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Of course you want your digital radiography exams to have a dose that is “as low as reasonably achievable”. (ALARA) This mobile friendly online continuing education course discusses best practices in regards to radiation protection for patients and staff when using digital radiography equipment.
This course meets California requirements for digital radiography and is good in all 50 states for general radiography or radiation protection credits and with ARRT for category A credits.
Sources of Radiation, Production of X-Rays, Radiation Measurements and Units, Radiation Exposure
Absorbed Dose, Equivalent Dose, Effective Dose, Collective Dose, Committed Dose
Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation
Deterministic Effects, Stochastic Effects, Heritable Effects
Fundamentals of Digital Radiography
Digital Radiography and Image Quality, DR and CR Artifacts, Uberschwinger, Overexposure and Underexposure Artifacts, Calibration Mask Artifacts, RF Interference, Lag and Ghosts, Double or Twin Artifacts in CR, Offset Artifacts, Image Stitching Artifacts, Scatter Artifacts, Delayed Scanning in CR, Cassette Artifacts, CR Roller Artifacts, Dead Pixels, Image Noise, Gaussian Noise, Salt and Pepper Noise, Shot Noise, Quantization Noise, Film Grain, Low Signal Noise, Degradation in DR Devices, Temperature Effect on DR Technologies
Patient Radiation Safety in Digital Radiography
Patient Radiation Exposure, Digital Radiography and Patient Dose, Dose Creep, Exposure Index,
Technique Protocols, Best Practices for Digital Radiography, Special Considerations, Pre-Exam Best Practices, Screening for Pregnancy, Patient Positioning and Immobilization, Best Practices During Image Acquisition, Inverse Square Law, Exposure Factors: High kVp Low mAs, Receptor Sensitivity,
Beam Filtration, Beam-Limiting Devices / Collimation, Shielding, Anti-Scatter Grids, Best Practices for Pediatric Patients, Best Practices During Image Critique, Best Practices After Exam Completion
Radiation Safety for Staff
Staffing and Training, Staff Communication, Communicating Radiation Risk to Patients, Time Distance and Shielding, Radiation Protection in the OR, Radiation Safety for the Pregnant Technologist, Classification and Areas of Work, Occupational Radiation Dose Limits, Occupational Dose Reporting, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Personal Dosimeters, Shielding for Occupational Radiation Protection, Architectural and Equipment Mounted Shielding, Half-Value Layer, Personal Protective Equipment, Equipment Safety Features, Positive Beam Limitation, Filtration, Control Console, Automatic Exposure Control, Anti-Scatter Grid, Examination Table, Emergency Stop Button, Modality-Speciffc Safety Features, Equipment Safety Regulations, Safety Checklist For Digital Radiography
Radiation Safety Program
Staffing and Training, Staff Communication, Technology, Time Distance and Shielding, Radiation Protection in the OR, Radiation Safety for the Pregnant Technologist, Occupational Radiation Dose Limits, Occupational Dose Reporting, Personal Dosimeters, Shielding for Occupational Radiation Protection, Architectural and Equipment Mounted Shielding, Half-Value Layer, Personal Protective Equipment
ARRT* STRUCTURED EDUCATION CREDIT DISTRIBUTION FOR THIS COURSE.
|DISCIPLINE||MAJOR CONTENT CATEGORY & SUBCATEGORIES||CE CREDITS PROVIDED|
|BD – 2016||Patient Care – Patient Bone Health, Care, and Radiation Principles||1.00|
|CT – 2016||Safety – Radiation Safety and Dosimetry||2.00|
|CT – 2017||Safety – Radiation Safety and Dose||2.00|
|RA – 2017||Safety – Radiation Protection and Equipment Operation||4.00|
|RA – 2018||Safety – Patient Safety, Radiation Protection, and Equipment Operation||4.00|
|RAD – 2017||Safety – Radiation Physics and Radiobiology||0.50|
|RAD – 2017||Safety – Radiation Protection||2.00|
|RAD – 2017||Image Production – Image Acquisition and Technical Evaluation||0.75|
|RAD – 2017||Image Production – Equipment Operation and Quality Assurance||0.75|
|CI – 2017||Image Production – Image Acquisition and Equipment||2.00|
|MAM – 2016||Image Production – Equipment Operation and Quality Assurance||1.00|
|VI – 2017||Image Production – Image Acquisition and Equipment||2.00|