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X-ray and the Human Body series - Digital Radiography Image Quality - Image Acquisition (2018) module 10
No charge for this activity and available to all learners.

Digital Radiography Image Quality: Image Acquisition

X-ray and the Human Body series - Module 10
Up to 1.0 hour of X-Ray Safety

FEE:   No charge for this activity and available to all learners.

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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, 2019


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.


Content Includes:
Article (PDF  - 18 pages)
Digital Radiography Image Quality: Image Acquisition


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

   1. Describe the acronym DICOM.
   2. Identify when Cassette-based digital radiography (CR) has an advantage(s) over cassette-less Digital Radiography (DR).
   3. Identify when DR has the advantage(s) over CR.

This internet enduring material consisting of an article takes approximately 1.0 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.
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Method of participation:

1.  Read article
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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Accreditation
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 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.

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

AUTHORS
Mark B. Williams, PhD
Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD
Keith J. Strauss, MS
William K. Breeden, III, MS
Mark S. Rzeszotarski, PhD
Kimberly Applegate, MD, MS
Margaret Wyatt
Sandra Bjork, RN, JD
J. Anthony Seiber, PhD

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

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

CONTENT REVIEWER
Penny Leinwander, CHP, Environmental Health & Safety

If you have any questions please contact the 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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