CT e-Learning

Siemens Healthineers offers a variety of clinical training and continuing education offerings on PEPconnect. You can view available courses or register for any e-learning offerings below.


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Web-based Training

A web-based training is a self-paced online learning which is approximately 30 to 60 minutes in duration. It is a convenient way to receive continuing education credits, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, when, where, and how you need it.

 

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Virtual Instructor-led Training

A virtual instructor-led training is a Category A accredited online class which is 60-90 minutes in duration. In an interactive virtual classroom environment you will receive high-quality training delivered by an experienced Siemens Clinical Education Specialist.

 

Virtual Instructor-led Training Registration:
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Web-based Training

syngo.via PET & CT Oncology (WBT 2.0)
Course Description:

This web-based training will introduce the learner to the syngo.via Clinical Workflow syngoPET&CT Oncology | CT Oncology. In addition to learning about the key features and clinical benefits of the software, the participant will appreciate step-by-step instruction on loading and viewing data, manipulating images, segmenting and measuring lesions, using the Findings Navigator, performing manual RECIST/WHO measurements and how to create a report of the examination findings. Additionally, clinically-relevant tips and tricks are also discussed. Following the training, the user can check their acquired knowledge of syngoPET&CT Oncology | CT Oncology by completing a summary test.

 

syngo.via CT Vascular Analysis ( WBT 2.25)
Course Description:

This web-based training will introduce the learner to the syngo.via Clinical Workflow syngo.CT Vascular Analysis. In addition to learning about the key features and clinical benefits of the software, the participant will appreciate step-by-step instruction on loading and viewing data, manipulating images, tracing and editing vessel paths, measuring stenoses and curved linear distances, and how to create a report of the examination findings. Additionally, clinically-relevant tips and tricks are also discussed. Following the training, the user can check their acquired knowledge of syngo.CT Vascular Analysis by completing a summary test.

 

syngo.via CT NEURO DSA (WBT 2.0)
Course Description:

This web-based training will introduce the learner to the syngo.via Clinical Workflow syngoCT Neuro DSA. In addition to learning about the key features and clinical benefits of the software, the participant will appreciate step-by-step instruction on loading and viewing data, manipulating images, segmenting aneurysms using the Aneurysm Segmentation tool, measuring lesions, using the Findings Navigator, using the Neuro Best Plane feature, how to reconstruct ranges and how to create a report of the examination findings. Additionally, clinically-relevant tips and tricks are also discussed. Following the training, the user can check their acquired knowledge of syngoCT Neuro DSA by completing a summary test.

 

syngo.via CT Colonography (WBT 2.5)
Course Description:

This web-based training will introduce the learner to the syngo.via Clinical Workflow syngoCT Colonography. In addition to learning about the key features and clinical benefits of the software, the participant will appreciate step-by-step instruction on loading and viewing data, manipulating images, colon fly-through and navigation, stool tagging and removal, use of the Polyp Lens tool, how to measure suspicious lesions and how to create a report of the examination findings. Additionally, clinically-relevant tips and tricks are also discussed. Following the training, the user can check their acquired knowledge of syngoCT Colonography by completing a summary test.


syngo.via CT Cardiac (WBT 4.25)
Course Description:

This web-based training will introduce the learner to the syngo.via Clinical Workflow syngoCT Cardiac and its components syngoCT Calcium Scoring, syngoCT Coronary Analysis, and syngoCT Cardiac Function. In addition to learning about the key features and clinical benefits of the software, the participant will appreciate step-by-step instruction on performing cardiac Calcium Scoring, quantifying lesions in the coronary arteries, and evaluating cardiac function using multi-phasic datasets. Additionally, clinically-relevant tips and tricks are also discussed. Following the training, the user can check their acquired knowledge of syngoCT Cardiac by completing a summary test.


CT System Maintenance

Course Description
This web-based training is has been designed to provide the CT Technologist with relevant information regarding recommended CT system maintenance. Daily QC, Weekly QC, and database management will be discussed as a means to optimize image quality, optimize system performance, and prevent unscheduled down-time on SOMATOM CT systems.


ACR: CT Scanner Accreditation-What You Need to Know
Course Description:

This 50 minute recorded webcast is appropriate and very timely for anyone in the planning stages, currently involved in the CT Accreditation process, or anticipating a future accreditation renewal. This module provides up-to-date information on the latest revisions of the CT Accreditation Program as announced by the American College of Radiology.


An Overview of Radiation Therapy
Course Description:

This e.learning will offer an overview for radiological technologists, multi-modality technologists, or anyone with an interest in radiation therapy basics.


