DXA – Patient Preparation and Radiation Safety

DXA – Patient Preparation and Radiation Safety

3 CE Credits
Expiry date: March 1, 2024

A bone densitometry course covering everything you need to know about prepping and positioning patients, parameters and analysis, and radiation safety in DXA scanning


Approved by the ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) for 3 Category A CE Credits
Subscription duration: one year from purchase date
Voiceover available
Downloadable transcript available
Meets the CE requirements of the following states: California, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and New Mexico
Meets ARRT® CE reporting requirements
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DXA – Patient Preparation and Radiation Safety is an online bone densitometry CE course that covers dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) total body composition, indications, patient instructions and preparation, as well as DXA contraindications, limitations, scan preparation, patient positioning, and artifacts. The course emphasizes scanning parameters and analysis, documentation, and data protection. In addition, the course covers the fundamentals of ALARA in DXA, radiation sources, the effects of ionizing radiation on cells, and concludes with a discussion of radiation safety and technologists’ responsibilities.

This course is approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 3 Category A CE Credits.

Discipline Major content category & subcategories CE Credits provided
BD-2016 Patient Care
Patient Bone Health, Care, and Radiation Principles 2.25
BD-2022 Patient Care
Patient Bone Health, Care, and Radiation Principles 2.25
NMT-2017 Safety
Radiation Physics, Radiobiology, and Regulations 0.50
NMT-2022 Safety
Radiation Physics, Radiobiology, and Regulations 0.50
RA-2017 Safety
Radiation Protection and Equipment Operation 1.00
RA-2018 Safety
Patient Safety, Radiation Protection, and Equipment Operation 1.00
RAD-2017 Safety
Radiation Physics and Radiobiology 0.50
RAD-2022 Safety
Radiation Physics and Radiobiology 0.50
THR-2017 Safety
Radiation Protection 0.50
THR-2022 Safety
Radiation Physics and Radiobiology 0.50
BD-2016 Procedures
DXA Scanning 0.50
BD-2022 Procedures
DXA Scanning 0.50
RA-2023 Safety
Patient Safety, Radiation Protection, and Equipment Operation 1.00
Section 1: Patient Preparation
Introduction: DXA total body composition
DXA : Indications
Patient preparation
Questionnaire
Patient instructions before the exam
Special needs
Contraindications and scanning limitations
Laboratory tests
Scan preparation
Patient instructions
Patient positioning
Artifacts and scanning problems
Scanning parameters and analysis
Documentation
Data protection
Section 2: Radiation Safety
Basic Principles
ALARA (time-safe distance-shielding)
Dosimeters
Radiation sources
Natural and artificial radiation sources
Level of radiation in DXA
Radiation dose in DXA
Entrance surface dose and effective dose
Comparative radiation doses
Biological effects of ionizing radiation
Direct and indirect effects
Cell sensitivity
Organ and tissue sensitivity
Somatic and genetic effects
Bone densitometry and radiation Safety
DXA exposure factors
Limiting radiation exposure
Scan protocol
Technologist responsibilities
Patient and technologist safety
Public and family members’ safety
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