD imaging
• Explain the basis of magnetic resonance spectroscopy
• Identify the various techniques used with MR spectroscopy
• Evaluate the factors that can affect the quality of MR spectroscopy
Feb 2, 2017 to Feb 5, 2017
Explore emerging issues in the medical imaging field with the experts and with each other in a unique, collegial, multi-professional environment, including:
• Controversies Associated with the Risk of Low Dose Radiation
• Peer Review in Radiology: The Canadian Perspective
• Radiation Safety for X-ray Imaging Procedures Outside Imaging Departments
• A.I./Machine Learning/Deep Learning: What are these and what do they have to do with healthcare?
Location: Montebello, QC, Canada
A one-hour pre-recorded webinar on developing a systematic strategy for breast MRI interpretation and biopsy; using standardized reporting terminology; and evaluating the role of morphology and kinetics when assessing breast lesions
A one-hour pre-recorded webinar on the impact of undiagnosed osteoporosis on the US healthcare system; methods for assessing bone health to identify at-risk patients; and strategies to prevent secondary fracture in osteoporotic patients who have already sustained a break
This course is ASRT approved for 8 category A CE credits. Knowledge of breast anatomy is fundamental to a mammographer’s skill set and important in creating quality mammographic projections. Written as an introductory course to breast anatomy and mammography, this course provides the radiographer with a review of both male and female breast anatomy; basic mammographic concepts such as patient communication, compression, localization of breast lesions, and reporting terminology; and a review of benign, malignant, and high risk breast conditions and pathologic correlations. This course is directly applicable towards the initial 40 total hours of training in mammography required by the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) and covers breast anatomy and physiology.
Presenter: Euclid Seeram, PhD, MSc, BSc, FCAMRT
1.Describe the problems of the narrow exposure latitude of film screen (FS) radiography
2.Describe how the wide exposure latitude of DR systems to overcome the limitations of FS narrow exposure latitude
3.State the meaning of the term ‘‘exposure creep’
4.Identify the major system components of CR and FPDR and how each system work
5.Explain the difference between indirect and direct FPDR systems
6.Describe the main features of the exposure indicator (EI) for DR systems
• CAMRT member fee: FREE
• Non-member fee: $30
Technological advancements in medical imaging have improved imaging, patient care, and have enabled physicians to administer appropriate treatments for patients faster. Technological advancements, however, also had an impact on the technologist’s practice. I will discuss the improvements and limitations in my CT practice as it pertains to the GE REVOLUTIONTM CT scanner. Focus will be placed on changes in practice of basic head scanning, CTA studies, trauma, stroke, and cardiac scanning.
– Considerations in practice changes of basic head scanning
– Explore impact on CTA studies, trauma, stroke
– Changes in cardiac scanning
Join Dr Kristina Sharma for a presentation on the ABC’s of ER Imaging. Using various case studies, Dr Sharma looks at radiology in the trauma setting, including the role of the medical radiation technologist and how we can help.
This course provides a thorough review of all the basics for any medical radiation technologist. Topics such as patient communication and safety, positioning, radiation protection, technical factors, image quality – processing – evaluation, and fluoroscopy are covered. The course book itself will provide a lasting resource for techs throughout their career.
Whether advocating for patients, leading team initiatives or managing others, leadership is a necessary skill for health care professionals. The Leadership in Health Care Graduate Certificate covers a wide range of organizational knowledge and leadership practices designed to enhance professional roles and prepare for career advancement. There are four online courses addressing fundamentals, ethics, organizational effectiveness and advanced practice.
The course introduces the most common orthopedic pathology and imaging considerations. Topics included are: adult reconstruction, basic science, foot and ankle, hand, orthopedic oncology, pediatrics, rehab and neuro-orthopedic surgery, shoulder and elbow, spine, sports, and trauma.
This course is intended to assist the mammographer. It informs us of the history of mammography. It describes technical considerations. It describes breast anatomy, pathology, physiology and in depth details in respect to biopsies and the responsibilities of the technologist before during and after the procedure. It leads us into the future with an introduction to the many innovative techniques being developed to detect breast cancer earlier, therefore saving more lives.