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Courses and Schedule

Courses are subject to change. CE approval is pending for all Educational Symposium courses.


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Speaker
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  • Registration and Tote Bag Pick-up
    Wednesday, June 19
    4-7 p.m.
     
    Registration 2

    Pick up your registration badge and tote bag at the Registration desk starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Stop by on Wednesday to avoid the potentially long lines Thursday morning. For on-site registration, please visit the On-Site Registration kiosk near the registration area.

     

     
  • Breakfast on Own
    Thursday, June 20
     
     
     

     

     

     
  • ASRT Foundation Donor Lounge
    Thursday, June 20
    7 a.m.-5 p.m.
     
    Salon 13

    ASRT Foundation donors improve the lives and careers of R.T.s everyday by creating opportunities in education, research and international outreach. And now, the Foundation would like to help improve the lives of our donors.

    As a special thank you to ASRT Foundation donors of $100 or more, the Foundation is once again hosting the exclusive Donor Lounge. During your break from the ASRT Educational Symposium and Annual Governance & House of Delegates meeting, drop by the lounge to relax, refresh with some food and beverages, and learn about the good work your donation is making possible. Haven't donated yet? There's still time. Your $100 or more donation can be made through the ASRT Foundation website or in person at the ASRT Foundation booth during the ASRT Expo.

    Thinking about donating but want more information first? Stop by the foyer of the Donor Lounge. We'd love the opportunity to say hi and talk with you about Foundation programs and giving opportunities.

     

     
  • Registration and Tote Bag Pick-up
    Thursday, June 20
    7 a.m.-7 p.m.
     
    Registration 2

    Pick up your registration badge and tote bag at the Registration counter. For on-site registration, please visit the On-Site Registration kiosk near the registration area.

     

     
  • Is Leadership Your Super Power?
    Thursday, June 20
    8-9 a.m.
    Novice
    Grand Ballroom A

    Today, leadership is not what it used to be. Communities from business to government to faith-based organizations are looking for leaders to inspire, motivate and deliver on ethics and integrity. However, often there seems to be a shortage of admirable leaders, no matter where we turn. The good news is that leadership can come from anywhere. It is no longer just the purview of the person with the title but can be the influencer in the midst of the follower group. This presentation is a discussion about leadership needs today and is intended to inspire attendees to demonstrate leadership and courage in ordinary and extraordinary situations. The presenter will use examples, videos, survey results and a learning plan to encourage participants to consider their leadership super power and even help create a map for the future.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Recognize that leadership is a behavior — not a title — and that everyone is called to lead.
    • Foster leadership in yourself and others.
    • Communicate and demonstrate leadership in ordinary and extraordinary times.
    • This course has been approved for 1.0 Category A credit.

      This course has been approved for 1.0 MDCB credit.

  • Governance and Affiliate 101
    Thursday, June 20
    9:15-10:15 a.m.
    Novice
    Salon 1

    Have you ever wondered who makes governance decisions or how the voting process in the House of Delegates works? ASRT House of Delegates leaders and the Practice Standards Council chairman will introduce students to the governance process, the affiliate structure and the steps involved in the development and maintenance of the ASRT Practice Standards for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy. The presenters also will identify ways attendees can get more involved with their affiliate societies.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Discuss the ASRT governance process.
    • Define a main motion and describe how it is presented for a vote.
    • Describe the ASRT Practice Standards for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy and how they are used.
    • Identify the governance cycle, the affiliate system and ways to get involved.
     
  • Radioiodine Therapy for Hyperthyroidism and Thyroid Carcinoma
    Thursday, June 20
    9:15-10:15 a.m.
    Intermediate
    Salon 3

    Explore radioiodine therapies for the treatment of hyperthyroidism and thyroid carcinoma. The presenter will discuss patient dosages as well as appropriate radiation safety techniques, patient preparation, inpatient vs. outpatient treatment and exit instructions. He also will cover exposure risk to the general public and changes to associated protocols and guidelines over time.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Describe hyperthyroidism, thyroid carcinoma and the conditions associated with each disease.
    • Identify the patient preparation, procedure and contraindications for radioiodine hyperthyroidism and thyroid carcinoma treatment.
    • Explain the radiation safety concerns and associated exit instructions for in-patient and out-patient treatment.
    • Discuss how exit instructions have changed for patients receiving high doses of radioactive iodine.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 Category A credit.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 MDCB credit.

    ASRT has determined in its best judgment that this course has content directly related to the use of ionizing radiation and may be accepted as "direct" for Texas licensed R.T.s.

  • Trending Up From Within
    Thursday, June 20
    9:15-10:15 a.m.
    Intermediate
    Salon 10

    Session sponsored by Canon Medical Systems USA

    Discover how data drives managerial decision making in health care and the effect of team culture on the data. Gain insight into the factors that affect process improvement and explore the main causes of inefficiency, which make it more difficult to meet increasing demands in less time. The presenter will introduce a “bottom-up” approach to demonstrate how people and teams can increase positive results. He will provide attendees the data and rationale to make changes that result in improved scores from patients and customers, as well as encourage them to search within for answers to the question, what keeps us from our best?

