Nov 16, 2019
- Basics of interpreting and critiquing Breast Imaging research
- Breast Cancer mimics
- The use of Magnetic Seeds in Breast Lesion Localization
- Techniques to ensure second look ultrasound findings correlate with that MRI enhancement
- Implementation of Tomosynthesis in Breast Imaging
- Dense Breast Imaging: implications and discussion
- QC in Digital Mammography (QC Refresher)
Location: 8 The Donway East, Toronto, North York, ON M3C 3R7, Canada
Nov 20, 2019
In this one-day symposium, join world leaders in the field as they discuss new frontiers in magnetization transfer, chemical exchange saturation transfer+, and related phenomena. Meet established and emerging researchers through this unique opportunity to foster new dialogue, education and collaboration.
Held by Ryerson University in partnership with Siemens Healthineers, this event is designed for professionals in the field, such as MR physicists, researchers and engineers.
Learn more at: siemens-healthineers.ca/cest-imaging
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nov 25, 2019 to Nov 29, 2019
Students will receive certificate designed to provide qualifications for radiation safety personnel for companies and institutions using radioactive materials under Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) regulations. The course will enable attendees to understand radiation detection, instrumentation and dosimetry, biological and health effects of exposure to radiations, radiation protection principles and practices. This is a certificate course.
Nov 30, 2019
1 Principles of Quality Improvement (QI)
2 The Role of Analytics in QI
3 Mobile Radiography
4 Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Radiography
5 Person Centered Care in Radiography
6 Artificial Intelligence and QI
Location: Monte Carlo Inn - Barrie Suites, 81 Hart Dr, Barrie, ON L4N 5M3, Canada
Nov 30, 2019
Do you feel your stress level at work is affecting you at a personal and professional level?
Let’s face it, as with many other professions and areas of work, stress is also present in the healthcare field. This stress level not only affects us professionally but also in our personal life.
In this interactive SonoWebinar, you’ll learn about Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as “Tapping”, from Genoveva Vazquez, EFT practitioner, self-love and wealth coach, who will demonstrate how EFT can be used as a simple yet effective stress-managing tool which can be easily incorporated in the workplace and life.
- 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
- Describe current surface coil technology, field strength and gradient power, and pulse sequences that drive MRI of the central nervous system
- Characterize specific applications of MR brain imaging, including demyelinating disease, primary brain tumors, and vascular disease
- Explain the techniques of MR angiography and venography
- Discuss why MRI of the fetal brain is superior to ultrasound
- Describe various differential diagnoses including infections, inflammatory, and vascular disease and the role of MRI in narrowing the diagnosis
- Explain the fundamental principles of echo planar imaging
- Describe the mechanisms of diffusion – and perfusion -weighted imaging
- Identify clinical uses of diffusion – and perfusion -weighted imaging
- Describe the principles and applications of BOLD imaging
- Explain the basis of magnetic resonance spectroscopy
- Identify the various techniques used with MR spectroscopy
- Evaluate the factors that can affect the quality of MR spectroscopy
- List the different types of tomographic imaging
- Explain how MRI and CT differ
- Explain the atomic structure of the hydrogen proton and its utility in MRI
- Describe how the hydrogen proton responds when placed in an external magnetic field
- Explain how a rotating magnetic field affects the behavior of hydrogen protons
- Describe how protons can be reoriented to longitudinal and transverse directions
- Compare and contrast transverse and longitudinal relaxation
- Describe the time constants relevant to transverse and longitudinal relaxation
- Explain Faraday’s law
- Explain the unique challenges of imaging the heart
- Identify the basic anatomy of the heart and great vessels
- Explain cardiac gating principles and patient safety and setup
- Discuss the principles of the primary pulse sequences and image contrast
- Describe the principles of bright-blood and black-blood pulse sequences
- Demonstrate proper planes of acquisition for obtaining standard cardiac views
- Explain common applications of cardiac MR imaging
- Apply common acquisition protocols
- Describe the role of gadolinium-based contrast agents in vascular imaging
- Explain the role of phase contrast and time-of-flight imaging to create images using magnetic resonance angiography
- Discuss bolus detection techniques and timing methods
- Recognize patient risk factors and respond to the most common adverse patient reactions to MRI contrast media
- Identify common postprocessing reconstructions used in MRA
- List the imaging techniques used in MRA and MRV for various portions of the vasculature, including those that benefit from the use of contrast enhancement
This takece.com continuing education course explains how to improve cardiac arrest survival. This CE course also covers differences between cardiac arrest and heart attack; the types and characteristics of primary cardiac arrest arrhythmias, the cardiac arrest chain of survival, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and in-hospital cardiac arrest. Use of MRI and cardiac CT to detect specific structural disorders that are known risk factors for cardiac arrest; Use of X-rays and Ultrasound as diagnostic tools. Furthermore, it includes emergency medical services response to cardiac arrest and implementing patient and family centered care.
