ORDER THESE COURSES AT A SPECIAL PRICE AND RECEIVE 24.5 CREDITS WHICH WILL MEET THE CALIFORNIA REQUIREMENT FOR RADIATION SAFETY AND DIGITAL CREDITS, AND MEET CREDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARRT.
Digital Radiography & PACS
Written with the radiography student in mind, Digital Radiography and PACS, 3rd Edition provides the latest information on digital imaging systems, including computed radiography (CR), digital radiography (DR), and picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) as well as the data required by practicing technologists who are transitioning to digital imaging.
Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography
This course covers radiation protection biology, the safe administration of x-rays, and current personnel and patient safety procedures. Topics include radiation physics, cell structure, effects of radiation on humans at the cellular and systemic levels, and regulatory and advisory limits for human exposure to radiation.
Pediatric and Adult Body CT Doses
This timely article describes the use of a size metric that involved the physical dimensions of the patient (anteroposterior [AP], lateral, AP+lateral, or effective diameter), in combination with scanner output (CTDIvol), to determine size-specific dose estimates (SSDE) from CT scanning. Patient dimension can be determined using physical or electronic tools. Physical devices, such as the calipers that were frequently used in radiography before the routine use of phototiming, may be used to measure patient thickness in the AP or lateral directions. Alternatively, electronic measurement tools can be used to measure physical dimensions from either the CT localizer radiograph or an axial CT image. The conversion factors used tocalculate SSDE from CTDIvol reported in AAPM Report 204 were derived from experimental and Monte Carlo data and normalized to patient size in terms of water- or tissue-equivalent materials.