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Identify data collection points used in performance improvement.
    • Discuss how the team effects the data and the data affects the team.
    • Explain factors that lead to process delays unique to medical imaging.
    • Present the role that people play in the team.
    • Outline the responsibilities of leaders in each process.
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    This course has been approved for 1.0 Category A credit.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 MDCB credit.

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  • An Update on CT Dose: Conversations and Controversies for 2019
    Thursday, June 20
    9:15-10:15 a.m.
    Intermediate
    Salon 12

    Corporate support provided by Hitachi Healthcare Americas.


    Hear a comprehensive update on the latest issues and controversies related to patient radiation dose during computed tomography procedures. The presenter will outline the current status and ongoing areas of research in CT dose reduction. He also will discuss state-of-the-art technologic advances and the empirically supported best practices to reduce patient dose in participants’ own practices. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to share their experiences and techniques for CT dose reduction.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Contextualize the controversies regarding the use of CT examinations and the associated radiation dose/risk for patients.
    • Interpret the latest empirical data on radiation dose during CT and the related risk of biologic harm.
    • Discuss the current concepts and controversies regarding the efficacy of patient shielding during CT procedures.
    • Outline the latest technologic advances designed to help reduce patient radiation dose during CT procedures.
    • Apply best practices for minimizing patient dose during various CT procedures, in accordance with different system technologies.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 Category A+ credit.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 MDCB credit.

    ASRT has determined in its best judgment that this course has content directly related to the use of ionizing radiation and may be accepted as "direct" for Texas licensed R.T.s.

    ASRT also has determined in its best judgment that this course content meets requirements for California licensed R.T.s. Radiologic technologists licensed in California can claim 1.0 credit for this course by manually submitting their course completion information to the State of California. 

  • Siemens Healthineers: Optimize Your Mammography Positioning
    Thursday, June 20
    9:15-11:30 a.m.
    Novice
    Salon 9

    Workshop sponsored by Siemens Healthineers

    Limited seating

    Discover communication and relaxation techniques to enhance the patient experience during a mammography procedure. Using didactic and hands-on equipment training, participants will learn how to position patients using good body mechanics to obtain the maximum amount of breast tissue in each image. The presenters also will explain the image quality characteristics required in the American College of Radiology guidelines.

    Please note that this workshop was presented at the 2018 Educational Symposium in Las Vegas. Unless you have entered a new biennium, you will not receive CE credit if you attended the workshop in 2018.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • List the ACR clinical image criteria for craniocaudal and mediolateral oblique views.
    • Communicate effectively with patients and help them relax during mammographic procedures.
    • Explain the importance of using optimal compression for examinations.
    • Describe how to use good body mechanics to maximize the amount of breast tissue available to image.
    • Compare and contrast positional image quality issues.
    • Identify new techniques for positioning patients with breast implants.
    • Discuss the uses of various additional views.

     

    This course has been approved for 2.5 Category A credit.

    This course has been approved for 2.0 MDCB credit.

    ASRT has determined in its best judgment that this course has content directly related to the use of ionizing radiation and may be accepted as "direct" for Texas licensed R.T.s.

    Additionally, ASRT has determined in its best judgment that this course has content that satisfies Mammography Quality Standards Act requirements.

    Siemens Healthineers
  • ARRT 101
    Thursday, June 20
    10:30-11:30 a.m.
    Novice
    Salon 1

    This course offers future certification and registration candidates a better understanding of the purpose and structure of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The presenter will discuss eligibility and maintenance of certification to help attendees understand the “Equation for Excellence.” Attendees also will learn about the resources available to help them interact successfully with the ARRT.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Describe the mission of the ARRT and state its “Equation for Excellence.”
    • List valuable document resources available to students.
    • Summarize the purpose of continued education.
    • Discuss resources and opportunities to interact with the ARRT.
  • Staying Safe in MR Imaging
    Thursday, June 20
    10:30-11:30 a.m.
    Novice
    Salon 3

    Learn about the importance of magnetic resonance imaging safety in today’s world beginning with the perception and reality of the MR suite. Safety in this environment requires constant vigilance and access to current information. The presenter will discuss various electromagnetic environments, their potential hazards and their effects on medical and nonmedical implants. He also will review the recent ASRT white paper on MR safety and its potential impact.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Explain why the magnetic environment does not elicit the same reaction as radiation.
    • Describe the various forces that exist within the MR suite.
    • Discuss the importance of communication and the need for current information.
    • Summarize current safety documents, such as the ASRT MR safety white paper.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 Category A+ credit.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 MDCB credit.

  • How CMS Requirements Will Impact Imaging Orders in 2019 and Beyond
    Thursday, June 20
    10:30-11:30 a.m.
    Intermediate
    Salon 10

    Session sponsored by Canon Medical Systems USA

    Congress instructed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to require physicians ordering imaging exams to consult a qualified clinical decision support mechanism that relies on American College of Radiology appropriate use criteria. Decision support is a powerful tool within the electronic medical record that assists physicians during order entry. Specifically, it helps providers select the appropriate imaging exam given a structured indication. Appropriate use criteria gives providers a score that ranges from one to 10 based on the procedure selected and indication. Low scoring procedure and indication pairings alert physicians to consider alternative procedures. The goal is to give providers guidance, reduce changed orders and fulfill the 2019 CMS mandate to remain in compliance.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Verbalize why CMS is asking for the use of decision support and appropriate use criteria.
    • Explain the basics of decision support and why it is a useful tool for ordering providers.
    • Discuss the involvement of the ACR within the CMS mandate.
    • Describe possible implementation strategies and training.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 Category A credit.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 MDCB credit.