Building Blocks for an Efficient CT Workflow
Course Description:

This sixty-minute presentation will offer CT Technologists with extensive or little to no syngo CT experience an opportunity to learn and fine tune their exam scanning workflow skills. This session will concentrate on the basic processes from registering a patient either manually or from the scheduler, choosing the appropriate scan mode and protocol, planning single and multi-study exams, setting up and performing various reconstructions, and finally address scanning the patient. To conclude, this talk will also speak to what to do if additional images are required after the initial scan is completed.

 

CARE Dose 4D
Course Description:

This web-based training will provide all CT and other imaging professionals an in-depth look at CARE Dose4D, Siemens’ proprietary software for automatic dose modulation and optimization. The concept of a Quality Reference mAs will be discussed, and the importance of proper patient positioning will be reviewed. Additionally, the participant will learn how to customize CARE Dose4D modulation curves, and will learn how to achieve the most appropriate doses for their pediatric patient population.

 

Cardiac DynaCT Anatomy
Course Description:

The latest technology for the cath lab is bringing angiographic CT-like imaging directly to the angio table. This presentation will give the cardiac catheterization staff members an introductory overview of the cross-sectional cardiac anatomy. Anatomy, physiology, and anomalies associated with procedures performed in the cath lab will be reviewed. This will provide fundamental tools for use with Siemens Cardiac syngo® DynaCT.

 

CT Colonography: Patient Preparation, Scanning Techniques, and Postprocessing
Course Description:

CT Colonography employs virtual reality technology to produce a three-dimensional visualization that permits a thorough and minimally invasive evaluation of the entire colon and rectum. This session will discuss how critical patient preparation is for optimal results. Further highlights will cover CT Colonography techniques and postprocessing options.


CT Intervention
Course Description:

This 43 minute long e.learning is designed for the technologist and radiologist who want to learn more about CT Intervention utilizing the Siemens 3D Intervention Suite. This presentation will educate you on the use of CT Intervention in a clinical setting as well as how to perform them at the lowest achievable dose. In addition you will be able to observe three clinical procedures performed by a radiologist on the CT scanner.

 

CT Scanner Hardware – An Introduction
Course Description:
This web-based training will introduce the learner to the most common components of today’s diagnostic Computed Tomography systems. The hardware required to perform CT examinations will be reviewed and discussed including the gantry, patient table, computers, various input devices, storage media and accessories. This training will provide fundamental information for those unfamiliar with CT, and offers a useful review for more experienced imaging professionals.

CT syngo® 3D Task Card - Basic Postprocessing
Course Description:

This web-based training will provide all clinical and imaging professionals an overview of the most common types of image postprocessing. Prerequisite scan parameters will be reviewed, and the basics of Multiplanar Reconstruction (MPR), Maximum Intensity Projection (MIP), Volume Rendered Technique (VRT) and Surface Shaded Display (SSD) will be discussed.
  

Dose Management in Computed Tomography
Course Description:

You hear it on the news and you read it in the newspapers. The topic of CT radiation exposure and potential future cancer risk raises many different questions among healthcare professionals, families, and the community. Playing a front-line role in the imaging process, technologists are key to the imaging team. This session will help to verify and clarify CT dose descriptors and identify dose-reduction features as implemented in your Siemens CT scanner. The question, "What dose optimization methods can you apply in your daily routine and still maintain optimal image quality?" will be discussed.


Dual Energy CT: Clinical Applications
Course Description:

Dual Energy CT (DECT) has matured from a pure research tool to a fully clinically usable new CT imaging technology. This one-hour webcast will focus on how to make the transition of DECT into clinical practice happen at your institution. Case studies presented will focus on the information you can gain from a DECT study over a standard CT examination, and it will feature new DECT protocols that help you to significantly lower radiation exposure to the patient in thoracic and abdominal imaging. Lastly, it will cover useful hints for the introduction of DECT postprocessing into your routine workflow.


Dual Energy CT for the SOMATOM Definition
Course Description:

This e.learning will provide the imaging professional with a broader understanding of the basic concepts of Dual Energy CT and image formation, chemical composition, and physical properties of anatomical tissue and pathology, and clinical examples of Dual Energy applications.


Dual Energy CT-Technical Background and Scan Protocols
Course Description:

This one-hour webcast will cover technical principles of Dual Energy CT (DECT), the principles of the three-material decomposition and its impact on image generation. Also discussed will be DECT scan and injection protocols for body, head and neck, and peripheral runoff applications plus DECT image data postprocessing including considerations about how to generate high quality DECT examinations. Lastly, the presentation will include thoughts about DECT radiation exposure and underlying technical principles.

