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Course description: 

Is radiation safety a concern to you? Radiation Safety for PET/CT is designed to provide the PET imaging professional and radiation technologist with the basic theory, technical information, and concepts related to PET radiation safety. Topics include fundamental PET physics, exposure variables, dose determinants, contamination control measures, radiation monitoring, record keeping, and reporting.

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Course objectives: 

Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • explain the basic physics concepts pertinent to PET radiation safety
  • list the key variables associated with dose exposure in a PET facility and give examples of actions to affect these variables
  • list the factors related to dose exposure and give examples for reducing exposure for each factor
  • list the NRC components for a radiation safety program
  • name the basic elements of the radiation protection program
  • list the individual employee radiation safety responsibilities and general safety measures that all workers should follow
  • identify the parameters in each ALARA level and the action(s) associated with exceeding each parameter and discuss the specifics regarding a declared pregnancy
  • list the actions taken in decontamination of accidental radiation exposure including personnel contamination
  • list the actions specific to area and facility monitoring including material receipt and radioactive material package opening
  • name the specific records that regulations require a facility to keep for three years, five years, and the life of the facility license
  • describe the proper waste disposal procedure in a PET facility
  • define "medical event", formerly known as misadministration, and recordable event and summarize the required actions related to a recordable event
Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning

Language: 

  • English

Course author(s): 

Echelon

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