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GE MR User Symposium 2024

March 2, 2024

GE Healthcare invites you to the 2024 MR User Symposium. This exclusive 2-day event is dedicated to expanding the capabilities of MR through open collaborations and insights that continue to influence the future of imaging. Location: Vancouver, BC. Please see the registration page for contact details!

British Columbia
Conferences/Educational Sessions
Live
Magnetic Resonance
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Mental Health: Science-based Mindfulness for Health and Achievement Webinar (Mar 16, 2024)

Join VCA Education Solutions For Health Professionals Inc on March 16 for a live webinar!

The main objectives of this live webinar are:

  • To demonstrate applications of mindfulness investigations to everyday life goals;
  • To demonstrate the applicability of mindfulness investigations to long term health.

Contact: valhamouche@vcaeducation.ca

Breast Imaging
Cancer Care
CT
Dosimetry
Educators
Interventional Radiology
Leadership / Management
Live
Magnetic Resonance
MR
Nuclear Medicine
Patient Safety & Management
PET/CT
Radiation Therapy
Radiological Technology
Radiologie interventionelle
Sonography
Webinar
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Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare Professionals #2

Mar 26, 2024

In the changing world of imaging, balancing patient care, resource constraints and innovations require those working in imaging to keep pace with technological advancements. In two webinars, Dr Daniel Zikovitz will discuss extremely recent advancements in Artificial Intelligence, its applications and the related software that clinicians worldwide are using. He will discuss the ways in which AI is already in place in your day as an MRT – through use-cases, in treatment planning procedures, image adjustment, positioning, clinical workflow, Large Language Models, Generative AI, and Foundation Models etc. – and the ways we will be using it in the near future. Both webinars will allow you to understand what is coming in the next two years, and the significant implications for MRTs and Radiologists and their roles reshaping in the evolving landscape. Free for members!

Presenter: Dan Zikovitz

Learning Objectives:
– Analyze how AI can reduce manual tasks so clinicians can focus on decision-making
– Discuss how AI and related applications contribute to treatment and images
– Assess possible implementation of automation provides evidence-based results on time savings and process improvements
– Understand how MRTs and imaging professionals are using AI
– Assess the power of automation in imaging
– Critique the role of the MRT and Radiologist in reshaping the use of AI in the near future

Contact: cpd@camrt.ca

Educators
Leadership / Management
Live
Magnetic Resonance
Nuclear Medicine
Patient Safety & Management
Radiation Therapy
Radiological Technology
Sonography
Webinar
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Radiation Safety in Radiography and Fluoroscopy Webinar (Apr 20 2024)

Join VCA Education Solutions For Health Professionals Inc. for a live webinar on Apr 20 2024!

OBJECTIVES

  • Explore the patient dose reduction methods in Radiography
  • Discuss the steps for staff dose reduction
  • Explain dose units and calculations in diagnostic radiography
  • Understand the background of fluoroscopy and recognize its risks and benefits.
  • Distinguish between Deterministic and Stochastic effects.
  • Describe key principles that help curb radiation exposure.
  • Identify tips that can help optimize radiation exposure to patients and personnel.

Contact: valhamouche@vcaeducation.ca

Educators
Interventional Radiology
Leadership / Management
Live
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
Webinar
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Mammography Positioning Workshop, Mammography Educators (Apr 2024)

April 26 2024: Are you contemplating a career in mammography and seeking clarity on positioning techniques? Perhaps you are already performing mammograms but lack sufficient positioning training? Join Mammography Educators for an interactive learning opportunity, where you’ll work with live models, discover the benefits of standardized positioning techniques, and significantly enhance the quality of your imaging. Please contact: info@mammographyeducators.com for more information.

Contact: info@mammographyeducators.com

Breast Imaging
Hands On
Ontario
Radiological Technology
Workshop
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Dual Energy Radiography Webinar (Apr 27, 2024)

Join VCA Education Solutions For Health Professionals Inc for a webinar on Apr 27!

Objectives:

  • Understand what Dual-Energy Subtraction (DES) X-ray is, the limitations of older Dual-Exposure DES techniques, and how a Single Exposure Dual-Energy detector can overcome these limitations.
  • Understand the clinical benefits of Single Exposure Dual-Energy for early detection of small nodules and identification of pneumonia, pneumothorax and coronary calcifications.
  • Learn more about current hospital implementations of Single Exposure Dual-Energy X-ray.
  • Understand the operational and economic benefits that come from using the Single Exposure Dual-Energy subtraction technique.

Contact: valhamouche@vcaeducation.ca

Educators
Leadership / Management
Live
Patient Safety & Management
Radiological Technology
Webinar
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Pediatric Radiography and Fluoroscopy Webinar: May 4 2024

Join VCAES for a live webinar, “Pediatric Radiography and Fluoroscopy”, on May 4, 2024.

This webinar will cover:
1- Factors to consider in Pediatric Radiography
2- Non-Accidental Trauma in Pediatric
3- Imaging techniques of Chest and Long Bones
4- Gastric and Urinary pathology in Fluoroscopy
5- Radiation Safety in Pediatrics

Click the name above for more information, or check out www.vcaeducation.ca !

