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 Film Critique     





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Biological Effects of Irradiation
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This article explores the Biological Effects of using ionizing radiation on humans to make radiographs. Those principles and mechanisms of radiation injury and damage to human tissues are discussed. This article also reviews those late effects (carginogenesis and genetic effects) cause by low dose occupational exposures to ionizing radiations. While medical radiation exposure continues to receive awareness it is important that risk-vs.-benefits of using ionizing radiation is understood in its correct scientific approach.
>> Also approved for Florida State License.
>> Approved for Iowa State License.

Cardinal Principles of Radiation Protection
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This article discusses a traditional topic in radiation protection-Cardinal Principles of Radiation Protection. The three Cardinal Principles of radiation safety are: Time, Distance, and Shielding. This article takes a practical approach to radiation protection for the occupational worker and the patient. Radiographers have low occupational risk of late adverse effects of working with ionizing radiation when the Cardinal Principles are adhered too. This article discusses practical approaches to applying the fundamental rules that afford x-ray technologists a lifetime of safe occupation employment.
>> Also approved for Florida State License.
>> Also approved for Iowa State License.

Computers in Radiology Series:PACS, RIS/HIS, DR/CR (Part 3)
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Fundamentals of digital imaging: pixels, voxels, bytes, and gray scale, etc.
>> Approved for Florida State License.


Imaging Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection
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This article discusses the radiographic imaging of aortic aneurysms and aortic dissection. The most common modalities include Ultrasound, CT, and Interventional Radiology. The article also includes pre and post endograph stent imaging.

Imaging Pulmonary Embolism
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Pulmonary embolism remains one of the most important life-threatening disorders of the pulmonary circulatory system. This article will give the technologist the tools needed to understand and properly image pulmonary emboli. This article emphasizes CT, nuclear V/Q scan, interventional radiology evaluation and treatments of PE, and briefly discusses ultrasound of deep vein thrombosis.

Imaging The Sacrum and Coccyx
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Imaging of the sacrum and coccyx is a common procedure in radiology. This article discusses various protocols for plain-film and CT imaging.

MRI Safety for Healthcare Personnel
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The MRI suite poses special safety risk since the magnet is over 100,000 times the earth’s natural magnetic pull. Because the magnet is always “on” those who approach the magnetic field must have training. This module discusses the special considerations of MRI safety that Radiographers, Nurses, Patient Transport, Custodial care professionals and the like should understand and practice concerning MR safety. Patient safety concerns such as pacemakers and metallic devices related to imaging are also discussed.
>> Also approved for Florida State License.


NCRP/FDA Regulations & Occupational Exposure Management
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Occupational radiation exposure is regulated by the National Council of Radiation Protection and the FDA. Radiographers are required to know the regulations and maintain their occupational radiation exposure within the guidelines. Employers monitor employee exposures using a Radiation Safety Officer. This article explores the regulations and how they impact on the work of medical imaging professionals. The reader will gain a good understanding of the NCRP guidelines for full and partial body exposure.
>> Also approved for Florida State License.
>> Also approved for Iowa State License.

One Step Closer to Educating the Hybrid Technologist
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Discusses the educational requirements and curriculum for PET/CT imaging.

Principles of Patient Radiation Protection & ALARA
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One of the most important topics in the public domain is the radiation dose patients received during medical x-rays. This article discusses fundamental principles of patient radiation protection. X-ray technologists practice a principle called as-low-as-reasonably-achievable (ALARA) dose for each radiographic image made. This article takes a fresh approach to how radiographers use scientific principles of radiation to protect their patients while achieving diagnostic medical images.
>> Also approved for Florida State License.
>> Also approved for Iowa State License.

Quality Assurance and the Helical (Spiral) Scanner
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This article reviews quality assurance program requirements including quality control tests and tools used to follow the guidelines set forth by various governing agencies.