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  • Correlation of Diagnostic CT to Radiation Therapy Simulation
    Thursday, June 20
    10:30-11:30 a.m.
    Novice
    Salon 12

    Corporate support provided by Hitachi Healthcare Americas.


    There is a direct correlation between diagnostic computed tomography procedures and radiation therapy planning. Optimizing initial scans saves time and benefits patients during treatment. Recognition that imaging can be used after the time of acquisition, in addition to diagnosing, can prove vital to quality care.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Discuss the importance of patient advocacy.
    • Differentiate between types of equipment.
    • Explain the value of contrast utilization.
    • Optimize scanning techniques.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 Category A+ credit.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 MDCB credit.

    ASRT has determined in its best judgment that this course has content directly related to the use of ionizing radiation and may be accepted as "direct" for Texas licensed R.T.s.

    ASRT also has determined in its best judgment that this course content meets requirements for California licensed R.T.s. Radiologic technologists licensed in California can claim 1.0 credit for this course by manually submitting their course completion information to the State of California. 

  • Expo Hall (lunch provided)
    Thursday, June 20
    11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
     
    Grand Ballroom C

    Enjoy lunch as you discover exciting products and information at the Expo Hall. Meet with the 2019 Exhibitors and Corporate Supporters to discover what's new.

     

  • Elevating the Profession
    Thursday, June 20
    1:30-2:30 p.m.
    Novice
    Salon 1

    The profession of radiologic technology struggles with the “just a technologist” mentality. This perception needs to change. The ASRT practice standards and the ARRT standards of ethics have been embraced by the radiologic technology community as guides to professional behavior and decision making for the profession. However, these documents do not clearly identify professional values. Through the presenter’s original research, professional values of radiologic technologists were identified. She will discuss approaches to advance the profession, including the importance of professional values, educational requirements, licensure, conducting research, publishing and becoming involved in the profession.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Define professional and professionalism.
    • Discuss professional values of various allied health professions.
    • Explain an original research study of perceptions of professional values for radiologic technologists.
    • Summarize approaches to advance the profession.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 Category A credit.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 MDCB credit.

  • Mobile Imaging
    Thursday, June 20
    1:30-2:30 p.m.
    Intermediate
    Salon 3

    In the past, portable radiography was performed using a hand-carried machine. Although the machines used in hospitals and major urgent care centers are now called mobile units, most technologists still use the term portable to refer to mobile imaging. The technique, also sometimes called bedside radiography or trauma radiography, is needed for patients unable to travel to the radiology department, patients who cannot be moved due to isolation precautions and patients in the operating room. There are three common mobile units: the self-propelled battery operated unit, the capacitor-discharge mobile units and the mobile C-arm.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Describe the main features of the three types of mobile units.
    • Discuss the appropriate radiation protection required during bedside radiography.
    • Summarize mobile imaging, exposure technique, anode heel effect and grid usage.
    • Explain specific modifications necessary when imaging.
    • Share recommendations to ensure image consistency in mobile imaging.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 Category A credit.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 MDCB credit.

    ASRT has determined in its best judgment that this course has content directly related to the use of ionizing radiation and may be accepted as "direct" for Texas licensed R.T.s.

    ASRT also has determined in its best judgment that this course content meets requirements for California licensed R.T.s. Radiologic technologists licensed in California can claim 1.0 credit for this course by manually submitting their course completion information to the State of California. 

  • Can You Ever Be Completely Prepared?
    Thursday, June 20
    1:30-2:30 p.m.
    Intermediate
    Salon 10

    Session sponsored by Canon Medical Systems USA

    Explore the concept of continuous survey readiness in imaging departments and the reality underlying it. Understand the information and strategies that can maximize preparedness for mandatory or voluntary surveys conducted by state or federal agencies. The presenter will share three years of survey data, as well as explain changes that have occurred in standards, elements of performance and scoring used by the Joint Commission. She will discuss the 2019 National Patient Safety Goals and their effect on patient care and safety. The scope of discussion will include hand hygiene, medication labeling, medication storage, documentation in medical records and the inclusion in daily operations. In addition, with recent natural disasters, she will explain the importance of emergency preparedness in medical imaging.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Summarize the “Safer Matrix” and “Clean Sweep.”
    • Discuss the National Patient Safety Goals and their effect on imaging.
    • List new changes to standards.
    • Describe the effects of new standards.
    • Explain disaster preparedness for imaging.
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    This course has been approved for 1.0 Category A credit.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 MDCB credit.

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  • A Simplified Review of the Brain From a Cross-sectional Perspective
    Thursday, June 20
    1:30-2:30 p.m.
    Intermediate
    Salon 12

    Corporate support provided by Hitachi Healthcare Americas.


