The Timeline of Medical Imaging

This annual continuing education program for imaging professionals will revisit the history of medical imaging and provide critical updates about the impact of COVID-19 on the profession.

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Radiology During a Pandemic: A COVID-19 Report

This presentation will focus on the effect of the SARS-CoV-2/COVID 19 pandemic and its impact upon health care, specifically radiology departments and personnel. After a short update on the current national impact the lecture will focus on the specific radiological associations such as the RSNA, ACR, ASRT, and other health conglomerates such as the CDC and CMS as they relate to best practices for radiology department operations and infection control. In addition to specific guidelines for departments a discussion on how imaging professionals can enhance their own understanding of the disease, where they can find resources and current legislation aimed to assist individuals on a very personal basis.

 

  • Review the current COVID-19 statistics in New York and nationally;
  • Learn the stance on the pandemic by the largest Radiography Society in the world, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT);
  • Describe the lobbying efforts of Radiologic Associations to influence congressional legislation aiming to provide direct financial help to imaging professionals;
  • Outline the guidelines for staying safe in the healthcare environment during the pandemic;
  • Identify COVID-19 resources for imaging professionals;
  • Explain the CDC guidance and ACR protocols for returning outpatient radiology services;

 

Eric Lobel, M.A., R.T(R), President, New York State Society of Radiologic Sciences; Assistant Professor, Radiologic Technology & Medical Imaging; New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York; American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), House of Delegates, Astoria, New York

 

Radiology, Then and Now

The field of radiology has seen countless changes in the last century since x-rays were discovered 125 yrs. ago and it seems that the changes are happening even more quickly due to the transition to the digital world. Changes to the equipment, changes to the processes, changes to the techniques, & changes to the profession are happening more rapidly than we can adapt and assimilate. In order to survive and remain competitive – it is essential that we stay abreast of these changes as well as gain an appreciation of the past accomplishments that we have all contributed to. This presentation will highlight many of the studies that were commonly performed in the mid-70’s when I was a student and new technologist and compare and contrast them to the way we image body systems today. You will be totally astounded and entertained.

  • Describe procedures that were commonly performed in the 70’s;
  • Explain the advances in the technologies that took us to where we are today;
  • Outline future developments in science and technology develops;
  • Compare and contrast traditional and contemporary techniques.

 

Merryl N. Fulmer, B.S., R.T. (R)(M)(MR)(QM)(CT)

 

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