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

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until July 31, 2018.