    Refresh your brain about the brain from a cross-sectional perspective using a simplified approach. The presenter will use computed tomography images to briefly review the coverings, the spaces, the areas and the fuel (blood supply) that feeds the brain. She will use trivia and fun facts in this interactive presentation.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Explain the brain coverings and their purpose.
    • Identify the ventricular system and its location.
    • Summarize the areas and blood supply of the brain.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 Category A+ credit.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 MDCB credit.

    ASRT has determined in its best judgment that this course has content directly related to the use of ionizing radiation and may be accepted as "direct" for Texas licensed R.T.s.

    ASRT also has determined in its best judgment that this course content meets requirements for California licensed R.T.s. Radiologic technologists licensed in California can claim 1.0 credit for this course by manually submitting their course completion information to the State of California. 

  • Siemens Healthineers: Optimize Your Mammography Positioning (Repeat)
    Thursday, June 20
    1:30-3:45 p.m.
    Novice
    Salon 9

    Workshop sponsored by Siemens Healthineers

    Limited seating

    Discover communication and relaxation techniques to enhance the patient experience during a mammography procedure. Using didactic and hands-on equipment training, participants will learn how to position patients using good body mechanics to obtain the maximum amount of breast tissue in each image. The presenters also will explain the image quality characteristics required in the American College of Radiology guidelines.

    Please note that this workshop was presented at the 2018 Educational Symposium in Las Vegas. Unless you have entered a new biennium, you will not receive CE credit if you attended the workshop in 2018.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • List the ACR clinical image criteria for craniocaudal and mediolateral oblique views.
    • Communicate effectively with patients and help them relax during mammographic procedures.
    • Explain the importance of using optimal compression for examinations.
    • Describe how to use good body mechanics to maximize the amount of breast tissue available to image.
    • Compare and contrast positional image quality issues.
    • Identify new techniques for positioning patients with breast implants.
    • Discuss the uses of various additional views.

    This course has been approved for 2.5 Category A credit.

    This course has been approved for 2.0 MDCB credit.

    ASRT has determined in its best judgment that this course has content directly related to the use of ionizing radiation and may be accepted as "direct" for Texas licensed R.T.s.

    Additionally, ASRT has determined in its best judgment that this course has content that satisfies Mammography Quality Standards Act requirements.

    Siemens Healthineers
  • The Joint Venture Between the Staff Radiographer and the Student
    Thursday, June 20
    2:45-3:45 p.m.
    Intermediate
    Salon 1

    The staff radiographer’s engagement in the clinical component of the students’ education is crucial and must emphasize both practice and feedback. The presenter will discuss methods for technologists to encourage and motivate students through feedback, as well as how their efforts lead to successful student learning in the clinical setting. She also will identify strategies for technologists, such as using students’ prior knowledge, communication of expectations, scaffolding and reflection. In addition, attendees will review the purpose and types of feedback, strategies for implementation and the student assessment process.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Employ methods for students to transfer classroom knowledge to the clinical setting.
    • Discuss the significance of practice for radiography students and identify strategies to motivate student practice.
    • Describe the significance of feedback given to students and determine methods for providing constructive feedback.
    • Apply the assessment process to student practice.
    • Integrate practice and feedback into the day-to-day activities of student learning in the clinical setting.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 Category A credit.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 MDCB credit.

  • Intussusception: Sonographic Findings to Fluoroscopic Reduction
    Thursday, June 20
    2:45-3:45 p.m.
    Intermediate
    Salon 3

    Explore the correlation between sonographic and radiographic modalities in the finding and treatment of intussusception in pediatric patients. The presenters will discuss susceptible age groups, types of intussusception, sonographic protocol and fluoroscopic reducibility. Sonographer awareness of ultrasound findings, radiologist diagnosis and prompt radiographic treatment improve successful reducibility rates of intussusception via enema therapy under fluoroscopy.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Explain sonographic protocol for pediatric bowel evaluation.
    • Recognize sonographic small-bowel vs. large-bowel intussusception.
    • Describe types of fluoroscopic enema reduction for intussusception.
    • Discuss adverse effects of fluoroscopic enema reduction and alternative therapies.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 Category A+ credit.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 MDCB credit.

    ASRT has determined in its best judgment that this course has content directly related to the use of ionizing radiation and may be accepted as "direct" for Texas licensed R.T.s.

    ASRT also has determined in its best judgment that this course content meets requirements for California licensed R.T.s. Radiologic technologists licensed in California can claim 0.5 credit for this course by manually submitting their course completion information to the State of California. 

  • Employee Engagement vs. Employee Satisfaction: What’s the Difference?
    Thursday, June 20
    2:45-3:45 p.m.
    Advanced
    Salon 10

    Session sponsored by Canon Medical Systems USA

    In all workplaces there are those who are “on fire” for an organization's mission and those who squeak by in their daily role. The presenter will focus on why employees should be more than just satisfied in their job and how they can become engaged in the mission and promise of service delivery.

    Please note that this session was presented at the 2018 Radiation Therapy Conference in San Antonio. Unless you have entered a new biennium, you will not receive CE credit if you attended the session in 2018.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Discuss the differences between job satisfaction and staff engagement.
    • Identify common clinical scenarios that highlight a poorly engaged workforce.
    • Apply a simple process template to organize, discuss and implement solutions to increase staff engagement in the workplace.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 Category A credit.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 MDCB credit.

