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18 CE Credits - PACS and Digital Radiography - E Book and Test

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Stay competitive with a better understanding of modern equipment. Don't be left out of the digital revolution. In order to stay competitive in today’s modern workplace, it's important to understand the current digital environment.  This mobile friendly continuing education course for Radiologic Technologists is an overview of key concepts concerning Digital Radiography, Computed Radiography, and Picture Archive Communication Systems (PACS).

This course is approved for technologists in all 50 states and approved for the digital radiography requirement in California.

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Delivered in layman's terms with colorful illustrations, this course will walk you through definitions and explanations of how computers work on a basic level, then discuss how digital radiography works. It will also provide real world useful information on how to leverage digital systems in order to reduce patient radiation dose, and provide an overview of quality assurance and quality control for digital systems. Finally the course will discuss the future of digital radiography and how artificial intelligence might affect radiology in the coming decades.

 

CE Course Outline

Introduction 368px Rgb raster image.svg
History of Computers, Electronics Basics, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Operating Systems, Programming Languages, Software, Bits and Bytes

Images as Digital Files
Pixels, Bits Per Pixel, Raster Graphics, Voxels, Image Sampling, Image Compression, Data Organization and Storage, Networking basics, Database Basics

HIPAA
Security and Authorization, Encryption, Data Backup, Data Masking or Data Obfuscation, Data Erasure, Data Recovery, Agencies and Regulations

storage PACS
Servers, Enterprise Dataflow and Workflow, HL7, ICD and CPT codes, Radiology Information Systems, Electronic Medical Record Systems, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise, DICOM

Digital Radiography Equipment 

Computed Radiography (CR or PSP), Direct Radiography (DR), Film Digitizers,

Viewing Digital Images
Printers, Electronic Image Sharing, CD Roms, Cloud-Based Platforms for Image Sharing

Diagnostic Workstations
Evolution of PACS workstations, PACS Workstation Features, Image Processing, Diagnostic Monitors, Automated Peer Review, Voice Recognition and Dictation, Teleradiology

Radiation Protection in Digital Radiography
ALARA, Avoiding Repeat Exposures, Communication, Exposure Technique Charts, Department Protocols, Filtration, Grids Filters and Air Gap, Screening for Pregnancy, High kVp Low mAs, Inverse Square Law, The Image Gently and Image Wisely Campaigns, Best Practices Checklist, Exposure Indicators and Dose Creep, Collimation, Patient Shielding Devices, Pediatric Patients, Immobilization, Obese Patients, Radiation Protection for Radiographers, Scatter Radiation, Regulatory Limits for Occupational Exposure, Protective Apparel

QA / QC in Digital Radiography pacs1
DR and CR Artifacts, Improper LUT assignment, CR and DR Artifacts, Image Noise, Medical Record Data Integrity, Reject Analysis in Digital Radiology, Degradation in DR Devices, Downtime, Why Systems fail, Preparing for downtime

Artificial Intelligence in Radiology
Moore’s Law, Defining Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness, Controversies and dangers of AI, Emergent superintelligence, AI in Medicine, Computer Aided Diagnosis, Applications of CAD in Radiology 

 

    ARRT* STRUCTURED EDUCATION CREDIT DISTRIBUTION FOR THIS COURSE.

    DISCIPLINE     CATEGORY & SUBCATEGORIESCE CREDITS PROVIDED
         
    RAD - 2017 Patient Care - Patient Interactions and Management 1.00
         
    RAD - 2017 Safety - Radiation Protection 3.00
         
    RAD - 2017 Image Production - Image Acquisition and Technical Evaluation 2.00
      Image Production - Equipment Operation and Quality Assurance 9.00

  Understanding This Chart

This chart may not show the total number of approved category A CE credits. The total number of CE Credits is in the headline at the top of this page. This chart shows the credit distribution the ARRT* has assigned to this activity for R.T.s who are meeting their structured education requirements (ie. while pursuing a credential using the postprimary pathway). The code on the left shown in the DISCIPLINE column represents the ARRT* content outline for the disciplines. This chart is also for R.T.s who are meeting their prescribed CE requirements (as part of the CQR process.) What is the CQR process?


