ALARA – CT (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) 2014
Course Overview – Topics/Speakers:
ALARA – CT (As Low As Reasonably Achievable)
The Society for Pediatric Radiology
The Society for Pediatric Radiology has a long-standing history of advocating responsible and safe imaging of children, adhering to the principles of ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) for radiation exposure during any imaging examination. The SPR is centrally involved in scientific and educational programs to promote improved safety and reduced radiation exposure for children undergoing CT scans. This program is a forum for discussion and sharing of knowledge for reducing radiation dose to children undergoing diagnostic medical imaging procedures, especially CT scans.
The target audience for this program includes pediatric radiologists, general radiologists, medical imaging physicists and CT technologists at both pediatric and adult facilities.
Topics & Speakers
CT SCANNER OPERATIONS
PATIENT DOSE AND POTENTIAL RISKS
MANAGEMENT OF PATIENT DOSE: BASICS
TRAINING AND COMMUNICATION
Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
- Evaluate progress that has been made in radiation protection for children
- Recognize the evidence regarding dose and risk estimates
- Describe CT dose estimates and their significance in children
- Discuss automated strategies to optimize CT for children
- Describe an approach to developing protocols for facilities
- Prepare participants to competently manage radiation dose in pediatric patients
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American College of Radiology and The Society for Pediatric Radiology. The American College of Radiology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American College of Radiology (ACR) is approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) to sponsor and/or review Continuing Education programs for Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists.
Date of Original Release: May 1, 2014
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