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Advanced Practice Mammography Workshop

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Advanced Practice Mammography Workshop

Time: November 10, 2009 to November 12, 2009
Location: Houston, TX 77074
Street: 8502 Tybor Drive
City/Town: Houston
Website or Map: http://radlist.com/meeting.as…
Phone: 713-772-0157
Event Type: advanced, practice, mammography, workshop
Organized By: Advanced Health Education Center
Latest Activity: Mar 11, 2009

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Event Description

Advanced Practice Mammography Workshop
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - Thursday, November 12, 2009
Houston, TX

MEETING SPONSOR:
Advanced Health Education Center

8502 Tybor Drive
Houston, TX 77074
USA
Toll-Free 800-239-1361
713-772-0157
FAX 713-772-0155
Website: http://aheconline.com

CONFERENCE CENTER:
Advanced Health Education Center
8502 Tybor Drive
Houston, TX 77074
USA
Toll-Free 800-239-1361
713-772-0157
FAX 713-772-0155
Website: http://aheconline.com

MEETING DESCRIPTION:
Advanced Practice Mammography Workshop

STOP! This course is for you if you are:
• The lead Quality Control Technologist for your mammography program
• The backup Quality Control Technologist
• Charged with increasing efficiency and improving quality or care
• Responsible for quality management and assurance
• Responsible for the medical outcomes audit
• Trying minimize the malpractice risk in your mammography department
• You assume your processing environment is optimized
• You plot your QC numbers and are happy when they are within limits
• You add variable amounts of starter to get your QC number within limits
• You assume your replenishment rates are set correctly because the service people said so
• Your clinical images do not look as good as they used to
• You think digital mammography quality control is the same as analog
• You think troubleshooting your processor means calling the service provider
• You think the medical outcomes audit is not your job
• You think malpractice issues are the radiologist’s problem
or
• You have a passion for mammography!

In this information-packed three-day training course you’ll get expert advice and proven effective approaches for the unique challenges you face daily in your mammography department. We’ll teach you the tips, techniques and strategies you need to know to have a top-notch quality control program whether you are doing film screen or digital mammography imaging. The fundamentals of mammography equipment, will be followed by the nuts and bolts of both digital and film screen quality control. The format for “Trouble Shooting Your Processor” will be interactive and part you will have the opportunity to interpret the clues with real examples from actual processing problems. The pace changes on the third day of the course, with the focus moving from the technical aspects of mammography to the procedural. You will gain valuable insight into your overall mammgoraphy program with topics on implementing and evaluating your quality management/assurance program, measuring patient outcomes, BiRads assessment categories, HIPAA, compliance issues and malpractice issues in mammography. You will benefit from the experience and expertise of two veteran mammographer’s who have been recognized for their teaching ability and expertise. This course was designed for professionals like you who are charged with achieving and sustaining the “quality factor” in their mammography departments. This is a training opportunity you can’t afford to miss!

Course Topics
• Digital Mammography Quality Control
- CR Vs DR
- Detectors
- Equipment-Similarities and Differences
- Performing the QC Tests/Action Limits
- Comparison of QC Tests on Various Equipment
• Quality Control Introduction
- Roles and Responsibilities
• Film Screen Quality Control
- Performing the Eleven Quality Control Tests
- Evaluating the Outcomes of the QC Tests
- Operating Standards for the QC Tests
- Documentation! Documentation! And much more!!


INSTRUCTORS:
Sprinkle-Vincent

CME HOURS: 24

LECTURE TOPICS:
Mammography/Women's Imaging

ACTIVITIES: not listed

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