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Osteoporosis: Essentials of Densitometry, Diagnosis and Management An International Course of the ISCD & IOF for Physicians and Technologists

Feb 29, 2020 to Mar 1, 2020

Advances in the diagnosis and monitoring of osteoporosis and fracture risk assessment will be presented. An advanced curriculum will be presented for both physicians and technologists providing the tools for achieving excellence in skeletal health assessment including the optimal BMD scan acquisition, interpretation, reporting and application of DXA technology.

Contact: mccrackens@oamrs.org

Alberta
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Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography

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.

Contact: cexray@outlook.com

Patient Safety & Management
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MRI in Practice

This course is intended to assist anyone who practices MRI to gain an understanding of MR systems and principles. The content uses a theoretical concept approach as to how technologists and radiographers make appropriate selections at the MR console which in turn allows for greater expertise in image interpretation.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

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Introduction to Digital Mammography

This course examines the development and features of digital mammography as a screening modality. It also discusses digital mammography equipment, the characteristics of a digital image, image artifacts, networking in digital mammography, digital mammography quality control procedures, and critical studies in the development and advancement of digital mammography.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Breast Imaging
Cancer Care
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Forensic Radiology

This course provides the technologist with in-depth and comprehensive information needed when called to assist in forensic investigations. The major course topics include an introduction to forensic radiology, identification of the dead, imaging gunshot wounds, imaging abuse and non-violent crimes, virtual imaging, forensic radiological technology, and essentials of diagnostic imaging.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

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CT
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Patient Safety & Management
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Mammography & Breast Imaging Prep

Good for the seasoned mammographer or new technologist, this course provides a “one stop” review of mammography, breast imaging, breast cancer detection, and breast cancer treatments in the United States. This course introduces the reader to current breast imaging technologies and adjunct modalities, patient care, and interventional procedures such as stereotactic biopsy. This course covers the topics required for initial mammography training by the Mammography Quality Standards Act: anatomy and physiology, positioning and compression, digital mammography, quality assurance and quality control, and imaging patients with breast implants.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Breast Imaging
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Patient Safety & Management
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Cardiovascular Secrets

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.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

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Home Study
Interventional Radiology
Magnetic Resonance
Patient Safety & Management
PET/CT
Radiological Technology
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Introduction to Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

Stereotactic breast biopsy is an important tool to detect and diagnose breast cancer early. Stereotactic procedures use three images to triangulate lesions under mammographic guidance for sampling and tissue diagnosis. This course outlines essential principles such as localization and positioning, challenges in stereotactic biopsies, and quality assurance and quality control.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Breast Imaging
Cancer Care
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Patient Safety & Management
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Emergency Signs & Symptoms

This course provides radiographers with an introduction to emergency signs and symptoms that includes topics such as pain, vital signs, seizure, and trauma.

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Home Study
Interventional Radiology
Magnetic Resonance
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
Sonography
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A Woman’s Decision: Breast Care, Treatment, & Reconstruction

This homestudy course titled A Woman’s Decision: Breast Care, Treatment, & Reconstruction provides in-depth information on breast anatomy; self-examinations; lumps and conditions; cancer diagnosis, facts, and treatment options; genetics; reconstruction; and real life survivor stories. Imaging modalities are discussed with regards to how each can be used in the diagnosis, treatment, and reconstruction process. This book is a wealth of information for mammographers and women who have been directly or indirectly affected by breast cancer.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Breast Imaging
Cancer Care
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Patient Safety & Management
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Radiation Safety in Women’s Imaging

Radiation protection is an essential component in any radiology department. This course reviews basic radiation biology, effects of radiation, and radiation protection principles. Breast and gynecologic imaging, two types of imaging unique to women, are important in that they image some of the most radiosensitive tissues in the human body. This course also reviews dose considerations in regards to breast and gynecologic imaging, as well as imaging the pregnant or potentially pregnant patient and young and adolescent girls.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Breast Imaging
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Patient Safety & Management
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Mammography Deluxe Training Package

Interested in becoming a mammographer or getting certified in mammography? You can now get all 40 MQSA required educational hours with the X-Ray Lady! Our training package contains courses that together meet both MQSA and ARRT® educational requirements at once! If you are interested in sitting for the post-primary certification exam administered by the ARRT®, each of these courses is coded to meet the structured education requirements and together contain at least one credit in each content specification area required by the ARRT®.

Our self-study mammography initial training packages cover all subjects required by the MQSA:

Breast anatomy and physiology
Positioning and compression
Quality assurance/quality control
8 hours of digital mammography
8 hours of digital breast tomosynthesis – deluxe package only
Imaging women with breast implants

Note: In addition to completing 40 hours of education, MQSA requirements state that you must complete 25 hands-on mammography exams under the direct supervision of a qualified instructor.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

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Cancer Care
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CT Secrets of the Body

This course provides current information about computed tomography imaging of the body and includes the following categories: Basic Concepts, Chest CT, Abdomen and Pelvis.

