Minimizing Radiation risks in Pediatric CT – 1.5 CE Credits

CT Continuing Education (CE) Credits Course

A fully interactive, ASRT-approved CE course for radiologic technologists that will fulfill your biennial CE requirements

Minimizing Radiation risks in Pediatric CT – 1.5 CE Credits


  Approved by the ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) for 1.5 CE Credits
  Subscription duration: 6 months from purchase date
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Meets the CE requirements of the following states: California, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and New Mexico
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This module covers the potential dangers of the increased use of CT in children and how to minimize these risks. The course explains the effects of ionizing radiation on different levels; reviews the basics of physics that impact the radiation dose; reviews the guidelines to optimize diagnostic image quality and reduce the CT radiation dose; discusses the challenges and the requirements for imaging the pediatric population; and provides the considerations and steps for the development of CT pediatric protocols.
Audience and 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
Target Audience

  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Nurses
  • Sonographers
  • Doctors

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Topics Covered

  • Introduction
Clinical Applications of Ultrasound Contrast

  • Guidelines and Standards for Ultrasound Contrast Use
Safety of Ultrasound Contrast Agents

  • Administration of Ultrasound Contrast
  • Conclusion

CQR Credits Distribution

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