80042354 - Hot Topics in Body CT Scanning: What We Need to Know


Date & Location
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:00 PM   Las Vegas, NV

Overview
Description
The rapid evolution of multidetector CT (MDCT) has impacted all aspects of patient diagno¬sis from cardiac imaging to vascular imaging to hepatic imaging. The development of these new scanners requires a close look at all aspects of our CT programs ranging from our scan protocols, to contrast injection to the use of oral contrast. The new clinical applications require a better understanding of our scanners as the “room for error” has decreased with scanners routinely acquiring datasets in under 10 seconds. New applications have evolved from coronary CTA to virtual colonoscopy to dual energy imaging, to name a few. Classic applications like imaging the liver, kidneys or pancreas have changed with the role of multiphase acquisition and post processing techniques becoming more critical. This has been both a time of change and a time of excitement. This meeting will provide the attendee with an improved understanding of the role of MDCT today and will help them improve their practice skills and knowledge base. Whether it is designing new scan protocols or learning new skill sets, this meeting will be a catalyst for increasing your core competencies through a series of lectures and hands-on training over a four-day period. The goal of the meeting is to improve your ability to do the best studies possible for optimal patient care in your own practice.

Who Should Attend
This activity is intended for radiologists and radiologic technologists.

Fees
Registration Cut-Off Date: October 15, 2017

Methods of Payment: We require full payment prior to the start of the activity. On-site payments by credit card only. The registration fee includes instructional materials, continental breakfasts, and refreshment breaks.

Physicians........................................................................................................................$795
Technologists/Residents*/Fellows*/ Nurses/Allied Health Professionals.............................................................$650
*with verification of status

Late Fee and Refund Policy
A $50 late fee applies to registrations received after 5:00 p.m. ET on October 15, 2017. A handling fee of $50 will be deducted for cancellation. An additional fee may apply for cancellation of other events, including workshops and social activities. Refund requests must be received by fax or mail by October 15, 2017. No refunds will be made thereafter. Transfer of registration to another Johns Hopkins activity in lieu of cancellation is not possible.



Objectives
After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
  1. Describe the current state-of-the-art of CT scanning today and its impact in clinical practice.
  2. Define the role of post processing techniques like MPR and 3D in clinical practice.
  3. Discuss the issues of radiation dose in CT and how to minimize dose exposure for your patients.
  4. Identify the newest scan protocols including the optimal use of oral and IV contrast agents.
  5. Recognize how to manage incidentalomas in the kidney, adrenal and pancreas.
  6. Define the role of Cardiac CT in practice today including study technique and optimal study design.
  7. Apply your expertise in abdominal imaging including details of renal, liver, kidney and bowel imaging.
  8. Summarize your knowledge in thoracic imaging including pulmonary embolism studies and HRCT.
  9. Identify the role of CT in pediatric applications.
  10. Assess your knowledge of vascular imaging including the role of 3D imaging in these applications.

Accreditation
Accreditation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credit
This activity has been approved by AHRA, the approving RCEEM: The Association for Medical Imaging Management for a maximum of 19 Category A, ARRT continuing education credits. You must attend each session in its entirety to obtain credit. No partial session credit will be awarded.
This activity meets all Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) renewal credit criteria and has been approved for up to 19 continuing education credits in the following CRA domains: Operations Management and Asset Management.