Free Radiation Safety Case

Image Wisely® is pleased to present the newest radiation safety case in our free series of online and mobile-compatible educational offerings for the imaging professional team. Radiation safety case content includes embedded questions that allow you to assess your understanding of important radiation safety concepts. Each question provides expert feedback as well as references and resources for further study.

Throughout the year, the IW radiation safety case will offer similar short lessons on radiation safety topics, providing opportunities to expand your knowledge, reduce radiation dose to you and your patients, and earn continuing education credits as you do so. Continuing education credit for radiologists, imaging technologists and medical physicists is available after successfully completing a brief post-instruction quiz and evaluation survey.

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New — Case 8: C-arm Based Cone Beam CT in Interventional Radiology



Radiation Safety Case StudyExplains the basic concepts of C-arm based cone-beam CT and discusses the differences in determining patient radiation dose between cone-beam CT and multi-detector CT. Authors: S. Sabir; A.K. Jones

Audience: Radiologists, radiologic technologists and medical physicists working with interventional fluoroscopy

Important Note: There is no charge to participate in this educational activity. For CE credit tracking and reporting, you will be redirected to the ACR website to log in or register and add the free module to your shopping cart.

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Credits awarded for this enduring activity are designated “SA-CME” by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and qualify toward fulfilling requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-assessment for physicians and medical physicists.

CME & Cat A Credit Released: 9/2015
CME & Cat A Credit Expires: 9/2018
CAMPEP Credit Expires: 10/23/2016

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Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case StudyCase 7: Patient Skin Dose with Interventional Fluoroscopy: Metrics, C-Arm Geometry and Spectral Filtration
Emphasizes awareness of skin dose during interventional fluoroscopy, use of metrics, C-arm geometry and special filtration to optimize dose. Authors: W. Pavlicek; R.G. Paden; T. Boltz; J. Hanson

Audience: Radiologists, radiologic technologists and medical physicists working with interventional fluoroscopy

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Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case StudyCase 6: Optimizing Radiation Use During a Difficult IVC Filter Retrieval
Emphasizes the importance of contingency planning and other factors influencing the amount of radiation needed to meet the patient's needs. Authors: J.R. Duncan; R. Marcus; M. Street

Audience: Radiologists, radiologic technologists and medical physicists working with interventional fluoroscopy

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Explains doses to patients and their impacted organs from CT and V/Q scans in the evaluation of pulmonary embolism. Authors: E. Grady; F.H. Fahey

Audience: Radiologists, radiologic technologists, nuclear medicine technologists and medical physicists working in diagnostic radiology or nuclear medicine

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Case 4 image 135Case 4: Technical Errors and Image Quality in Digital Radiography
Describes strategies to identify and correct technical errors to improve image quality and reduce dose in digital radiography. Author: C.E. Willis

Audience: Radiologists, radiologic technologists and medical physicists working with digital radiography

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Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case: CT Brain Perfusion Dose OptimizationCase 3: CT Brain Perfusion Dose Optimization
Describes basic scanning protocols and dose considerations in CT brain perfusion. Authors: L. Yu; E.P. Lindell; D.R. DeLone; A.L. Kostenas; S. Leng; J.G. Fletcher; C.H. McCollough

Audience: Radiologists, radiologic technologists and medical physicists working with computed tomography

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Safety Case: Dose Management in Endovascular Image-Guided Neuro-InterventionsCase 2: Dose Management in Endovascular Image-Guided Neuro-Interventions
Describes the effective use of collimation and region of interest imaging to reduce dose during fluoroscopy. Authors: D.R. Bednarek; C. Ionita; S.N. Sweadri Vasan; S. Rudin

Audience: Radiologists, radiologic technologists and medical physicists working with fluoroscopy

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Radiation Safety Case StudyCase 1: CT Dose and Size-Specific Dose Estimate (SSDE)
Explains common CT dose terms along with their proper usage and limitations. Authors: M. Supanich, M; D. Peck

Audience: Radiologists, radiologic technologists and medical physicists working with computed tomography

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