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CT Registry Review: Physics & Instrumentation - Part 2

Price: $15.00 CE: 1.50
This course is accessible until 10/31/2020
This course is also available in one or more course series.

This presentation is a physics and instrumentation review, covering various concepts related to imaging parameter selection, the four main 3D post-processing techniques used in CT, and various image artifacts that you may encounter in CT.

NOTE: This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors; individuals may not repeat and report a self-learning activity for credit twice in the same biennium.

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Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Recognize the effect parameter selection has on contrast resolution, spatial resolution, image noise, and patient dose.
  2. Explain the impact of manipulating each of the following parameters: mAs, kVp, slice thickness, table increment, pitch, and reconstruction interval.
  3. Understand and apply patient radiation dose reduction concepts.
  4. Describe the various 2D post-processing techniques used in CT image display.
  5. Classify image artifacts based on appearance and source.
  6. Identify techniques to reduce or eliminate the appearance of image artifacts.

Qualified Planners/Faculty

Leanna Neubrander, M.H.Sc, RT(R)(CT)

Leanna has worked as an instructor for Adventist University of Health Sciences since 2006. In fact, she is an alumnus of the institution, graduating with her A.S. degree in Radiography and B.S. degree in Radiologic Sciences. She is certified and proficient in radiography and computed tomography, and has extensive training in magnetic resonance imaging. Ms. Neubrander obtained her master's degree from Nova Southeastern University in Health Sciences with a concentration in Higher Education. Ms. Neubrander is an active member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. She has spoken at several conferences on various topics in computed tomography and education, and is a published author in the Radiologic Sciences and Education Journal.

Disclosures
This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

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CE Credits: 1.5, Category: A ARRT, Expires: 10/31/2020
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CE Credits: 1.5, Category: 00 - Technical Approved, Expires: 1/31/2023

Completion Requirements: To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity, the participant must:

  • View all modules
  • Participate and pass all learning checks
  • Pass the Post Test(s) with a minimum score of 80%
  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

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