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Things You Should Know About Digital Mammography

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Things You Should Know About Digital Mammography

Time: May 16, 2009 all day
Location: Minneapolis (Bloomington), MN 55425
Street: I-494 & 34th Avenue South
City/Town: Minneapolis (Bloomington)
Website or Map: http://radlist.com/meeting.as…
Phone: 952-854-9000
Event Type: digital, mammography, course
Organized By: Advanced Health Education Center
Latest Activity: Mar 11, 2009

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Things You Should Know About Digital Mammography
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Minneapolis (Bloomington), MN

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

CONFERENCE CENTER:
Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul Internat'l A/P
3 Appletree Square
I-494 & 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis (Bloomington), MN 55425
952-854-9000

MEETING BROCHURE:
To view and print the meeting brochure, click here:
http://store.aheconline.com/DisplayDetail.aspx?pid=2841

MEETING DESCRIPTION:
Things You Should Know About Digital Mammography
Often applications specialists demonstrate the “how-to” but they do not have the time to explain the “why”. Understanding how to select the best techniques and optimize the use of your equipment requires understanding the “why” behind each selection you make. New technology requires new technique protocols, QA, and QC.
Join us to learn how digital imaging can be integrated into your existing mammography practice with minimal hassle and maximum results! You will be surprised to learn that the transition is easy and there is a new world of information that can be acquired using digital technology.
Course Topics
Introduction
• Breast Cancer Statistics
• MQSA Regulations for Digital Mammography
• Digital Mammography Terminology
Analog vs Digital
• Advantages
• Disadvantages
• FDA Approved Units
• Image Quality and Detector Size
• Printers
• Works in Progress
• Detector Technologies
• Direct Capture vs. Indirect Capture
• Tubes and Filters
• Time and cost
• Patient concerns
• Dose
• Cancer detection for calcifications and masses
Physics
• Digital Imaging Physics
• Sampling
• Matrix/Pixels
• Image Processing
• Image Storage
• PACS
Quality Control
• Detector Calibration
• Phantom Acquisition
• Phantom Image Quality
• Flat Field
• System operation/visual checklist
• Artifacts
Advanced Applications of Digital Mammography
• CAD
• Telemammography
• Contrast Enhanced Mammography
• Tomosynthesis
Changes in Radiologist Interpreting Methods
• Comparison films
• Call back rates
• Advantages of larger viewing stations
• Radiologist Assistance: automatic magnification station, annotation availability, zoom options, synchronization bilaterally, flip stations horizontal/vertical, inverted images
• Technologist Assistance: curved breast support, time consumption, patient information, image retention, and happy patients!

INSTRUCTORS:
Thames

CME HOURS: 8

LECTURE TOPICS:
Mammography/Women's Imaging

ACTIVITIES: not listed

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