Radiation Safety Protocols for Fluoroscopy: What are X-Rays?

  Nov 21st, 2019   -     1.0 CE Credit, Podcast   -  

(1.0 CE Credit)

X-rays have revolutionized medicine and enabled us to diagnose and help patients that would not have been possible without them. X-rays can cause acute harm, cancer and birth defects if not administered correctly and that is why practitioners must understand and manage patient dose and scattered radiation to insure overall safety. In this first episode of the 8-episode series Radiation Safety Protocols for Fluoroscopy we will talk about what X-rays are and how they get produced. We will learn about the X-ray tube and the other components.

Outline:

  • Discovery of X-Rays
  • Properties of Ionizing Radiation
  • X-ray Interaction & Attenuation
  • X-ray Production

After this talk the learner should be able to:

  • Explain how frequency and wavelength are related
  • Define the difference between ionizing and nonionizing radiation
  • Identify the components of an x-ray Tube
  • Summarize what kVp and mA actually mean, and how they are useful

Program link to get CEs: https://rad-cast.com/2018-radiation-safety-protocols-for-fluoroscopy-what-are-x-rays-ce/ 

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