Optimizing Pediatric Radiation Dose – 1 CE

Optimizing Pediatric Radiation Dose – 1 CE Credit

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  Approved by the ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) for 1 CE Credit
  Subscription duration: 6 months from purchase date
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Description

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 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. This course helps technologists understand the quality principles used to ensure safe and appropriate use of DR in the pediatric population. It is accredited by the American Association of Radiologic Technologist (ASRT) for 1 CE credit.
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

DisciplineMajor content category & subcategoriesCE Credits provided
RAD-2017Safety
Radiation Protection0.25
RAD-2017Image Production
Image Acquisition and Technical Evaluation0.25
Equipment Operation and Quality Assurance0.25