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  • Use of Computed Tomography in Research
    Thursday, June 20
    2:45-3:45 p.m.
    Intermediate
    Salon 12

    Corporate support provided by Hitachi Healthcare Americas.


    Learn about research and the realm of clinical trials, including federal and pharmaceutical company funding. Discover the role of the radiologic technologist regarding protocol development and providing meaningful input to the research team. The presenter also will discuss how CT has transformed clinical trials and cancer imaging. She will demonstrate how robust CT data influence the training and validation of artificial intelligence algorithms. Shifting gears, she will cover microscopic CT and interesting methods by which CT is used to advance research, which will segue into the often overlooked uses of CT for anthropology and forensics. By the end of the lecture, you should leave with a well-rounded understanding of the power of CT and its importance in research.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Define research and the difference between federal and pharmaceutical company funding.
    • Explain the role of the radiologic technologist in imaging and protocol development.
    • Describe how CT is used to determine treatment response and other measures of cancer management.
    • Summarize how CT data sets assist in the training and execution of AI algorithms.
    • Identify what constitutes the field of micro-CT.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 Category A+ credit.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 MDCB credit.

    ASRT has determined in its best judgment that this course has content directly related to the use of ionizing radiation and may be accepted as "direct" for Texas licensed R.T.s.

    ASRT also has determined in its best judgment that this course content meets requirements for California licensed R.T.s. Radiologic technologists licensed in California can claim 1.0 credit for this course by manually submitting their course completion information to the State of California. 

  • Clinical and Co-curricular Engagement for African American Student Success
    Thursday, June 20
    4-5 p.m.
    Intermediate
    Salon 1

    Student engagement — the manner in which students connect with the educational environment — affects student success. This presenter will reveal African American student and alumni perspectives toward approaches to improve clinical and co-curricular student engagement by drawing from the literature and highlighting original research. The study findings suggest that opportunities exist for improving the experiences of African American medical imaging students. Recommendations for future actions necessary to support African American student success include improved communication, creation of more inclusive clinical educational environments and increased opportunities for same-race support. In addition, including African American medical imaging community members in the planning and implementation process is key to the success of future initiatives.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Identify factors that affect the success of African American medical imaging students in the clinical setting.
    • Describe student success and student engagement in medical imaging.
    • Explain transformative and mixed methods research as potential approaches to answer research questions and as applied to this study.
    • Discuss recommendations for improvements in clinical and co-curricular student engagement practices for African American students.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 Category A credit.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 MDCB credit.

  • Active Shooter in Health Care: How To Respond
    Thursday, June 20
    4-5 p.m.
    Novice
    Salon 3

    An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. As active shooter incidents in the United States occur more often, medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals should be prepared —mentally and physically — to respond to an active shooter situation. The presenters will discuss multiple health care active shooter response plans that can be implemented in medical imaging and radiation therapy departments to keep providers and patients safe. In addition, they will detail common gunshot injuries, assessing those injuries using various medical imaging modalities and ethical considerations during an active shooter event. Hear about results from an original research study examining radiologic science educators’ preparedness for active shooter events in their classrooms and institutions.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Recognize the importance of implementing an active shooter training program in medical imaging and radiation therapy departments.
    • Identify common injuries associated with gunshot wounds.
    • Describe the role of various medical imaging modalities in assessing gunshot injuries.
    • Discuss ethical considerations involving health care active shooter events.
    • Evaluate active shooter preparedness among medical imaging and radiation therapy educators.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 Category A credit.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 MDCB credit.

  • Quality Assessment Processes To Confirm Image Quality and Patient Safety
    Thursday, June 20
    4-5 p.m.
    Intermediate
    Salon 10

    Session sponsored by Canon Medical Systems USA

    Learn about the quality assessments that confirm image quality and patient safety. Quality improvement committees perform assessments that include patient surveys to ensure they can have the images performed, image processes, image quality, and radiation exposure of patents and staff members. Once quality assessments are performed, processes help the quality improvement committee review and discuss the results of the assessments and provide corrective action plans if discrepancies are noted. Various types of corrective action plans exist, such as staff member education, assessments of patients prior to the imaging, updates of technical factors to reduce the radiation exposure and/or improve the image quality, and assessments of the imaging unit. Follow-up quality assessments confirm if the discrepancies have been corrected or if additional revisions are need. The ultimate goal of periodic quality assessments is to ensure appropriate imaging performance by the technical staff members, image quality and safety for patients and staff members.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Implement a quality assessment process.
    • Assess imaging processes, image quality and patient safety–related procedures.
    • Review results of quality assessments.
    • Implement corrective action plans.
    • Demonstrate the overall quality and patient safety for your facility.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 Category A credit.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 MDCB credit.

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  • CT in Veterinary Medicine: A Comparative View
    Thursday, June 20
    4-5 p.m.
    Novice
    Salon 12

    Corporate support provided by Hitachi Healthcare Americas.


