This course is designed to help CT technologists meet the prepublication requirements set forth by Joint Commission for diagnostic CT radiation safety elements.  The course is useful to all technologists wishing to verify or improve their knowledge of current available radiation dose reduction methods for diagnostic CT procedures.

Course topics include:

  • Goals of the Alliance for Radiation Safety and the Image Gently Campaign
  • Radiation dose reduction strategies that can be implemented by the technologist
  • Case studeis as they realte to radiation induced injury
  • Risk associated with increased cancer incidence related to CT scanners
  • ALARA concepts in regards to head CT of pediatric patients