Medical Imaging

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This course, led by Gillian Newstead, MD, FACR; Christopher Comstock, MD, FACR; Michael Linver, MD, FACR; and Robert Schmidt, MD, is designed to provide practicing radiologists with intensive, hands-on experience in breast imaging. Throughout the three-day program, participants will develop their interpretive expertise in the evaluation of mammography studies through hands-on interpretation of over 240 digital screening, diagnostic mammograms and digital breast tomosynthesis cases at their own individual workstation. Participants will enhance their perceptive skills with direct assistance from a panel of expert radiologists. In addition, interventional workshops will be available in breast ultrasound and stereotactic biopsy. This course satisfies the following MQSA and ACR accreditation requirements: Re-establishing continuing experience requirements of the MQSA. Initial qualifications for Full Field Digital Mammography under MQSA. Continuing education requirements for stereotactic breast biopsy. Continuing education requirements for ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. This course meets the eight hours of initial training in breast tomosynthesis as required by the FDA. Program Objectives At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to: Utilize perception skills for detection of cancer during digital mammographic screening Interpret digital mammographic screen-detected findings Demonstrate skills to minimize the call-back rate for normal/benign findings at mammographic screening Conduct interventional workshops for stereotactic- and ultrasoundguided biopsy Recognize diagnostic work-up of screen-detected findings and symptomatic patients Incorporate DBT into clinical practice and case read-out ...
This two-and-a-half-day course is designed to optimize clinical practice skills by providing intense training in interpreting cardiac MR examinations under the supervision of expert faculty. Participants will use a FUJI Synapse workstation and have access to over 100 cardiac MR and vascular MR angiography cases for review. Post-processing techniques and interpretation will be emphasized. The course also covers technical considerations for obtaining optimal examinations for interpretation. Program Objectives At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to: Identify normal cardiovascular anatomy and normal anatomic variants. Determine the spectrum of ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathies, including function, rest and stress perfusion, and viability Evaluate pericardial constriction, cardiac masses, valvular disease, pulmonary veins and cardiac shunts. Identify new techniques such as assessment of area at risk and myocardial edema with T2W imaging. Interpret vascular MRA, including aorta, renal, carotid, visceral and peripheral vessels. Recognize imaging manifestations of cardiovascular disease and the complementary role of MRI to echocardiography, CT and cardiac catheterization in therapeutic decision-making. Apply the technical basis of cardiac and peripheral vascular MR, including hardware requirements, sequence selection and optimization, and technical limitations. Apply post-processing techniques for functional, flow and angiographic evaluation Review ongoing technical and clinical developments in the field of cardiac and peripheral vascular MR. ...
This three-day course is designed to optimize your clinical practice skills by providing intense training in interpreting coronary CTA examinations under the supervision of expert faculty. Participants use workstations with the same vendor software as in their own practice and have access to over 100 cases. Most cases include clinical scenarios as well as coronary catheter angiography correlation. The course also covers technical considerations for obtaining optimal examinations for interpretation. Program Objectives At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to: Identify normal cardiac anatomy, including coronary arteries, coronary veins, cardiac chambers, valves and great vessels, as well as identify and describe the clinical importance of variant anatomy. Describe basic technical aspects of coronary CT, including prospective versus retrospective gating, single-cycle versus multicycle reconstruction, temporal resolution, spatial resolution, scan parameters and contrast-injection techniques. Determine appropriate technique for administering beta blockers and nitroglycerin, with knowledge of absolute and relative contraindications. Identify and describe how to improve examinations with artifacts, such as cardiac arrhythmias, ECG misregistration and poor breath hold. Describe the use of different post-processing techniques based on the appropriate clinical indication, including axial source images, multiplanar reconstructions, maximum intensity projections and volume-rendered images. ...
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