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OAR’s Updated Neuroimaging for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Practical Information for Community Radiologists and technologists & Live Webcast

Jan 25, 2020

This one-day course and live webcast provides practical information for radiologists and technologists on the latest advances in Neuroimaging for Acute Ischemic Stroke. Participants will review recent trials and learn to identify common and uncommon types of ischemic stroke, and to distinguish between ischemic strokes and mimichers. Imaging strategies will be assessed, while learning to apply current imaging techniques and modalities for determining tissue at risk. Participants receive a copy of the “Stroke Protocol” developed by Dr. Krings and his team.

Contact: aparsons@oarinfo.ca

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Conferences/Educational Sessions
CT
Interventional Radiology
Lecture(s)
Live
Live
Magnetic Resonance
MR
Ontario
Radiological Technology
Recorded
Sonography
Webinar
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Grand Slams & Catastrophes

Feb 7, 2020 to Feb 8, 2020

By popular demand, the Grand Slams & Catastrophes Course will be back for a third edition on February 7-8, 2020 at the Chateau Lake Louise in Alberta.
This M&M based course allows participants to discuss cases brought by the moderators, or by the participants themselves. The concept of this event is to have a small audience, in order to maximize the interaction, we aim to allow everyone to learn from each other and exchange in a cozy environment.

Contact: info@cairweb.ca

Location: Lake Louise, AB, Canada

Alberta
Certificate Program
Conferences/Educational Sessions
Interventional Radiology
Lecture(s)
Live
Magnetic Resonance
Radiological Technology
Sonography
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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
Certificate Program
Conferences/Educational Sessions
Lecture(s)
Live
Radiological Technology
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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
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.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

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Educators
Home Study
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
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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
Courses
Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
MR
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
Sonography
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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
Courses
Home Study
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
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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.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

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Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
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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

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

Courses
CT
Dosimetry
Home Study
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
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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
Courses
Home Study
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
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Imaging the Chest

This course provides a review of radiographic anatomy and physiology of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, imaging modalities used for evaluation and image findings of thoracic disease and chest trauma.

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Home Study
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
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Netter’s Anatomy Coloring Book for Imaging Professionals

For the radiographer, a thorough knowledge of anatomy is essential to producing images that fully address the clinical question. This course is ASRT approved for 16 category A CE credits and provides a complete review of anatomy and physiological systems, including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems. Written in a simple, easy to understand format, this course will provide the radiographer with the all-too important knowledge of what is where and how it works. 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.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

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Home Study
Radiological Technology
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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.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Courses
Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
Nuclear Medicine
Patient Safety & Management
Radiation Therapy
Radiological Technology
Sonography
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Breast Ultrasound

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.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Breast Imaging
Courses
Home Study
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
Sonography
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Fluoroscopy & Radiation Management

The course covers the following major topics: Introduction to Fluoroscopy, Radiation Review, Fluoroscopy Systems, Procedures, and Preparation, Measuring Fluoroscopy Dose, Radiation Management, Pediatric Fluoroscopy, Structural Design and Personnel Protective Apparel, for Radiation Protection, Quality Improvement, Quality Control Equipment Performance, and Fluoroscopy Training and Qualification.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Courses
Educators
Home Study
Interventional Radiology
Leadership / Management
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
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Radiographic Positioning & Image Analysis

The course is ASRT approved for 25.5 category A CE credits and provides a comprehensive review of the current image analysis and digital imaging guidelines for radiographic imaging and related positioning. After the introduction of imaging guidelines the course provides a review of positioning of various anatomic sections and provides image analysis evaluation of many of the most common problems related to positioning and exposure selection. The various anatomic sections covered include the following:

Chest and Abdomen
Upper Extremity
Shoulder
Lower Extremity
Pelvis, Hip, & Sacroiliac Joints
Cervical and Thoracic Vertebrae
Lumbar, Sacral, and Coccygeal Vertebrae
Sternum and Ribs
Cranium, Facial Bones, and Paranasal Sinuses
Digestive System

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Courses
Home Study
Radiological Technology
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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

Courses
CT
Dosimetry
Home Study
Interventional Radiology
Magnetic Resonance
MR
Nuclear Medicine
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
Sonography
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Breast MRI

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.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Breast Imaging
Courses
Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
Patient Safety & Management
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100 Cases in Radiology

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.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Courses
Home Study
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
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Radiography: A Review of the Basics

Radiography: A Review of the Basics is ASRT approved for 25.5 category A CE credits and is intended to provide the radiographer with a refresher of radiographic core theory and fundamentals of radiographic anatomy and positioning. The first four chapters include information about the occupation, ethical and legal aspects of healthcare, and patient care. Chapters 5-13 provide a review of radiographic core theory and imaging equipment. Chapters 14-19 cover radiographic anatomy & positioning of the chest and abdomen, upper and lower extremity, spine, skull facial bones, and paranasal sinuses. The last chapter provides an overview of current imaging modalities such as bone densitometry, ultrasound, magnetic resonance image, and computed tomography.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

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Home Study
Patient Safety & Management
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.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Breast Imaging
Courses
Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
MR
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
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Introduction to Breast Tomosynthesis, Breast Density, & Breast Cancer Risk

This course provides an introduction to digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) including its development and acceptance across the country, the history and clinical significance, an overview of system design, implications and advantages, and the mammographer’s role in breast tomosynthesis examinations.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Breast Imaging
Cancer Care
Courses
Home Study
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
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Obesity & Imaging Challenges

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.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Breast Imaging
Courses
CT
Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
Sonography
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Spine Anatomy, Positioning, and Diseases for Radiographers

Spine radiography is one of the most fundamental aspects of a radiologic technologist’s job. Whether assessing injury or disease, spine radiography has a wide range of indications and applications. This course is ASRT approved for 13.75 category A CE credits and reviews basic spinal anatomy, radiologic landmarks, technical and exposure factors, and patient care principles. Basic and selected special positions and projections of the spine are covered in detail with positioning illustrations and image evaluation criteria. This course also covers bone and spinal cord diseases and injuries and provides an integral review of radiation protection principles.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

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Home Study
Radiological Technology
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Imaging Male Breast Cancer

This course provides current information about imaging breast cancer in men. Specific parts of this course include a historical overview of breast cancer, an introduction to breast cancer, benign and malignant breast disease, imaging examinations, and radiation protection in mammography.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Breast Imaging
Cancer Care
Courses
Home Study
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
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Digital Fluoroscopy & Radiation Safety

This course reviews dose management goals, technical factors of digital fluoroscopy and how they influence radiation dose, dose reduction principles, safe and proper use of digital fluoroscopy equipment, and the concepts of justification and optimization in regards to radiation safety.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Courses
Home Study
Interventional Radiology
Leadership / Management
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
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Mammography: Technique, Breast Imaging Procedures, & Image Evaluation

This course provides an overview of the principles of mammography, full-field digital mammography (FFDM), and computer-aided detection (CAD). The course focuses on mammography technique, breast imaging procedures, and image evaluation of the normal female & male breast and methods used to image the augmented breast.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

Breast Imaging
Courses
Home Study
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
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Ethics: A Review for Radiologic Technologists

The primary purpose of this course is to offer a review of fundamental ethical principles, codes, and rules by which radiologic technologists are expected to follow when faced with situations requiring a decision or action.

Contact: xrayladyce@gmail.com

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Educators
Home Study
Leadership / Management
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
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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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Home Study
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
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