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Radiation Safety for PET/CT

Price: $10.00 CE: 1.00
This course is accessible until 1/31/2022

Radiation Safety for PET/CT is designed to provide the PET imaging professional and radiation technologist with the basic theory, technical information, and concepts related to PET radiation safety. Topics include fundamental PET physics, exposure variables, dose determinants, contamination control measures, radiation monitoring, record keeping, and reporting.

NOTE: This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors; individuals may not repeat and report a self-learning activity for credit twice in the same biennium.

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Upon successful completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
  1. Explain the basic physics concepts pertinent to PET radiation safety.
  2. List the key variables associated with dose exposure in a PET facility and give examples of actions to affect these variables.
  3. List the factors related to dose exposure and give examples for reducing exposure for each factor.
  4. List the NRC components for a radiation safety program.
  5. Name the basic elements of the radiation protection program.
  6. List the individual employee radiation safety responsibilities and general safety measures that all workers should follow.
  7. Identify the parameters in each ALARA level and the action(s) associated with exceeding each parameter and discuss the specifics regarding a declared pregnancy.
  8. List the actions taken in decontamination of accidental radiation exposure including personnel contamination.
  9. List the actions specific to area and facility monitoring including material receipt and radioactive material package opening.
  10. Describe the proper waste disposal procedure in a PET facility.
  11. Define "medical event" formerly known as misadministration and recordable event and summarize the required actions related to a recordable event.

Qualified Planners/Faculty

Elizabeth Duncan, MSHS, CNMT, RT(CT)

Elizabeth is a certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist and is currently working as Program Director for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program and Imaging Sciences Chair at AdventHealth University.  Her main responsibility is for all aspects of the nuclear medicine program including didactic and clinical instruction, course content, program curriculum, student evaluation and counseling.  At the University, she has also taught classes in Radiobiology and Radiation Protection, Advanced Imaging, Introduction to Clinicals, as well as many others.  Her past experience includes medical sales and supervision of a Nuclear Cardiology Department.  Liz is the 2011-2012 recipient of the Faculty Merit Award for Professional Service presented by AdventHealth University. 

Disclosures
This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

Joseph R. Hawkins, M.S.Ed, CNMT

Joseph is formerly the Program Director of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at AdventHealth University.  In 2020, Joe took a new role at the University as director of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation.  He still teaches an Instrumentation course for the program.  Prior to joining the faculty at AHU, Joe was Assistant Professor and Program Director at Prince George's Community College, Largo, Maryland. Throughout his tenure, Joe has made significant contributions in his profession through various publications, workshops, textbook reviews, presentations, and involvement with various Nuclear Medicine organizations. Joe earned his BS in Nuclear Medicine Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology; MS in Education at St. Joseph's College of Maine; CNMT and attended State University of New York, Buffalo, N.Y. Joseph is the 2009-2010 recipient of the Faculty merit Award for Professional Service presented by AHU.

Disclosures
This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

Revisioning Author: Lou R. Wolsefer, BS-CNMT, ARRT (CT)

Lou is a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist with 31 years of diversified experience. She graduated in1987 from the Baccalaureate Nuclear Medicine Technology program of the Medical College of Georgia. Proficient with GE, ADAC/Philips, Siemens' system, and Cardinal Health's SynTrac System. She is instrumental in numerous successful JCAHO and Florida State inspections and has ICANL experience. Lou has a strong background in Nuclear Cardiology and is a Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT Technologist at Lake Medical Imaging in Leesburg FL.

Disclosures
This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

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CE Credits: 1.00, Category: A ARRT, Expires: 1/31/2022
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CE Credits: 1.00, Category: 00-Technical, Expires: 1/31/2022

Completion Requirements: To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity, the participant must:

  • View all modules
  • Participate and pass all learning checks
  • Pass the Post Test(s) with a minimum score of 80%
  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

Certificates of Completion: will be available to print immediately upon finishing the completion requirements. You are encouraged to print and save your certificate for your portfolio as required by your licensing body. Interdisciplinary accredited activities, activities having multiple accreditors, will be listed individually on the Certificate of Completion.

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