Apr 7, 2017 to Apr 8, 2017
The ACMDTT annual conference brings together current members with diagnostic medical sonographers who will soon be regulated under the ACMDTT. At this event, you may:
- Meet 50% of your College CCP requirement
- Choose from over 35 presentations
- Network with peers during meals, breaks and a wine & cheese event
And let your sonography colleagues know that there is a dedicated sonography stream on Saturday. Sonography Canada credits will be requested for all conference presentations.
Location: Deerfoot Inn & Casino, 35 Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada
Apr 27, 2017 to Apr 30, 2017
Join your fellow MRTs and sonographers at the 2017 CAMRT-OAMRS Annual General Conference in beautiful Ottawa — you will be treated to an excellent mix of inspiring plenary lectures, educational sessions, innovative technologies, networking opportunities, and fun-filled social events.
2017 also marks Canada’s 150th birthday. Come and see what Ottawa has in store for this celebration.
We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa!
Location: The Westin Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Apr 29, 2017
The 2nd Toronto Breast Imaging Conference will focus on breast MRI along with other technologies which are changing the approach to breast diseases, their diagnosis and management. This conference will provide a comprehensive update on all aspects of breast imaging with a focus on MRI, MRI intervention, RSL program, adjunctive screening in women, evolving role of axillary management in breast cancer and case based advanced applications of Breast MRI.
Location: Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
May 6, 2017
This highly specialised course will interest medical radiation technologists and diagnostic medical sonographers working with radiologists and hepatologists focusing on HCC the incidence of which is rising and ultrasound the primary screening method. There will be a focus on screening and the triaging of patients using key imaging findings and optimizing CT and MR liver protocols for the detection and diagnosis of HCC.
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
May 13, 2017
The 77th Annual General Meeting and Educational Conference of the NBAMRT will be held at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Saturday May 13, 2017. This year, it will also be video-conferenced to the Edmundston Regional Hospital. Please indicate on your registration form the location (SJRH or HRE) where you plan to attend.
Location: Saint John, NB, Canada
May 25, 2017 to May 27, 2017
Congrès annuel de l’Ordre des technologues en imagerie médicale, en radio-oncologie et en électrophysiologie médicale du Québec.
Location: Rivière-du-Loup, QC, Canada
The reading covers several intricate aspects of microbiology – a good review of the basics for the imaging technologist. With several easy-to-read diagrams and a thorough explanation in each area – topics are dissected in a clear and organized fashion. The material covers bacteria (reproduction, nutrition, growth, and replication), protein synthesis, genetic mutation, viruses, fungi, disease, toxins – and several others. This course would be suitable for any imaging modality.
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.
This course is divided into three parts, Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis, and the Musculoskeletal System. It includes CT techniques, scanners, principals and protocols. It describes normal and abnormal findings. Showing correlation on CT images along with other imaging tools. It discusses approach, contrast agents, interpretation, artifacts, radiation doses and normal and abnormal findings in the abdominal and pelvic organs. Part three discusses the uses of CT in trauma, non-trauma, and incidental findings.
Aims to provide participants with an opportunity to reflect on their patient education skills, as well as approaches employed during clinical interactions. Participants will also examine various educational strategies and tools that may enhance their patient teaching skills and assist in the development of quality educational resources. The content of this course is suitable for health care professionals from all disciplines interested in advancing their knowledge of adult learning theory and educational design.
This short course will help the student develop an understanding of the complexity of culture and appreciate
the implications culture has on the provision of health care services.
This flexible online course will introduce the concept of “red dot systems”, provide the MRT with a systematic method for reviewing radiographs and will provide information on the clinical assessment, radiography and image interpretation of each anatomical area.
McMaster University offers an on-line Master program, directed to healthcare professionals who are seeking to assume or have assumed a leadership role in a variety of healthcare sectors. Graduates of the program will demonstrate new knowledge and skills in communication, political and healthcare environments, organizational behaviour and human resources management, research awareness and leadership. This on-line, part-time, course based degree fits easily into an individual’s lifestyle. You are welcome to review our website for more information, http://healthmanagement.mcmaster.ca.
• Identify patient safety hazards as they relate to the static magnetic field and transmitted radiofrequencies
• Identify patient contraindications to an MRI examination
• Describe procedures used to ensure patient comfort and safety during an MRI scan
• Describe the biological and physical hazards of MRI
• Explain the different zones in the MRI suite and the access restrictions for each
• Discuss environmental safety procedures in MRI
Not only has breast density long been known to mask breast cancer on mammography, it is also an independent risk factor for the development of breast cancer. To date, more than half of the states in the US have passed legislation requiring patients be provided with some level of breast density information after undergoing mammography. The increasing awareness about breast density is necessitating new conversations between patients and their healthcare providers. This course will educate healthcare professionals about breast density, its associated risks, as well as indications and use of supplemental screening with ultrasound, MRI, and discussion of nuclear medicine methods.
