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UC Fluoroscopy - Safe Operation of Fluoroscopy Equipment
This course is free and available until May 2018.

UC Fluoroscopy:
Safe Operation of Fluoroscopy Equipment

No fee for this activity.

CME activity released: May 29, 2015
Expires: May 29, 2018

Activity Objectives - At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the standard components of most fluoroscopic equipment
  2. Recognize the effects of various fluoroscopy operating parameters on image quality
  3. Identify safe techniques during fluoroscopy operation to protect patients and staff
  4. Identify unsafe fluoroscopic practices
  5. Recall California's requirements of when a fluoroscopy procedure legally begins
  6. Recall California's requirements of who may legally operate fluoroscopic equipment
  7. Describe California's requirements for the proper use of spacer cones

This internet enduring material consisting of a interactive presentation takes approximately 1 hour to complete. CME credit is obtained upon reviewing the lecture, submitting the online evaluation and successfully passing the test. An electronic CME certificate will be available after requirements are completed.

Target Audience
This course was created for all University of California healthcare providers and staff using fluoroscopic equipment and is available to the public.

Content Includes:
Internet enduring material created in Articulate

Method of participation:
1. View Presentation
2. Complete the post-test (must pass 80% or better – you have three chances)
3. Complete the evaluation
4. Certificate will generate after passing test and evaluations are completed 

The University of California, Davis Health System 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 System designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 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.

Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships
The following have disclosed no relevant financial relationships:

Gideon T. Aung
, MS(EE), RT(R), Health Physics Specialist III, Environmental Health and Safety
University of California, San Francisco

Jerrold T. Bushberg, Ph.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology
UC Davis Health System

Sean Jones, MS, Health Physicist, Environmental Health & Safety
UC Davis Health System

Linda Kroger, MS, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology
UC Davis Health System

Thomas R. Nelson, Ph.D., FAAPM, FAIUM, DABR, DABHP, Professor of Radiology and Bioengineering
Medical Director of Diagnostic Radiology – Physics, University of California, San Diego

J. Anthony Seibert, PhD, Professor, Department of Radiology
UC Davis Health System

Grant Silva, RRPT, Senior Health Physicist, EH&S Radiation Safety Division
UC San Diego Health System

Zhi Zhang, Senior Health Physicist, Environmental Health & Safety
University of California, Los Angeles


Sean Jones, MS, Health Physicist, Environmental Health & Safety
UC Davis Health System

 If you have any questions please contact the UC Davis CME staff
Gwenn Welsch can be reached at or phone (916) 734-5773

Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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