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X-ray and the Human Body series - Radiation Safety in Pain Medicine (2018) module 8
No charge for this activity and available to all learners.

Radiation Safety in Pain Medicine

X-ray and the Human Body series - Module 8
Up to 1.0 hour of X-ray Safety
Up to 1.0 hour of Pain Management

No fee for this activity.

CME activity released: June 29, 2013
Reviewed and approved February 10, 2016
Expires: February 10, 2019

Content Includes:
Article (in PDF format) - Radiation Safety in Pain Medicine

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. Demonstrate safest practices in staff and patient positioning when performing C-arm fluoroscopy;
2. Think critically when deciding on compromise between radiation dose and image quality in fluoroscopy;
3. Identify and apply safe practices to fluoroscopy use.

Course (1.0 hours of credit)

  1. Read the Radiation Safety in Pain Medicine  (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


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

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. _______________________________________________________________________________

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.


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 Office of Continuing Medical Education of the University of California, Davis, Health, 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.


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


Scott M. Fishman, M.D.
Howard Smith, M.D.
Alec Meleger, M.D.
J. Anthony Seibert, Ph.D.

Penny Leinwander, CHP

If you have any questions, please contact Gwenn Welsch at 916-734-5390 or email

Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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