Optimizing Pediatric Radiation Dose – 1 CE Credit

Radiology Continuing Education (CE) Courses

An interactive, online radiography in pediatric dose CE course that fulfills your ARRT radiology CE requirements


Optimizing Pediatric Radiation Dose – 1 CE Credit

$2.50

  Approved by the ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) for 1 CE Credit
  Subscription duration: 6 months from purchase date
Voiceover Available
Meets the CE requirements of the following states: California, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and New Mexico
Meets ARRT® CE reporting requirements
Accepted by the NMTCB
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Description

Optimizing Pediatric Radiation Dose Radiography CE Course

Radiography is the most common type of diagnostic imaging examination performed and represents 85% of all ionizing exposure in children. And because pediatric patients are up to 10 times more sensitive to ionizing radiation than adults, this course covers the basic principles of digital radiography (DR) and its advantages over analog film screening and computed radiography in reducing the pediatric patient dose. It also highlights the challenges presented in acquiring DR diagnostic images in the pediatric population, including proper immobilization, addressing family concerns, response to verbal direction, use of shielding, balancing ALARA, lead aprons and half shields, short exposure time, limited views, and close collimation.
In short, this online radiography CE course is intended to help radiologic technologists understand the quality principles used to ensure safe and appropriate use of DR in the pediatric population.
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This online radiology CE Credit course for xray techs is accredited by the American Association of Radiologic Technologist (ASRT) and accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for 1 CE credit for xray techs. It also meets the CE requirements for the states of California, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and New Mexico.
This online radiography CE course consists of 1 module followed by a post-test, and provides you 1 Category A CE credit to fulfill your biennial 24 CE requirements and/or to complete your prescribed continuing education.

Audience and Objectives

Objectives

  • Understand digital radiography perfusion and its advantages over FS analog and computed radiography
  • Identify the standardized terminology in digital radiography
  • Understand the importance of estimating patient dose
  • Provide guidelines and recommendations for reducing the pediatric dose
  • Develop the quality assurance and quality control programs
  • Understand the importance of using a safety checklist in pediatric digital radiography
Target Audience

  • Radiologic Technologists

Topics Covered

  • Introduction
  • Digital Radiography Basics
  • Digital Radiography and Feedback
  • Standardized Terminology
  • Estimating Patient Dose
Reducing Radiation Exposure

  • Noise Level and the Clinical Question
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control Programs
  • Guidelines
  • Safety Checklist
  • Conclusion

CQR Credits Distribution

Discipline Major content category & subcategories CE Credits provided
RAD-2017 Safety
Radiation Protection 0.25
RAD-2017 Image Production
Image Acquisition and Technical Evaluation 0.25
Equipment Operation and Quality Assurance 0.25