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CT Radiation Visiting Fellowships: Understanding Safe Practices and Protocols

The Webster Center for Advanced Research and Education in Radiation offers national and international visiting fellowships for radiologists and technologists interested in CT radiation dose as it pertains to daily clinical practice.

The Webster Center for Advanced Research and Education in Radiation is pleased to announce national and international visiting fellowship for radiologists and technologists interested in a comprehensive learning experience in CT radiation dose as it pertains to daily clinical practice. Separate curriculums will be followed for radiologists and technologists.

Mission

To offer distinct educational opportunities to understand, comprehend and build lower radiation dose CT practices.

Faculty

Director: Mannudeep K. Kalra, MD

Faculty: Michael H. Lev, MD, Mannudeep K. Kalra, MD, Dushyant Sahani, MD, Cristy Savage, Sarabjeet Singh, MD, Sjirk J. Westra, MD

For Radiologists

The 3-5 day national and international visiting fellowships in radiation safety for CT are designed to provide postgraduate radiologists with an opportunity for specialized continuing education in different aspects of CT radiation dose. National and International Visiting Fellows will participate in the following educational opportunities:

  • Orientation: Didactic presentations on CT radiation dose: basic and advanced strategies for reducing radiation dose, current iterative reconstruction programs.
  • Image-based learning: Steps to reduce radiation dose and interpretation of low-dose CT images. Self guided and interactive program.
  • How to make dose efficient CT protocols: Interactive discussion on low-dose CT protocols with subspecialty radiologists (abdominal, chest, pediatric and neuro-radiologists). A detailed discussion of low-dose protocols in specific disciplines.
  • At the scanner: Witness low-dose CT examinations in routine clinical workflow. Learn how to save and implement low-dose CT protocols. Participation in MCQ-based quiz on basic aspects of radiation dose.
  • Clinical Interpretation of low dose CT: Spend a day observing and interacting with subspecialty radiologists reporting CT examinations (optional).

For national visiting fellows, the American College of Radiology certifies that this continuing medical education program meets the criteria for 40 credit hours per week in Category 1, provided it is completed as designed. Both National and International Visiting Fellows will receive a certificate of completion from the Webster Center.

For Technologists

The 2-3 day visiting fellowship in radiation safety for CT is designed to provide CT technologists with an opportunity for specialized continuing education in different aspects of CT radiation dose.

Visiting fellows will participate in the following educational opportunities:

  • Presentations on CT radiation dose: Understanding scan parameters. Risks and strategies for reducing radiation dose.
  • Steps to making dose efficient CT protocols: Interactive discussion with lead technologists or radiologists. Recognizing low-dose CT images and troubleshooting.   
  • A day at the scanner: Witness low-dose CT examinations in routine clinical workflow with our technologists. Quiz on basic radiation aspects and its discussion.

Upon completion of the fellowship, visiting technologists you will receive a certificate of completion from the Webster Center.

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Fees

Radiologists:

  • National visiting fellowship in radiation safety for CT: $750
  • International visiting fellowship in radiation safety for CT: $400

Technologists:

  • National and international visiting fellowship in radiation safety for CT: $350

Note: International applicants are responsible for their own visa application.

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