Patient Safety in Radiologic Imaging - RAD56

Patient Safety in Radiologic Imaging

by Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN
(4.2 / 32 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $10.00
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It is important for radiology professionals to understand the benefits and risks of patient exposure to ionizing radiation from commonly administered diagnostic and interventional imaging procedures. Healthcare professionals can mitigate the risks of radiation exposure following the ALARA (“as low as reasonably achievable”) principle set forth by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Recent regulations and evidence-based guidelines have shown how to reduce the patient’s exposure to radiation from imaging tests. Hospitals and medical practices have also implemented programs to audit patient radiation exposure and revise policies and procedures to adhere to the ALARA principle.


The goal of this educational program is to inform radiology professionals about the medical risks to patients of exposure to ionizing radiation in diagnostic imaging and interventional procedures, and how to reduce these risks in their practices. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify the three principles of radiation protection.
  • Describe the stochastic and deterministic effects of radiation exposure.
  • Compare radiation doses for various diagnostic and interventional imaging procedures.
  • Discuss three strategies radiology professionals can use to reduce patient exposure to radiation and monitor levels of exposure.
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, and radiologic technicians.
This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 4/1/2020 to 5/1/2021.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 3/23/2020
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/23/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/31/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Jean D - Virginia Beach, VA  ·  May 18, 2020
good review on radiation safety
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Barbara S - Santa Clara, CA  ·  May 08, 2020
It was challenging! Some of the questions really did not follow the script.
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Tenley C - Onalaska, WA  ·  May 06, 2020
Very technical, hard to absorb all the information for people outside the radiology field.
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SHEILA H - PLEASANT HILL, IA  ·  Apr 30, 2020
Probably only half of the questions were addressed in the article.
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Stephanie S - kelso, WA  ·  Apr 29, 2020
very good direction and information
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Price: $10.00
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