Course detail

DAY 1 : NO PATIENTS HALF DAY

  • Presentation of the subsystems: gantry, table motion, panel
  • Safety Procedures: table pauses, emergency button, pressure sensitivity devices
  • Start and shutdown procedure
  • Presentation of remote control
  • Presentation of home position
  • Presentation of CZT technology and the specificity of the system (pinhole,…)
  • Accessories (Straps, ECG, supine, prone,….)
  • Patient positioning (auto centering…)
  • Daily QC NM
  • Presentation of the D570c console: login, to do list, database, protocol editor
  • Presentation of the cardiac acquisition type (gated/non gated)
  • Simulation of daily routine acquisition
  • Basic protocols creation

DAY 2 : 2-3 PATIENTS ACQUISITIONS

  • Daily QC
  • Daily X-RAY QC
  • CT theory (rotation speed, slice thickness, filters, IQ enhance…)
  • CT dose review
  • Manual, Auto mA and Smart mA settings and use
  • CT scan parameters and their effect on dose
  • Pediatric protocols
  • Presentation of the CT console part: to do list, database, protocol editor, CT recon
  • CT scanning
  • Scan types (helical, axial, cine)
  • Scan techniques (kV, slice thickness, speed, etc)
  • Protocol selection end editing
  • CT Reconstruction
  • Prospective and retrospective reconstructions
  • CT Recon parameters for NM localization and fusion
  • CT Recon parameters for diagnostic CT
  • Acquisitions following site
  • Xeleris Processing: image processing, printing, network
  • Protocols creation- rest of protocols

DAY 3 : PATIENTS ACQUISITIONS

  • Daily QC
  • Daily X-RAY QC
  • Acquisitions following site (Thyroid, Renal,…)
  • Protocol update
  • Xeleris- Cardiac processing
  • Xeleris- printing, data export (jpeg, avi)

DAY 4 : PATIENTS ACQUISITIONS

  • Daily QC
  • Daily X-RAY QC
  • Acquisitions following site
  • Protocol update
  • Xeleris- Cardiac processing
  • Xeleris- printing, data export (jpeg, avi)

DAY 5 : PATIENTS ACQUISITIONS HALF DAY

  • Daily QC
  • Daily X-RAY QC
  • Acquisitions following site
  • Protocol update
  • Xeleris- Cardiac processing, List mode….
  • Weekly QC

Accreditation

College of Radiographers CPD Endorsement

This course has been approved by The College of Radiographers 

And may support outcomes 1 - 9 of CPD Now


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