Medical Radiation Safety Officer (Live Event)

Medical Radiation Safety Officer (Live Event)
Course ID: MRSO-168-169
Event Location:Advanced Health Education Center, 8502 Tybor Drive, Houston, Texas, USA, 77074
Credit: 16 Hours Category A
Date: 11/10/2018 08:00 am - 11/11/2018 04:15 pm
Instructor : Edgar Bailey , PE, CHP
Price: $649.00
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*This live, instructor-directed course meets the Texas Medical Board requirements for all registered Medical Radiologic Technologists to obtain at least 3 hours of instructor-directed continuing education. Please refer to the TMB website for more information at this LINK

If you need a current update, or you are planning to become a radiation safety officer, don’t miss this opportunity to obtain the technical and practical information from one of the most authoritative persons in the industry. A targeted approach to the information most useful for introduction to a medical RSO is investigated. Satisfying state requirements for specialized training can be accomplished in this educational activity.


At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Explain the basic theories related to nuclear and atomic physics.
  2. List early and latent effects of radiation exposure
  3. Identify radiation detection instruments and their basic functions.
  4. List methods of minimizing external radiation exposure in both routine and high dose work areas.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of methods of measuring radiation exposure in the radiation worker.
  6. Identify the response process related to radiation-related emergency (i.e. spill, exposed patient).
  7. List methods of securing radioactive waste in the medical setting.
  8. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the performance of wipe and sealed source leak testing.

Course Topics
Day 1

  • Radiation fundamentals: nuclear and atomic physics, radioactive decay, units of radioactivity and radiation dose
  • Radiation safety committees: organization, requirements, records, accountability
  • RSO Responsibilities
  • Biological effects of Radiation
  • Personnel dosimetry: Bioassay and personnel dosimeters
  • Radiation detection and measurement instruments
  • X-ray machine exposures: Calculation of exposures
  • External radiation protection: Time, distance and shielding
  • Radiation protection programs: Program reviews
  • Minimizing dose in fluoroscopy and high dose examinations
  • Preparing for inspections, record keeping, and documentation

Day 2

  • Radiation sources and equipment
  • Radioactive materials licensing
  • Security of radioactive materials and increased controls
  • Authorized users and training requirements
  • Radioactive materials wipe tests, inventory, best practices
  • Shipping and receiving of radioactive materials for medical facilities
  • Sealed source leak tests
  • Radiation instrument calibration
  • Emergency response, spills, and patient care
  • edical radioactive waste management
  • Record keeping and audits

Instructor: Edgar Bailey, PE, CHP

Target Audience


CME Credits

  • “The Advanced Health Education Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. “
  • “The Advanced Health Education Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16 hours AMA PRA Category I™. Physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”

AHEC Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Cancellations received within two weeks of the program are not eligible for a refund and will receive a tuition credit toward a future AHEC course or home study. No refunds will be made after the course starts/occurs.
  • AHEC reserves the right to cancel a course if the minimum number of attendees is not met. Customers are eligible for a full refund if AHEC cancels a course. AHEC is not responsible for travel costs incurred by attendees, including non-refundable airline tickets.
  • Simulcast attendees that cannot log in due to technical difficulties beyond their control may be eligible for a refund, but must contact AHEC on the day of the simulcast before the conclusion of the course. There are no refunds for webinars.

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Edgar Bailey , PE, CHP