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    Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2022
    McCormick Place, Chicago

Courses and Schedule

ASRT@RSNA 2022 Courses

Earn up to 8 continuing education credits on courses presented during ASRT@RSNA. Each course is approved for 1 Category A+ CE credit. Your registration also includes access to the Associated Sciences Program and the RSNA Technical Exhibits.

Course
Date
Time
Speaker

Tuesday, Nov. 29

  • Leading Medical Imaging Like a Start-Up

    11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Ryan Duggan, BHSc, RTR, MHI(c)

    Description

    Successful start-up businesses create significant value for customers, employees and shareholders. Implementing management philosophies from effective start-ups could improve both the patient and employee experience in medical imaging.


    Learning Objectives

    • Review the foundational elements of successful start-ups.
    • Discuss practical examples of applying these elements to medical imaging environments.
    • Recognize situations in medical imaging that could benefit from the application of successful start-up elements.
  • Lunch Break

    12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

    Description

     


    Learning Objectives

  • Imaging Transgender Patients: What the Radiologic Technologist Needs to Know

    1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

    Evelyn F. Carroll, M.D.

    Description

    Transgender and gender diverse patients are a growing patient population that often experiences health inequities throughout the health care system. Health care disparities in this population are compounded by a lack of knowledge and understanding of TGD persons and their health care-related needs by well-intentioned health care providers. Dr. Carroll will break down the basic terminology and concepts of gender diversity, provide an overview of gender affirming medical care, and share strategies to create an inclusive environment for TGD patients and colleagues in the radiology department. Dr. Carroll draws on her years of lived experience and her expertise in imaging TGD patients to deliver an authentic presentation on a topic relevant to all radiologic technologists.


    Learning Objectives

    • Understand basic terminology and concepts of gender diversity.
    • Become familiar with the health care disparities facing the transgender and gender diverse patient population.
    • Learn how to create an inclusive clinical practice and work environment for TGD patients and colleagues.
  • Compassionate Communication – Keeping Patients at the Heart of Practice

    3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

    Amy Taylor, Ph.D.

    Description

    In 2013, how U.K. health care professionals provide care to their patients came under the spotlight with the release of the Francis report. The need to understand compassion and how radiographers can engage in compassionate practices became central in the drive to enhance patient-centered care and experience. This presentation integrates the findings of two U.K. radiography doctoral projects (one diagnostic and one therapeutic) undertaken independently from 2014-2020. The outcome will be to illustrate the complexity of a concept that appears straightforward and to emphasize the centrality of communication in giving individualized care to patients undergoing diagnostic imaging and therapy.


    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the importance of compassionate communication in radiography and appreciate its role in clinical delivery.
    • Recognize and engage in practices that communicate compassion to patients.
 

Wednesday, Nov. 30

  • Radiation Safety Culture and You

    8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

    Timothy Blackburn, Ph.D., DABR, R.T.(R)

    Description

    Radiographers and associated American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certificate holders dispense much of the radiation to the public during medical treatment. This presentation will examine changes in gonadal shielding policy and methods to ensure best practices in reducing patient and staff radiation exposure. Radiation safety culture and ethics associated with radiation risk will be discussed.


    Learning Objectives

    • Discuss shielding policy changes with patients and their families.
    • Identify practice behaviors that may lead to reduced patient and staff radiation exposure.
    • Describe ways to improve radiation safety culture in a practice.
  • Making the Invisible Visible: Bringing Intimate Partner Violence in Focus

    9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

    Bharti Khurana, M.D.

    Description

    N/A


    Learning Objectives

    • Recognize intimate partner violence as a highly prevalent public health issue.
    • Understand the key role of radiology in facilitating early diagnosis of IPV and in disrupting the cycle of abuse.
  • Delivering a Superior Patient Experience

    11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Laura Aaron, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(M)(QM), FASRT, FAEIRS

    Description

    The patient experience is a common theme in health care because of its link with reimbursement. All areas of health care, including radiology, must know how to create a positive experience for the patient. In this presentation, the speaker will explore the factors that impact the patient experience, and the strategies and techniques technologists can use to create a superior patient experience.


    Learning Objectives

    • Discuss the concepts of patient- and family-centered care.
    • Explain the relationship between the patient experience and the impact on radiology.
    • Develop techniques to create a superior patient experience.
  • Lunch Break

    12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

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  • A Case for Fluoroscopy

    1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

    Travis Prowant, M.S.H.S., R.R.A., R.T.(R)(CV)(CT)

    Description

    This presentation will provide a broad understanding of the principles of fluoroscopy in radiology and a familiarity with the available diagnostic techniques, their values and limitations, and how they may be used in the management of the patient. With advancements in other imaging modalities such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, many fluoroscopic exams are no longer performed routinely. The speaker will discuss the value of fluoroscopy in the dynamic nature whereby clinical questions can be answered, and in the safety and cost-effectiveness realms.


    Learning Objectives

    • Explain how fluoroscopy is used to enhance overall patient care and department efficiency.
    • Explain radiation protection strategies for the patient, radiographer and radiologist during fluoroscopic exams.
    • Describe patient preparation, contrast materials used, patient positioning and patient education for gastrointestinal and genitourinary procedures.
    • Discuss anatomy, variants and pathological conditions.
    • Summarize the important role of the R.T. and R.R.A. in the day-to-day fluoroscopy schedule.
  • R(AI)DIOLOGY: An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Its Radiologic Future

    3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

    Bradford Gildon, M.A., B.S.R.T., R.T.(R)

    Description

    In this presentation, the speaker will review the historical context of artificial intelligence, explain what it is, describe the general concepts of how it works, and provide examples of AI use in health care and radiology (e.g., using radiographic image data to help detect COVID-19). The science and technology of AI continue to make increasing gains in functionality, but ethical and legal implications may quickly outpace these advancements. The implications of AI are profound, and it may change the landscape of not only radiology, but also of the future of health care delivery.


    Learning Objectives

    • Define artificial intelligence and review a brief history of its development.
    • Contrast various aspects of AI, machine learning and deep learning processes.
    • Identify current and emerging applications of AI in everyday life, health care and radiology.
    • Review the ethical and legal implications of using AI in health care and radiology spaces.