Radiation Safety for Licensed Practitioners Using Fluoroscopic X-Ray Equipment

The purpose of this education is to provide initial physics, radiation safety, radiobiology, and regulatory information to physicians using fluoroscopic x-ray equipment, as required by Wisconsin regulation DHS 157.76(11) (a).

Topics and educational content

  • Principles of Fluoroscopic X-Ray System
  • Biological effects of x-ray
  • Principles of Radiation Protection, fluoroscopic outputs, high level control options, and dose reduction techniques
  • State and Federal Regulations

Target Audience

All non-radiologist Licensed Practitioners who operate fluoroscopic equipment

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand where and how x-rays are made.
  2. Relate image quality and patient dose.
  3. Understand the possible effects of radiation exposure on the patient.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 Attendance
    Attendance Credit
Course opens: 
11/01/2015
Course expires: 
11/01/2018
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
1

Faculty

Course Director: Douglas J. Simpkin, Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM; Aurora Health Care
William MacDonald, MD; AMG Imaging Services, Aurora Health Care

Disclosures

As an accredited provider of the WI Medical Society, Aurora Health Care must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities.  Course Directors, planning committees, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to participants of the educational activity.  An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control.

No faculty, presenters, planners, or anyone controlling content have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 Attendance
    Attendance Credit

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/01/2015
Course expires: 
11/01/2018

Price

Cost:
$0.00

Enrollment Restricted

You do not have permission to enroll into this course

This course is available to Aurora Health Care providers (employed and independent) and caregivers only. If you are not already logged in, please use "Aurora Login" to access the course.  If you need help enrolling or logging in, please contact the Aurora CPD Office at CPDDepartment@aurora.org or at (414) 219-5490.