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Exhibitor Symposiums

AHRA is pleased to partner with the leading companies in the imaging industry to bring you educational sessions that cover the most up-to-the-minute industry topics and issues. The following symposiums are offered at no additional charge to attendees and all offer ARRT Category A CE credits.

Several AHRA and AHRA Education Foundation partners host and present a symposium during the Annual Meeting. Because these companies’ support is essential to providing education to members, the AHRA is asking all attendees to attend as many of the exhibitor educational symposiums as possible to show appreciation. Attend 4 or more and be entered to win a free 2019 Annual Meeting registration (a $675 value). Simply have your badge scanned and you will be automatically entered in the drawing.

Sunday, July 22

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare
Tommaso Mansi PhD – Director of R&D , Siemens Healthineers

The presentation will describe state-of-the-art applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare. It will highlight how AI drives efficiency and productivity, contributes to better outcomes that matter for patients, and increases the quality of care by expanding precision medicine. We will address scanner and instrument level technologies, workflows covering reading and guidance, and patient-centric clinical decision support, including advanced concepts such as the Digital Twin.

You will learn:
• About state-of-the-art applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare.
• How AI drives efficiency and productivity, contributes to better outcomes that matter for patients, and increases the quality of care by expanding precision medicine.
• About scanner and instrument level technologies, workflows covering reading and guidance, and patient-centric clinical decision support, including advanced concepts such as the Digital Twin.


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Monday, July 23

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM
Gadolinium Contrast safety Update 2018: What you need to know
Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, MD, FACR 

The presentation will be a discussion of benefits and strengths of the available extracellular fluid space gadolinium based MR contrast agents as well as an update on safety issues including NSF risk and the recently discovered concerns over gadolinium deposition in patients with normal renal function. The impact of recent knowledge on clinical neuro MRI practice will be covered with an emphasis on dealing with high risk clinical patients and circumstances.

You will learn to:
• Understand the benefits and strengths of the available extracellular fluid space gadolinium based MR contrast agents.
• Understand the role of MR contrast in the development of NSF and gadolinium retention
• Appreciate the role that stability plays in the risk associated with MR contrast agents.
• Become familiar with strategies for risk mitigation for vulnerable patient populations.
 
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5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Safe, Fast and 3D: Transforming Your Imaging Department and Providing Value to Referring Physicians

Chris Smith  CNMT, RT(N) – Administrative Director, Radiology & Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery
Kriti Gwal MD- Pediatric Radiology, Pediatric Nueroradiology, University of California, Davis - Shriners Childrens Hospital, Northern California
 
During the symposium, you will learn about the role of EOS in the orthopedic care pathway from patient positioning, to dose reduction and efficient exam workflows. Discover how other hospitals have grown their referring physician network, drawn patients through ALARA imaging, increased the efficiency of their exam workflows, and incorporated 3D into their clinical routine. EOS is more than an imaging system. Join us to learn how our advanced orthopedics platform will enable you to provide your doctors with brilliant images, robust 3D data and a complete suite of 3D surgical planning solutions for the spine, hip and knee.

You will learn: 
• You will learn about the role of EOS in the orthopedic care pathway from patient positioning, to dose reduction and efficient exam workflows.
• You will learn how to use the EOS chair to address a broader patient population including non-ambulatory patients.
• You will learn how to use EOS as a recruitment tool for top surgeons, referring physicians and conscientious patients.
• You will learn the benefits of 3D and how to make it a part of your clinical routine through 3D Services and the EOSapps suite of 3D surgical planning software.
 
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Tuesday, July 24

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
State of the Union: Imaging Market Update
Stuart Clark, BA – Managing Director and National Spokesperson, The Advisory Board
 
The profitability of the imaging enterprise continues to face headwinds. To make the best strategic and operational decisions for their programs, radiology leaders need to have an understanding of the reimbursement, regulatory and market demand changes underfoot. Suppliers and service providers need to understand the top priorities of imaging leaders in the broader health care system to help ensure products and services are tailored to meet evolving imaging needs. This presentation will discuss the key regulatory updates and market forces impacting imaging.

You will learn:
• Overview of critical pressures confronting providers
• Outlook for inpatient, outpatient, and ED volumes
• Impact of reimbursement and regulatory changes

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Wednesday, July 25

7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
Developments in Pediatric Imaging: Best Practices in Dose, Comfort, and Safety
Gregg R. Cretella, Steven Don, MD, Robert MacDougall, M.Sc

Recently published FDA guidance, coupled with the ongoing work of the Image Gently Alliance and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), continues to refine the safety and effectiveness of pediatric X-ray imaging. This session will update the audience on initiatives of the Image Gently Alliance, the American College of Radiology Dose Index Registry, introduce highlights of the FDA Guidance on X-ray imaging devices that are indicated for pediatric populations, and report on the progress of AAPM Task Group 252 (Methodology for the development of pediatric techniques for CR/DR).

With the recent transition from Computed Radiography to Digital Radiography, this session will also examine current dose-monitoring and repeat/reject analysis tools, advances in DR technology, and the best pediatric imaging practices that can help achieve optimum image quality at the appropriate dose. New technologies that aim to reduce repeat imaging and customize x-ray technique based on patient size will also be introduced.

You will learn to:
• Evaluate the readiness of your radiology department to better serve the pediatric population.
• Make sound decisions when considering the acquisition of new technologies that are indicated for use with pediatric patients.
• Develop a strategy to use the appropriate dose for pediatric patients while optimizing diagnostic quality.
• Correlate the recent advances in exposure surveillance and DR technologies to the improvements in pediatric patient comfort, safety and imaging outcomes.

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