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Course Covers Radiation Safety During Fluoroscopy

Cedars-Sinai physicians can attend a new class on radiation safety during fluoroscopy. The first session of the class, developed in response to a change in state law, will take place Monday, Feb. 29, at 7:30 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Continuing medical education credit will be given for the four-session class, "Radiation Safety in Digital Fluoroscopy." Specifics about the other three sessions will be available soon.

State law now says that anyone who holds a fluoroscopy supervisor and operator permit must receive four hours of education specific to radiation safety during fluoroscopy.

The objectives of the training program are to:

  • Describe the essential components and safe operation of fluoroscopic equipment
  • Recognize the proper techniques of safe fluoroscopic equipment use for patients and staff in all clinical scenarios
  • Apply patient safety recommendations during extended fluoroscopic procedures to avoid potential skin burns
  • Discuss radiation biology and physics and the implications for the clinical use of fluoroscopy

Presenters at the first session will be Donna L. Earley, director of Environmental Health and Safety, and Jimmy Zhou, PhD, a medical physicist.

The course will be offered multiple times throughout the year.

More information on the state requirement is available from the California Department of Public Health.

For more information about the Cedars-Sinai class, call 310-423-4336.

Radiation Safety in Digital Fluoroscopy (PDF)