$20.00

i 1.25 Hours

Course Overview

Elastography is the measurement of the elastic properties of soft tissues. Elastography enhances many traditional imaging modalities, including ultrasound and MRI. Ultrasound-based elastography is a noninvasive imaging technique that is useful in many clinical settings and is a rapid, painless, reproducible method of assessing several pathologies. The clinical uses of elastography in assessments of the liver, musculoskeletal system, and several cancers are growing, and research into its applications continues to be validated and expanded.

About the Course Author

Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M), is a SME Writer with Relias. She is an established author, radiographer and educator with years of experience as a radiologic technology program director. She has authored several radiology and mammography related textbooks. She also volunteers with RAD-AID international and served as a program manager with the Asha Jyoti: Women's Healthcare Mobile Outreach Programme, Chandigarh, India and currently serves as RAD-AID's Chief Mammography Technologist for the RAD-AID USA Women's Health Initiative.

Olive Peart, MS,RT(R)(M) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) until 9/1/2022.
    Approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit
    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists

    1.25HOURS

    Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Radiation technologists will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-UEBPA
  • Hours:

    1.25
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-08-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-06-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the principles of ultrasound-based elastography.; Explain the applications of ultrasound elastography in clinical practice.; List advantages and limitations of ultrasound elastography
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Elastography: A Modern Extension of an Ancient Technique
    Ultrasound Elastography
    Defining Elastography
    Qualitative and Quantitative Measurements of Tissue Stiffness
    Strain Imaging
    Shear Wave Elastography
    Clinical Applications
    Assessments of the Liver
    Detecting and Differentiating Cancers
    Evaluating Prostatic Hypertrophy
    Assessments of the Musculoskeletal System
    Diagnosis and Monitoring of Cardiovascular Disease
    Identification of Colorectal Disease
    OB/GYN Assessments and Screening
    Endoscopic Applications of Elastography
    The Future of Elastography
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    Ted’s Story
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Radiologic Technologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.