Canon Medical Systems USA

For Imaging Technologists

Courses for Imaging Technologists on the most effective operation of medical imaging equipment and about current trends in healthcare as it affects the practice of medical imaging. Many of these courses provide CE credit to help technologists fulfill their continuing education requirements.

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  • Ultra Helical and AIDR
    Document

    Ultra Helical and AIDR

    • CTM 4010
    • Course Type: Document

    Document discussing the use of AIDR with ultra helical protocols.

  • Pediatric Protocol Guides - Aquilion ONE
    Document

    Pediatric Protocol Guides - Aquilion ONE

    • CTM 4013
    • Course Type: Document

    Pediatric protocol guide document for Aquilion ONE.

  • 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.

  • Radiation Exposure and Cancer Risk
    Online Course

    Radiation Exposure and Cancer Risk

    • ERI 3022
    • Course Type: Online
    • Credits: 1.0 ARRT Category A credits or 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    There is considerable uncertainty regarding the risk estimates for low levels of radiation exposure as commonly experienced in diagnostic radiology procedures. However, one must also balance the risk of NOT performing an examination, which might result in missing a diagnosis and/or initiating treatment too late to improve the medical outcome. This review examines the data regarding the risk of cancer from ionizing radiation and suggests measures to consider when imaging both adults and children.