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Principles of Safe X-Ray Use and Practical Strategies to Reduce X-Ray Exposure
Contact Gwenn Welsch at for free access code if you are a current UC Davis faculty or staff. The cost for this course is $25 for all others.

Principles of Safe X-Ray Use and
Practical Strategies to Reduce X-Ray Exposure

There is a $25 fee for this activity
A discounted fee is available to UC Davis Health Faculty and Staff

X-ray and the Human Body series (Module 13)
Up to 2.0 hour of X-ray Safety

This internet enduring material are video presentations.

CME activity released February 10, 2015
Expires: February 10, 2018

Global Objective for series
Be aware of the importance of radiation safety as it relates to fluoroscopy practice. When treating patients, physicians often forget to consider the "invisible" threat of radiation. The goal of this activity is to reduce the radiation doses to both patient and staff by describing the radiation hazards and explaining how to reduce exposure.



Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to: 

  1. State the aspects of fluoroscopy operations which are relevant to radiation safety and good medical practice


Method of participation:

This internet enduring material consisting of six video presentations that takes approximately 2 hour to complete.

  1. View all 6 videos
  2. Complete the test (must pass 75% or better – you have three chances)
  3. Complete the online evaluation
  4. Certificate will generate after passing test and evaluations are completed
The University of California, Davis, Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit: The University of California, Davis, Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ acceptable for multidisciplinary team members

Nurse:  For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.  For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (report hours of credit and fill in "CME Category 1" for the provider number).

Physician Assistant: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.


The following have disclosed no relevant financial relationships:

David L. Dawson, M.D.
Luke Wright, M.D.

If you have any questions or need the discount code for this course, please contact UC Davis, CME.
Gwenn Welsch can be reached at or phone (916) 734-5773

Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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