Thursday, July 21, 2016
School of Health Professions Room Y2.6015
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
- Deborah Scroggins, RT(R)(M)(CT)(CV)
- Roger Wilson, RT(R)(CT)
Contact Deborah Scroggins
for more information
After completion of the course, attendees will earn seven (7) Category "A" CE Credits (pending AHRA Approval).
Upon completion of this CT Registry Review, the learner should:
- Have an understanding of the clinical requirements for the CT Registry,
- Review and understand the content specifications for the CT Registry,
- Understand general patient care to include patient preparation, patient assessment, IV procedures, contrast agents, and radiation safety and dosimetry,
- Have an understanding of imaging procedures of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and musculoskeletal system to include sectional anatomy review, contrast media usage, and scanning procedures,
- Have an understanding of CT physics and instrumentation to include image processing, image display, image quality, and artifact recognition and reduction.
- Patient Care/CT Registry Information
- Review clinical procedures for the CT Registry: Required clinical procedures and Establish eligibility for certification
- Discuss the content specifications for the CT Registry:Post primary examination and Question format and content
- Learn how to prepare for the CT Registry: What could they ask? What should you study? How should you study?
- Patient preparation: Consent, Scheduling and screening, Patient education, and Immobilization
- Patient assessment
- Monitoring: Vital signs, Heart rhythm and cardiac cycle, and Oximetry
- Lab values: Renal function (BUN, creatinine clearance, GFR, creatinine), Blood coagulation (PT, PTT, platelet, INR), and Other (D-dinner)
- IV Procedures
- Venipuncture: Site selection and Aseptic and sterile technique
- Injection techniques: Manual and Automatic (Single phase, Multi-phase, and Flow rate)
- Contrast Agents
- Types: Ionic, non-ionic, Hyperosmolar, iso-osmolar, Barium sulfate, Water soluble (iodinated), Air, Water
- Administration route and dose calculations: IV, Oral, Rectal, Intrathecal, Catheters, and Intra-articular
- Special considerations: Allergy preparation, Pathologic processes, Contraindications, and Indications
- Adverse reactions: Recognition and assessment of symptoms, Treatment (compresses, medications), and Documentation
- Imaging Procedures (Sectional Anatomy Review, Contrast Media, Scanning Procedures): Head, Neck, Chest, Abdomen/Pelvis, and Musculoskeletal
- Physics and Instrumentation
- CT System Principles, Operation, and Components: Tube, Generator and transformers, Detector configuration, Data acquisition systems (DAS), Collimation, Computer and Array Processor, and Equipment Maintenance
- Radiation Safety and Dosimetry
- Technical Factors Affecting Patient Dose: kVp, mAs, Pitch, Collimation, mA modulation techniques, Multidetector configuration, and Gating
- Radiation Protection
- Dose Measurement: CT Dose Index (CTDI), Multiple Scan Average Dose (MSAD), and Dose Length Product (DLP)
- Patient Dose Reduction: Pediatric and Adult
- Image Processing: Reconstruction and Post-processing
- Image Display
- Image Quality
- Artifact Recognition and Reduction
Review in Computed Tomography Registry
Thursday, July 21, 2016
7 a.m. Sign-In
8 a.m. Patient Care Part I
9:15 a.m. Patient Care Part II
10:30 a.m. CT Imaging Procedures Part I
11:30 a.m. Lunch (Provided)
12:30 p.m. CT Imaging Procedures Part II
1:45 p.m. Physics and Instrumentation Part I
3:15 p.m. Physics and Instrumentation Part II
Complete the Registration Form and submit it with your payment as indicated.
Early Registration (on or before July 7, 2016) $125.00
Registration (after July 7, 2016) $175.00
Registration includes lunches
Note: Registration discounted to $75 for CT Technologists of MD Anderson Clinical Affiliates.
Cancellation requests must be made on or before July 7, 2016 to receive a full refund. Cancellations made after July 7, 2016 are non-refundable.
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Getting to MD Anderson. Travel and parking are the responsibility of the participant.