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News about Altus, AltusLearn, and the greater medical education industry

ACR Accreditation Process

  Mar 5th, 2014   -     ACR Accreditation   -  

According to The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA), physicians, non-physician practitioners and independent diagnostic facilities must be accredited in order to bill and be paid for certain advanced diagnostic imaging services by Medicare. Those services include: Computerized Tomography, Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging The Center for […]

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New Mammogram Study

  Feb 19th, 2014   -     Mammography   -  

There’s been a lot of media coverage of a controversial new study conducted by Canadian researchers and recently published in the British Medical Journal.  The study basically says that there is no benefit for women ages 40-59 to undergo regular annual mammogram screening.  Of course there is an uproar of concern from oncologists and radiologists […]

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Joint Commission’s New Requirements for Diagnostic Imaging Services

  Feb 12th, 2014   -     Joint Commission   -  

We’ve received a number of questions recently about The Joint Commission’s revised requirements for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals.  These new updates going into effect in July are very specific, and for a lot of people who work in hospitals, a change in how things have been done in the past. Issues addressed in the […]

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New Regulations from the Joint Commission

  Jan 27th, 2014   -     Joint Commission   -  

Mandatory Radiation Safety / Dose Reduction Education for CT Technologists and Others MRI Technologists are now Required to take MRI Safety Courses! Radiologic Technologists who work in CT will now be required to participate in continuing education courses that address dose reduction and radiation safety. In addition, Radiologic Technologists who perform MRI exams will be […]

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Cardiologists Should Mind Radiation Doses

  Jan 22nd, 2014   -     Radiation   -  

The radiology community has been taking the lead on educating the public and healthcare professionals on radiation exposure and dosing. However, according to a document from the European Society of Cardiology, cardiologists may not be as aware as radiologists and other radiology healthcare professionals of the risks of radiation dosing.   Here’s more:  

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Dr. Frank Shellock’s New Textbook

  Jan 20th, 2014   -     MRI Safety   -  

New 2014 Edition! Fully  Updated and Revised! The Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Implants, and Devices: 2014 Edition is an indispensable textbook for radiologists, MRI technologists, facility managers, and other healthcare professionals. This internationally acclaimed, annually revised, and fully updated textbook seriesis a comprehensive information resource that includes guidelines and recommendations for MRI safety and patient management. […]

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January Course Updates

  Dec 30th, 2013   -     Uncategorized   -  

Happy New Year! We’d like to share with you a couple of courses that we think you will find interesting.  In the coming year, we will be launching new educational programs that will help you grow your knowledge, make you more effective in your job, and increase safety and the quality of patient care in […]

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New Courses!

  Nov 23rd, 2013   -     Uncategorized   -  

In celebration of the new, we are proud to announce the following new courses Understanding MRI Safety for Non-Clinical Staff Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD This is a special 15-minute non-accredited training video specifically designed for non-clinical staff who need to work around the MRI environment. Meets ACR and OSHA recommendations for MRI safety […]

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AltusMedical at RSNA 2013

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AltusMedical will be celebrating our third year exhibiting at the Radiologic Society of North America annual meeting in Chicago from December 1-5. Come visit us at booth 8528 in the North Hall.

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December 2, 2013 marks the day when CMEmeded | becomes We’re changing our url to better reflect our company’s identity and look to the future with more services for our customers. You will still be able to access this site through the old url.

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