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  • Approval: This course is approved by ASRT - an approved continuing education provider of ARRT.
  • Release Date: 2/12/2024
  • Expiration Date: 3/1/2027
  • Credit Hours: 1.25 Credits
  • Course Description and objectives:

    Course Description
    According to the Alzheimer's Association, as of 2023, an estimated 6.7 million Americans aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's disease (AD), and an estimated 200 000 Americans aged 30 to 64 have been diagnosed with early onset AD. Since the aging population is seen frequently in medical imaging departments for a variety of reasons, the likelihood of radiologic technologists (RT) encountering and interacting with a patient diagnosed with AD is high. For patients with suspected AD, medical imaging studies such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, or positron emission tomography may be ordered to support an AD diagnosis or rule out other conditions or diseases. The goal for all RTs should be to provide a high level of patient care in order to perform a successful imaging study, as well as have an overall understanding of AD, and the best way to interact with AD patients at various stages of disease progression and symptoms. Doing so will ensure that the patient, other RTs, other healthcare providers on the patient's care team, and the patient's primary caregiver will all have a positive experience and that the imaging study will be successful. This continuing education podcast explains AD as a neurogenerative disease, the signs and symptoms of AD, methods of diagnosis, and treatment options. It will also identify general healthcare and medical imaging challenges faced by RTs and outline strategies and considerations for RTs who image patients with AD.

    Learning Objectives
    After listening to this podcast, the participant should be able to:

    • EXPLAIN Alzheimer's disease (AD) as a neurodegenerative condition.
    • DISCUSS the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for patients with AD.
    • IDENTIFY general healthcare and medical imaging challenges faced by radiologic technologists (RTs) when imaging patients with AD.
    • OUTLINE communication and management strategies and considerations for RTs who are imaging patients with AD.

    Categories: Radiology, Professional Development/Patient Care Quality

  • CE Information:

    In order to receive CE credit, you must first complete the activity content. When completed, go to the "Take CE Test!" link to access the post-test.

    Submit the completed answers to determine if you have passed the post-test assessment. You must answer 8 out of 10 questions correctly to receive CE credit. You will have no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete the post-test.

    Participants successfully completing the activity content and passing the post-test will receive 1.25 ARRT Category A credits.

    Approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for ARRT Category A credit.

    Approved by the state of Florida for ARRT Category A credit (for Technical credits).

    Texas direct credit.

    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT does not allow CE activities such as Internet courses, home study programs, or directed readings to be repeated for CE credit in the same biennium.

  • Structured Education Credit Valuations:

    CategoryContent AreaCredits
    Computed TomographyProcedures0.25
    Magnetic ResonancePatient Care0.5
    Magnetic ResonanceProcedures0.25
    Nuclear MedicinePatient Care0.5
    Nuclear MedicineProcedures0.25
    Radiation TherapyPatient Care0.5
    RadiographyPatient Care0.5
    Radiologist AssistantPatient Care0.75
    Radiologist AssistantProcedures0.5
    SonographyPatient Care0.5
    Vascular SonographyPatient Care0.5

  • CQR Credit Valuations:

    CategorySubcategoryCredits
    Computed TomographyHead, Spine and Musculoskeletal 0.25
    Magnetic ResonanceNeurological0.25
    Magnetic ResonancePatient Interactions and Management 0.5
    Nuclear MedicineOther Imaging Procedures 0.25
    Nuclear MedicinePatient Interactions and Management 0.5
    Radiation TherapyPatient Interactions and Management 0.5
    RadiographyPatient Interactions and Management 0.5
    Radiologist AssistantNeurological, Vascular and Lymphatic Sections0.5
    Radiologist AssistantPatient Management0.5
    Radiologist AssistantPharmacology 0.25
    SonographyPatient Interactions and Management 0.5
    Vascular SonographyPatient Interactions and Management 0.5


Technologist Considerations for Imaging Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (Podcast)

Jessyca B. Wagner, PhD, RT(R), CIIP

*Consultant & Co-Founder, CW Elite, LLC.

Address correspondence to: Jessyca B. Wagner, PhD, RT(R), CIIP. E-mail: jessyca@cwelite.com.

Disclosure statement: The presenter reports having no significant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.

ABSTRACT

According to the Alzheimer's Association, as of 2023, an estimated 6.7 million Americans aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's disease (AD), and an estimated 200 000 Americans aged 30 to 64 have been diagnosed with early onset AD. Since the aging population is seen frequently in medical imaging departments for a variety of reasons, the likelihood of radiologic technologists (RT) encountering and interacting with a patient diagnosed with AD is high. For patients with suspected AD, medical imaging studies such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, or positron emission tomography may be ordered to support an AD diagnosis or rule out other conditions or diseases. The goal for all RTs should be to provide a high level of patient care in order to perform a successful imaging study, as well as have an overall understanding of AD, and the best way to interact with AD patients at various stages of disease progression and symptoms. Doing so will ensure that the patient, other RTs, other healthcare providers on the patient's care team, and the patient's primary caregiver will all have a positive experience and that the imaging study will be successful. This continuing education podcast explains AD as a neurogenerative disease, the signs and symptoms of AD, methods of diagnosis, and treatment options. It will also identify general healthcare and medical imaging challenges faced by RTs and outline strategies and considerations for RTs who image patients with AD.

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