Fluoroscopic Radiation Safety for the Radiologic Technologist (Online)

Fluoroscopic Radiation Safety for the Radiologic Technologist (Online)
Course ID: Homestudy-FRS4-1970-o
Credit: 4 Category A Credits
Instructor : Louis Wagner Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM, FACR
Expiration Date: 05-31-2018
Price: $79.95
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**This CE activity is a video presentation and a post test on USB Flash Drive with multiple choice questions.

**This home study meets all 4 hours in Fluoroscopic Radiation Safety required by the regulations in the State of California.

Any radiologic technologist may take this course for Categry A credit.  This course was originally designed to meet the Fluoroscopic Radiation Safety portion of the California Department of Public Health Radiologic Health Branch CE licensure renewal rules for Certified Radiologic Technologists (CRTs). The rules state that four of the 24 required hours obtained must be about fluoroscopic radiation safety within the two years immediately preceding the expiration of your permit.  All Radiologic Technologists will earn 4 hours of Category A credits at the completion of this home study.

**$15 processing fee if AHEC prints the home study material

Course Topics

  • Radiation Effects: Early History
    • Biologic Effects of X-ray Radiation
    • Dose Reduction Techniques
  • Radiation Effects of the Recent Past
    • Principles of Radiation Protection
    • Biological Effects of X-ray Radiation
    • Dose Reduction Techniques
    • Procedures for Recording Pertinent Data on Patient Dose
  • Understanding X-Rays
    • Principles of Radiation Protection
    • Biological Effects of X-ray Radiation
    • Principles of Fluoroscopic Systems
    • Operation of Fluoroscopic Systems used for Interventional Purposes
    • Dose Reduction Strategies
  • Radiation Quantities
    • Biologic Effects of X-ray Radiation
    • Principles of Fluoroscopic Systems
    • Operation of Fluoroscopic Systems Used for Interventional Purposes
    • Fluoroscopic Exposure (air kerma) Outputs
    • Dose Reduction Techniques
    • Procedures for Recording Pertinent Data
  • Fluoroscope Equipment Radiation Management
    • Limiting Radiation Exposure
    • Patient Size Affects on Radiation Delivery
    • Monitoring Radiation Exposure for Patient Managment and QC
    • Utilizing Protective Tools

Approval Expirations:

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.

AHEC Home Study Guidelines:

  • We are going green! All mail home studies are now sent out on USB/Flash drives that you will need to plug into a computer.
  • All needed course materials, posttests, and answer sheets are available on the USB/Flash drive. For further instructions, please open the “Cover Page and Copyright” PDF in the folder for the specific home study.
  • If you purchased multiple home studies you may receive all materials on one USB/Flash drive, or multiple in the same mailing package.
  • Print the answer sheet page, fill in your answers and you can fax it back to us at 713.772.0155 or mail it back to AHEC, 8502 Tybor Drive, Houston, TX 77074.
  • Passing grade is 75% or higher. AHEC will notify you only if you do not pass the test. You have three chances to take the test and receive a 75% or higher.
  • The grading process takes 1-2 business days and the USB is yours to keep.

AHEC Refund Policy

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

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Approval expiration date is 05/31/18
Louis Wagner Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM, FACR

Professor of Radiology, University of Texas Medical SchoolrnChief Physicist, Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Houston, TexasrnrnDr. 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 in 1995 and as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology in 1996.