Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials-Bundle
Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials-Bundle
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Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials-MOCK EXAM Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials-MOCK EXAM
  • 0 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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    Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials-Part 1: Content Pertaining to a RAM License Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials-Part 1: Content Pertaining to a RAM License
  • 4.5 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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    Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials-Part 2: Content Pertaining to CT Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials-Part 2: Content Pertaining to CT
  • 1.5 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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    Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials-Part 3: Content Pertaining to X-ray & Fluoroscopy Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials-Part 3: Content Pertaining to X-ray & Fluoroscopy
  • 0.5 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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    Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials-Part 4: Content Pertaining to MRI Safety Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials-Part 4: Content Pertaining to MRI Safety
  • 0.75 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  • 0.00Yes
    Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials-Part 5: Optimizing Radiation Exposure / Other topics Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials-Part 5: Optimizing Radiation Exposure / Other topics
  • 0.5 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  • 0.00Yes

    Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials Program

    Release Date:  October 1, 2017
    Expiration Date:  October 31, 2020

    Member Fee: $99.00
    Non-Member Fee: $249.00 – includes SNMMI-TS membership
     
    Target Audience

    Nuclear Medicine Technologists

    Educational Objectives and Speakers
           
    Part 1: Content Pertaining to a RAM License

    Amber C. Lindars, BS, CNMT, NMTCB(RS), CPhT
    Leonas A. Nalivaika, CNMT, RT(N), MBA, FSNMMI-TS
    Michele A. Panichi-Egberts, CNMT, RT(N), FSNMMI-TS

    Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

    IA - Radiation Physics and Instrumentation

    • Describe Basic Radiation Physics
    • Discuss different types of radiation detection and measurement
    • Explain the production of radionuclides
    • Explain the production of x-rays

    IB - Radiation Dosimetry

    • Explain the units of radiation exposure and dose (US and SI)
    • Identify personal monitoring devices
    • Discuss what is meant by bioassays
    • Discuss the difference between area monitoring, seal source, and effluent monitoring
    • Define what MIRD means

    IC - Radiation Protection and ALARA

    • Describe the concept of Time, Distance, and Shielding and it use in providing protection to radiation workers
    • Discuss regulations for personnel and general public
    • Discuss dose and exposure limits
    • Discuss personnel monitoring and record keeping
    • Discuss the difference between restricted and unrestricted areas
    • Explain work place rules
    • Discuss the ALARA philosophy
    • Discuss patient radiation safety and instructions

    ID - Mathematics pertaining to the use and measurement of radioactivity

    • Calculate radioactive decay
    • Calculate counter efficiency
    • Calculate exposure based on time, distance, or shielding
    • Calculate the effective half life
    • Describe all of the dose calibrator tests
    • Calculate energy resolution

    IE - Radiation biology

    • Describe the concept of interaction of radioactivity
    • Explain DNA/RNA function
    • Explain early and late effects of radiation
    • Explain fractionation of radiation dose
    • Discuss key concepts in radiation biology

    IF - Security and control of radioactive materials

    • Define the various radiation areas.
    • Discuss room posting requirements.
    • Discuss the security and storage of radioactive material requirements as well as the security of a spill area.
    • Discuss the records required for radioactive licensees, including inventory, radiation protection program, surveys, occupational radiation dose, individual monitoring, general public exposures, and waste disposal.

    IG - Shipping and receiving of radioactive materials

    • List the requirements to ship radioactive materials
    • Define “Limited Quantity” and how it relates to shipments from a nuclear medicine department
    • Restate the legal action level for removable contamination from a package
    • Explain why nuclear medicine technologists need to be familiar with US DOT regulations

    IH-M – Disposal of Byproducts, Administrative Controls, Emergency Procedures, Regulations and Resources, and Radionuclide Therapy Best Practices

