This on-demand course aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of various imaging modalities used in the medical field. The course covers topics such as the operating principles, clinical applications, image formats, data volumes, and interpretive considerations for each modality. Students will also learn how to estimate the impact of digital modalities on storage capacity and system performance, identify workflow bottlenecks, and specify software and display requirements. The course is divided into lessons that focus on different modalities, including X-ray radiation, non-X-ray modalities, and modalities used in non-radiology specialties such as cardiology and dentistry. By the end of the course, students will be able to recognize and interpret different medical image types and match them with the corresponding modality.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify and differentiate the most common medical image types and understand the parameters used to characterize them, such as resolution, image matrix, and study/file size.
  • Recognize and describe the characteristics of X-ray modalities (CR/DR, RF, XA, MG, CT), including typical images generated and the image and study characteristics specific to each modality.
  • Differentiate the characteristics of non-X-ray modalities (US, MR, NM, PET, and PET/CT), including typical images generated and the image and study characteristics specific to each modality.
  • Recognize and describe the characteristics of modalities used in non-radiology specialties (cardiology, dentistry, ophthalmology, pathology, radiation therapy), including typical images generated and the image and study characteristics specific to each specialty.
  • Estimate the potential impact of common digital modalities on storage capacity, infrastructure, and system performance, identify bottlenecks in a digital department workflow based on examination characteristics, and specify workstation software and display requirements based on image type and characteristics.

Format/Class Structure

This is a self-paced course, accessible completely online. You can expect to spend about 1 hour completing this course.

Who Should Take This Course

Overall, this course is suitable for anyone interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of medical imaging modalities and their applications in the healthcare field, including:

  • Medical students
  • Radiology residents
  • Radiologic technologists
  • Medical imaging professionals
  • Healthcare administrators
  • Biomedical engineers
  • Researchers and academics
  • Healthcare professionals in non-radiology specialties

Content Outline

Module 1: Sample Medical Images & Characteristics

Module 2: Medical Digital Images Based on X-ray Radiation

Module 3: Medical Digital Images Based on Non-x-ray modalities

Module 4: Non-radiology Specialties

CE Credit

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine has approved this activity for 1.0 hour 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

1

Credit Type

IIP

Non-Member Cost

$125

Proficiency Level

Beginner

Delivery Type

  • On-Demand

Audience Type

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

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