Radiation Exposure Quality Assurance
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This article navigates the reader through the rational for a high suspicion for spinal cord injury in the trauma patient. This lesson gives clear explanations of the plain film diagnostic imaging criteria, CT protocols, and is truly a treatise in horizontal beam imaging.

Radiographic Film Critique of the Lower Extremity
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Radiographs of the lower extremity are critiqued using diagnostic criteria for each projection

Film Critique of the Lower extremity - Part 1 | Credit awarded when all sections are completed.
This article reviews the anatomy of the pelvis and proximal femur, and hip joint. It also reviews the important issues in critique of radiographs of the pelvis and hip joint.

Film Critique of the Lower Extremity - Part 2 | Credit awarded when all sections are completed.
Anatomy and radiographic critique of the femur, knee, tibia, and fibula.

Film Critique of the Lower Extremity - Part 3 | Credit awarded when all sections are completed.
Reviews anatomy and critique of the ankle joint, foot, and toes.


Radiographic Film Critique-The Upper Extremity
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This article reviews the anatomy and diagnostic criteria for radiographs of the upper extremity.
>> All states including Florida and Illinois State License.

Film Critique of the Upper Extremity - Part 1: Shoulder, Clavicle, and Humerus | Credit awarded when all sections are completed.
Critique of the Shoulder, Clavicle, and Humerus radiographs

Film Critique of the Upper Extremity - Part 2: Elbow and Forearm | Credit awarded when all sections are completed.
Anatomy and critique of the Forearm and Elbow

Film Critique of the Upper Extremity - Part 3: Hand, Wrist | Credit awarded when all sections are completed.
Anatomy and Radiographic Critique of the Wrist and Hand


Radiographic Film Critique: Chest and Abdomen
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Radiographs of the chest and abdomen are critiqued according to diagnostic criteria.

Film Critique - Part 1: Chest | Credit awarded when all sections are completed.
Discussion of the diagnostic criteria for routine chest x-rays with emphasis on exposure technique, positioning, pathology, and clinical correlation.

Film Critique - Part 2: Abdomen | Credit awarded when all sections are completed.
Discussion of the diagnostic criteria for routine abdomen x-rays with emphasis on exposure technique, positioning, pathology, and clinical correlation.


Radiography of Acute Appendicitis
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Looks at how different radiology modalities such as diagnostic imaging, CT and Ultrasound evaluate RLQ abdominal pain. Acute abdomen pain is evaluated in several radiology subspecialties. Appendicitis is most commonly evaluated by CT and ultrasound.

Radiography of the Biliary System
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Radiographic imaging of the biliary system is commonly performed in radiology departments. This article explores how different radiology modalities image the biliary system. It includes discussions on the nuclear medicine IDA scan, ultrasound imaging, ERCP, and operative and T-tube cholangiography, CT imaging, and magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRCP).

Testicular Ultrasound & Pathology of the Testes
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This is both a radiology and ultrasound continuing education article that examines Ultrasound of the Testes and associated pathology. Topics include anatomy of the male reproductive system, ultrasound appearance of the testes and pathological presentations of testicular disorders. There are several reasons the male testes may need imaging such as a hydrocele or trauma. Topics such as torsion and vascular injury that represent a medical emergency and testicular cancer are discussed. This is an informative article to read regardless of your imaging modality! Pathology of the testes is also discussed with ultrasound examples.

Trauma Radiography Series: Imaging of the Thoracic & Lumbar Spines
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This radiology continuing education learning module reviews the current practice of trauma imaging of the thoracic and lumbar spine. Finding a fracture in the cervical spine of a trauma patient is reason enough to image the thoracolumbar spine. Spinal cord injury results from trauma, therefore, the radiologic technologist must understand the importance of total spine precautions related to spine injury and patient care. Plain film and CT imaging are discussed in this lesson. The importance of horizontal beam imaging and the diagnostic criteria for different radiograph views are discussed.
>> Also approved for Florida State License.
>> Also approved for Iowa State License.



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