Contact: valhamouche@vcaeducation.ca

CT
Educators
Leadership / Management
Live
Patient Safety & Management
Radiation Therapy
Webinar
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MRI Guided Biopsy A to Z (Course #194)

o Indications
o Choosing the biopsy device
o Planning the approach (lat vs med)
o Core vs vacuum assisted biopsy (VAB)

Contact: juancarlos.arroyo@bayer.com

Breast Imaging
Cancer Care
Magnetic Resonance
MR
Recorded
Webinar
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Module 10 – MR Image Formation and Imaging Techniques

  • 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

Contact: Radiologysolutions.ca@bayer.com

Courses
Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
MR
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Peripheral MR Angiography A tech’s guide Dr Klass

Feb 28, 2026

Webinar from Dr. Klass

Contact: belinda.butcher@bayer.com

Magnetic Resonance
MR
Radiological Technology
Webinar
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Module 1-MRI of the Brain and Spine

  • 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

Contact: Radiologysolutions.ca@bayer.com

Courses
Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
MR
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Additional MRI Screening in women with extremely dense breasts (Recorded Webinar

Feb 28, 2026

Webinar from Dr. van Gils PhD

Contact: belinda.butcher@bayer.com

Magnetic Resonance
MR
Webinar
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Module 11-MRI Contrast Agent Safety

  • 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

Contact: Radiologysolutions.ca@bayer.com

Courses
Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
MR
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Rethinking Breast Cancer Screening: Abbreviated Breast MRI

Feb 28, 2026

Webinar from Dr. Kuhl

Contact: belinda.butcher@bayer.com

Magnetic Resonance
MR
Webinar
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Module 9 – Basic Principles of MRI

  • 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

Contact: Radiologysolutions.ca@bayer.com

Courses
Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
MR
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Contrast Enhanced MRI – What’s new in 2020 and beyond ? (Recorded Webinar)

Feb 28, 2026

Webinar from Dr. Pietsch

Contact: belinda.butcher@bayer.com

Magnetic Resonance
MR
Recorded
Webinar
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Module 2 – Advanced MRI Neurological Applications

  • 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

Contact: Radiologysolutions.ca@bayer.com

Courses
Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
MR
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Best Practices in Pediatric MR Protocolling Course

Dr Ravi Bhargava from Stollery Children’s Hospital discusses best practices in Pediatric MR Proticolling

Contact: belinda.butcher@bayer.com

Courses
Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
MR
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Risk Adjusted Breast Screening Strategies

Feb 28, 2026

Webinar from Dr. Mann and Dr. Sardinelli

Contact: belinda.butcher@bayer.com

Magnetic Resonance
MR
Recorded
Webinar
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Module 3 – Patient and Facility Safety in MRI

  • 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

Contact: Radiologysolutions.ca@bayer.com

Courses
Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
MR
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CT Contrast Extravasation: Can it be Decreased ? (Recorded Webinar)

CT scans have altered medicine in many ways, resulting in less exploratory surgeries, better pathology diagnosis, and even changes in the way doctors practice medicine. But if CT scans offer several benefits for diagnosis, CT contrast extravasations may carry downsides, from compartment syndrome to tissue necrosis.

In this video, Dr. Ryan K. Lee talks about CT contrast extravasation, its definition and its implications, and provides tips and tricks to decrease it.

Contact: belinda.butcher@bayer.com

Courses
CT
Home Study
Radiological Technology
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Module 4 – MRI Systems and Coil Technology

  • 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

Contact: Radiologysolutions.ca@bayer.com

Courses
Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
MR
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Safety of LOCMs and Ultravist – Live Webcast

Feb 28, 2026

Contact: elinda.butcher@bayer.com

CT
Live
Radiological Technology
Webinar
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Module 5 – MR Image Postprocessing and Artifacts

  • 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

Contact: Radiologysolutions.ca@bayer.com

Courses
Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
MR
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Module 6 – Clinical Magnetic Resonance Angiography

  • 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

Contact: Radiologysolutions.ca@bayer.com

Courses
Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
MR
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Module 7 – Cardiac MRI

  • 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

Contact: Radiologysolutions.ca@bayer.com

Courses
Home Study
Magnetic Resonance
MR
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MR Imaging with a 1-molar Contrast Agent (Course #118)

• Review the basic properties of Gadovist
• Examine the performance of highly concentrated contrast agents in MRA
• Discuss technical considerations and methods for accelerating image acquisition

Contact: juancarlos.arroyo@bayer.com

Magnetic Resonance
MR
Recorded
Webinar
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Safety of Iodinated Contrast Media (Course #122)

• Types of contrast media
• Acute adverse events
• Delayed adverse events
• Contrast induced acute kidney injury

Contact: juancarlos.arroyo@bayer.com

Magnetic Resonance
MR
Recorded
Webinar
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MRI Safety (Course #138)

• MRI accidents
• Site access restrictions
• Danger to patients and staff
• MRI contraindications
• Magnetic field/scan room emergencies

Contact: juancarlos.arroyo@bayer.com

Magnetic Resonance
MR
Recorded
Webinar
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