    Examine the similarities and differences in computed tomography imaging between human and veterinary patients. CT imaging is a standard practice of care in human medicine and quickly is becoming available — and even demanded — by pet owners. The presenter will discuss the indications for veterinary CT exams, compared to humans, as well as compare and contrast positioning and scan techniques. He will use patient images to demonstrate the key points of this topic.

    After participating in the session, you will be able to:

    • Explain the technical and economical forces that drive the use of CT in veterinary medicine.
    • Identify the positioning and anatomic planes between human and quadruped patients.
    • Discuss the imaging paradigm that is emerging with CT in veterinary medicine, as it relates to human medicine.
    • Identify the anatomic similarities and differences between species and their CT appearance.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 Category A credit.

    This course has been approved for 1.0 MDCB credit.

    ASRT has determined in its best judgment that this course has content directly related to the use of ionizing radiation and may be accepted as "direct" for Texas licensed R.T.s.

    ASRT also has determined in its best judgment that this course content meets requirements for California licensed R.T.s. Radiologic technologists licensed in California can claim 0.5 credit for this course by manually submitting their course completion information to the State of California.

  • Expo Hall, Welcome Reception and Pin Exchange
    Thursday, June 20
    6-8 p.m.
     
    Grand Ballroom C

    For more than 20 years, attendees have been enjoying the Welcome Reception and Pin Exchange. This popular tradition involves members of affiliate societies swapping commemorative lapel pins featuring their states. Join over 300 radiologic technologists from across the country at this fun, kick-off event.

     

  • ASRT-sponsored Breakfast
    Friday, June 21
    7-8 a.m.
     
    Executive Ballroom

    Please join us for a hot breakfast and coffee, tea and juice.

     

  • Delegate Check-in
    Friday, June 21
    7-8 a.m.
     
    Executive Foyer

    Delegates must be checked in and credentialed prior to the opening of the first seating of the House of Delegates meeting. This process helps ASRT staff verify that you arrived for the meeting and that you will be seated as a delegate.

     

  • Registration and Tote Bag Pick-up
    Friday, June 21
    7 a.m.-1 p.m.
     
    Registration 2

    ASRT staff will be available to help with any registration needs and answer any questions related to the meeting.

     

  • ASRT Foundation Donor Lounge
    Friday, June 21
    7 a.m.-5 p.m.
     
    Salon 13

    ASRT Foundation donors improve the lives and careers of R.T.s everyday by creating opportunities in education, research and international outreach. And now, the Foundation would like to help improve the lives of our donors.

    As a special thank you to ASRT Foundation donors of $100 or more, the Foundation is once again hosting the exclusive Donor Lounge. During your break from the ASRT Educational Symposium and Annual Governance & House of Delegates meeting, drop by the lounge to relax, refresh with some food and beverages, and learn about the good work your donation is making possible. Haven't donated yet? There's still time. Your $100 or more donation can be made through the ASRT Foundation website or in person at the ASRT Foundation booth during the ASRT Expo.

    Thinking about donating but want more information first? Stop by the foyer of the Donor Lounge. We'd love the opportunity to say hi and talk with you about Foundation programs and giving opportunities.

     

  • First House of Delegates Meeting
    Friday, June 21
    8-10 a.m.
     
    Executive Ballroom

    This session includes the opening ceremony, introductions, and the adoption of the House of Delegates Standing Rules and agenda. ASRT President Melissa Jackowski will present the ASRT Presidential Report to the House. This session recognizes the most active ASRT chapters and ASRT members who have passed away since the last annual governance meeting.

     

  • ASRT Update
    Friday, June 21
    10:15-11:15 a.m.
     
    Executive Ballroom

    During the ASRT Update, CEO Sal Martino and Chairman of the Board Amanda Garlock will discuss the progress your Society has made during the past year. If you want to see how ASRT works hard for its members every day, this recap is for you! The update will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

     

  • Expo Hall (lunch provided)
    Friday, June 21
    11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
     
    Grand Ballroom C

    Enjoy lunch as you discover exciting products and information at the Expo Hall. Meet with the 2019 Exhibitors and Corporate Supporters to discover what's new.

     

  • Fellows Luncheon Meeting
    Friday, June 21
    11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
     
    Salon 3

    Current Fellows are invited to enjoy lunch, network and attend the annual business meeting of the Committee on Fellows.

     

  • ARRT Report
    Friday, June 21
    1:15-1:45 p.m.
     
    Executive Ballroom

    Hear about what is new at the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists! Its leadership will provide an update of activities at the ARRT and provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

     

  • JRCERT Report
    Friday, June 21
    2-2:30 p.m.
     
    Executive Ballroom

    Hear about what is new at the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology! Its leadership will provide an update of activities at the JRCERT and provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

     

  • Honors Evening (Reception in Grand Ballroom D)
    Friday, June 21
    5:30-7:30 p.m.
     
    Grand Ballroom C

    Corporate support provided by Philips Healthcare.


    The Honors Evening is one of the highlights of the annual governance meeting. We will acknowledge distinguished ASRT members for their service and dedication to the Society and the radiologic sciences. Reception will immediately follow in Grand Ballroom D.

     

  • ASRT-sponsored Continental Breakfast
    Saturday, June 22
    7-8 a.m.
     
    Executive Ballroom

    Please join us for a light continental breakfast.