 

Fundamentals of Multislice Cardiac CT
Course Description:

This e.learning course will provide the technologist with a broader understanding of Cardiac CT, including fundamentals, scanner requirements, and dose. An optimal cardiac examination workflow and the basics of the EKG and how it relates to Cardiac CT imaging will also be discussed.


Fundamentals of CT Body Angiography
Course Description:

This e.learning will provide some of the basic information that will enhance your knowledge in the area of CT angiography (CTA) of the body. The following areas will be discussed: A brief historical look at contrast enhancement and angiography, the evolution of the CT scanner especially as it pertains to CTA -Basic vascular anatomy of the thorax and abdomen, the CTA examination itself will be discussed, and post-processing considerations for CTA.


Fundamentals of CT Head and Neck Angiography
Course Description:

This thirty-minute e.learning will offer CT technologists with little to no CTA experience the background knowledge necessary to identify basic vascular anatomy, how to calculate optimal injection timing and typical post-processing projections for radiologists interpretation.


Implementing a PET•CT Program
Course Description:

This e.learning is intended to provide guidance to technologists, supervisors, and managers who want to begin a new PET•CT service at their facility. Those labs that are already providing PET services, but wish to upgrade to PET•CT, may also find this course material useful.

 

Innovations in CT Dose Reduction and Dose Management
Course Description:

This webcast is designed for technologists and includes the roles and responsibilities of the Radiologic Technologist, tools and tips for CT dose reduction, and some of the ways in which CT dose can be reported and managed. At the end of the webcast you have the opportunity to listen to a question and answer session between the speakers (technologists) and the audience.

 

Multislice CT Basics
Course Description:
This web-based training will introduce the learner to the technology of Multislice Computed Tomography (MSCT). All clinical imaging professionals will benefit from a review and comparison of basic MSCT terminology. The evolution of the CT detector will be chronicled, from the first single-slice systems to today’s highest-end scanners. Additionally, adaptive array detectors, fixed array detectors, interleaved reconstruction (IVR), and Siemens’ proprietary Z-sharp technology will be discussed.


Neuro Volume Perfusion CT and Radiation Dose: What You Need to Know
Course Description:

This short 10 minute e.learning provides an overview covering the Volume Perfusion CT protocol from a risk management perspective. The goal of this e.learning is to inform you about the scanning parameters and what the expected dose estimates should be. In addition, you will learn about critical hints and tips to avoid repeat studies and best comply with the ALARA principle.

 

Optimizing CT Image Quality: Image Quality
Course Description:
This web-based training will introduce Radiologic Technologists to the fundamentals of CT image quality and the parameters commonly used to qualify IQ in CT. The 30 minute presentation will propose the idea of the “diagnostic task” – simply, is the quality of the examination sufficient to answer the question at hand? Also discussed will be image contrast and noise and how these parameters individually and together relate to IQ. Following the training, the user will demonstrate their acquired knowledge of these topics by completing a summary test. Upon successful completion of this assessment the learner will be eligible for 0.5 ASRT CEUs.


Optimizing CT Image Quality: CARE Dose4D

Course Description:
This web-based training will introduce Radiologic Technologists to Siemens’ proprietary dose reduction software CARE Dose4D. The 30 minute presentation will discuss the idea of automatic exposure control for CT examinations and how Quality Reference mAs values and dose modulation curves are used. Following the training, the user will demonstrate their acquired knowledge of CARE Dose 4D and dose reduction techniques by completing a summary test. Upon successful completion of this assessment the learnerwill be eligible for 0.5 ASRT CEUs.

 

Optimizing CT Image Quality: CARE kV
Course Description:

This web-based training will introduce Radiologic Technologists to Siemens’ CARE kV software. The 30 minute presentation will discuss how kilovoltage relates to patient dose and image quality, and how CARE kV can be used to easily and automatically optimize this parameter. Following the training, the user will demonstrate their acquired knowledge of CARE kV by completing a summary test. Upon successful completion of this assessment the learner will be eligible for 0.5 ASRT CEUs.


