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Radiation Safety for PET/CT

Price: $8.00
Imaging CE: 2.00
This course is accessible until 1/31/2026

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. You must be licensed in the state of Florida to report an activity that is only approved by the state. If this activity is also approved by an organization that ARRT has approved to evaluate CE, select that organization’s name, as opposed to the state licensing agency name.

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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. 

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

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

Mr. Hawkins graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Education from St. Joseph’s College of Maine. He is the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation at AdventHealth University. Previously, he served as an Associate Professor and the Program Director for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program from its inception in 2001 until 2019. Mr. Hawkins has over 30 years of experience in Nuclear Medicine as an educator, technologist, and industry representative. He is currently the Secretary/Treasurer of the board for the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT). He is active in the Technologist Section of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) having served as Chair of both the Entry Level Curriculum Committee and the Student Membership Task Force and as a member of the National Council of Representatives. He has presented at numerous national, regional, and state meetings, and was awarded the AHU Faculty Merit Award for Professional Service and the SNMMI Outstanding Educator Award.

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.

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

- 1/31/2026
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Phone: 800-334-2472
CE Credits: 2.00, Category: END775 = A ARRT, Expires: 1/31/2026
CE Credits: 1.00, Category: FLDOH-BRC 25000260 = 00 - Technical Approved, Expires: 1/31/2025

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

  • View all modules and cases studies.
  • Participate and pass all Self-Checks and Post Test(s).
  • 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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