     

  • Registration and Tote Bag Pick-up
    Saturday, June 22
    7 a.m.-1 p.m.
     
    Registration 2

    ASRT staff will be available to help with any registration needs and answer any questions related to the meeting.

     

  • ASRT Foundation Donor Lounge
    Saturday, June 22
    7 a.m.-3 p.m.
     
    Salon 13

    ASRT Foundation donors improve the lives and careers of R.T.s everyday by creating opportunities in education, research and international outreach. And now, the Foundation would like to help improve the lives of our donors.

    As a special thank you to ASRT Foundation donors of $100 or more, the Foundation is once again hosting the exclusive Donor Lounge. During your break from the ASRT Educational Symposium and Annual Governance & House of Delegates meeting, drop by the lounge to relax, refresh with some food and beverages, and learn about the good work your donation is making possible. Haven't donated yet? There's still time. Your $100 or more donation can be made through the ASRT Foundation website or in person at the ASRT Foundation booth during the ASRT Expo.

    Thinking about donating but want more information first? Stop by the foyer of the Donor Lounge. We'd love the opportunity to say hi and talk with you about Foundation programs and giving opportunities.

     

  • Open Forum on Proposed Changes to Practice Standards
    Saturday, June 22
    8-9 a.m.
     
    Executive Ballroom

    Please join attendees for a presentation, update and Q&A regarding the Practice Standards Document Revision process.

     

  • Bylaws Open Forum and Commission Hearing
    Saturday, June 22
    9:15-10:15 a.m.
     
    Executive Ballroom

    The Bylaws Open Forum and Commission Hearing provide an open environment where all attendees can ask questions regarding the proposed bylaws changes and motions that have been brought forth. This allows attendees to discuss motions with the delegates they have appointed or elected to represent them in the House of Delegates.

     

  • Speaker/Vice Speaker Election Open Forum
    Saturday, June 22
    10:30-11 a.m.
     
    Executive Ballroom

    Candidates for speaker and vice speaker will have the opportunity to present a statement about their candidacy, and members may ask the candidates questions about issues influencing the ASRT and its members.

     

  • Lunch (on own)
    Saturday, June 22
    11 a.m.-1 p.m.
     
     

     

     

  • Bone Densitometry Chapter Meeting
    Saturday, June 22
    1-2:15 p.m.
     
    Salon 1

    Chapter meetings are provided for the 15 chapters to discuss motions that affect their discipline or specialty, chapter specific topics, and Q&A for those considering entering that modality. The meetings are run by the chapter chairman and an ASRT staff member will be available to answer questions. The chapter meetings are open to all attendees.

     

  • Education Chapter Meeting
    Saturday, June 22
    1-2:15 p.m.
     
    Executive Ballroom

    Chapter meetings are provided for the 15 chapters to discuss motions that affect their discipline or specialty, chapter specific topics, and Q&A for those considering entering that modality. The meetings are run by the chapter chairman and an ASRT staff member will be available to answer questions. The chapter meetings are open to all attendees.

     

  • Management Chapter Meeting
    Saturday, June 22
    1-2:15 p.m.
     
    Salon 11

    Chapter meetings are provided for the 15 chapters to discuss motions that affect their discipline or specialty, chapter specific topics, and Q&A for those considering entering that modality. The meetings are run by the chapter chairman and an ASRT staff member will be available to answer questions. The chapter meetings are open to all attendees.

     

  • Registered Radiologist Assistant Chapter Meeting
    Saturday, June 22
    1-2:15 p.m.
     
    Salon 12

    Chapter meetings are provided for the 15 chapters to discuss motions that affect their discipline or specialty, chapter specific topics, and Q&A for those considering entering that modality. The meetings are run by the chapter chairman and an ASRT staff member will be available to answer questions. The chapter meetings are open to all attendees.

     

  • Sonography Chapter Meeting
    Saturday, June 22
    1-2:15 p.m.
     
    Salon 2

    Chapter meetings are provided for the 15 chapters to discuss motions that affect their discipline or specialty, chapter specific topics, and Q&A for those considering entering that modality. The meetings are run by the chapter chairman and an ASRT staff member will be available to answer questions. The chapter meetings are open to all attendees.

     

  • Cardiac Interventional and Vascular Interventional Chapter Meeting
    Saturday, June 22
    2:30-3:45 p.m.
     
    Salon 1

    Chapter meetings are provided for the 15 chapters to discuss motions that affect their discipline or specialty, chapter specific topics, and Q&A for those considering entering that modality. The meetings are run by the chapter chairman and an ASRT staff member will be available to answer questions. The chapter meetings are open to all attendees.

     

  • Mammography Chapter Meeting
    Saturday, June 22
    2:30-3:45 p.m.
     
    Salon 12

    Chapter meetings are provided for the 15 chapters to discuss motions that affect their discipline or specialty, chapter specific topics, and Q&A for those considering entering that modality. The meetings are run by the chapter chairman and an ASRT staff member will be available to answer questions. The chapter meetings are open to all attendees.

     

  • Medical Dosimetry and Radiation Therapy Chapters Meeting
    Saturday, June 22
    2:30-3:45 p.m.
     
