One of the most common questions that we get relates to the use of oral and IV contrast material. We are, therefore, developing a new section dedicated to this topic.
Go to Contrast Issues in CT
This section of CTisus was designed to provide informational resources for physicians and technologists interested in virtual colonoscopy.
Go to Virtual Colon
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The rapid evolution of multidetector CT (MDCT) has impacted all aspects of patient diagnosis from cardiac imaging to vascular imaging to hepatic imaging. The development of these new scanners requires a close look at all aspects of our CT programs ranging from our scan protocols, to contrast injection to the use of oral contrast.
Due to rapid advances in technology, radiologists and radiologic technologists often require a comprehensive review of recent advances in computed body tomography. This activity will focus on multidetector/multislice CT and newer systems including dual-source CT scanners. The schedule offers a series of 40-minute lectures designed to concentrate on specific topics in-depth, including state-of-the-art technology and software.
The website ctisus.com enters its 14th year of providing the premier website dedicated to Computed Tomography Scanning (CT scanning). The site provides a range of content ranging from CT scan protocols for CT scanners from Siemens Medical, GE Healthcare, Phillips Medical and Toshiba Medical to a series of over 600 weekly vodcast and podcasts addressing a wide range of CT topics. The teaching file has over 175,000 state of the art images ranging from images of the kidney, to pancreas to liver and cardiac imaging to name a few. The site provides pearls or key points on a range of CT topics and between 50 and 150 new pearls are added monthly. A journal club provides summaries of the 15-30 best CT articles published that month. Additional site resources include programs dedicated to cardiac CT, virtual colonoscopy and IV contrast related issues. We also answers questions posted by our users in the Ask the Fish section of the site. Other features too numerous to mention include a medical illustration gallery and a challenging monthly quiz. The site is designed to be easy to navigate and use and provide an outstanding user experience. Whether you are listening to our lectures on YouTube or the Apple Store you will find the best in medical education on CT scanning. We hope you enjoy the site and its contents.
Elliot K. Fishman, MD