All of our courses are approved by ASRT and guaranteed to be accepted by all RT, NM, and US national and state registries in the USA, US territories, and Canada for both full and limited licensed radiologic technologists.

ARRT ce   thumbsup The American Registry of
Radiologic Technologists (ARRT*)
accepts this course for CE Credits.
blank nmtcb  thumbsup The Nuclear Medicine Technology
Certification Board (NMTCB
accepts this course for Nuclear Medicine
CE Credits.
ardms logo       thumbsup The American Registry for Diagnostic
Medical Sonography (ARDMS
accepts this course for Ultrasound CME.
  sdms  thumbsup The Society of Diagnostic Medical
Sonography (SDMS)  accepts this course 
for Ultrasound CME.
texas  thumbsup The Texas Department of State
Health Services (DSHS) accepts
this course for Medical Radiologic
Technologist Continuing Education
Directly Related.
  california   thumbsup The California Department of Public
Health Radiologic Health Branch
(CARHB) accepts this course
for Radiologic Technologist CE.
florida thumbsup The Florida Department of Health 
Bureau of Radiation Control (FLBRC)
accepts our courses for RT CE
Technical Category.
  canada  thumbsup Our courses are recognized by Canadian
provinces for Continuing Professional
Development Credits / hours.

1 X-Ray CE Credit = 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) = 1 Education Hour


This Radiography CE Credit course includes;

  • The ability to Start Right Now, if you want you can finish and get your credits today
  • Unlimited time to take the exam. You don't have to finish today if you don't want to. 
  • Work is saved as you answer each question online. 
  • The ability to log off and continue the online test whenever you like even from different devices. 
  • ASRT approved ARRT* Category A Continuing Education Credits.
  • No Faxing, No emailing back and forth, no paper.
  • 100% paperless e course and reading material in the form of a pdf file e-book (not a paperback or hardcover book) that is;
    • smartphone friendly
    • pc friendly
    • accessible
    • searchable
    • printable
  • A Certificate of completion immediately downloadable after passing the test.
  • The freedom to use different devices at different times during the same exam attempt.
  • Phone, text, forum, and email support.

All available courses are approved by the ASRT for ARRT* and every state's Limited License Radiographer Continuing Education Credit.

How long will it take?

This is not a paperback or hardcover book. Nothing will come in the mail. This means you can start right now. Our courses follow ARRT* Rules and are approved for the number of credits based on the amount of time it takes the reviewing body (ASRT) to read the entire reading material word for word and cover to cover. This time does not include taking the required post test. These requirements are followed for all reading material for all CE providers.
1 Credit = 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) = 1 Education Hour = 1 Credit Hour = 1 Hour of Reading
Many students are able to skim the material faster and search for the post test questions much more quickly than that, but the number of credits is a guideline for how many hours it will take to complete the course. 

How many questions are in the test?

In order to get credit, the post test must follow ARRT* CE rules. The rules have been recently updated in 2016. This means that there are 8 questions for each 1 credit to a maximum of 120 questions. So, a 1 credit course has 8 questions, a 4 credit course has 24 questions, and so on, but anything over 15 credits has 120 questions.  Again, this is the standard which all accredited courses must follow from any provider.

** We Guarantee you will get ...

x-ray tech - Credits that are accepted by any Radiologic Technologist, Nuclear Medicine, or Ultrasound registry in North America or US territories.
- A system that works with your smartphone and pc.
- Fast customer support if you need it.
- Electronic reading material that you can keep and share.
- An online post test that you can take from multiple devices.
- A printable hard copy of the post test for offline reference.
- A certificate of completion you can download immediately after passing the post test.
- A full refund within 30 days if you do not pass or are not satisfied for any reason.

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We are committed to offering the best continuing education for Radiologic Technologists available anywhere.
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All available courses are approved by the ASRT for ARRT Category A CE Credit. The ARRT accepts this approval. ALL US state agencies also accept this as approval for full and limited permit CE requirements. Most other registries in north america also accept this approval for RT and Ultrasound CE credits. Some states require specific subjects so check with your state agency.

This activity may be available in multiple formats or sold in different formats such as Google Play or Amazon. ARRT regulations state “Lecture presentations, directed readings, home study courses, or Internet activities reported in a biennium may not be repeated for credit in the same biennium (effective January 1, 2016).”

 

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