Oct 27, 2017 to Oct 29, 2017
Innovations Symposium is an annual knowledge-sharing event designed exclusively for imaging professionals. Over the course of two-and-a-half days, you will have access to timely and relevant education to help you acquire the tools and knowledge you need to maximize the use of your Siemens Healthineers equipment and help you improve the level of care you deliver to your patients. You will also have ample time to learn from and share best practices with your colleagues.
Location: Québec City, QC, Canada
This course is a thorough, comprehensive review of modern mammographic imaging. With overviews of several topics such as pathology, positioning, practical applications, and quality assurance, this course also examines breast MR and cancer treatments. Both analog and digital mammography systems are covered as well. This course is wonderful for both the seasoned mammography technologist as well as those interested in this modality.
This course reviews definitions, risk factors, and diseases associated with obesity as well as patient care principles specific to obese patients. Specific modalities and their implications for obese patients are discussed.
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.
This course is made available through an educational partnership with Medtronic.
This course will provide an overview of the Medtronic MRI conditional implantable cardiac devices including: what makes them MRI Conditional, what testing and clinical studies were performed in order to ensure patient safety, how to identify the MR conditional system, and the scanning conditions to be observed when scanning a patient.
This Quick Self Study will introduce participants to information systems used in the healthcare environment
and will focus on those used within medical imaging. Areas of discussion include components of a digital
image, information systems and standards used in the communication of information, components of a medical
imaging network and integration of informatics components. This QSS will also help identify and resolve issues that may occur in a digital medical imaging environment and review tools and strategies to troubleshoot communication difficulties.
Many Radiological Technologist have training in one area but fall short in another. This online course will help to close that gap. Technologists will gain an understanding of PET, MRI and PET/MRI instrumentation, departmental design and clinical applilcations.
The relationship between a clinical student and the technologist who works with the student can be either rewarding or very challenging. Technologists are the experts in the practice of medical radiation technology, and in a facility where a student is assigned for a clinical practicum there is an expectation that the technologist will be able to guide the student to entry level competency. Feedback is an essential requirement to maintaining a professional and effective learning relationship between students and technologists. This QSS provides the technologist with information about the importance of feedback when working with students on clinical placements.
• Balance effectively the parameters of spatial resolution, signal-to-noise ratio, and image contrast
• Properly position the patient and affected body part to ensure diagnostic images
• Explain the differences between arthrography and contrast-enhanced imaging and when each may be indicated
• Discuss advanced MSK MRI applications
• Reduce metal artifact in the imaging of prosthetic joints
• Describe and discuss upper and lower extremity anatomy and pathology
• Apply appropriate planes of acquisition for each body area
o Discuss protocol optimization and current tools for image quantification
o Describe features of vulnerable plaque and their correlation with outcomes measure
o Explore new future applications including flow and myocardial characterization
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 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 90-minute recording of 4 presentations at RSNA2016 on cutting-edge technology: contrast-enhanced abdominal US; Gd MRI for MS patients; spectral CT; and interventional oncology.
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