This on-demand course offers a comprehensive understanding of medical imaging technologies, covering topics like recognizing modalities from images, understanding their underlying technology, and using appropriate medical terminology. Students will gain practical skills including estimating archive usage, configuring display protocols, and understanding the image acquisition chain for modalities like X-ray, ultrasound, MRI, CT, and Nuclear Medicine. Additionally, the course explores body orientation and medical terminology essential for effective communication in healthcare settings.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze medical images to accurately identify the imaging technology used, without relying on textual information or labels.
  • Apply appropriate medical terms related to patient orientation in written and verbal communication, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of anatomical and positional terms.
  • Estimate archive usage for managing medical images by calculating the storage requirements based on different image sizes and modalities.
  • Configure display protocols on workstations based on modality type and patient orientation, ensuring optimal viewing and interpretation of medical images.
  • Describe the image acquisition chain for X-ray images, including the steps involved in radiation generation, protection measures, and quality assurance and quality control activities.

Format/Class Structure

This is a self-paced course, accessible completely online. You can expect to spend about 4 hours completing this course.

Who Should Take This Course

  • Medical Imaging Technologists
  • Radiologists
  • Medical Students
  • Healthcare Administrators
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Researchers and Scientists
  • Healthcare Professionals

Content Outline

Module 1: X-Ray Modalities and Characteristics

  • Image characteristics: size, spatial, contrast and temporal resolution
  • Study characteristics
  • CR/DR
  • Angio and cardio
  • Mammography and CAD

Module 2: Other Modalities and Characteristics

  • Ultrasound
  • MRI
  • CT
  • Nuclear Medicine, including PET and SPECT

Module 3: Orientation and Medical Terms

  • Orientation and positioning
  • Body planes
  • Anatomical and positional terms
  • Views
  • Hanging protocols
  • Medial pre and suffixes

Module 4: X-Ray Basics

  • Radiation generation and characteristics
  • Protection
  • Methods and accessories
  • QA/QC goals and activities

CE Credit

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine has approved this activity for 4.0 hours of SIIM IIP Credits towards certification and re-certification by the American Board of Imaging Informatics (ABII).

To receive credit for the activity, registrants must complete the course modules and survey.

Note: In order to receive credits for any events/learning you attend you must select your eligible credit types found in the CE & Certification section of your MySIIM Account profile.

After registering for the course, navigate to My Learning in your MySIIM Account profile to access the content.

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Topic

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • PACS
  • Pathology
  • POCUS - Ultrasound
  • Radiology
  • Tech Tools
  • Training

Credit Amount

4

Credit Type

IIP

Non-Member Cost

$250

Proficiency Level

Beginner

Delivery Type

  • On-Demand

Audience Type

  • Clinician
  • Developer
  • Imaging IT
  • Researcher/Scientist
  • Student Member in Training (SMIT)

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