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 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.
This course provides current information about cardiovascular physical examinations and cardiovascular procedures. Details are provided concerning chest pains, angina, coronary artery disease, and acute coronary syndromes.
This Course teaches medical language in a systemic approach, along with anatomy and physiology review in an easy to understand format.
This presentation will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of imaging techniques commonly used for the investigation of small bowel pathologies such as Crohns Disease and small bowel bleeding. Modalities such as plain film, barium studies, CT and MR enterography will be explored, with technical consideration of elements such as radiation dose, imaging during pregnancy and the use of oral contrast agents.
This course provides an excellent introduction to the core concepts of human factors in patient safety and
principles of Human Factors Engineering (HFE). It addresses the inevitable problem of human fallibility and
explains fundamental sensory, cognitive and motor limitations of humans that predispose them to error. This
course examines vulnerabilities in complex work systems, offers practical strategies to prevent or reduce
human errors, and outlines methods to systematically analyze adverse events and identify solutions to ensure
safe, effective and efficient patient care.
This course takes an in-depth look at CT anatomy of the chest, abdomen & pelvis, upper & lower extremities; covers the most common disease processes seen on CT Imaging; and provides examples of clinical protocols (CT, CT SIM and PET/CT or SPECT/CT) to assist in providing the optimal diagnostic and/or therapeutic exam. Also covered are interventional CT, CT Fluoroscopy, CT angiography, PET/CT & CTSIM.
Based at three of the world’s leading centers for the study and treatment of headache, these experts share their insights on every aspect of this common and irritating condition. In particular, the sections on migraine, cluster headache and vascular disease have been updated. Provides those interested in headache with an up-to-date compendium of current opinion, from epidemiology, pathophysiology and investigation, through options for intervention and management.
• Types of contrast media
• Acute adverse events
• Delayed adverse events
• Contrast induced acute kidney injury
• Understand key technical considerations of MRA
• Recognize key clinical scenarios where MRA useful
• Review specific protocols which include MRA
A one-hour pre-recorded webinar on image-guided breast biopsy, including stereotaxis, ultrasound, and MRI: indications; biopsy technique and device selection; algorithm development for multiple biopsies; and technical challenges and solutions
This course provides a thorough review of basic human anatomy. Topics such as body systems, muscles, long bone structure, mechanisms of respiration, hearing anatomy, the nephron, bony thorax, joints, the brain, nerves, abdominal structures, and the heart are covered – as well as many others. Medical radiation technologists in any modality will find this course both interesting and useful.
This course provides radiographers with an introduction to emergency signs and symptoms that includes topics such as pain, vital signs, seizure, and trauma.
This course gives important information about radiographic film construction, processing and the production of quality radiograph’s. It also provides information about the latest developments in digital imaging and filmless radiography.
This presentation will take a comprehensive look at the use of pre-surgical functional MRI (fMRI).
The participant will:
- Learn the basics of functional MRI (fMRI) acquisition and analysis methods
- Understand the clinical indications for fMRI and the technical challenges of implementing fMRI in a clinical setting
- Discover new technologies aimed at addressing these challenges so as to improve the impact of pre-surgical fMRI
This course is designed to educate the learner about CAM in cancer care and provide links to current research and developments in this field. Course topics include a review of different types of CAM, Canadian regulations for CAM usage, potential contraindications with standard cancer therapies, and the concept of “integrative cancer care”. Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to objectively discuss CAM with patients, and refer interested patients and colleagues to trustworthy CAM resources for more information.
Explore an introduction to the basic principles of pathology and the related anatomy as seen in MRI. Recognizing the MRI appearance of common pathologies will aid the technologist in selecting proper imaging techniques and appropriate scan coverage. This flexible online course is divided into pathologies by anatomical regions and systems: musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, reproductive and nervous system.
French for Healthcare Professionals
This program will help improve communication between French patients and their healthcare professional. Exchange of ideas and opinions lead to critical thinking that allows the sharing of knowledge and experience to support learning. Students will learn how to communicate to opinion-based questions and provide advice on various topics and will learn how to respond to questions based on practical knowledge. Lectures emphasize oral and written undertanding as well as written and oral expressions. The program consists of 5 intermediate and 5 Advanced level courses. FSL skills must be at Intermediate Level 3.
• Describe the two fundamental pulse sequence categories
• Explain the time parameters TE and TR
• Discuss how the flip angle affects image appearance
• Describe how images can be enhanced with the use of contrast agents
• Describe how 2D and 3D images are generated using gradient magnetic fields
• Explain the concepts of k-space and Fourier transform
• List several additional imaging techniques and their contrast properties
• Describe how these techniques differ from conventional spin echo and gradient echo
• Explain characteristics that influence image quality
• Describe physical and image acquisition parameters
• To acquire basic knowledge and understand clinical usefulness of cardiac MRI sequences.
• To review most common cardiac MRI protocols.
• To become familiar with standardized image interpretation and post processing in cardiac MRI
A one-hour pre-recorded webinar on prostate MRI for cancer detection, staging, and surveillance; image acquisition; and interpretation strategies
With permission from the United States CDC for the use of their materials, we have developed a course that examines bone health and osteoporosis. This report first covers the basics of bone health and the major classifications of bone disease – and problems that this presents from a societal standpoint. The course also covers lifestyle changes that promote bone health and specific ways that health care professionals can help implement these.
This course provides current information about the important key points about each subspecialty of radiography.
Anatomy is an integral part of life in Radiology. 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 gross anatomy in an understandable, uncomplicated format.
Project management is the application of a body of knowledge including language, principles and practices that help teams plan and organize their efforts to complete projects successfully and efficiently. The goal of this course is to prepare learners with an understanding of project management principles, the tools and techniques used, the quality expected in the context of healthcare, the roles of those involved, modelling and improvement processes and strategic planning and evaluation.
This course is an introduction to quality management for the technologists/therapists who are currently in leadership roles and wish to upgrade their skills, and for those who aspire to take leadership roles in the future or have an interest in the subject area. This course will cover the foundation of contemporary quality management principles, systems and methodologies, and develop essential skills needed to drive continual quality improvement.
This online course will provide those working in the MRI suite to appropriately assess requisitions and prepare the patient for scanning, maintaining protocols and ensuring the safety and better care management of the MRI patient.
This program is divided into 10 courses designed to enable you to learn French quickly, regardless of your level. While each of the courses stands alone, the levels provide you with a building block approach to learning the language easily. If you are not a beginner level, we have an assessment test to determine your entry level. Learning French in a French college, it’s the obvious choice!
• List postprocessing techniques and describe the benefits of each
• Assess which postprocessing technique is most effective for specific MR scans
• Identify standard MR system evaluation features and their appropriate uses
• Define the major types of MR artifacts and their causes
• Identify which MR artifacts can be corrected or eliminated and which can only be minimized
• Appraise the best method for correcting MR artifact for a specific MR examination
• Define the role of MRI for prostate cancer detection, staging, and surveillance
• Interpret multiparametric prostate MRI
• Apply protocol and acquisition techniques to acquire diagnostic MR images that assist urologists in treating men with prostate disease
• Develop interpretation strategies to compensate for the limitations of MRI in patients with prostate disease