CT CROSSTRAINER

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Intro

Sectional Anatomy

CT CrossTrainer

CT Registry Review

MR CrossTrainer

MRI Registry Review

Digital Mammography Essentials

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Essentials

Radiology Trends

 

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1. Getting to Know CT

· History of Radiology Leading to CT
· X-ray Started it All
· Tomography was Introduced
· Computers Made it Possible
· CT Scanner Designs
· Benefits of CT
· Getting the Inside Story
· Visually Differentiating Tissues
· Digital Images
· Short Acquisition Time
· Overview of CT
· Review of X-ray Production
· Attenuation of X-rays
· Detectors Measure the X-rays
· Image Reconstruction
· Image Display and Archiving

2. CT Hardware & System Operation

· The Flow of Data Through a CT System
· The Operator's Console
· The Host Computer
· The Scan Controller
· The Digital-to-Analog Convertor
· Gantry and Table Controllers
· The High Voltage Generator
· The CT X-ray Tube
· Collimators
· Detectors
· The Amplifier and the ADC
· The Array Processor
· PACS

3. Forming CT Images

· Collecting Attenuation Information
· Different Scanning Methods
· Localizer Scan
· Conventional Scan
· Helical Scan
· CT Image Reconstruction
· Back Projection
· Cone Beam Reconstruction
· Convolution
· Iterative Reconstruction
· Digital Cross-sectional Images
· The Gray Scale
· Post-Processing Techniques
· Retrospective Reconstruction
· Multiplanar Reconstruction
· 3D Surface Rendering

 

 

4. CT Image Appearance

· Contrast
· Resolution
· Noise
· Dose
· mAs
· kVp
· Slice Thickness
· Table Increment
· Pitch
· Reconstruction Interval
· Field-of-View
· Matrix
· Reconstruction Filter
· Beam Hardening Artifact
· Partial Volume Artifact
· Motion Artifact
· Metal Artifact
· Windowing the CT Image
· Applying a Display Filter
· Magnifying the CT Image

5. CT Safety

· Radiation Concerns
· Measuring the Harmful Effects
· Effective Dose
· Minimizing the Patient Dose
· Occupational Exposure
· Contrast Agent Concerns
· What is Contrast Media?
· Intravenous Contrast Agents
· Oral Contrast Agents
· Intrathecal Contrast Agents
· Emergency Procedures
· Code Procedures
· Vital Signs
· Special Pediatric Care
· Sedation
· Minimizing Dose
· Contrast Administration

6. The CT Exam

· The Patient Experience
· Preparation
· The CT Exam
· After the CT Exam
· Typical CT Exams
· Head, Neck, Spine, Joints, Chest, Abdomen, Pelvis
· CT Angiography
· CT Perfusion
· CT Colonography
· PET/CT

 



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