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  • Approval: This course is approved by ASRT - an approved continuing education provider of ARRT.
  • Release Date: 7/1/2018
  • Expiration Date: 7/1/2021
  • Credit Hours: 1 Credit
  • Course Description and objectives:

    Course Description
    Radiation doses and the risk of radiation-related injury are typically higher with interventional fluoroscopic and operating room (OR) procedures than with conventional studies due to the greater complexity and longer duration of fluoroscopy time that are typically required. As with all radiation, however, there is a risk to the patient, physician, operating room, and ancillary support staff as well as the radiographer of overexposure due to continuous exposure to ionizing radiation. A host of government agencies and professional societies have established safe radiation thresholds for patients undergoing procedures with either static radiography or continuous fluoroscopy procedures performed in the OR as well as in interventional or therapeutic suites. This article discusses the various procedures, radiation dose metrics, occupational exposure guidelines, and reduction techniques that are currently utilized in the OR and associated specialty suites when there is the need to utilize ionizing radiation.

    Learning Objectives
    After reading this article, the participant should be able to:

    • Explain how radiography and fluoroscopy are utilized in the operating room workflow and procedures.
    • Describe common operating room procedures that utilize fluoroscopy and radiography.
    • Discuss the principles of radiation protection and dose metrics as well as occupational thresholds.
    • Explain how radiation dose is measured and analyzed from fluoroscopic or radiographic procedures in the operating room as well as documenting staff exposure.

    Categories: Fluoroscopy, Radiation Safety/Protection

  • CE Information:

    CE Information
    In order to receive CE credit, you must first complete the activity content. When completed, go to the “Take CE Test!” link to access the post-test.

    Submit the completed answers to determine if you have passed the post-test assessment. You must answer 6 out of 8 questions correctly to receive the CE credit. You will have no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete the post-test.

    Participants successfully completing the activity content and passing the post-test will receive 1.0 ARRT Category A credits.

    Approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for ARRT Category A credit.

    Approved by the state of Florida for ARRT Category A credit.

    Texas direct credit.

    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT does not allow CE activities such as Internet courses, home study programs, or directed readings to be repeated for CE credit in the same biennium.


Radiation Safety in the Operating Room (OR)

George Tsoukatos, BPS, RT(R)

*Medical Imaging Consultant, Radiology Support Services, Germantown, NY

Address correspondence to: George Tsoukatos, BPS, RT(R), Radiology Support Services, PO Box 215, Germantown, NY 12526. Email: radiologytechnique@gmail.com.

Disclosure Statement: The author reports having no significant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.

 

ABSTRACT

Radiation doses and the risk of radiation-related injury are typically higher with interventional fluoroscopic and operating room (OR) procedures than with conventional studies due to the greater complexity and longer duration of fluoroscopy time that are typically required. As with all radiation, however, there is a risk to the patient, physician, operating room, and ancillary support staff as well as the radiographer of overexposure due to continuous exposure to ionizing radiation. A host of government agencies and professional societies have established safe radiation thresholds for patients undergoing procedures with either static radiography or continuous fluoroscopy procedures performed in the OR as well as in interventional or therapeutic suites. This article discusses the various procedures, radiation dose metrics, occupational exposure guidelines, and reduction techniques that are currently utilized in the OR and associated specialty suites when there is the need to utilize ionizing radiation.

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