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  • Approval: This course is approved by ASRT - an approved continuing education provider of ARRT.
  • Release Date: 6/15/2022
  • Expiration Date: 7/1/2025
  • Credit Hours: 2.5 Credits
  • Course Description and objectives:

    Course Description
    The pediatric patient population represents a wide age and size range, which presents challenges when performing fluoroscopy studies. Justification and optimization are important concepts, and the use of alternate nonionizing radiation imaging approaches should be employed whenever possible. However, fluoroscopy is used for many clinical indications. Ensuring that the right test, in the right patient, under the right conditions, and at the right time is the responsibility of healthcare providers prior to any imaging or interventional study. In many institutions, dedicated equipment for pediatric patients may not be available. Protection against imaging radiation is critical in pediatric patients, as they are more sensitive to the damaging effects and are expected to live longer than adults.

    This course will cover the basic principles of fluoroscopy, common pediatric procedures, and challenges and strategies to obtain optimal images in neonates, infants, children, and adolescents. The challenges involved in these procedures and the strategies needed to obtain optimal images in this population, while minimizing radiation dose, will be outlined in detail. Radiation protection and limiting dose is critical in pediatric patients as they are more sensitive to the damaging effects and are expected to live longer than adults. Important radiation protection concepts such time (decrease exposure time), distance (increase distance from source), shielding (introduce shields) and protocols (norms and standards for pediatric imaging) will also be covered.

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

    • DEFINE the terms used to describe fluoroscopic radiation dose.
    • COMPARE and CONTRAST different radiologic imaging systems and the potential benefits of pediatric imaging.
    • EXPLAIN the use of contrast media in pediatric patients.
    • DEFINE the parameters that impact pediatric fluoroscopy exposure.
    • DIFFERENTIATE stochastic and deterministic effects.
    • SUMMARIZE common pediatric fluoroscopic procedures.
    • IDENTIFY different approaches to apply dose reduction strategies for patients and staff.
    • EXPLAIN the potential impact of dose reduction strategies on image quality.
    • IDENTIFY ways to improve pediatric patient compliance.

     

    Categories: Fluoroscopy; X-ray/Radiography/Fluoroscopy; Radiography; 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 18 out of 24 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 Production1.5
    Cardiac InterventionalPatient Care0.25
    Cardiac InterventionalProcedures0.25
    Computed TomographyPatient Care0.25
    Computed TomographySafety0.25
    Nuclear MedicineSafety0.5
    Radiation TherapySafety0.5
    RadiographyPatient Care0.25
    RadiographyProcedures0.5
    RadiographySafety1.75
    Radiologist AssistantPatient Care0.25
    Radiologist AssistantProcedures0.5
    Radiologist AssistantSafety1.75
    Vascular InterventionalImage Production1.5
    Vascular InterventionalPatient Care0.25

  • CQR Credit Valuations:

    CategorySubcategoryCredits
    Cardiac InterventionalDiagnostic and Conduction System Studies0.25
    Cardiac InterventionalImage Acquisition and Equipment1.5
    Cardiac InterventionalPatient Interactions and Management 0.25
    Computed TomographyPatient Interactions and Management 0.25
    Computed TomographyRadiation Safety and Dose0.25
    Nuclear MedicineRadiation Physics, Radiobiology, and Regulations0.5
    Radiation TherapyRadiation Physics and Radiobiology 0.25
    Radiation TherapyRadiation Protection, Equipment Operation, and Quality Assurance0.25
    RadiographyPatient Interactions and Management 0.25
    RadiographyRadiation Physics and Radiobiology 0.5
    RadiographyRadiation Protection1.25
    RadiographyThorax and Abdomen Procedures0.5
    Radiologist AssistantAbdominal Section 0.25
    Radiologist AssistantPatient Safety, Radiation Protection and Equipment Operation1.75
    Radiologist AssistantPharmacology 0.25
    Radiologist AssistantThoracic Section 0.25
    Vascular InterventionalImage Acquisition and Equipment1.5
    Vascular InterventionalPatient Interactions and Management 0.25


Pediatric Fluoroscopy: Clinical and Practical Care and Management

Linda Giering, PhD

*Medical Writer, Matawan, New Jersey.

Address correspondence to: Linda Giering, PhD. E-mail: lindagiering@gmail.com.

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

ABSTRACT

The pediatric patient population represents a wide age and size range, which presents challenges when performing fluoroscopy studies. Justification and optimization are important concepts, and the use of alternate nonionizing radiation imaging approaches should be employed whenever possible. However, fluoroscopy is used for many clinical indications. Ensuring that the right test, in the right patient, under the right conditions, and at the right time is the responsibility of healthcare providers prior to any imaging or interventional study. In many institutions, dedicated equipment for pediatric patients may not be available. Protection against imaging radiation is critical in pediatric patients, as they are more sensitive to the damaging effects and are expected to live longer than adults.

This course will cover the basic principles of fluoroscopy, common pediatric procedures, and challenges and strategies to obtain optimal images in neonates, infants, children, and adolescents. The challenges involved in these procedures and the strategies needed to obtain optimal images in this population, while minimizing radiation dose, will be outlined in detail. Radiation protection and limiting dose is critical in pediatric patients as they are more sensitive to the damaging effects and are expected to live longer than adults. Important radiation protection concepts such time (decrease exposure time), distance (increase distance from source), shielding (introduce shields) and protocols (norms and standards for pediatric imaging) will also be covered.

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