Optimizing CT Image Quality: Clinical Techniques
Course Description:

This web-based training will offer Radiologic Technologists valuable recommendations on how to balance CT technical parameters within the physical constraints of scanner tube capacities. The 30 minute presentation will discuss kV, mAs, and scan time as they relate to patient size, examination requirements and hardware limitations. Also discussed are Siemens’ proprietary software features CARE Profile curve, Scan Assistant and FAST Adjust. Following the training, the user will demonstrate their acquiredknowledge of these topics by completing a summary test. Upon successful completion of this assessment the learner will be eligible for 0.5 ASRT CEUs.


Optimizing CT Image Quality: Clinical Practice
Course Description:

This web-based training will look at CT dose in clinical practice – the expectations of dose delivery and dose reduction in adult vs. pediatric patient populations, the dose requirements for different examination types, and how the idea of dose in the US compares to other countries. The 30 minute presentation will review several dose reduction techniques and softwares, and will troubleshoot some common dose-related issues. Following the training, the user will demonstrate their acquired knowledge of these topics by completing a summary test. Upon successful completion of this assessment the learner will be eligible for 0.5 ASRT CEUs.
 

Overcoming Challenges in Pediatric CT Imaging
Course Description:

This session will familiarize you with important issues to proactively think about prior to scanning a pediatric patient. These issues will include sedation and, perhaps most importantly, the choice of scanning parameters that should be chosen to optimize image quality and decrease dose. Case studies will be demonstrated and ample practical tips will be provided.


Pediatric Cardiac CTA: Applications and Strategies for Dose Reduction
Course Description:

This is a 55 minute long recorded webcast for radiologists and technologists covering the main applications of Cardiac CTA for pediatric cardiology patients. This session includes a discussion of the risks and benefits for advanced imaging techniques and radiation dose reduction strategies. The presenter is Dr. B. Kelly Gleason Han, Pediatric Cardiologist, Children’s Heart Clinic, Minneapolis. The webcasts ends with a Q&A session.


Pediatric Dose e.learning
Course Description:

This e.learning module will offer information regarding the approximate dose associated with current pediatric computed tomography (CT) examinations. Included in the discussion are techniques and terminology used to measure radiation exposure and steps that can be implemented to optimize image quality and limit excessive dose to children.

 

PET/SPECT and Hybrid Image Quality Solutions
Course Description:

This e.learning will offer a comprehensive overview of image quality challenges of SPECT and PET imaging. Other areas of discussion will include patient positioning errors, patient motion, improper patient preparation, and other common errors.


Siemens Solutions for Dose Management in CT
Course Description:

This e.learning is designed for the radiologic technologist performing pediatric and adult CT studies. This module discusses the importance of minimizing the radiation dose in children and adults to as low as reasonably achievable, while maintaining diagnostic readability. Learn what these techniques and methods entail and how to apply immediately in your clinical routine.

 

Staying Ahead of the Game with Clinical Education
Course Description:

Innovative and advancing technologies are crucial to mastering the challenges of the future. With the increase in demand for healthcare, there is a tremendous need for new technologies to drive a more preventive approach to disease management, earlier diagnosis and intervention, and integrated information technology.


syngo 2009E Upgrade Part I
Course Description:

This syngo software upgrade e.learning is designed for the radiologic technologist to introduce the most important enhancements of the syngo CT 2009E software of your SOMATOM CT scanner providing you with new possibilities and to improve your workflow. Familiarize yourself with the new and improved features in the Examination, Viewing and 3D task cards as well as in the Patient Browser. You are offered different independent training chapters, which are animated and offer the option of a speaker (voice over) to support you during the learning session.

 

syngo 2009E Upgrade Part II
Course Description:

This syngo software upgrade e.learning is designed for the radiologic technologist to introduce the most important enhancements of the syngo CT 2009E software of your SOMATOM CT scanner providing you with new possibilities and to improve your workflow. Familiarize yourself with the new and improved features in Heart View CT, Calcium Scoring and Circulation as well as InSpace and InSpace Advanced Vessel Analysis. You are offered different independent training chapters, which are animated and offer the option of a speaker (voice over) to support you during the learning session.

