• Fluoroscopic Radiation Safety Training-General Version

** This Version is Recommended for Personnel working in Radiology, Pain Management, C-Arm or GI Type Fluoroscopy Units **

Radiation Safety Fluoroscopy Training

Provide Fluoroscopy Services? You Need to Know About This Training Course!

According to The Joint Commission as of January 1, 2019, five (5) new Joint Commission elements of performance (EPs) focused on fluoroscopy will become effective. The new and revised fluoroscopy requirements were developed based on risks identified by diagnostic imaging experts and accredited ambulatory care and hospital customers. 

The new requirements are applicable to accredited to:

  • Ambulatory care (AHC) organizations
  • Office-based surgery (OBS) practices
  • Hospital organizations that provide fluoroscopy services to their patients. 

This five part PowerPoint video presentation was developed and is narrated by Dr. Ben Archer and Dr. Louis Wagner who are internationally recognized medical physicists who have made countless contributions to the medical imaging community.  Both Dr. Archer and Dr. Wagner have served as the RSO’s for large medical facilities and will assist you and your staff with these requirements and assist in your efforts to provide safe, effective patient care.  

Physicians and other healthcare providers completing all five parts of the course will receive a certificate of completion for 8 hours Category 1™ AMA PRA credit.

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Course Topics

  • Part 1: Radiation Effects -- Early History
  • Part 2: Radiation Effects --Recent Past
  • Part 3: Understanding X-Rays
  • Part 4: Radiation Quantities
  • Part 5: Mobile and GI Fluoroscopes 

Course Reviewed on 11-19-2019

Faculty: Louis Wagner Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM, FACR - no relevant financial relationships to disclose

Target Audience

  • Physicians and other healthcare professionals performing fluoroscopically guided procedures utilizing fluoroscopy.

CME Credit

  • "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 8 hours AMA PRA Category 1™.  Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity."

**This learning activity is a five part PowerPoint video presentation (see computer equipment specifications below). There is a post-test at the end of each activity that should be completed before moving on to the next section. All five post-tests must be completed with a passing grade of 75% to print your CME certificate.**

Faculty:  Louis K. Wagner, Ph.D., and Benjamin R. Archer, Ph.D.

Faculty Disclosures:  Nothing to disclose. 

As a provider accredited by the ACCME, Advanced Health Education Center, Ltd. ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities.

Commercial Support:  None

Content Validation:  All presentations designated for AMA PRA Category 1™ are reviewed and approved by members of the curriculum committee for content validity, and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the advertisement and delivery of the educational activity.

Learning Objectives:

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

1. use skills obtained in the use of medical fluoroscopy that will meaningfully contribute to the learner's ability to deliver the best care for patients and create the safest environment for staff

2. understand the use of radiation as a valuable medical tool that must be managed well to protect patients and staff

3. Learn what Xrays are and how they are produced

4. understand how Xrays interact in patients during imaging

5. Realize how radiation distributes itself in a room during imaging

6. understand the radiation quantities used to estimate potential health effects and estimate different types of risks

7. know how to use and limit these quantities effectively and safely

8. understand how patient size , and orientation and collimation of the beam affect radiation delivery

9. know how to use time, distance and shielding as protective tools

10. Monitor radiation exposure for patient management and QC purposes

AHEC Home Study Guidelines:

  • Link to this online CE activity will be delivered via email.
  • You can also access your purchased home studies by clicking the “My Home Study” link on the AHEC Store (https://store.aheconline.com/).
  • Login for course material, take the post test (at your convenience), and receive certificate online immediately after successful completion of test.
  • Login information is the same email and password used to purchase products from AHEC’s Store online.
  • A passing grade is 75% or higher – the program will notify you if you have not passed with a 75% or higher and you have three chances to pass.
  • To access/print your certificate you will need to click the title of the course under the “Certificate of Completion” section below the course material and “Take Test” section.

AHEC Refund Policy

Customers wishing to return unwanted online course materials once accessed will be given a tuition credit. No refunds are issued.

Minimum system requirements for online and video based home study:

  • Windows XP or higher
  • Macintosh
  • One gigabyte (GB) of RAM
  • Adobe Flash Player [If you don't currently have Adobe Flash Player or if you are using an older version then click HERE]


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"The Advanced Health Education Center, Ltd. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”
“The Advanced Health Education Center, Ltd. designates this educational activity for maximum of 8 hours AMA PRA Category 1™. Physicians should claim commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”

All Home study approvals have an expiration date. Some of our home studies are approved for one year others for two years. Whether a home study is renewed at the end of its expiration date is determined by the materials content and relevancy. AHEC recommends if you plan to purchase a home study to complete at a later date that you contact us to confirm the expiration date.
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.

Fluoroscopic Radiation Safety Training-General Version

  • Course ID: Homestudy-RadSafetyMGI-1284-o
  • Credit: 8 AMA PRA Category 1™
  • Instructor: Louis Wagner Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM, FACR
  • Expiration Date: 08-31-2030
  • $249.00