VC Training

Virtual Colonoscopy Training Programs

Course Director: Perry J. Pickhardt, MD
Course Co-Director: David H. Kim, MD

Date: To be announced

Course Details:

This 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..

Target Audience:

Individuals interested in conducting colorectal cancer screening by high quality virtual colonoscopic (VC) examinations and interpretations. Target audience includes radiologists, gastroenterologists, and senior radiology technologists.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of the course, a participant should:

  • Be able to implement the various components of a complete VC examination to acquire high quality images
  • Effectively detect polyps utilizing a primary 3D approach and characterize with 2D techniques on the Viatronix 3D colon platform
  • Be aware of common pitfalls and problems associated with VC.
  • Have completed 50 path-proven cases

Viatronix Incorporated
131 Rte. 25a, suite 1
Rocky Point, NY 11778