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ASRT Expands CT Basics Series

Nov 13, 2012

The ASRT has expanded its popular CT Basics series to include two new modules focused on common pathological conditions seen on computed tomography images.

The new pathology modules provide an overview of how CT images can specifically identify the distinct appearance of pathological conditions and CT's ability to evaluate traumatic injuries. In addition, the modules explore the use of CT and CT volume rendering techniques in the evaluation of abdominal masses, vascular pathologies, calcium scoring and gastrointestinal diseases. The modules incorporate 106 images depicting 43 pathologies.

Adding CT pathology modules was a logical step for the series, said ASRT Chief Academic Officer Myke Kudlas, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(QM). "Our goal is to keep the CT Basics series fresh and timely, and since understanding pathology is critical in producing quality CT images, we're confident that it will add value to the series."

The complete package now features 12 modules covering a broad range of CT topics including fundamentals of CT, equipment and instrumentation, sectional anatomy and pathology, and a number of other topics.

Practicing technologists will earn at least 1 Category A continuing education credit for each module. Participants who successfully complete all the modules can earn 16 CE credits and will receive a document from ASRT recognizing their achievement.

In addition, to ensure that educational institutions have the complete series for their classrooms or staff members, ASRT will provide the complete and updated 12-module series at no cost to those who purchased the original 10-module institutional version. Institutions that have not purchased the institutional series have until Dec. 31, 2012, to buy the complete new series at the original 10-module price.

"A solid understanding of CT pathology will enhance CT technologists' skill sets and help them produce top-notch images," Kudlas said. "We believe that the new pathology modules offer essential information that technologists can use in the workplace."

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