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Fluoroscopic X-Ray Radiation Dose Management Recertification

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INTRODUCTION

Credit Hours: CME 2.00

Target Audience:

Physicians and health professionals who use fluoroscopic equipment.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review risks involved with occupational use of fluoroscopy.
  • Recognize and improve knowledge of radiation dose effects to the skin.
  • Gain knowledge of the regulatory requirements of the state of PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
  • Improve basic personnel protection skills.
  • Implement techniques to optimize fluoroscopy image quality.
  • Implement techniques to manage radiation dose to patients, physicians, and staff.

Authors:
John Holmes, DMP, DABR — Diagnostic Medical Physicist, University of Pittsburgh, Radiation Safety Office
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.