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Advanced CT Protocols of the Aorta

Course Format: Online Video
Course Credit Type: CE
Course Category: Radiology
Accreditation: 1 Category A ARRT CE credit accredited by AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management.
Faculty: Michael L. Steigner, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Program Sponsor: Applied Radiology
Course Cost: $15.00
Mobile Friendly: Yes
Course Release Date: October 20, 2011
Supported by an educational grant from: Bracco Diagnostics
Program Summary: This program presents an overview of CT imaging of the aorta, including details on understanding the differences between helical versus axial CT runoffs, best practices in contrast injection, and how to avoid common imaging mistakes. Dr. Steigner shares many of his protocols for optimal imaging of abdominal aortic aneurysms and gated thoracic aorta imaging.

This program was originally broadcast live as part of a Webinar series sponsored by Applied Radiology, supported with an educational grant from Bracco Diagnostics Inc.

Cost Note: Free access period ended October 19, 2012. $15 per course, October 20, 2012 to October 31, 2013.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the differences between helical versus axial CT runoffs;
  • Understand appropriate use of iodinated contrast injection, including common pitfalls; and
  • Know how to avoid imaging problems, especially, inadequate distal contrast opacification.
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