ce4rt website

New Continuing Education site.


I was just was made aware of a continuing education site I think you should check out. It’s a very straight forward, easy to navigate site, and all the credits are approved by the ASRT.

Here’s the link: ce4rt  Getting continuing education is now easier for radiologic technologists who are busy and on the go. And finally there are courses that are made for you and your profession instead of physician books that are out of your scope of practice. No more sitting in seminars all day or snail mailing books to get credits. We have unique courses offering a variety of credits to meet your needs. At CE4RT.com we offer easy and affordable continuing education you can get on your smartphone, tablet, or PC you can get right now and have your credits today.

I hope you find it useful, and comments are welcomed.

Update to this post, I didn’t realize it but I had already had this site in my continuing education pages under XRayCeRT, it seems Jason Eisenbeisz has updated his link. I hope this doesn’t cause any problems, and I encourage you to visit his site.

My Professions


My Professions

I love this picture, it reminds me of the 2 professions I’ve been involved in for almost all my life, a retired radiologic technologist, and a professional drummer. I just wanted to share it!!

 

Xray drum kit.

Xray drum kit.

Mobile Technology to Infiltrate Radiology Education


Like everything today mobile technology is advancing into the radiology education market. Here’s a very good article by Lisa Haar from DiagnosticImaging online, on the subject.

Mobile Technology to Infiltrate Radiology Education

Mobile Technology to Infiltrate Radiology Education – See more at: http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/mobile-technology-infiltrate-radiology-education#sthash.1ba9qIij.dpuf

Innovations in CT imaging of acute stroke


I found this article very informative and educational, and I wanted to share it.

Innovations in CT imaging of acute stroke: Adding value, reducing dose, improving consistency, by Anne Marie McLellan, DO, Idoia Corcuera-Solano, MD, and Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, MD, FACR.

Stroke remains a leading cause of mortality and permanent disability worldwide. Brain imaging plays a crucial role in early diagnosis and yields essential information regarding tissue integrity, a factor that is determinant in identifying patients likely to benefit from thrombolytic therapy. Readily available in most settings, computed tomography (CT) maintains a dominant role in the evaluation of patients with acute stroke. In this paper, we discuss several innovations in per- fusion and CT angiography of acute stroke, which have an impact on quality, consistency, and radiation dose.

Radiologists hit hard by CT code bundling!!


Shared Story from the Auntminnie CT Community

Radiologists hit hard by CT code bundling By Kate Madden Yee, AuntMinnie.com staff writer

April 29, 2014 — When reimbursement codes for CT of the abdomen and pelvis were bundled in 2011, there was a dramatic 29% reduction in imaging payments for these procedures, according to a study in the May issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Radiologists were the most affected, concluded the researchers from Thomas Jefferson University.

Read More:   Article Auntminnie CT Community

Bras help cut chest CT radiation dose.


After all the years of  in CT, I always thought this was true. Now we have a study.

Brassieres help cut chest CT radiation dose
By Eric Barnes, AuntMinnie.com staff writer

May 5, 2014 — Wearing a bra during a chest CT scan can significantly reduce dose to radiosensitive tissues by holding breast tissue within the lower-dose region created by tube-current modulation techniques, concludes a new study in the May issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology

Read the entire article at CT Community Auntminnie