    • Discuss the safety of the therapy patient as well as rules and regulations
    • Discuss the governmental and other agencies that oversee radiation safety rules
    • Explain DOT regulations, packaging, and exempt quantities
    • Discuss emergent action that may have to be taken with patients undergoing radio therapy
    • Discuss the rules and regulations in disposal of radioactive wastes
    • Discuss regulatory guidelines used to assist in knowledge of these regulations and rules


    Part 2: Content Pertaining to CT - Mark H. Crosthwaite, CNMT, PET, FSNMMI-TS

    Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

    • Identify the process in which x-rays are produced
    • Compare different types of CT scanners
    • Apply AEC tube current modulation
    • Review methods of image reconstruction
    • Determine the method(s) used to calculate radiation dose received by CT
    • Assess the CTDI phantom and relate this to radiation dose received in the human body
    • Review government and other published reports on the topic of radiation exposure
    • Assess dose optimization in different CT procedures
    • Assess equipment utilization in factors that lower radiation
    • Evaluate patient factors with methods that would lower the radiation dose
    • Review stochastic and deterministic effects that may be caused by CT scanning
    • Determine methods that are applied in reducing the effects of high radiation CT dose procedures


    Part 3: Content Pertaining to X-ray & Fluoroscopy -
    Leonas A. Nalivaika, CNMT, RT(N), MBA, FSNMMI-TS

    Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

    • Describe X-ray production and detection
    • Explain Fluoroscopy
    • Describe X-ray tube and detector function
    • List radiation safety practices pertaining X-ray and Fluoroscopy


    Part 4: Content pertaining to MRI Safety - Derek S. Lee, BS, CNMT

    Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

    • Describe the units of measure used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • Define the zones in the MR suite
    • Explain the safety issues associated with medical devices used in the MR suite
    • List the personnel training levels for individuals with access to the MR suite


    Part 5: Optimizing Radiation Exposure / Other topics -
    Leonas A. Nalivaika, CNMT, RT(N), MBA, FSNMMI-TS

    Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

    • Review Image Wisely/Image Gently Adult and Pediatric programs
    • Explain imaging protocols associated with pregnant patients
    • Describe radiation safety protocols associated with multiple modalities in a radiological department.


    MOCK EXAM

    This Mock Exam is provided as an opportunity for participants to experience an assessment the length of a certification exam. You can take this assessment an unlimited number of times. Correct answers are provided in the "Activity Material" Tab. Please note that completion of this assessment is optional and does not award CE Credit.


    CE Information:

    The SNMMI, through its Verification of Involvement in Continuing Education (VOICE) program, has approved this enduring material for a maximum of 7.75 continuing education hours (CEHs). VOICE-approved credit is recognized by most licensure states and by the NMTCB and ARRT as Category A credit. To receive CE credit, learners must first complete the activity content, achieve a score of 80% on the post-course assessments and complete the evaluation. CE Credit is issued as the assessments for each module are completed. Learners will have no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete the post-test for each session. This activity must be completed by the expiration date listed above. California Scope: 1.5 Non-Imaging; 6.25 Radiation Safety ( R ) .


    Minimum system requirements


    Supported Operating Systems: Windows (8/7/Vista/XP) or Mac OS XSupported Internet Browsers: Windows OS Users: 

    Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 9 or higher)
    Google Chrome (latest version)
    Mozilla Firefox (latest version)

    Supported Internet Browsers: Mac OS X Users:
    Apple Safari (version 4 or higher)

    Internet Browser Settings:
    Pop-Up Blocker should be disabled
    Java Script should be enabled
    Java should be enabled
    Cookies should be enabled

    Plug-ins:
    Adobe Flash Player (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/) 
    Adobe Acrobat Reader (http://get.adobe.com/reader/) 

    Hardware Requirements:
    Computer:  1 GHz with 500 MB RAM or better
    Internet Connection:  A broadband connection (DSL, Cable, etc.)
    Sound:  Speakers or headset to hear audio
    Display:  A display screen area of 800 x 600 pixels or higher

    For questions please contact the Education Department at Education@snmmi.org

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