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  • Approval: This course is approved by ASRT - an approved continuing education provider of ARRT.
  • Release Date: 4/19/2021
  • Expiration Date: 5/1/2024
  • Credit Hours: 2.5 Credits
  • Course Description and objectives:

    Course Description
    Fluoroscopy has been in clinical use since shortly after Roentgen's discovery of the X-ray. Fluoroscopy has been in clinical use since shortly after Roentgen’s discovery of the X-ray. It is widely utilized for diagnostic, therapeutic, and interventional procedures, as it can provide real-time images of dynamic processes occurring within the body, especially with the introduction of a contrast agent. Fluoroscopy utilization has grown substantially over time, and the imaging technology has spread beyond the standard hospital radiology department into other areas including orthopedics, pain management, gastroenterology, cardiology, and vascular specialties. The advancement of interventional imaging has led to potential prolonged exposure times to both operator and patient, and as a result, the most current safety precautions should be undertaken. This course focuses on the technical evolution and advancements in fluoroscopic equipment, procedures, and various components. It will also review the latest safety precautions and protocols that should be adhered to given the technological advancements of this modality.

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

    • RESTATE the history of the development of fluoroscopic imaging systems.
    • RECALL the various types of fluoroscopic units and their clinical applications.
    • IDENTIFY the equipment and technical parameters that make up the imaging chain of a fluoroscopy system.
    • EXPLAIN the differences between conventional image intensifiers and digital flat panel detectors.
    • RECALL current radiation dose metrics and safety strategies used for fluoroscopic examinations.
    • IDENTIFY new technical advancements or changes to imaging parameters that decrease radiation exposure during fluoroscopic procedures.
    • RESTATE the concept of hybrid fluoroscopic systems, new technological advancements in fluoroscopy, and works in progress.

    Categories: Fluoroscopy, Radiation Safety/Protection

  • 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 15 out of 20 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 2.5 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.

  • Structured Education Credit Valuations:

    CategoryContent AreaCredits
    Cardiac InterventionalImage Production0.75
    RadiographyImage Production0.75
    RadiographySafety1.5
    Radiologist AssistantSafety1.75
    Vascular InterventionalImage Production0.75

  • CQR Credit Valuations:

    CategorySubcategoryCredits
    Cardiac InterventionalImage Acquisition and Equipment0.75
    RadiographyEquipment Operation and Quality Assurance0.75
    RadiographyRadation Protection 1.5
    Radiologist AssistantPatient Safety, Radiation Protection and Equipment Operation1.75
    Vascular InterventionalImage Acquisition and Equipment0.75


Fluoroscopy Equipment, Procedures, and Protocols: An In-Depth Review

George Tsoukatos, BPS, RT(R)

*Medical Imaging Consultant, 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

Fluoroscopy has been in clinical use since shortly after Roentgen's discovery of the X-ray. It is widely utilized for diagnostic, therapeutic, and interventional procedures, as it can provide real-time images of dynamic processes occurring within the body, especially with the introduction of a contrast agent. As fluoroscopy utilization has grown substantially over time, and the imaging technology has spread beyond the standard hospital radiology department into other areas including orthopedics, pain management, gastroenterology, cardiology, and vascular specialties. The advancement of interventional imaging has led to potential prolonged exposure times to both operator and patient, and as a result, the most current safety precautions should be undertaken. This course focuses on the technical evolution and advancements in fluoroscopic equipment, procedures, technical parameters, and various components. It will also review the latest safety precautions and protocols that should be adhered to given the technological advancements of this modality.

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