Quick Self Studies At a Glance
- Register for a course any time
- Delivered electronically
- Self-directed course
- Self-administered post course quiz
- Results online within 3 weeks of quiz submission
- Complimentary courses from our industry partners Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and Medtronic Canada Ltd.
Quick Self Studies are designed for technologists with a busy schedule who want to
- Continue to be informed
- Earn education credits
- Enhance their practice
- Cardiac CT – SIGNIFICANT UPDATES 2016
In the era of multi-detector, multi-slice, ultra-fast CT units, Cardiac CT now plays a central role in multi-modality imaging of heart disease in conjunction with echocardiography, coronary catheterization, nuclear medicine and MRI. As lower radiation doses are routine, it is also a vital screening tool in the diagnosis and prevention of heart disease.
- Lung Cancer- UPDATED 2017
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Canadian men and women, and many people have been touched in some way by this disease. Given the rapid pace of research in this field, this course is intended to bring learners up to speed regarding current research and treatment standards. Topics include lung cancer epidemiology, histopathology, disease signs and symptoms, diagnosis and staging, treatment options, smoking cessation tools, and community supports for those living with a lung cancer diagnosis.Read more
- PET/CT Guided Interventions
The benefits, limitations and challenges of each intervention are explored, case studies are presented to demonstrate clinical relevance, and the impact on patient treatment and care is discussed.
- Stroke and CT Perfusion
Stroke is a serious health issue that affects thousands of Canadians and is the second leading cause of death in the world. Thanks to advances in diagnosis and treatments, survival rates for stroke patients over the past decade have significantly improved. Since the decision to treat stroke is largely influenced on the basis of imaging, this quick self-study will focus on the role of CT in acute stroke.Read more
- Life Cycle of the Breast
This quick self-study course provides an exploration of the female breast and the developmental and functional changes that occur with the breasts over the course of a lifetime, through infancy, puberty, the childbearing years, the menopausal years, and old age.
There is focus on the hormonal influences within the body, as well as artificial hormones, and how they influence breast development, function and atrophy, over the lifetime of a woman.
- MRI in Radiation Therapy
This quick self-study (QSS) course will introduce to the learner the basics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and how it is being integrated into radiation therapy. This course will discuss MRI image formation, patient safety, and common image sequences. This course will also explore how MRI is being used in radiation therapy both in simulation and in treatment.
- Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
This quick self-study (QSS) course is intended to introduce the learner to stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and it’s role within radiation therapy. The course will provide an introduction to SBRT, its evolution and indications for use for certain patients. Immobilization, simulation, treatment planning and quality assurance will all be discussed in relation to SBRT. As well, there will also be a brief overview on individual tumour sites that benefit from stereotactic body radiotherapy. When the course has been completed the learner should be able to understand overall basics of SBRT and how it applies within the different departments within radiation therapy. The learner will also understand how SBRT will benefit specific patients and tumours sites.
- Stereotacic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Radiation Therapy (SRT)
The stereotactic approach to treating brain lesions has become a standard in many institutions due to the availability of treatment and immobilization options, as well as the superior patient outcomes from the therapy. This quick self study (QSS) will provide a background to the development of SRS and SRT treatments historically, guidelines for patient selection and will illustrate different proprietary devices available. Planning and treatment examples will be provided as well as examples of department and patient pathways. Upon completion of this QSS, students should have a basic understanding of immobilization, department requirements and basic planning for this therapy.
- Effective January 2017, the Computed Radiography (CR): AN Overview Quick Self Study has been discontinued.
- Effective April 2017, the Contrast Media Quick Self Study has been discontinued.
In 2015, the CAMRT partnered with Neovation / Smarter U, a learning solutions company, to transition our quick self-studies to an interactive online learning management platform. We currently have a few quick self-studies available.