- State the advantages of the short bore MR system
- Compare advantages and disadvantages of the low-field and high-field strength magnets
- Decide what type of magnet is most suitable for a specific MR examination
- Describe the major types of MR coils and when they should be used
- Discuss advantages and disadvantages of specific MR coils
- Select appropriate coil configuration to optimize the MR examination
This takece.com continuing education course covers how secondhand smoke exposure causes cardiovascular effects. It includes Oxidative Stress, Autonomic Effects, Endothelial Dysfunction, Thrombosis, Inflammation, Hyperlipidemia, Myocardial Infarction(MI) and other effects. Furthermore, the course explains risk factors for acute coronary events, U.S. smoking policies, global tobacco policies smoking bans and epidemiologic studies.
- 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 pulse sequences
This takece.com continuing education course covers (Ch 7 to 12) PACS fundamentals, archiving and peripherals; It also explains ensuring quality in PACSs, quality acceptance testing within digital projection imaging and quality management. Furthermore, basic computer principles, communication and networking are also included. This course covers four plus hours of digital radiography.
- 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
This takece.com digital mammography and MRI continuing education course explains how digital mammography, MRI and other technologies aid in breast cancer diagnosis. This CE course also covers four hours of digital and FDA/MQSA requirements. Furthermore, it also covers integrating biology, technology and risk models to develop new screening strategies for breast cancer; Higher quality clinical trials and FDA assessments for safety and efficacy for improving breast screening.
- Define the different types of MR contrast media
- Determine specific contrast media appropriate for different types of MR examinations
- Recognize and respond to the most common adverse patient reactions to MR contrast agent administration
This takece.com continuing education course covers (Ch 1 to 6) digital imaging characteristics, digital radiographic image processing and manipulation; It also explains photostimulable phosphor image capture, TFT Flat-Panel Array Image Acquisition and CCD/CMOS Image Capture. This course covers four plus hours of digital radiography.
- 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
RADT 750 ADVANCING PRACTICE IN PROSTATE CANCER MANAGEMENT AND PATIENT CARE MSc Level 7 20 credit on-line Module
Jan 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020
Appealing to all members of the multi-disciplinary team involved in the management of prostate cancer; who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of prostate cancer and its holistic management. Module content is delivered by both academics and multi-disciplinary clinical experts, with an emphasis on interactive case-based on-line discussions. You will be supported in writing an article suitable for publication in a professionally relevant journal and a critical reflection of your learning journey.
This takece.com continuing education course discuss airport passenger screening using backscatter x-ray machines. It includes dosimetry (including x-ray spectra, HVL, Kerma, Absorbed Dose & Effective Dose), radiation protection (including radiation health effects and risks at low doses) and physics related to advanced imaging technology in U.S. airports.
This takece.com continuing education course covers cardiovascular diseases due to atherosclerosis, Cardiac arrhythmia, Congenital heart disease, Rheumatic heart disease and Chagas disease. Furthermore, it also includes risk factors, prevention and control of CVDs as well.
This takece.com course covers imaging technique, views and pathology of chest/pulmonary system. It also covers pattern recognition on Computed Tomography and x-ray. The course also includes artifacts and trauma.
This takece.com course covers radiation protection and communicating risk factors in pediatric imaging. It includes imaging modalities like Radiography, Computed Tomography (CT) and Nuclear Medicine. The course also discusses alternative non-ionizing imaging like Ultrasound and MRI for children.
This course is based on the textbook Radiation Protection in Medical Imaging 8th ed. This course will give an over view of radiation types, sources and doses. Measuring radiation, monitoring and the effects on the system. It goes in to cell biology and what radiation can do to the cells. It covers the equipment and how to properly use radiation protection. We hope to promote the safe use of radiation and the equipment in involved while using radiation whether it be diagnostic or therapeutic, and to always protect yourself, the patient and any one in close proximity.
This course provides a comprehensive review of all aspects of breast MRI; including MRI-guided biopsy, breast cancer screening with MRI, MRI features of benign and malignant lesions, MRI in the evaluation of newly diagnosed breast cancer, MRI features of the postoperative breast and implant evaluation.
This course presents 100 radiological anomalies commonly seen by radiographers in outpatient clinics, doctor’s offices, emergency departments, and hospitals. Each case provides a summary of the patient’s history, clinical examination, and imaging photographs.
This course is ASRT approved for 27.25 category A CE credits and serves as an introduction to the understanding of why benign disease or breast cancer looks the way they do on the mammogram, the ultrasound, and the MRI. The book has a chapter dedicated to the use of each breast imaging modality, including mammography, ultrasound, MRI, and nuclear medicine. Each modality is discussed with reference to a spectrum of applications that includes screening, diagnosis, surveillance, interventions, and assessment of therapeutic efficacy.