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Fundamentals of DigitalTechnology

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Fundamentals of DigitalTechnology

Time: October 17, 2009 to October 18, 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Street: 8502 Tybor Drive
City/Town: Houston
Website or Map: http://radlist.com/meeting.as…
Phone: 713-772-0157
Event Type: fundamentals
Organized By: Advanced Health Education Center
Latest Activity: Mar 11, 2009

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Fundamentals of DigitalTechnology
Saturday, October 17, 2009 - Sunday, October 18, 2009
Houston, TX

MEETING SPONSOR:
Advanced Health Education Center

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

MEETING DESCRIPTION:
Fundamentals of Digital Technology
The greatest advances in the history of medicine are happening now through the explosion in new technology and the era of electronic imaging is here! Healthcare is now dependent upon electronic recordings such as PACS and the electronic medical record. This course is the "Readers Digest” version of digital imaging in medicine. The course provides a thorough understanding of CR and DR technology and exposure techniques, plus insight into working with PACS, RIS workstations and more…
Objectives
At the conclusion of the course, the learner will be able to:
• Describe the responsibilities and functions of PACS system administrators.
• Explain the computed radiography (CR) technology, including the CR reader and the CR imaging plate.
• List the advantages and disadvantages of CR.
• Define ddR and describe the methods of image recording using direct digital.
• Compare and contrast CR and DR, as well as the workflow differences between CR, DR and film-based imaging.
• Describe the process of economically evaluating the viability of digital imaging and PACS, and formulating an RFP.
• Describe the basic operation of a computer system and the differences between a workstation and a computer.
Course Topics - Houston
Day 1
• Introduction
• It Starts with Medical Imaging
• PACS and Profits
• Creating Electronic Images
• Computed Radiography
• Digital Radiography
Day 2
• Implementing PACS
• Nuclear Medicine and PACS
• The PACS Workstation
• The PACS Management Station
• Quality Control for Digital Imaging
Target Physician Audience
Physicians who are preparing to purchase, install, or utilize a digital imaging system. Physicians who require a greater understanding of the issues and requirements of a digital imaging network.
Target RT Audience
Radiology department managers, administrators, directors, chief technologists, QA technologists, PACS administrators, and staff technologists who are preparing to enter the digital imaging marketplace and desire a thorough understanding of the hardware and software issues as well as the network, connectivity, and evaluation procedures of digital.


INSTRUCTORS:
Struthers, Guillory, Clayton

CME HOURS: 16

LECTURE TOPICS:
PACS/IS

ACTIVITIES: not listed

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