4 CE Credits - ALARA in Digital Radiography - E Book and Test


The estimated available date for this course is 2018-12-01

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Would you like to feel confident that your digital radiography exams 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 or A+ credits.

Course Outline

Measuring Radiation

Sources of Radiation, Production of X-Rays, Radiation Measurements and Units, Radiation Exposure, Absorbed Dose, Equivalent Dose, Background Equivalent Radiation Time, Effective Dose, Collective Dose, Committed Dose, Peak Skin Dose, Surface Absorbed Dose, Total Air Kerma, Surface Integral Exposure, Dose Area Product, Computed Tomography Dose Index, Computed Tomography Dose Length Product, Multiple Scan Average Doses

Relevant Agencies and Regulations
Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation

Deterministic Effects, Stochastic Effects, Cancer, Long-Term Neurological Effects, Heritable Effects

Fundamentals of Digital Radiography
Digital Radiography No Noise

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

Configurations of Fluoroscopy Equipment, Ideal Design of Fluoroscopic Equipment for Pediatric Imaging, Adjustment of Parameters for Pediatric Patients, Diagnostic Reference Levels for Pediatric Patients, Air Kerma Rate Indicator, Focal Spot, Frame Rate, Pulse Width, Tube Power, Additional Spectral Filtration, Display of Acquisition Parameters, Collimation, Last Image Hold, Scatter Radiation, Biplane Configuration, Image Receptor, Tabletop and Pad, Image Processor, Tube Voltage and Tube Current, Beam Filtration, Pulsed Mode, Frame Averaging, Anti-Scatter Grids, Field of View and Magnification, Collimation, SSD and SID, Last Image Hold & Fluoro Save, Anatomical Programs, Image Capture and Display Equipment 

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
Creating a Culture of Patient Safety, Caution Signs, Radiation Safety Officer, Quality Assurance Program, Area Surveys, Quality Control for Equipment, Diagnostic Reference Levels, Action Limits, Dose Constraints, Dose Index Registry, Negligible Individual Dose, Detective Quantum Efficiency, Reject Analysis 




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.
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Certification Board (NMTCB
accepts this course for Nuclear Medicine
CE Credits.
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Medical Sonography (ARDMS
accepts this course for Ultrasound CME.
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Sonography (SDMS)  accepts this course 
for Ultrasound CME.
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Health Services (DSHS) accepts
this course for Medical Radiologic
Technologist Continuing Education
Directly Related.
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Health Radiologic Health Branch
(CARHB) accepts this course
for Radiologic Technologist CE.
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Bureau of Radiation Control (FLBRC)
accepts our courses for RT CE
Technical Category.
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provinces for Continuing Professional
Development Credits / hours.

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

This CE 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.

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x-ray tech - Credits that are accepted by any Radiologic Technologist, Nuclear Medicine, or Ultrasound registry in North America or US territories.
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- 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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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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