Radiology CME Course Highlight: Managing The CT Operation

Any radiology department is only as good as the person managing it. Over the years the healthcare industry has shifted, and we’re seeing more and more radiologists with active knowledge of the field stepping into managerial positions within their departments, a change that has certainly benefitted the industry. With that being said, the challenges faced by a radiologist in a managerial position are much different from those faced in the reading room, and in order to effectively leverage your leadership role you need to be prepared to not only identify core challenges within your department, but also how to appropriately navigate them.

The CT industry is a unique sector of radiology, an ever-changing beast that presents with its own specific challenges.  Managing CT operations can be complicated, but whether or not you do it effectively can make or break your organization. Our radiology CME course highlight of the week, “Managing The CT Operation”, acts as a guide for current CT managers and those who are stepping into new leadership roles within their department. Presented by leaders from the nation’s top institutions and hospitals, this session highlights talks centered around the core issues for CT managers and radiologists overseeing CT operations.

Topics include:

•Regulatory and Accreditation Issues, including ACR, NEMA XR-29, and Joint Commission Compliance

•Process Improvement Projects, including IV Defects, Stroke Code Optimization, and ED Turnaround

•Protocol and Practice Management, reviewing AAPM resources and daily routines of an effective administrator

•Starting New Programs: Oncology tracking, TAVR, and MECT

Managing The CT Operation” is part of ISCT’s CT Academy track, one of three specialized tracks from our 2017 symposium. Our CT Academy courses cover the fundamental topics of CT technologies, techniques, and protocols. They’re packed full of “nuts and bolts” topics and practical expert tips necessary to help maximize quality, save dose, and get the images you need. They’re must-watch courses for anyone in CT, whether you’re new to the industry or have been practicing for decades. You can learn more about our “Managing The CT Operation” course here, or check out our other radiology CME courses - including our full course from ISCT 2018 - on our education on-demand site!

Sara McFarland