Canon Medical Systems USA

Courses

Educational courses for keeping up with the clinical, technical, and practice-related developments in medical imaging. Many of these courses provide Continuing Education credits to help fulfill your certification requirements.

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  • Safe Operating Procedures and Radiation Dose Optimization for Aquilion CT Systems
    Online Course

    Safe Operating Procedures and Radiation Dose Optimization for Aquilion CT Systems

    • CTM 1600
    • Course Type: Online
    • Course Length: 25 minutes
    • Cost: $0.00
    • Credits: 0.25 CE

    Canon Medical Systems is committed to help the operator manage and reduce dose during Computed Tomography procedures. This course will outline specific information on the safe and effective use of your Canon Medical System’s Aquilion CT system. The information provided during this course will make the operator more aware of the potential risks of using ionizing radiation during procedures and he/she will receive specific information to aid in dose reduction to both the patient and the operator. The course will discuss radiation dose optimization techniques and tools and the available dose control and monitoring technologies.

  • 3D Imaging Techniques for CT
    Online Course

    3D Imaging Techniques for CT

    • CTM 1609
    • Course Type: Online
    • Cost: $20
    • Credits: 1.0 CE - A

    This course is designed to deliver an overview of 3D imaging techniques for computed tomography, including 3D scanning and image generation. The content addresses concepts of 3D image generations, 3D space transformations, post-processing techniques, and treatment applications. This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

  • X-Ray Test Tool Related Procedures
    Online Course

    X-Ray Test Tool Related Procedures

    • CTT 0115
    • Course Type: Online

    Procedures for using x-ray test tools.

  • 3D Printing in Medicine: An Overview
    Online Course

    3D Printing in Medicine: An Overview

    • ERI 3000
    • Course Type: Online
    • Credits: 1.0 ARRT Category A credits or 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    3D printing uses high-resolution, high-quality volumetric computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR) images to create highly-accurate, 3D fabricated objects. 3D printing is increasingly used for medical/clinical applications to create personalized anatomic models and implants, and to assist in planning and guiding surgery. Specific clinical applications include printed models for organs and vessels, fabrication of implants, prostheses, stents, and surgical tools, and even manufacturing of drugs themselves. 3D printed anatomic models are also being used in place of cadavers to enhance premedical and medical education and training. Several types of 3D printers are available that are classified on the basis of the technology used (ie, liquid- or powder-solidification technology, or extrusion-based systems). The different types of 3D printer systems also vary in terms of accuracy and costs, making selection of a system an important consideration for a particular application. 3D bioprinting is a type of 3D printing that uses a combination of cells, growth factors, and/or biomaterials to fabricate biomedical tissues and organs that imitate natural tissue characteristics. Recently, US regulatory bodies and radiologic professional societies are considering the role 3D printing will play in clinical medicine, to ensure these products are maximally safe and effective.

  • Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography: Guidelines and Practical Steps
    Online Course

    Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography: Guidelines and Practical Steps

    • ERI 3005
    • Course Type: Online
    • Credits: 1.0 ARRT Category A credits.

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States, and a common reason for medical imaging. Coronary radiography after injection of radiopaque dye has been used since the 1960s to evaluate coronary artery lesions, but provides only limited information about atherosclerotic plaque and arterial calcification, which are important predictors of future CVD risk. Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) is a newer imaging method that provides high-resolution 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional reconstructions that make it possible to examine arterial obstructions, atherosclerotic plaque composition, calcification, and other important measures of CVD. Evidence-based guidelines have been developed by several medical societies and organizations to provide guidance on patient selection and imaging technique for the effective and safe use of coronary CTA. In general, CTA is considered to be most appropriate for patients who have low to intermediate risk of CVD based on risk factors such as age, sex, smoking status, and cholesterol levels. A thorough understanding of the indications, contraindications, and important safety concerns is essential to attain the best possible outcomes for patients undergoing coronary CTA. In addition, CTA requires an understanding of factors such as effective use of contrast agents, control of heart rate, and minimization of radiation exposure. This article provides an overview of the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease and the rationale for cardiac imaging, guideline recommendations regarding the place of CTA in evaluating patients with heart disease, and practical issues in obtaining the best possible image results.