CT Dose Optimization

As part of our RT'S ARE THE FRONTLINE INITIATIVE, Advanced Imaging Review would like to give back to ALL the hard working Radiologic Technologists by providing FREE CE credits that can be applied towards your biennium. Each class will be offered "LIVE" online with an opportunity to watch the lecture at a later time if missed. Students must attend the entire "LIVE" lecture to obtain full credit for program. If you missed the LIVE session, you may still be able to obtain credit by watching the recorded session and successfully achieve a passing grade of 75% on the post- lecture examination once the recording becomes available.


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  5. Click Zoom Link
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Lecture Topic

75 Million & Counting


CE Distribution

1.5 CE Credits


Outline

It is estimated that in the United States we are doing 75 million Computed Tomography scans per year. Over the past several years, the U.S. market for CT imaging devices was valued at $820 million. Should we be afraid of the radiation dose, how is it calculated, and what are we doing to reduce patient dose? This lecture will review the following:

  • Incidents of over exposure
  • Radiation Damage
  • Confusing Radiation Units
  • How dose is calculated
  • Who is looking out for the public
  • Current and Future innovation to reduce dose


Objectives

  • Participants will learn about the news events that made CT radiation dose and safety an ongoing issue.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of the types of damage possible from CT radiation and their onset
  • Participants will review common dose related radiation units
  • A review of the governmental agencies, laws, and campaigns for dose awareness will be discuss
  • Insight into new technologies being incorporated right now can improve dose reduction will be gained by the participant