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This learning activity is a five part PowerPoint video presentation expertly narrated by Louis K. Wagner, Ph.D. DABR, FAAPM, FACR There is a posttest at the end of each activity that should be completed before moving on to the next section. All five posttests must be completed with a passing grade of 75% to print your CME certificate. **See computer equipment specifications below.
Our Radiation Safety Awareness Training course is designed to make it easy for you to obtain outstanding fluoroscopic safety and equipment training for you and/or your staff. This course is composed of eight hours of comprehensive training specific to individuals operating fluoroscopy equipment. The training is available on the AHEC’s website in five new narrated video presentations that total 8 hours CME. 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. This course is designed to enhance your understanding of radiation as a valuable tool that must be managed well to protect patients and staff in today’s use of medical fluoroscopic equipment. You will learn the principles of radiation protection and the biological effects of x-ray radiation. You will improve your understanding of operation and principles of the fluoroscopic system to include exposure (air kerma) outputs, high level control options, dose reduction techniques, and procedures for recording pertinent data.
Part 1 – What are X-Rays?
Part 2 – Radiation Quantities
Part 3 – Radiation Effects and Safety
Part 4 – Dose Delivery
Part 5 – Patient Management
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Louis K. Wagner, Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM, FACR
Professor of Radiology, University of Texas Medical School
Chief Physicist, Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Houston, Texas
Dr. 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 is presently a Tenured Professor of Radiological Sciences at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School, 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 in1995 and as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology in1996.
Benjamin R. Archer, Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM, FACMP
Professor of Radiological Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Archer is a Professor of Radiologic Sciences at BaylorCollege of Medicine. For more than thirty years, he has also served as the Diagnostic X-Ray Radiation Safety Officer for Harris County Hospital District/BCM sites. He is a well-known lecturer and has authored a number of papers on credentialing of fluoroscope users. Since 2005, his programs have credentialed more that 1000 physicians and residents in radiation management at HCHD. Additionally, his publication with Dr Wagner has been used by more than 5000 physicians and radiographers in the US to help prevent radiation injuries to their patients.
"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."
AHEC Home Study Guidelines:
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
Adobe Flash Player [If you don't currently have Adobe Flash Player or if you are using an older version then click HERE]
One gigabyte (GB) of RAM
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