Course Director:

Matthew Barish, MD, FACR
International Symposia on Virtual Colonoscopy
Co-Director Body and Imaging, and
Director, MRI, SUNY Stony Brook

Continuing Education

2 Days




Course Overview

CT Colonography (CTC) is an evolving technique with considerable potential for widespread screening of colorectal cancer. Application of appropriate techniques and knowledge of correct interpretation skills are vital in successfully implementing this technique. The goal of this two-day course is to educate attendees in the technique, performance and interpretation of CTC through the supervised review of a minimum of 50 cases. The course will also provide a forum for discussing research initiatives, regulatory issues and the reimbursement environment.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the techniques necessary to acquire diagnostic CTC images, including patient preparation, scanning parameters and display/navigational methods.

  • Identify interpretation methods and recognize how to avoid pitfalls.

  • State current research initiatives, regulatory issues and reimbursement environment.

  • Interpret and report CTC studies through supervised review of a minimum of 50 cases.

Target Attendees:

# of participants:
Maximum 35