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 22, 2017
Your annual opportunity for networking with fellow radiation technologists while building your knowledge and experience.
The Annual General Meeting will also be held at this event.
Location: BCIT, Burnaby, BC, 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
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
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.
With permission from the United States CDC for the use of their materials, we have developed a course that examines how tobacco smoke causes disease. This report covers the physiological processes by which nicotine induces addiction, toxicity, genetic mutation, and cancer (as well as several other diseases). This course provides you with compelling evidence to share with others about the importance of giving up tobacco products of any kind.
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.
This course is designed for the radiation therapist and takes an in depth look at CT anatomy and disease processes for CNS and orbit, head and neck area and lung. A sarcoma overview including upper and lower extremities is included as well as a lymphoma overview including lymphatic refresher; oncology presentations on CT images for all of these sites as well as common non-oncologic pathologies that might be observed on a CT image are included.
This Quick Self Study is a practical learning module for the advanced procedure of Cardiac CT. Discussed in
detail are the theory, anatomy, and protocols required to competently perform Cardiac CT, a modality which
has become not only an important adjunct to Cardiac Catheterization, but also a vital screening tool in terms
of efficacy and risk control.
This is also one available option for the required supplement for the Certificate in CT Imaging Certificate Program.
Health practitioners directly involved in radiation therapy treatment planning and delivery will examine the key components of ultrasound physics and instrumentation as well as develop skills to recognize and identify ultrasound anatomy of the breast prostate and uterus. The hands-on ultrasound scanning component will reinforce knowledge and develop skills for ultrasound localization. Hybrid delivery format.
Location: The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, Saint Patrick Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
Although this course is geared towards limited scope Radiography, it is a great refresher for all technologists with an introduction to radiography, the science of radiography, radiographic anatomy, positioning, pathology, professionalism, patient care and ancillary clinical skills.
This course is ASRT approved for 6 category A CE credits and reviews the biologic effects of ionizing radiation; basic technological elements in photostimulable phosphor systems, charge-coupled devices, and complementary metal oxide semi-conductor systems as well as digital detectors and the digital image acquisition chain; and radiation protection principles essential to the digital imaging process. Concepts such as the types and interactions of radiation with matter, radiation exposure models, elements and characteristics of a digital image, exposure selection for pediatric patients, and the justification and optimization of radiation dose are discussed. The course highlights ALARA principles throughout the universal digital imaging process.
Learn about the basics of radiation exposure from both natural and medical sources. The origins of estimates of radiation risk and biological damage and methods of comparing exposures to different types of radiation.
This course examines several topical considerations and developments in medical digital imaging for the technologist. Covering all imaging modalities, the course book discusses DICOM (Digital Image Communications in Medicine) standards in detail by providing insight to several areas such as imaging workstations, archiving and acquisition, image display, and PACS quality control.
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 provides the learner with an overview of all aspects of cancer pharmacology. Topics include: Science of chemotherapy, clinical chemotherapy delivery, chemotherapy-related side effects, drugs in supportive oncology, complementary and alternative medicines, economics of drug discovery, and Canadian cancer drug access. This course is intended for all healthcare professionals who work with cancer patients but who do not necessarily have expertise in chemotherapy. For these healthcare professionals, a general understanding of cancer drugs will help to answer patients basic questions, recognize adverse events requiring medical attention, dispel common chemotherapy myths, and provide knowledgeable information to colleagues and patients alike.
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.
Future multimodality technologies are significantly impacting diagnostic imaging and current practices. This flexible online course will cover image fusion, attenuation correction, CT, MRI, SPECT, PET, opitcal and hybrid imaging and will delve into the implementation and applications of multimodality technologies.
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.
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.
As the time and technologies change so must the ways of mammographic imaging. This course will present the technologist with an account of what is being done to improve mammography. It gives the technologist a detailed explanation of digital mammography and the different ways that the changes are being approached, studies of the progress and how to implement the new technologies. Issue for consideration.
This presentation will discuss the development of a plan for taking a sense inquiry into actual research, the difference between little r and big R research and provide some strategies to mitigate barriers that can exist in the workplace related to undertaking research.
Originally presented at the 2015 CAMRT@CARO Day
Reflective Practice is part of being a professional in healthcare, however it is not always easy to achieve. This new quick self study will help the MRT develop new skills and encourage reflection in their daily practice. This QSS offers background on reflection and will provide tips on how to go about getting the most of their reflective practice within the context of medical radiation technology.
This quick self-study course introduces the learner to the different types of skin cancer, the most common
form of all cancers. Current information regarding prevention, diagnosis, staging, and treatment options will
be discussed. The course will provide details on recent statistics for skin cancer, risk factors, skin anatomy,
and information about specific types of skin cancers. Special focus will also be given to melanoma.
Develop skills in this hands-on workshop. Lab time will prepare the practitioner with the principles required to start an intravenous line, trouble shoot and maintain. Certificate of completion will be granted after competency skills have been met.
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
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.