Online Courses

CT Registry Review: Physics & Instrumentation - Part 2

Price: $13.50 CE: 1.50
This course is accessible until 9/30/2024
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 for Imaging: 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. You must be licensed in the state of Florida to report an activity that is only approved by the state. If this activity is also approved by an organization that ARRT has approved to evaluate CE, select that organization’s name, as opposed to the state licensing agency name.

This course reports to CE Broker

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 Neubrander is the Director of Online Strategic Development and Engagement for AdventHealth University and has been a faculty member at AdventHealth University (AHU) since 2006.  Ms. Neubrander was the Associate Professor of Imaging Sciences and lead instructor for the CT courses in the B.S. Radiologic Sciences Program.  Ms. Neubrander graduated with her A.S. degree in Radiography and B.S. degree in Radiologic Sciences from AHU and obtained her master's degree from Nova Southeastern University in Health Sciences with a concentration in Higher Education. She is certified and proficient in Radiography and Computed Tomography (CT), and is trained in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).  Ms. Neubrander serves as the Educator on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) CT Exam Committee.

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

490-B Boston Post Road
Suite 200
Sudbury, MA 01776
Phone: 800-334-2472
https://www.ahra.com
CE Credits: 1.50, Category: END1218 = A ARRT, Expires: 9/30/2024
CE Credits: 1.50, Category: FLDOH-BRC = 00-Technical Approved, Expires: 9/30/2024

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

  • View all modules and cases studies.
  • Participate and pass all Self-Checks and Post Test(s).
  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation.

Certificates of Completion: will be available to print immediately upon finishing the completion requirements. You are encouraged to print and save your certificate for your portfolio as required by your licensing body. Interdisciplinary accredited activities, activities having multiple accreditors, will be listed individually on the Certificate of Completion.

Non-Endorsement of Products: echelon®, as an accredited provider, has demonstrated proficient experience and viable resources to provide for valid and reliable evaluation of CE activities. The accuracy of the facts and opinions contained in this activity are the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of echelon® or its sponsors. Practitioners should consult primary resources, state regulations, and their healthcare facility policies and procedures for specific application of said content to their local situation. echelon® does not imply that there is real or implied endorsement of any product, service, or company neither referred to in this activity nor of any company subsidizing costs related to this activity. All information contained in this activity is for educational purposes only.

Electronic Record Retention: All activity records are kept on file for a minimum of six (6) years.

Relevant Financial Relationships: echelon® also chooses full disclosure with each activity to report any relevant financial relationship affiliation or support in conjunction with the planning or development of any activity.

*There are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those involved with the ability to control the content of this activity.