Strategies for Low-Dose MDCT

Webinar discusses low-dose CT strategies

 

November 20, 2013
Dianne Bardo, lowering the dose, CT dose
Archived Webinar
 
CME not available for On Demand session, to view On Demand click here
 
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. Imaging Technology News will host a webinar Dec. 19 to discuss the basic physics of CT radiation dose and ways in which dose can be lowered.
 
This webinar is part of Imaging Technology News Webinar Series — Supported by an educational grant from Philips Healthcare
 
Statement of Purpose/Need:
As 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. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the basic physics of CT radiation dose and ways in which dose can be lowered.
 
Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Review basic CT physics — mA and kVp
Recognize how dose is deposited into the patient during MDCT
Identify how to reduce dose using scan parameters, scan technique and post-processing of images
 
Presenter:
Dianna M. E. Bardo, M. D.
Associate Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics and Cardiovascular Medicine
Director of Cardiac Radiology
Pediatric Neuroradiologist
Oregon Health and Science University
 
Intended Audience:
Radiologists, radiology technologists and cardiac imaging specialists.
 
Accreditation and Credit Designation:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of
the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Academy
for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) and Scranton Gillette Communications. ACHL is accredited by
the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA
PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.
 
Disclosure Information:
Current guidelines require that participants in CME/CE activities be made aware of all affiliations or financial interests that may be perceived as affecting the presentation of the faculty member. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to the start of the educational activity. 
 
Dianna M. E. Bardo, M. D.
Associate Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics and Cardiovascular Medicine
Director of Cardiac Radiology
Pediatric Neuroradiologist
Oregon Health and Science University
 
Financial relationships:
Koninklijke Philips N.V. – Consultant, honorarium
Thieme Publishing - Royalties
Discussion of off-label, investigational or experimental drug use: None
 
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.
 
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