Toshiba sponsors Harvard virtual colonoscopy course

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Toshiba America Medical Systems is sponsoring a continuing medical education course on virtual colonoscopy in collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education. Harvard is now expanding the program by offering this course at the Toshiba Education Center in Irvine, Calif., with open enrollment to physicians.

“CT virtual colonoscopy is an effective, non-invasive alternative to conventional optical colonoscopy for high risk patients,” said Joseph Cooper, senior manager, CT Business Unit at Toshiba. “Working with Harvard on this training program, we hope to encourage physicians to explore virtual colonoscopy as a method to improve patient care.”

Toshiba plans to host the course quarterly with the first course from August 20-21, 2007.  Enrollment information can be found at The two-day intensive course will take students through the entire virtual colonoscopy process using Toshiba CT images and workstations. Upon completion, attendees will receive 15 hours of category 1 CME credit.