Field Epidemiology

Creating a Culture of Safety in Radiology

Originally presented on July 22, 2015

Dr. Kimberly Applegate, MD, MS, FACR

The use of Computer Tomography (CT), fluoroscopy and nuclear medicine diagnostic studies has increased over the years, making it the single largest contributor of the radiation dose to the population of the US. Many physicians get very little training in the effects of radiation and many not be aware of the health risks. The “Image Gently” webinar is designed to provide information to physicians on radiology safety.

Program Objectives
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:

  • Describe the key elements of a strong safety culture
  • Explain the three principles of radiation protection
  • Describe metrics that identify a high quality radiology facility

Continuing Education Credits are expired for this activity. We encourage you to still take the evaluation as it helps towards planning future programs. Thank you!


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