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Radiation Safety and Regulatory Requirements of X-ray’s performed in a chiropractor’s office - Part 1 (2CEs)

Total Credits: 2 including 2 OnDemand

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Radiation Safety  |  X-ray |  ACRRT
Victor Rizzo, DC
Course Levels:
2 hours
Audio and Video
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This course is designed to give the chiropractor and the ACRRT certified chiropractic assistant who performs X-rays a clinical working knowledge of radiation safety, the latest procedures for x-ray examination of the spine and extremities and the PA DEP requirements to produce x-rays in Pennsylvania. Instruction of factors to utilize for protection of the patient and the operator while producing x-rays of the patient will be presented.

The 4-hour presentation will meet the PA DEP requirement for the DC and the ACRRT certified CA to receive the 4-hours of CE every 4 years, in between state inspections, and on those subjects outlined below.

Outline of this course:

Hour 1- Requirements of PA State Board of Chiropractic regarding use of x-ray by DC’s and staff.

              History of X-ray. Basic Principles of X-ray. Film Handling.

              Physics and Equipment. To gain a firm understanding of the physical     

              properties pertaining to production of x-rays for the purposes of diagnostic imaging

Hour 2- Principles and biological effects of Radiation Exposure

                          Methods of Radiation Protection. To obtain a fundamental understanding of

                          radiobiology and radiation safety principles for operator and patient which apply to

                          operation of x-ray imaging devices. CR &DR units will be discussed.



Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 60


Richard H - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"I enjoyed how thorough and current the information was. It was also helpful to have these visual references along with personal experiences to add on to the educational elements."

Christopher R - Hellertown, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Rizzo was very informative and interesting."

Edward S - McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania

"Dr. Rizzo was very knowledgable and informative. His display of the material was easy to follow and understand."

Kristin L - Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

"Practical examples interwoven with the course material"