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Toshiba announces advanced technologist courses in CT and MR

Toshiba America Medical Systems : 03 December, 2007  (New Product)
Toshiba America Medical Systems has announced two new advanced technologist courses in CT and MR available at the Toshiba Education Center in Irvine, California, USA.
'Toshiba offers a blended approach to healthcare training, offering courses from basic to advanced, to provide an effective, comprehensive learning experience,' explained Sharon Yoon, director, Education and Sales Support, Toshiba. 'These advanced courses in CT and MR are designed to not only train technologists in advanced applications and operations, but also to teach them why these applications are important and how they impact and improve overall patient care.'

Toshiba's two new advanced courses are:

Advanced Cardiac CT Course - Toshiba's Aquilion 64-slice CT system

The Advanced Cardiac CT training course for technologists provides a foundation of cardiac anatomy and physiology with ECG and cardiac gating concepts. This three-day course is accredited for continuing education by the ASRT Education Foundation and uses the same protocol as the CorE64 worldwide, multi-centre trial. Technologists experienced with the operational functions of the Toshiba Aquilion 64 system should attend. After completing this programme, technologists will be proficient in:

- Cardiac anatomy and physiology
- SURECardio CTA scanning
- Coronary artery calcium scoring
- Cardiac functional analysis

Advanced MR Breast Imaging Course - Toshiba's Vantage MR system

The Advanced MR breast imaging course is a two-day training course for technologists that provides a foundation of breast anatomy and physiology, patient preparation and positioning and parameter selection. Advanced concepts taught in this course include an overview of the ACR guidelines for breast MRI, evaluation of breast cancer, Implant rupture and the use of CAD. After completing this programme, the technologists will be proficient in the following applications and operations:

- Breast anatomy
- Physiology and disease process
- Scanning of patients for breast cancer
- Implant rupture
- Image processing
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