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For Imaging Technologists

Courses for Imaging Technologists on the most effective operation of medical imaging equipment and about current trends in healthcare as it affects the practice of medical imaging. Many of these courses provide CE credit to help technologists fulfill their continuing education requirements.

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  • Fluoroscopy: Mobile Unit Operation and Safety
    Online Course

    Fluoroscopy: Mobile Unit Operation and Safety

    • VLM 1501
    • Course Type: Online
    • Cost: $27.50
    • Credits: 2.5 CE - A+

    Mobile fluoroscopy equipment has expanded the use of fluoroscopy to a variety of settings outside the radiology department, such as surgical suites, cardiac catheterization labs and pain clinics. To safely operate this versatile equipment, professionals must have in-depth knowledge of C-arm unit components and their function. Radiologist assistant Chris Young, B.S., R.R.A., R.T.(R), provides a comprehensive look at various aspects of mobile fluoroscopy imaging, including specific equipment features and ways to minimize radiation exposure to patients and clinical personnel. Approved for 2.5 Category A+ CE credits by the ASRT.

  • Fluoroscopy: Operation and Safety of Fixed Fluoroscopy Units
    Online Course

    Fluoroscopy: Operation and Safety of Fixed Fluoroscopy Units

    • VLM 1502
    • Course Type: Online
    • Cost: $16.50
    • Credits: 1.5 CE - A+

    Advances in technology and clinical treatment methods have led to a rise in fluoroscopy use. Coinciding with this trend is an increase in reported radiation-induced injuries from fluoroscopy. Operators of fluoroscopy units, including radiologic technologists, radiologist assistants, radiologists and other physicians, must have a thorough understanding of how imaging chain components and radiation safety features optimize diagnostic imaging quality and keep radiation exposure to as low as reasonably achievable. This knowledge is especially important as new equipment features become available. In addition to describing various fluoroscopic equipment configurations, Anne Scott, B.S.R.S., R.T.(R), discusses specific elements of fixed fluoroscopy units that affect radiation dose and methods to protect patients and imaging personnel. Approved for 1.5 Category A+ CE credits by the ASRT.

  • Fluoroscopy: Radiation Protection and Safety
    Online Course

    Fluoroscopy: Radiation Protection and Safety

    • VLM 1503
    • Course Type: Online
    • Cost: $30.25
    • Credits: 2.75 CE - A+

    Fluoroscopy, interventional radiology and computed tomography, are associated with long exposure times and high radiation doses, making radiation protection a vital concern. In the USA, increased utilization of radiologic examinations has added to the effective dose to patients. Recent news articles concerning radiation overexposure have heightened public awareness of this problem and have prompted those involved in patient care to be more conscious of radiation safety. Radiologist Asst Kristi Kerrigan, B.S.R.S., R.R.A., R.T.(R)(CV)(CT), presents an overview of radiation protection in fluoro, including radiation measurements, the biological effects of radiation, the fundamentals of radiation protection, the ethical & legal responsibilities of imaging professionals, exam room design, fluoro safety features, and the protection of patients, personnel and special populations. Approved for 2.8 Category A+ CE credits by the ASRT.

  • Fluoroscopy: Radiation Protection of the Eye
    Online Course

    Fluoroscopy: Radiation Protection of the Eye

    • VLM 1504
    • Course Type: Online
    • Cost: $33
    • Credits: 3.0 CE - A+

    Fluoroscopy delivers the highest occupational radiation doses experienced by medical imaging professionals. Although fluoroscopy operators routinely wear lead aprons and other personal shielding, they might not use eye protection, making radiation exposure of the eyes a significant safety issue. Veteran medical writer Bryant Furlow, B.A., has pulled together the most comprehensive, in-depth research on eye anatomy and visual system diseases for this exceptional article. Mr. Furlow covers every aspect of radiation protection of the eye, from the changing dose thresholds for radiation cataract formation to strategies to minimize radiation dose to the eyes. Approved for 3 Category A+ CE credits by the ASRT.

  • Fluoroscopy: Regulation and Radiation Protection
    Online Course

    Fluoroscopy: Regulation and Radiation Protection

    • VLM 1505
    • Course Type: Online
    • Cost: $16.50
    • Credits: 1.5 CE - A+

    Fluoroscopy procedures can expose patients and personnel to high levels of radiation, an area of public and regulatory concern. Radiologic technologists, radiologist assistants and other professionals operating fluoroscopic units or assisting in fluoroscopy procedures are legally and ethically responsible for operating equipment safely and taking proper radiation protection measures. One way of fulfilling this responsibility is to understand the federal and state regulations regarding fluoroscopy and to follow practices that reduce radiation exposure during medical imaging procedures. In addition to describing various international groups and federal agencies that have a hand in developing radiation protection standards, Marlene Johnson, M.Ed., R.T.(R), unravels the federal laws and regulations governing fluoroscopy and radiation protection. Approved for 1.5 Category A+ CE credits by the ASRT.