Image Wisely, a joint initiative of ACR, RSNA, ASRT and AAPM, provides information to the medical community to promote radiation safety in medical imaging.
Image Wisely® is pleased to present our free series of online and mobile-compatible educational modules. Our Radiation Safety Cases are interactive slide presentations with case-based questions that allow you to firstly improve, and then assess, your understanding of important safety concepts in medical imaging.
Each case will present its own specific learning objectives, a case overview, interactive case challenges, key takeaways, a summary discussion, and a quiz to assess your understanding of the material. Upon successful completion of the quiz and the case evaluation survey, participants will have earned, and can claim, their CE credit.
The target audiences for Image Wisely Radiation Safety Cases are radiologic technologists, medical physicists, and radiologists. The cases may also be useful for referring physicians, radiology administrators, and other healthcare personnel.
Step-by-step instructions on accessing the cases are available here.
The ACR Disclosure Policy: In compliance with ACCME requirements and guidelines, the ACR has developed a policy for disclosure and review of potential conflicts of interest, and a method for resolution if a conflict does exist. The ACR maintains a tradition of scientific integrity and objectivity in its educational activities. In order to preserve these values and ensure its educational activities are independent and free of commercial bias, all individuals, including planners, presenters, moderators and evaluators, participating in an ACR educational activity, or an activity jointly provided by the ACR must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.
The following planners and managers have no financial relationships to disclose:
Dustin A. Gress, MS; Wil Creech, BS; Priscilla F. Butler, MS [ret.]
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