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Course description: 

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.

 

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Course objectives: 

 After completing this article, readers should be able to:

  • List the components of fixed fluoroscopy units and describe different available configurations.
  • Understand the importance of the as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) principle and how to use radiation protection features available on fluoroscopy units.
  • Discuss the role of fluoroscopy in imaging and interventional procedures.
  • Recognize ways to improve fluoroscopic imaging of pediatric patients and keep radiation dose to a minimum

 

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Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning

Language: 

  • English

Course author(s): 

ASRT: American Society Of Radiologic Technologists

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