MDCT Imaging 2012: Advancing the Science of Imaging
Creating High-Quality Images Using Less Radiation Dose
February 22, 2012
Imaging Technology News and Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology Webinar Series
- Supported by an educational grant from Philips Healthcare
Orignially broadcast on March 22, 2012
CME NOT AVAILABLE AFTER LIVE BROADCAST
Dianna M. E. Bardo, M. D.
Associate Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics and Cardiovascular Medicine
Director of Cardiac Radiology
Oregon Health and Science University
Statement of Purpose:
As modern multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) becomes a primary imaging modality across all specialties, there has been increased focus on lowering the radiation dose required to create diagnostic-quality images. All of the radiological societies have put forward programs to promote the concept of limiting radiation dose ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable). In this webinar Bardo will explain how the newest MDCT technology including iterative reconstruction and dose modulation along with basic imaging physics allows revised imaging protocols to reduce dose and maintain diagnostic image quality.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Summarize dose reduction methods available on modern MDCT scanners
2. Identify features of MDCT scanners that allow personalized scan protocols for each patient
3. Apply dose reduction strategies that can result in better image quality
Radiologists, radiology technologists and cardiac imaging specialists.
Bardo is an honoraria recipient from Philips Electronics.
This webinar will not discuss the use of any unlabeled/unapproved drugs or devices.
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning and Scranton Gillette Communications staff members and others involved with the planning, development, and review of the content for this activity have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships to disclose.