Course Catalog - Virtual Continuing Medical Education

Course Description

Course Information

Course: ASRT Authored Courses, ASRT Authored Courses, Radiation Physics & Safety, Radiology/X-ray- Fluoroscopy

Module: Fluoroscopy: Mobile Unit Operation and Safety

Module Description:
Audience: Radiographic Technologists
Prerequisites: None
Skill Level: Introductory
Mobile fluoroscopy equipment has expanded the use of fluoroscopy to a variety of settings outside the radiology department, such as surgical suites, cardiac catheterization labs and pain clinics. To safely operate this versatile equipment, professionals must have in-depth knowledge of C-arm unit components and their function. Radiologist assistant Chris Young, B.S., R.R.A., R.T.(R), provides a comprehensive look at various aspects of mobile fluoroscopy imaging, including specific equipment features and ways to minimize radiation exposure to patients and clinical personnel.

About the Author: Chris Young, BS, R.R.A., R.T. (R)
Chris Young, BS, R.R.A., R.T. (R), received a bachelor of science degree in radiologic sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) in May 2005. He then moved to Louisville, Kentucky, and worked as a diagnostic radiologic technologist at the University of Louisville Hospital. Mr Young graduated from the radiologist assistant program at the UNC-CH in July 2008. In August 2008 he began working as a radiologist assistant with DXP Imaging in Louisville, Kentucky. He hopes to one day perform medical mission work in radiology, and perhaps teach in a university setting.

Learning Objectives
After completing this article, readers should be able to:
* Describe the various components of a mobile fluoroscopic unit.
* Summarize the physical properties of mobile fluoroscopy image production and display.
* Position the mobile fluoroscopic unit to limit radiation exposure to the patient and medical staff.
* Discuss dose limits and radiation safety concepts related to mobile fluoroscopy imaging.

Author: ASRT: American Society of Radiologic Technologists
About the author: The mission of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists is to advance the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession and to enhance the quality of patient care.
Sponsor and/or Accreditation: American Society of Radiologic Technologists Category A+
Credits: 2.50
Price: $50.00
Module Expiration Date:
5/21/2020: 12:00 AM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
6 months