Virtual Colonoscopy Training
Course Director: Perry J.
Course Co-Director: David H. Kim, MD
Date: To be announced
1½ day course conducted by Drs. Pickhardt and Kim covers
the effective application of 3D Virtual Colonoscopy (VC).
The course emphasis is on VC screening using the 3D view for
primary polyp detection (and 2D for confirmation), the same
innovative techniques used in the multi-center clinical trial
recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
This course combines didactic presentations with significant
hands-on experience with pathology-proven cases. You will
learn to utilize the specific 3D tools and recognize pitfalls
that will result in reduction of both reading times and false
positives. Other topics include effective patient preparation,
extracolonic CT findings, and reimbursement issues. Frequent
question and answer sessions and one-on-one contact will allow
for immediate feedback. By the conclusion of this course,
you should know the essential components needed to run a successful
VC screening program..
interested in conducting colorectal cancer screening by high
quality virtual colonoscopic (VC) examinations and interpretations.
Target audience includes radiologists, gastroenterologists,
and senior radiology technologists.
conclusion of the course, a participant should:
able to implement the various components of a complete VC
examination to acquire high quality images
detect polyps utilizing a primary 3D approach and characterize
with 2D techniques on the Viatronix 3D colon platform
aware of common pitfalls and problems associated with VC.
completed 50 path-proven cases
131 Rte. 25a, suite 1
Rocky Point, NY 11778