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X-ray and the Human Body series - AAPM/RSNA Physics Tutorial for Residents (2018) module 11
No charge for this activity and available to all learners.

AAPM/RSNA Physics Tutorial for Residents
X-ray and the Human Body series - Module 11
Activity (1.0 hour of credit)

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

Content Includes:
Article (in PDF format) - AAPM/RSNA Physics Tutorial for Residents

CME activity released: June 29, 2013
Reviewed and approved: February 9, 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.


Activity Objective
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
   1. Describe the mechanisms of x-ray interactions, including Rayleigh scattering,
       Compton scattering photoelectric absorption, and pair production.
   2. Predict which interaction mode would be likely to predominate in various imaging procedures
       and the relative probability of photoelectric interactions as a function of x-ray energy and the atomic number of the absorber.
   3. Predict the types, calculate the energies, and explain the characteristic of secondary radiations following
       the x-ray interaction including characteristic x-rays and Auger electrons.
   4. Discuss the impact of each type of interaction on image quality in diagnostic radiology.


This internet enduring material consisting of an article and takes approximately 30 minutes 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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Target Audience
This free activity was designed for University of California, Davis, faculty, staff and students but also open to other healthcare professionals. 
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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:
 
AUTHOR
Jerrold T. Bushberg, Ph.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology, UC Davis Health

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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