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Course: Nuclear Medicine

Module: Radiation Safety for PET/CT

Module Description:
Audience: PET imaging professionals and radiation technologists or anytone interested in learning about radiation safety in PET/CT.
Prerequisites: None
Skill Level: Introductory
Is radiation safety a concern to you? Radiation Safety for PET/CT is designed to provide the PET imaging professional and radiation technologist with the basic theory, technical information, and concepts related to PET radiation safety. Topics include fundamental PET physics, exposure variables, dose determinants, contamination control measures, radiation monitoring, record keeping, and reporting.

Learning Objectives
* explain the basic physics concepts pertinent to PET radiation safety;
* list the key variables associated with dose exposure in a PET facility and give examples of actions to affect these variables;
* list the factors related to dose exposure and give examples for reducing exposure for each factor;
* list the NRC components for a radiation safety program; name the basic elements of the radiation protection program;
* list the individual employee radiation safety responsibilities and general safety measures that all workers should follow;
* identify the parameters in each ALARA level and the action(s) associated with exceeding each parameter and discuss the specifics regarding a declared pregnancy;
* list the actions taken in decontamination of accidental radiation exposure including personnel contamination;
* list the actions specific to area and facility monitoring including material receipt and radioactive material package opening;
* name the specific records that regulations require a facility to keep for three years, five years, and the life of the facility license;
* describe the proper waste disposal procedure in a PET facility;
* define "medical event", formerly known as misadministration, and recordable event and summarize the required actions related to a recordable event.

Author: echelon® Online Education
About the author:

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Sponsor and/or Accreditation: American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Credits: 1.00
Price: $20.00
Module Expiration Date:
6/12/2020: 12:00 AM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
6 months

Sponsor and/or Accreditation: International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists
Credits: 1.00
Price: $20.00
Module Expiration Date:
6/12/2020: 12:00 AM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
6 months