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CT
Home Study
Patient Safety & Management
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Breast Anatomy & Pathology

This course is ASRT approved for 8 category A CE credits. Knowledge of breast anatomy is fundamental to a mammographer’s skill set and important in creating quality mammographic projections. Written as an introductory course to breast anatomy and mammography, this course provides the radiographer with a review of both male and female breast anatomy; basic mammographic concepts such as patient communication, compression, localization of breast lesions, and reporting terminology; and a review of benign, malignant, and high risk breast conditions and pathologic correlations. This course is directly applicable towards the initial 40 total hours of training in mammography required by the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) and covers breast anatomy and physiology.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Breast Imaging
Cancer Care
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Patient Safety & Management
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CT Safety: Dose Reduction & Image Optimization

This course offers the experienced and novice technologist a review and introduction to the factors affecting radiation dose in computed tomography (CT) examinations: dose reduction methods and optimization of image quality. Chapter 1 provides information about the evolution of CT equipment design and dose reduction initiatives and the impact they have on radiation dose reduction and improvements in image quality. Chapter 2 focuses on information regarding radiation dose and biologic risks associated with exposure to ionizing radiation during CT examinations that can be used to educate referring physicians, patients, caregivers, and the public about radiation exposure in CT examinations. Chapter 3 covers dose reduction techniques such as automatic exposure control, tube current modulation, automatic voltage selection, and iterative reconstruction, and examination specific dose reduction techniques in common CT examinations.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

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CT
Dosimetry
Home Study
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
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The New Generation Breast Cancer Book

This course, designed as a patient-centered resource, seeks to alleviate the anxiety that comes from information overload in regards to breast cancer. The book addresses when a biopsy is needed, questions patients should ask about treatment, how to ensure the best care possible, how to interpret pathology reports, genetic testing, and BRCA1 and BRCA2.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Breast Imaging
Cancer Care
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Patient Safety & Management
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Bone Health & Osteoporosis

This course provides bone health and osteoporosis information from the United States Surgeon General’s 2004 report to the nation. The report offers comprehensive information about the bone health status of Americans, disparities in bone health, symptoms of poor bone health and current treatment protocols.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Cancer Care
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Dosimetry
Educators
Home Study
Patient Safety & Management
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Breast Imaging the Requisites

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.

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Breast Imaging
Cancer Care
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Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
MR
Patient Safety & Management
PET/CT
Radiological Technology
Sonography
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Princeton Review Anatomy Coloring Workbook for Imaging Professionals

This course reviews anatomical and physiological systems, including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive systems. There is the option to color in specific bones, organs, and physiologic systems; instructions for doing so are found before the table of contents. While not required for the completion of continuing education, the radiographer is encouraged to color along with the book to enhance his or her understanding of the location and characteristics of bones, organs, and systems.

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Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
Nuclear Medicine
Patient Safety & Management
Radiation Therapy
Radiological Technology
Sonography
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Bone Health: Scans, Risk Factors, Medicines & Must Know Facts

This course provides crucial information that the bone densitometry technologist can use to improve bone health assessments. Information is provided to help assess a patient’s bone health based on radiographic images taken and other forms of bone evaluation.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

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Dosimetry
Educators
Home Study
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
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Breast Implants & Quality Assurance in Mammography

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.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Breast Imaging
Cancer Care
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CT
Home Study
MR
Patient Safety & Management
PET/CT
Radiological Technology
Sonography
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Radiographic Pathology

This course covers radiographic pathology in each of the major bodily systems. Each chapter reviews basic anatomy, congenital pathology, and acquired pathology as well as radiographic appearances. Radiographs of disease processes help the radiographer know what to look for when looking at an x-ray. Each chapter discusses the imaging modalities best suited for specific clinical conditions.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

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CT
Dosimetry
Home Study
Interventional Radiology
Magnetic Resonance
MR
Nuclear Medicine
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
Sonography
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Introduction to Bone Densitometry & Bone Health

The course covers proper positioning and scan protocols for attaining x-ray densitometry examinations of the vertebral spine, proximal femur, and distal third of the radius and ulna. A chapter is devoted to radiation safety in x-ray densitometry.

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Dosimetry
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Home Study
Patient Safety & Management
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CT: Physical Principles, Clinical Applications, & Quality Control

This course is ASRT approved for 21 category A CE credits. The use of computed tomography (CT) as a diagnostic imaging tool has increased dramatically during the past decade. Due to the explosive application of CT in all aspects of radiology, radiologic technologists are seeking additional training. This course can be used as an introduction to or a review in CT instrumentation, image quality, patient care, multi-slice and 3D CT, current information on CT imaging procedures and protocols, and other technical applications of CT imaging. The course provides a comprehensive review of CT imaging of the head, cerebral vessels, neck, spine, body, pediatric patient, and quality control.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

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CT
Dosimetry
Home Study
Patient Safety & Management
PET/CT
Radiological Technology
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Breast Imaging Case Reviews

This course gives the mammographer a look into the mind of a radiologist when reading breast imaging studies. Arranged in a case-by-case format, images are presented with questions and answers to facilitate “hands on” learning about breast pathology, reading images, and cancer staging. Cases are ranked by difficulty in reading and arranged from easy to most difficult. Each case also features pearls, or short nuggets of information that are easy to remember, memorize, and apply to everyday breast imaging practice. Additional references are provided for each case for further learning and review.

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Breast Imaging
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Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
MR
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
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Radiation Protection: The Basics

This course provides the most recent information and concepts concerning radiation protection in medical imaging.

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Diagnostic Breast Imaging: A Multi-Modality Approach

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.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Breast Imaging
Cancer Care
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Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
MR
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
Sonography
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Imaging the Extremities

This course provides the radiographer with a thorough review of the conventional non-contrast radiography imaging of the appendicular skeleton.

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Patient Safety & Management
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Digital Radiation Safety

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.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

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Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
Nuclear Medicine
Patient Safety & Management
Radiation Therapy
Sonography
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Mammography & Minorities

This course explores issues and concerns associated with mammography and minority populations. Included are facts about minorities and access to healthcare, breast cancer facts and figures, models of prediction for breast cancer risk, pathology, issues related to adherence to mammography screening guidelines, imaging modalities, mammography examinations.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Breast Imaging
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Patient Safety & Management
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