Digital Mammography and Clinical Applications (Live Simulcast)

Digital Mammography and Clinical Applications (Live Simulcast)
Course ID: Simulcast-DIGITALMM-288-179
Event Location:Advanced Health Education Center, 8502 Tybor Drive, Houston, Texas, USA, 77074
Credit: 8 Credits Category A
Date: 10/28/2018 08:00 am - 10/28/2018 04:15 pm
Instructor : Deborah Thames , RT(R)(M)(QM)
Price: $189.00
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Please register early and reserve your place by registering online or calling 800.239.1361 **Please note that live simulcast and live event registrations close 48 hours prior to the event date, and phone registrations for live simulcasts close at 1pm CST the day before the event is to begin.

**AHEC Live Webinars and Simulcasts are hosted through Zoom. You can use a computer/laptop or an Android/iOS mobile device. Click the following link to download the required plugin for "Zoom Client for Meetings": https://www.zoom.us/download. Please scroll down to view the system requirements for Zoom. For detailed instructions on preparation and completion of a webinar or simulcast click this LINK.**

*This live, instructor-directed course meets the Texas Medical Board requirements for all registered Medical Radiologic Technologists to obtain at least 3 hours of instructor-directed continuing education. Please refer to the TMB website for more information at this LINK

 

**DISCLAIMER: This course begins at 8am CST. There will be a lunch break and the course will conclude at 4:15pm CST.

This is the SIMULCAST. This event is also available as a LIVE EVENT. Follow this LINK to register for the LIVE EVENT.

Come with us as we explore the mammographer’s world in this updated digital mammography course designed just for the professional mammographer! Join the AHEC faculty for a day of information designed to help you meet the challenges of digital mammography. Gain valuable information about digital mammography quality control and understand what those QC numbers really mean in the automated world of quality control. Take a look at the theory and physics of this fabulous technology. Discuss your digital mammography positioning challenges and learn how to work with them. Learn how to recognize digital mammography artifacts and what causes them. Brush up on your pathology recognition skills and round out the day learning about clinical applications from positioning to mechanical to software issues. Come to learn and return to work with a renewed sense of pride for the wonderful job you do every day as you save lives one patient at a time!

Course Topics

  • Digital Mammography Basics
  • Digital Mammography Theory and Physics
  • Positioning
  • Digital Artifacts
  • Quality Control - What Do These QC Numbers Mean?
  • Clinical Applications
  • Pathology of the Breast in the Digital World

You must watch the entire simulcast session. If you log in 15 minutes after the simulcast has started, you will not be issued a certificate. The system we use monitors interactivity and will provide us with a report.

Start Time Based on Time Zone:

  • 9:00 AM Eastern
  • 8:00 AM  Central
  • 7:00 AM  Mountain
  • 6:00 AM  Pacific
  • 5:00 AM  Alaska
  • 4:00 AM  Hawaii

AHEC Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Cancellations received within two weeks of the program are not eligible for a refund and will receive a tuition credit toward a future AHEC course or home study. No refunds will be made after the course starts/occurs.
  • AHEC reserves the right to cancel a course if the minimum number of attendees is not met. Customers are eligible for a full refund if AHEC cancels a course. AHEC is not responsible for travel costs incurred by attendees, including non-refundable airline tickets.
  • Simulcast attendees that cannot log in due to technical difficulties beyond their control may be eligible for a refund, but must contact AHEC on the day of the simulcast before the conclusion of the course. There are no refunds for webinars.

System Requirements:

  • An internet connection (broadband wired or wireless – 3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Operating Systems:
    • MacOS 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or later
    • Windows 8/8.1
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Vista with SP1 or later
    • Windows XP with SP3 or later
  • Tablets:
    • Surface PRO 2 with Windows 8.1
    • iOS and Android devices
  • Web Browsers:
    • Windows Internet Explorer 7+
    • Firefox
    • Chrome
    • Safari 5+
    • Opera 12+

**For more information on the system requirements please click this LINK

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This program provides AHRA Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states. You must attend the entire program to receive your certificate of completion.
Deborah Thames , RT(R)(M)(QM)

Deborah is a mammography technologist at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, where she is responsible for screening and diagnostic mammography, stereotactic core biopsies, and digital mammography. In addition to working on the Mobile Transit Mammography Unit, she excels at routine and fluoroscopic diagnostic procedures in diagnostic radiology. Deborah received her radiologic technologist certification from Stephen W. Brown School of Radiology in Augusta, Georgia.