Radiation Protection in Fluoroscopy

Welcome to “Radiation Protection in Fluoroscopy”.  This is a course covering radiation safety in the clinical uses of fluoroscopy for educators, students, and radiographers.  It is presented using actual demonstrations with the c-arm in the OR, or in fluoroscopic and interventional suites, as well as live lectures.

It was originally created as a course covering radiation safety in the clinical uses of fluoroscopy for radiologic technologists and physicians in California needing 4 CEU’s in fluoroscopic radiation protection.  We quickly realized it was perfect for everyone in the radiology field who is interested in cutting edge information on this subject.

Some of the demonstrations include showing the location and amount of scatter during a cross table lateral hip in OR, the location and amount of scatter during a pacemaker or Cholangiogram in OR, the dose difference between magnification modes, the dose difference between spot and captured/saved images, and how much radiation is saved using pulse modes, collimation, and the Inverse Square Law.

The goal of the lectures is to introduce different concepts regarding scatter radiation and to show how much radiation occurs during typical fluoroscopy examinations, as well as, what can be done to minimize dose to everyone in the room.

This DVD course presents many ideas and information not found in textbooks.  If you are an educator, we hope you will use these DVD’s in your classroom as a teaching tool, One of our primary goals is for you to maximize image quality while minimizing patient dose.