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X-ray and the Human Body series - Digital Radiography - Image Quality and Radiation Dose (2016-2018) module 9
No charge for this activity and available to all learners.

Digital Radiography - Image Quality and Radiation Dose

X-ray and the Human Body series - Module 9
Up to 1.0 hour of X-ray Safety

FEE:   No charge for this activity.

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Target Audience
This course was created for University of California, Davis healthcare providers and staff using fluoroscopic equipment and is available to the public.  The program can be used for credentialing of physicians who perform fluoroscopy. _______________________________________________________________________________


CME activity released: June 29, 2013
Reviewed and approved: February 10, 2016
Expires: February 10, 2018


Course consists of the following elements:
Course material (manual - PDF document)
Test (80% to pass test, 8 out of 10 questions)
Course Evaluation and Self Assessment

CME credit is obtained upon reviewing the program content, submitting the online evaluation and successfully passing the activity test. An electronic CME certificate will be available after requirements are completed.

It takes approximately 1 hour to complete this activity.


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.

 

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

1. List the benefits and possible detractors of Digital Radiography, particularly when compared to screen-film radiography.
2. Acquire entry-level knowledge of the processing that occurs in Digital Radiography.
3. Describe some differences between available Digital Radiography options.

Course (1.0 hours of credit)

  1. Read the Digital Radiography: Image Quality and Radiation Dose (in PDF format) 
  2. Complete the 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
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Receipt of Credit
Once you have completed the course, test and evaluation, you will receive your Statement of Credit and your "My Transcript" page will be updated to reflect the credits earned along with a link to a printable version of the official certificate for that course.
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 Accreditation

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 Office of Continuing Medical Education of the University of California,Davis Health System designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should only claim 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.

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Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships
No Financial relationships with commercial interests associated with this CME activity:

UC DAVIS HEALTH SYSTEM FACULTY

AUTHOR
J. Anthony Seibert, Ph.D.

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

PLANNING COMMITTEE
Jerrold T. Bushberg, Ph.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology, UC Davis Health System
Bruce Hodge, QA Technologist, Department of Radiology, UC Davis Health System
Sean Jones, MS, Environmental Health & Safety
Linda Kroger, MS, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology, UC Davis Health System
J. Anthony Seibert, PhD, Professor, Department of Radiology, UC Davis Health System

CONTENT REVIEWER
Sean Jones, MS, Environmental Health & Safety


If you have any questions please contact the UC Davis CME staff
Gwenn Welsch can be reached at gvwelsch@ucdavis.edu or phone (916) 734-5390

Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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