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This course is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals performing fluoroscopically guided procedures that only need two hours of fluoroscopic radiation safety training to compliment prior training. The training is available on the AHEC’s website in two new narrated video presentations that total 2 hours CME. Physicians and other healthcare providers completing both parts of the course will receive a certificate of completion for 2 hours Category 1™ AMA PRA credit. This course is designed to enhance your understanding of the biologic effects of x-radiation from fluoroscopic equipment during interventional procedures for the protection of your patients. You will also learn the principles of dose reduction techniques for optimal management of x-ray exposure to the patient and other medical personnel.
At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
Understand the biological effects of x-radiation from fluoroscopic equipment during interventional procedures
Identify patient protection methods when performing fluoroscopically guided procedures
Understand the principles of dose reduction techniques for optimal management of x-ray exposure
Part 1: Radiation Effects and Safety
Part 2: Patient Management
Physicians and other healthcare professionals performing fluoroscopically guided procedures that only need two hours of fluoroscopic radiation safety training to compliment prior training.
"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 2 hours AMA PRA Category 1TM. Physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity."
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.