Optimizing Radiation and Contrast Dose for Cardiac CT

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: Frank J. Rybicki, MD, PhD, 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 Inc.
Program Summary: Dr. Rybicki shares his protocols for optimal imaging of the coronary arteries while using the lowest possible radiation dose. He explains how to manage radiation dose while providing clinically useful images in pediatric and adult patients. He also addresses the use of iodinated contrast in renally compromised patients and how to time contrast dosing for patient safety and optimal 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:

  • Describe imaging protocols to visualize the coronary arteries
  • Define best practice in iodinated contrast injection, including common pitfalls
  • Understand how to obtain the most diagnostic information from coronary artery enhancement
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