The Section of Medical Physics includes programs in image quality assurance, radiation safety of new equipment, selection advice, education in safe and effective uses of radiation and other related issues.
The Section is a leader in the field in conducting more exhaustive testing of radiation equipment than most facilities, and it has one of the largest Medical Physics staffs in the country.
- Assistance with meeting federal, state and local requirements for testing, and total quality services, including accreditation in ultrasound, magnetic resonance, computed tomography and mammography. Assistance is also offered in complying with all Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations guidelines, American College of Radiology and other voluntary guidelines. Members of Medical Physics also frequently interact with the Ohio Department of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
- Periodic review of radiology policy manuals, assistance in codifying procedures, and initiating and updating quality assurance log books.
- Direct telephone, FAX and e-mail communication to board-certified medical physicists and other radiology service support personnel.
- Occasional patient consultations on issues of the risks of radiation in their diagnostic and treatment plan.
Medical Physics has an active educational mission. The training services it provides include in-services for X-ray technicians on the safe use of radiation technology and teaching radiology residents about the physics of radiology.
Members are active in numerous national organizations, including the American Association for Physicists in Medicine and the American College of Radiology.
Medical Physics Training Courses
Fluoroscopy Radiation Protection Training
The course will provide learners with necessary information to ensure patient and occupational safety through the proper use of fluoroscopic imaging equipment and radiation protection of both patients and staff. The course is intended for physicians, technologists, nurses, and any other members of the clinical team who may be involved in fluoroscopically-guided procedures. It is also well suited for individuals who wish to better understand fluoroscopic imaging and related radiation safety, such as regulators and administrators. Additionally, the course meets the training requirements of the Ohio Department of Health and the Florida Department of Health.
The course is comprised of 8 sections:
- Fluoroscopy Basics and Regulatory Oversite/Requirements
- Fluoroscope Hardware and Basic Nomenclature
- X-ray Physics
- Radiation Biology and Radiation Dose
- Fluoroscope Technical Factors and Patient Dose
- Operator-Controlled Factors and Patient Dose
- Occupational Radiation Protection
- Periprocedural Considerations and Related Policies
The Fluoroscopy Radiation Protection Training course is designed to take 2 hours and includes 2.0 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits upon successful completion.
The course is $46 for individual users which includes the 2.0 hours of CME credits. Follow this link to access the course.
For Institutional accounts (greater than 25 licenses) contact Dr. Kevin Wunderle at [email protected] for further details or to obtain a quote.