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
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
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.
Nov 19, 2016
This event is directed to Radiologists, Mammography technologists and Sonographers who practice and study in Alberta, to provide information directly related to breast cancer screening, breast imaging and breast interventions imagine in order to improve day-to-day professional practice, particularly in the Alberta context of the Alberta Breast Screening Program.
Location: 3310 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB, Canada
Women with breast implants require additional screening views and encounter various types of complications unique to their implants. This course is ASRT approved for 8.5 category A CE credits and provides an overview of the regulatory history and types of breast implants approved for use in the United States, surgical procedures used for implantation, and common complications and adverse effects related to breast implants as well quality control principles, another important aspect of breast imaging and a critical step in ensuring quality images and patient care. This course addresses specifically two topics, breast implants and quality assurance/control, mandated by the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) for initial training in mammography.
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.
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.
LEAN is a management term describing a set of tools that assist in quality improvement by identifying and eliminating wasteful practices. This presentation will describe the presenter’s experience with these tools and offer practical advice on how to use this methodology in order to improve the practice of MRTs.
Following this recorded webinar, learners will be able to:
• Understand the purpose and intent of the LEAN management system
• Describe the benefits and challenges of implementing standardized processes
• Describe the methods used to promote staff engagement
Presenters: Sarah Kristensen and Cher Kinamore, BC Cancer Agency
This course is ASRT approved for 12.25 category A CE credits and includes everything from problem-solving mammography to diagnostic procedures involving the newest breast imaging technology. This course reviews diagnostic breast imaging procedures performed with stereotaxis, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), ultrasound (US), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These procedures include wire localization, core needle and vacuum-assisted biopsy, ductography, fine needle aspiration cytology, clip placement, elastography, and specimen radiography. This course reviews basic breast imaging principles, indications and contraindications, equipment, and considerations for each procedure and modality. Current screening recommendations and implications, a review of screening and additional mammographic views, and basic patient care, infection control, and safety protocols are included.
This course will give the imaging professional an introduction to the safe administration of drugs/contrast media. Special emphasis is focused on the introduction of contrast media given intravenously, drug nomenclature, and the physiologic process responsible for drug actions.
This course provides a thorough review of all the basics for any mammography technologist. Topics such as the history of breast cancer and imaging, benign and malignant diseases of the breast, mammography equipment-technique-processing, digital and interventional breast imaging are covered. The course book itself will provide a lasting resource for mammography technologists throughout their career.
In this MRT Week recorded webinar, three speakers will discuss how they use the CAMRT Best Practice Guidelines, from the perspectives of an educator, a manager and a clinician.
Presenters: Brian Martell, Adrian White, Sarah Erdeyli
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.
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.
Medical radiation technologists will find this course especially interesting. The brain, as the center of the nervous system, provides coordination for most all of our bodily functions. Understanding more about the brain can give any technologist more appreciation for our work as we seek to provide optimal images for this complex and intricate organ.
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.
Bedside Ultrasonography in Clinical Medicine offers the first all-inclusive, yet concise review of the optimal use and interpretation of ultrasonographic images in everyday practice. With this how-to guide, you’ll learn how to systematically apply diagnostic ultrasound as part of an augmented physical examination in an array of therapeutic areas, from obstetrics and cardiology to emergency medicine.
This course provides current information about the important key points about each subspecialty of radiography.
This course provides a publication of the Oxford University Press as a quick-reference guide to all the medical imaging modalities and techniques for medical and surgical conditions. Packed with images from all modalities, any medical radiation technologist will begin to understand the increasingly important role that imaging plays in the diagnosis and treatment of patients – and find the course book a useful and lasting resource in the profession.
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
Color Atlas and Synopsis of Cardiovascular MR & CT does more than help you interpret cardiac and vascular CT and MR images – it also provides valuable guidance on the diagnosis and management of patients undergoing those tests.
Presented in a concise, easy-to-read design that is perfect for busy clinicians, the book features a comprehensive collection of more than 360 cardiac images and includes coverage of normal anatomy, radiographic anatomy, indications, contraindications, interpretations, and patient management. To add real-world clinical relevance, each topic includes case scenarios keyed to state-of-the-art illustrations. Many chapters open with a concise yet informative introduction, and each chapter concludes with references for further study.
Color Atlas and Synopsis of Cardiovascular MR & CT opens with informative chapters on the fundamentals of cardiovascular magnetic resonance and the basics of coronary and cardiovascular computed tomography.
This course provides radiographers with an introduction to emergency signs and symptoms that includes topics such as pain, vital signs, seizure, and trauma.
Apr 8, 2016 to Apr 9, 2016
This is a two-day event held to provide education and networking opportunities for MRTs. This year, we will have over 35 speakers on diverse topics related to the provision of care in all specialties. The program is bookended by two dynamic keynote speakers and features a leadership boot camp and, as we plan to welcome them under our umbrella, an educational stream for sonographers.
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
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
This course provides an excellent introduction to the how, why, and when of breast ultrasound. For those experienced in breast ultrasound, the course serves as a basic refresher of the essentials of ultrasound examinations of the breast.
Catherine Leung and Heather Denton
Apr 6, 2017 to Apr 8, 2017
This multidisciplinary conference provides attendees current state of the art information regarding diagnosis and management of all aspects of vascular diseases.
Location: Fairmont Winnipeg, Lombard Place, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
This course is an introduction to research for allied health professionals. It explains why research is important in allied health and details different types of research. It provides a basic understanding of research principles, designs and processes, enabling the beginning researcher to design a simple research study from start to finish, and apply the results to improving clinical practice.
After course completion, health professionals should be able to focus their research, whether of a quantitative or qualitative type, develop a hypothesis or aim statement, perform a literature review, and design data collection and data analysis strategies for the specific types of research studies. Ethical concerns in research and the use of research ethics boards will be discussed. Health professionals will learn how to compile results from acquired research data sets and derive conclusions. Dissemination techniques, such as how to write up research, for scientific journal publication, conference presentation, or in poster format, will also be reviewed. Financial support is an integral component of research; approaches to funding will also be included in the course.
Emphasizing applied management and leadership skills, this certificate program is designed for those new to their management role or thinking ahead towards a clinical leadership position. Four online courses, Leading and Managing People, Strategic and Operational Planning, Managing Quality and Managing Finances.
La formation «Offre active en santé» est une formation entièrement en ligne. Elle vise à vous sensibiliser à la valeur de l’offre active de services de santé dans la langue officielle au choix du patient et vous amener à reconnaître l’apport de cette offre pour des soins sécuritaires et de qualité, et également, vous permettre une prise de conscience du rôle important que doivent jouer tous les acteurs du milieu de la santé.
Le Consortium national de formation en santé est fier d’avoir contribuer à la création de cet atelier.