News | October 04, 2013

Image Wisely Develops New Radiation Safety Education Tool for Imaging Professionals

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October 4, 2013 — Image Wisely recently launched its first Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case — a series of free, online and mobile-compatible educational offerings that allow radiologists, imaging technologists and medical physicists to assess their own understanding of important radiation safety concepts such as radiation dose monitoring and optimization. The first case, CT Dose and Size-Specific Dose Estimate (SSDE), offers a total of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, 0.5 MPCEC credit by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs Inc. and 0.5 Category A credit hours of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

“We developed the first Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case to help imaging providers understand that the dose indices currently displayed on CT scanners CTDIvol (computed tomography dose index) and DLP (dose-length product) are not patient dose but are the dose to a standard phantom. To understand the dose to the patient better the Size Specific Dose Estimate (SSDE) has been developed,” said Donald Peck, Ph.D., and co-author of the first Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case.

A total of six radiation safety cases will be presented throughout the year. Case content includes embedded questions that provide expert feedback as well as references and resources for further study. Continuing education credit for radiologists, imaging technologists and medical physicists is available. However, participants must successfully complete a brief post-instruction quiz and evaluation survey to receive credit.

For more information: www.imagewisely.org

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