 

syngo CT 2012B Evolve Upgrade
Course Description:
This syngo software upgrade training introduces you to the new features and most important enhancements in the syngo CT 2012B software for your SOMATOM CT scanner. Designed for the radiologic technologist and radiologist alike, this eLearning will discuss important changes to our dose-reduction technology CARE Dose4D. The training will also familiarize the learner with new features available in Dual Energy scanning on dual-source and single-source systems*, enhancements to CARE Contrast*, improvements in Iterative Reconstruction*, protection of scan protocols from unauthorized modifications and additional features to optimize workflow. The training contains films and slideshows, as well as displayed and spoken text, to convey the information clearly and effectively.
 
syngo CT 2014A Update Training – from syngo CT 2007
Course Description:
The syngo CT 2014A Update Training web-based training introduces the most important new features and enhancements to syngo CT Examination and syngo CT Evaluation. Siemens has always prioritized dose reduction – syngo CT 2014A takes this to a new level and helps customers apply the right dose in CT for each individual patient. The Dose Notification and Dose Alert features warn if dose thresholds are exceeded and Dose Reports record the applied radiation. syngo CT 2014A supports changing needs in a dynamic healthcare environment. The many new features offer increased efficiency, from image acquisition to processing, resulting in exciting new clinical capabilities. * Not all features are available to all customers. Some features require additional purchasable licenses. Please contact your local Siemens representative for details.


syngo CT 2014A Update Training – from syngo CT 2009 or syngo CT 2012
Course Description:
The syngo CT 2014A Update Training web-based training introduces the most important new features and enhancements to syngo CT Examination. Siemens has always prioritized dose reduction – syngo CT 2014A takes this to a new level and helps customers to apply the right dose in CT for each individual patient. The Dose Notification and Dose Alert features warn if dose thresholds are exceeded. syngo CT 2014A supports changing needs in a dynamic healthcare environment. The many new features offer increased efficiency, from image acquisition to processing, resulting in exciting new clinical capabilities. * Not all features are available to all customers. Some features require additional purchasable licenses. Please contact your local Siemens representative for details.

 

syngo Siemens Software for Clinical Imaging
Course Description:
This web-based training will introduce the learner to Siemens’ proprietary imaging platform, syngo. While this is a cross-modality software, attention will be paid to the syngo user interface as it relates to Computed Tomography. Basic components and features such as the monitor layout, menus, Task Cards, and the Patient Browser will be discussed. Participants will learn how to register a patient for a CT examination and how to customize many facets of this process.


The Fundamentals of MSCT Cardiac Imaging Using Dual Source Technology
Course Description:

This module will provide a high level overview about hardware, software, and other technical requirements to perform routine cardiac exams. Aspects of a complete cardiac workflow will be discussed, which includes patient preparation, protocol choice, and image reconstruction.

 

Tools and Tips to Low Dose Cardiac Imaging
Course Description:

This 50 minute long recorded webcast provides a detailed overview about cardiac acquisition modes and what it takes to reduce the dose to the patient while maintaining diagnostic image quality. Different tools, tips and tricks will be shared to help you to be successful in low-dose cardiac imaging.

 

Workstream4D and Advanced 3D Post-Processing

Course Description:
This e.learning course will discuss Workstream4D, its benefits and workflow. Advanced 3D editing capabilities and the basic use of clip planes will also be covered.

 

Women's Trends in Colorectal Cancer - A Female Perspective
Course Description:

This e.learning will offer a basic disease overview including statistical information about colorectal cancer. Various treatment options, care issues, and research initiatives will be discussed.

 



Virtual Instructor-led Training

Introduction to Your New Siemens CT Scanner
Class Description:
This virtual instructor-led training is designed to provide an overview of your new Siemens CT scanner. The course compares different vendor terminology and workflow similarities. Simulator workstations are used to demonstrate the ease of use of the Siemens’ workflow. The session allows for live interaction between you and an experienced Siemens instructor.

 

3D Bone Removal
Class Description:

This instructor led live E. Class is designed to instruct the learner how to perform the Siemens syngo Bone Removal tool in the 3D card for post-processing of CT data. The course starts with an overview as to what the 3D data set requirements are, and then the majority of time will be used to demonstrate the features of Bone Removal and walk the learner through the semi-automated application of Bone Removal.

 

Basic 3D Post-Processing
Class Description:

This virtual instructor-led e.class is designed to refresh, instruct, and familiarize customers with 3D post-processing basics and programs and will supply the CT technologist, with general 3D post-processing techniques as available on the 3D task card of the Acquisition Workplace (Navigator), the syngo® CT Workplace (Wizard), and the syngo® MultiModality Workplace (MMWP).

 

syngo® Image Fusion
Class Description:

This virtual instructor-led e.class is for new users of the hybrid systems who want to know how to use the 3D task card to view images and perform image fusion. This course will assist the user in understanding how the 3D task card can be used to improve workflow and diagnosis.


Workstream 4D
Class Description:

This instructor led live E. Class is designed to instruct the learner how to perform Workstream 4D as implemented in the Examination Task Card. The course explains the features and benefits of Workstream 4D and guides the leaner through the application step-by-step.