INA – The Advanced Health Education Center, in partnership with Rend Lake College, is hosting a seminar to address new challenges and careers in the rapidly developing field of medical imaging.
Nowhere in medicine has the computer had more impact than upon medical imaging, according to the AHEC. In switching from analog to digital imaging, the workforce needs to know more than just the “knobology.”
This seminar, “Digital: Facts and Fiction,” will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in Room 103 of the Applied Science Center on the RLC Main Campus in Ina. It is being led by Loretta Carter and will provide participants an opportunity to gain valuable CE credits.
Learn how digital images are created and how they are being used. Join the AHEC and RLC for a full day of digital information that will increase understanding and enhance performance in clinical applications.
Carter [MBA, RT (R)] is the E-Commerce Program Manager for AHEC. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in imaging informatics. Carter has taught radiography for MedVance Institute of Radiologic Technology and served as both a clinical coordinator and interim program director. Her teaching background – when combined with practical experience in computer and information technology, project management and medical imaging – allows her to relate the knowledge needed to understand today’s highly-complex imaging modalities and their integration into the computer-based medical environment.
She is a certified PACS administrator with an intimate knowledge of both the clinical and IT aspects of the enterprise network system – specifically radiology information systems and PACS. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from Troy State University and a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Saint Leo College in Tampa, Fla.
Topics at the conference will include the evolution, economics and healthcare benefits of filmless imaging; the electronic medical record and PACS; how digital images are acquired and formed; and numerous elements of computed radiography and digital radiography.
Those who submit paid registration before Friday, Sept. 28, will get the discounted $99 rate. Call the AHEC at 800-239-1361, fax them at 713-772-0155, or go on-line to www.aheconline.com.