Reducing Radiation Dose in Pediatric CT – 1.5 CE Credits

A continuing education course for technologists that covers the specific radiation risks of CT scan in the pediatric population and how to minimize the radiation dose for children


Reducing Radiation Dose in Pediatric CT
Reducing Radiation Dose in Pediatric CT

Reducing Radiation Dose in Pediatric CT is an interactive CE course that covers the potential dangers of the increased use of CT scan in children and how to minimize these risks. The course explains the effects of ionizing radiation on different levels and reviews the basic physics that impact the radiation dose a child receives from a CT scan. This course also reviews the guidelines for optimizing diagnostic image quality in the pediatric population while reducing the CT radiation dose to the patient. You will learn about the challenges and the requirements for imaging children, such as communicating effectively with the child and their caregivers. The course also provides the considerations and steps for the development of protocols for pediatric CT scans.

Reducing Radiation Dose in Pediatric CT is an appropriate CE course for novice and veteran CT scan technologists alike. The course is also suitable for students in computed tomography programs who want to grow their knowledge and enhance their learning about radiation risks and protection practices in pediatric CT examinations.

CE Credits
1.5 Category A
Course Price: 100.00
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Approved by the ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) for 1.5 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
Accepted by the NMTCB®
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Objectives

  • Understand the use of CT in children
  • Identify the risk of radiation in children
  • Explain the effects of ionizing radiation on different levels
  • Acquire the CT dose terminology reviewed in this module
  • Identify and understand the different guidelines used to optimize the image quality and dose when acquiring a pediatric CT scan
  • Face the challenges that may occur while imaging pediatric patients
  • Summarize the pediatric protocol development
  • List the requirements for a pediatric CT

Topics covered

  • Use of CT in Children
  • Radiation Risk
  • Effect of Ionizing Radiation
  • CT Dose Terminology
  • Optimization of Image Quality and Dose
  • Challenges of pediatric CT
  • Pediatric Protocol Development
  • Pediatric CT requirements
Discipline Major content category & subcategories CE Credits provided
CT-2016 Safety
Radiation Safety and Dosimetry 1.50
CT-2017 Safety
Radiation Safety and Dose 1.50
NMT-2017 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
THR-2017 Safety
Radiation Physics, Equipment, and Quality Assurance 0.50
NMT-2017 Image Production
Instrumentation 0.50
NMT-2017 Procedures
Treatment Volume Localization 0.50

Average rating: 4.35/5


Kimberly S.
October 28, 2021
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I purchased this course for Ceu credits and found that it was very informative and the post test wasn't too long and to the point. I would recommend this website to anyone for whatever needs.

Victoria E. O.
October 28, 2021
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The course was precise and was very insightful

Jason G.
October 28, 2021
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VERY USER FRIENDLY AND INFORMATIVE INFORMATION. EXCELLENT SKILLS TOUCH UP FOR CEU'S!!

CE Credits
1.5 Category A
Course Price: 100.00
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