    Salon 11

    Chapter meetings are provided for the 15 chapters to discuss motions that affect their discipline or specialty, chapter specific topics, and Q&A for those considering entering that modality. The meetings are run by the chapter chairman and an ASRT staff member will be available to answer questions. The chapter meetings are open to all attendees.

     

  • Nuclear Medicine Chapter Meeting
    Saturday, June 22
    2:30-3:45 p.m.
     
    Salon 2

    Chapter meetings are provided for the 15 chapters to discuss motions that affect their discipline or specialty, chapter specific topics, and Q&A for those considering entering that modality. The meetings are run by the chapter chairman and an ASRT staff member will be available to answer questions. The chapter meetings are open to all attendees.

     

  • Radiography Chapter Meeting
    Saturday, June 22
    2:30-3:45 p.m.
     
    Executive Ballroom

    Chapter meetings are provided for the 15 chapters to discuss motions that affect their discipline or specialty, chapter specific topics, and Q&A for those considering entering that modality. The meetings are run by the chapter chairman and an ASRT staff member will be available to answer questions. The chapter meetings are open to all attendees.

     

  • Computed Tomography Chapter Meeting
    Saturday, June 22
    4-5:15 p.m.
     
    Executive Ballroom

    Chapter meetings are provided for the 15 chapters to discuss motions that affect their discipline or specialty, chapter specific topics, and Q&A for those considering entering that modality. The meetings are run by the chapter chairman and an ASRT staff member will be available to answer questions. The chapter meetings are open to all attendees.

     

  • Magnetic Resonance Chapter Meeting
    Saturday, June 22
    4-5:15 p.m.
     
    Salon 2

    Chapter meetings are provided for the 15 chapters to discuss motions that affect their discipline or specialty, chapter specific topics, and Q&A for those considering entering that modality. The meetings are run by the chapter chairman and an ASRT staff member will be available to answer questions. The chapter meetings are open to all attendees.

     

  • Military Chapter Meeting
    Saturday, June 22
    4-5:15 p.m.
     
    Salon 12

    Chapter meetings are provided for the 15 chapters to discuss motions that affect their discipline or specialty, chapter specific topics, and Q&A for those considering entering that modality. The meetings are run by the chapter chairman and an ASRT staff member will be available to answer questions. The chapter meetings are open to all attendees.

     

  • Quality Management Chapter Meeting
    Saturday, June 22
    4-5:15 p.m.
     
    Salon 1

    Chapter meetings are provided for the 15 chapters to discuss motions that affect their discipline or specialty, chapter specific topics, and Q&A for those considering entering that modality. The meetings are run by the chapter chairman and an ASRT staff member will be available to answer questions. The chapter meetings are open to all attendees.

     

  • ASRT Foundation's SURFIN' IN PARADISE DANCE
    Saturday, June 22
    7-10 p.m.
     
    Executive Ballroom

    Wax your board, don your shades and ride the party wave with your fellow Big Kahunas from across the country at the 2019 ASRT Foundation's Surfin' in Paradise party, during the Annual Governance and House of Delegates meeting in Orlando, Florida.

    $75 buys you a ticket to paradise where you can chill with your toes in the water, hang ten with a drink in your hand, or dance the night away...or until you wipe out. It's all for an epic cause—helping medical imaging professionals get their beach on. Your ticket purchase for this special event is considered a donation and is, therefore, nonrefundable. Fair market value of this event is $48, and $27 is tax-deductible.

    Tickets are available on a preorder, first-come, first-served basis and each includes a complimentary drink ticket. (Students get free entry and are still required to register, but will not receive a drink ticket. You must email foundation@asrt.org to register).

    Your wave is waiting! So is your ticket. Claim it today so you won't be the only one not making footprints in the sand with your bros.

    Tickets are nonrefundable.

     

  • ASRT-sponsored Breakfast
    Sunday, June 23
    7-8 a.m.
     
    Executive Ballroom

    Please join us for a hot breakfast and coffee, tea and juice.

     

  • Delegate Check-in
    Sunday, June 23
    7-8 a.m.
     
    Executive Foyer

    Delegates must be checked in and credentialed prior to the opening of the first seating of the House of Delegates meeting. This process helps ASRT staff verify that you arrived for the meeting and that you will be seated as a delegate.

     

  • Second House of Delegates Meeting
    Sunday, June 23
    8 a.m.
     
    Executive Ballroom

    The second business meeting of the House of Delegates is where the motions discussed during the Bylaws Open Forum and Commission Hearing are presented to the delegates for a vote. Motions brought to the House of Delegates deal with proposed changes to the ASRT Bylaws and practice issues. Also during this meeting, delegates will elect the speaker and vice speaker. The individuals elected will serve on the ASRT Board of Directors until June 2020.

     

  • ASRT Installation of Officers
    Sunday, June 23
    6:30-7:30 p.m.
     
    Junior Ballroom F

    Join us in recognizing retiring members of the Board of Directors and the installation of the newly elected Board.

     

  • President's Reception
    Sunday, June 23
    7:30-8:30 p.m.
     
    Junior Ballroom G

    Reception recognizing retiring members of the Board of Directors and the installation of the newly elected Board.