The division of topics in the DVD programs, “Mastering the Art of Digital Radiography” and “Fluoroscopic Radiation Protection” make it easy for the student to choose the topic they wish to learn or review. The concepts run from the basics to the more complex which makes use of the program sequential. Therefore, they could be used in conjunction with an imaging course to have lecture material reinforced.
From my perspective, the content is correct and accurate. Each presenter provides a clear and concise explanation of the material so it is easy to follow. The summary at the end of each lecture is very helpful.
I found both programs to be beneficial and would be a great resource for any imaging program.
John Lampignano, MEd, RT(R)(CT)
– Author of “Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy”
These learning modules are packed with clinically-relevant information and hands-on demonstrations. Dennis and Leslie do a great job making the material user-friendly, and present many excellent ideas on how to keep patient exposure low while producing quality digital images. Great courses!
Quinn B Carroll, MEd, RT
– Author of “Radiography in the Digital Age”
I have had the pleasure to hear Dennis speak many times for AHRA events and again when we invited him to lecture and consult at Loma Linda on lowering radiation dose for patients and staff. Now, with his FluoroRadPro partner, Leslie Stiff-Martin, they have created online courses that include all aspects of radiation protection for both digital radiography and fluoroscopy that.
I am pleased to advocate purchasing these courses, which cover all the necessary California continuing education requirements for radiographers and physicians concerning digital radiography and radiation protection in fluoroscopy. This is especially exciting as the package includes having Dennis come to our facility to lecture and consult once again.
I know they have been working diligently on creating and filming these courses for 3 years now, and Dennis and I have been discussing them for well over a year, so I am thrilled that they are finally available. Dose reduction is such an important issue and FluoroRadPro has really produced a remarkable format to deliver the information with their inventive use of phantoms, ion chamber and dosimeter in the OR, Rad and Fluoro rooms and the Interventional Suite.
Roland W. Rhynus, Jr, CRA, FAHRA, RT(R), (NM), (MR)
– Loma Linda University Medical Center, AHRA President 2010-2011
I have had the privilege and pleasure of reviewing “Fluoroscopic Radiation Protection”, “Digital Radiography Radiation Protection”, and “Mastering the Art of Digital Radiography”. Knowing the skill and dedication to education of the authors I predict that these courses will develop into more such efforts regarding this rapidly expanding area of digital imaging.
I was particularly impressed by how unique and innovative the segments are that were filmed in the OR using a C-arm and done in the fluoroscopy rooms. Actual patient radiation dose values are demonstrated for collimation, positioning of the image intensifier in relation to the anatomic body part, where the radiographer should stand during cross table imaging, using magnification and pulse modes, as well as many other situations which occur in the OR and R&F rooms.
The lecture segments describing and explaining many of the video demonstrations are excellent. Among the three courses there are over one hundred lessons which are excellent and packed with creative and useful information.
The “Fluoroscopic Radiation Protection” course is also available for physicians and will be particularly helpful for non-radiologist physicians. It will be used as a tool to help everyone fully understand critical concepts and assist in decreasing radiation exposure to themselves as well as to patients and staff.
Stewart Carlyle Bushong, ScD, FAAPM, FACR
– Author of “Radiologic Science for Technologists: Physics, Biology and Protection”