This on-demand course equips participants with the knowledge to enhance workflows in radiology and related specialties employing imaging technology, covering differences between Computerized and Digital Radiography (CR/DR), workflow analysis, change recommendations, and quality assurance implementation. Additionally, it explores CR/DR applications in specialties like mammography, dentistry, and radiation therapy, alongside quality control measures for digital radiography.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Analyze and compare the advantages and disadvantages of Computerized Radiography (CR) and Digital Radiography (DR) technologies to make informed decisions on their implementation in a healthcare setting.
  • Evaluate and assess the workflow in radiology and other specialties that use imaging technology, identifying areas for improvement, and recommending changes to optimize efficiency and patient care.
  • Develop and implement a quality assurance program for CR/DR, including protocols for image acquisition, processing, and storage, to ensure accurate and reliable diagnostic results.
  • Apply the principles and techniques of CR/DR in specialized areas such as mammography, dentistry, and radiation therapy, adapting the technology to meet the specific needs and requirements of each specialty.
  • Utilize appropriate quality control measures for digital radiography, including regular equipment calibration, image quality assessment, and adherence to regulatory standards, to maintain the accuracy and reliability of diagnostic images.

Format/Class Structure

This is a self-paced course, accessible completely online. You can expect to spend about 5 hours completing this course.

Who Should Take This Course

Overall, this course is suitable for a wide range of professionals involved in radiology, medical imaging, and other specialties that utilize imaging technology. It is also beneficial for students and researchers interested in these fields and healthcare IT professionals supporting imaging systems.

Content Outline

Module 1: Radiology Workflow

  • Why workflow
  • Radiology workflow
  • Exceptions
  • Cardiology

Module 2: RT and Other Workflow

  • Radiation therapy
  • Teaching files
  • Clinical trials
  • Image processing
  • Image sharing and import/export

Module 3: Specialties

  • Veterinarian imaging
  • Pathology
  • Dentistry
  • Ophthalmology
  • Visible light
  • External photography

Module 4: CR/DR Intro

  • CR/DR basics
  • Example systems
  • Implementation

Module 5: CR/DR Special Apps

  • Mammography
  • CAD
  • Dentistry
  • Radiation therapy
  • QA/QC for digital radiography

CE Credit

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine has approved this activity for 5.0 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.

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Topic

  • Applications
  • PACS
  • QI/QA
  • Radiology
  • Training

Credit Amount

5

Credit Type

IIP

Non-Member Cost

$250

Proficiency Level

Intermediate

Delivery Type

  • On-Demand

Audience Type

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

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