• Strategies for Improving Your CT Safety Skills

In this course, we dispel long-standing misconceptions surrounding protective devices, starting with the revelation that aprons are not patient placebos. Dr. Wagner will guide you through a deep exploration of the intricacies of pediatric considerations, ensuring you gain the expertise to provide safe and compassionate care to our youngest patients. Discover how CDIT, often misunderstood, impacts patient dose and acquire the knowledge needed to optimize your approach.

You will master the art of estimating dose with precision. We will also address common misunderstandings about lowering dose, equipping you with strategies to reduce radiation exposure without compromising image quality.

Through lecture and interactive discussion you will gain the confidence to implement evidence-based practices in your workplace. Join us on this educational journey and unlock your full potential as a CT safety expert.


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Course topics:

  • Misconceptions About Protective Devices
  • Are Aprons Really Just Patient Placebo’s
  • Pediatric Considerations
  • CDIT is Not Patient Dose
  • Understanding Dose Calculations
  • Misconceptions about Lowering Dose

 

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the technologist should be able to:

1. Discuss myths about aprons and the placebo effect

2. Discuss the types of filters used in back-projection

3. Describe the relationship between CDIT and Patient Dose

4. Discuss methods used to calculate dose estimates

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This program provides AHRA Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states. You must attend the entire program to receive your certificate of completion.

This live, instructor-directed course meets the Texas Medical Board requirements for all registered Medical Radiologic Technologists. Please refer to the TMB website for more information.
Louis Wagner Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM, FACR

Recently retired Professor of Radiology, University of Texas Medical Schoolrnand Chief Physicist, Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Houston, Texas.rnrnDr. Wagner received is B.S. degree in Physics from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1971. In 1976 he completed his Ph.D. in Experimental Nuclear Physics from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. He performed his postgraduate training at Memorial-Sloan Kettering National Cancer Center in New York. He was a Tenured Professor of Radiological Sciences at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School, retired in 2018, Houston. He is board certified in diagnostic radiological physics by the American Board of Radiology. He was honored as a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine in 1995 and as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology in 1996.
Category Hours Revision Year(s)
CT > Safety > Radiation Safety Dosimetry 2.0 2016
CT > Safety > Radiation Safety and Dose 2.0 2017, 2022
Nuclear Medicine > Safety > Radiation Physics, Radiobiology, and Regulations .50 2017, 2022
Radiology > Safety > Radiation Protection .50 2017, 2022
Radiology Assistant > Safety > Patient Safety, Radiation Protection, and Equipment Operation 1.5 2018, 2023
Radiology Assistant > Safety > Radiation Protection and Equipment Operation 1.5 2017
Therapy > Safety > Radiation Physics, Equipment Operation, and Quality Assurance .50 2017, 2022
Therapy > Safety > Radiation Protection .50 2017
Vascular Interventional Radiology > Image Production > Image Acquisition and Equipment .50 2017, 2023

Strategies for Improving Your CT Safety Skills

  • Course ID: CT-SafetySkills-199
  • Event Location: Online Course
  • Credit: 2 Category A Credits (Direct)
  • Date: 07/23/2024
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Instructor: Louis Wagner Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM, FACR
  • $34.95
  • $15.90