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Want to Get Away? Radiology Conferences-Spring Edition

Posted: 04/18/11 | 967 views

 

In January we blogged about radiology conferences throughout the winter months that provided opportunities to earn CE credits, learn new and exciting information in the field of radiology, and also a chance to “get away” from the daily grind of the work week.  Now we would like to take the opportunity to provide you with six spring/summer conferences throughout the United States that you can take advantage of over the next few months.

1.  The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Pass or Repeat?

Course Facilitator: Jorge Casanas, MEd, RT(R) (CV) (QM)

Date: May 14, 2011 8AM-4:15PM

CE Credits: 8

Cost: $119

Venue:   Advanced Health Education Center
                   8502 Tybor Drive
                  Houston, Texas  77074
                 (P) 800-239-1361

Course topics include but not limited to:

  • Exposure Techniques and ALARA
  • What Makes a Good Radiograph
  • Radiographic Quality
  • Quality Management
  • The Role of the Radiographer in Quality Management
  • Film Critique
  • And Many More!

 2.  Trauma Radiology in a Digital Technology World

Course Facilitator: Michael Enriquez, MPA, BSRT, RT(R)(CT)

Date: May 21, 2011 8AM-4:15PM

CE Credits: 8

Cost: $119

Venue: Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
            8235 NE Airport Way
            Portland, Oregon  97220
            (P) 503-281-2500

 Course topics include but not limited to:

  • Digital Radiography Basics
  • Creating the Digital Image
  • Abdomen, chest, cervical spine
  • Upper extremities: from humeral head to fingertips
  • Lower extremities- from femoral head to the tips of the toes
  • Radiography of the fractured hip
  • Digital Exposure Indicators

3.  Imaging: Beyond the Normal Patient

Course Facilitator: Mark Struthers BSRT,RT(R)(MR),CMRT,CIIP

Date: May 21, 2011 8AM-4:15PM

CE Credits: 8

Cost: $119

Venue: Red Lion Hotel
            18220 International Blvd.
            Seattle, Washington  98188
            (P) 206-246-5535

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Gymie Pod X-Ray Cassette Holder Promo Video

Posted: 04/18/11 | 2,894 views

MLB Pitchers Carry Heavy Burden on Their Shoulders

Posted: 04/11/11 | 671 views

Major League Baseball (MLB) just finished the first full week of the 2011 season and already there are 92 players listed on the disabled list (DL) covering all 30 teams.  The majority of the injuries are minor; mostly illness, soreness, cramps, or pulled muscles.  But as the 162 game season progresses throughout the next six months, the number of injuries will increase, become more severe, or could potentially even end a players’ season or career. 

According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), over 23,000 shoulder replacement surgeries are performed each year in the United States.  Although Osteoarthritis is the most common reason for this orthopedic procedure, rotator cuff injuries from repetitive stress (often occurring in professional athletes such as baseball players), is also a common cause of shoulder replacement surgery.  So what could be considered “repetitive stress” for a professional athlete?  Just to put into perspective Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1966-1993, accounted for 5,714 strikeouts and 2,795 walks, which AT MINIMUM means he threw 28,322 pitches during his career.  Talk about repetitive stress?!?  And that number does NOT include off-season practice, spring training practice and games, regular season game-day warm-ups, post-season appearances, foul balls, full counts, or even pitching in a wiffle ball game in the backyard!  Factoring in all those tosses and Ryan could easily have thrown more than 50,000+ pitches in his major league career.  How such repetitive stress on a pitchers arm can cause the need for shoulder replacement surgery is explained in a report by Dr. Champ Baker Jr. and Dr. Andrew Ayers of the Hughston ClinicRead More »