A one-hour on-line self-study on breast MRI for high-risk patients; differentiation of small cancers from normal anatomy; interpretation challenges; and the future direction of BMRI screening
This MRI continuing education course examines the practical and technical aspects of MRI imaging for the technologist. Topics such as weighting, contrast, pulse sequences, artifacts, and MRI safety are addressed. The course book itself will prove an invaluable tool for the MRI technologist to keep at the console; however, it also provides an intelligent introduction for any radiologic technologist interested in this modality.
Understanding new and developing technologies for the early detection of breast cancer is the objective of this course. It is known that many lives can be saved by early breast cancer detection. There are new technologies being developed in imaging of the breast that involves every imaging modality in the radiology department, and many other branches to help with the diagnosis of breast cancer.
Anatomy and Physiology is an integral part of life in the Radiology Department. It is essential to know the bones and organs, and equally essential to have a basic understanding of all the intricate structures that aid in the function of the human body. This course will renew the knowledge of the technologist in anatomy and physiology in an incredibly easy format.
Sectional Anatomy is the cornerstone of many medical imaging procedures. This course is designed in the interest of technologists who perform procedures and or view images in cross section and intended to familiarize the technologist with sectional anatomy and its application in medical imaging. The location of organs, vasculature and musculature of the abdomen, pelvis, thorax and neck will be examined in a variety of imaging planes.
The course is built on a strong foundational knowledge of two dimensional anatomy including knowledge of anatomical features of structures, their location within the body and with respect to other structures. This may require independent review depending on the technologist’s personal experience and background. Although the course is presented using numerous CT images, students are encouraged to appreciate the multimodality aspect of sectional anatomy and will be introduced to: MRI, PET/CT and MR/CT hybrid applications and images.
Ethics permeates every aspect of health care. For health care professionals, understanding ethical concepts
and principles help to determine the best course of action or care for the patient. This course will provide
the learner with an introduction to health care ethics and provide analytical tools for ethical decision making.
The course will explore ethical theory, consent to treatment and decision making, privacy and confidentiality,
professional ethics, research ethics, and end of life issues. Through inquiry and case studies, contemporary
ethical dilemmas will be examined.
Refresh previous cross-sectional anatomy knowledge through exposure to images obtained via different modalities. In addition to computed tomography (CT) and magenetic resonance (MR) images, the learner will also study images from ultrasound and PET/CT. Learners will be required to identify structures on cross-sectional images as well as describe relationships between adjacent structures. Flexible online delivery format.
Following this recorded webinar, learners will be able to:
◾Discuss the leading regulatory and negligence allegations against MRTs
◾Identify key features of professional liability insurance coverage and how these protect MRTs
◾Identify strategies to help mitigate the risk of potential claims
Presenters: Maggie Green, Quality Risk Manager, BMS, and Andrew McKenna, Partner at Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
• MRI accidents
• Site access restrictions
• Danger to patients and staff
• MRI contraindications
• Magnetic field/scan room emergencies
Feb 1, 2017 to Feb 3, 2017
This program will be covering a number of relevant topics, including quality control, digital breast tomosynthesis, informatics and other breast imaging modalities.
Location: Montebello, QC, Canada
A two-hour on-line self-study on breast density: types of breast tissue; standardized reporting; the risks of having dense breasts; supplemental screening for women with dense breasts; and current state dense breast inform laws
The reading covers all aspects of biology as the science of life – a good review of the basics for the imaging technologist. With several easy-to-read diagrams and a thorough explanation each topic – complex biological subjects are made clear. It covers many areas such as biology of the cell, DNA and gene expression, human biology, as well as many others. The course material would be suitable for any imaging modality.
Improving Breast Imaging is a course about standards, quality and improving breast imaging. One of the first steps towards the quality of breast imaging was the implementation of the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA). This course will cover ways to improve the interpretation of mammograms, possible shortages in the workforce, other modalities used in detecting breast cancer, and information about what goes on behind the scenes; regulations, inspections, enforcement, and legal liabilities
This presentation will discuss the basic process of publication including submission, selection, peer review and authorship as well as the importance of publishing as a means of building your own body of knowledge.
Originally presented at the 2015 CAMRT@CARO Day
This course is designed to enhance the candidate’s knowledge of breast anatomy and pathology, breast cancer development and treatments, screening and diagnostic mammography, interventional procedures and adjunctive imaging such as breast ultrasound and MRI. The American College of Radiology Breast Imaging reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) is introduced focussing on the Breast Imaging Lexicon, breast composition, assessment categories and the reporting system. This newly revised comprehensive course provides the practicing mammography technologist with the knowledge to recognize different pathologies of the breast with mammography and introduces the basics of adjunctive modalities.