Alaska Fluoroscopy Regulations for Radiation Control

California Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator Permit Article

Our Fluoroscopy CME course for Alaska Fluoroscopy regulations works!
In addition to meeting the California rule, a study published in Academic Radiology showed that patient dose decreased after radiology residents took our Advanced Training Program. More details are available here.

Per Chapter 18 of Title 7 of the Alaska Administrative Code (7 AAC 18),  Alaska requires fluoroscopy-specific training for all operators of medical fluoroscopes.  The minimum course content suggested by the State of Alaska includes:

  • Introduction, rationale, justification for fluoroscopic specific training
  • Definition of medical fluoroscopy
  • Medical applications of fluoroscopy
  • National[FDA]/state fluoroscopy standards
  • Kinds of medical fluoroscopes
  • Radiation physics principles
  • Radiation monitoring during fluoroscopy
  • Documentation of radiation exposures / exposure calculations
  • Radiobiological effects of ionizing radiation
  • Long term and short term biological radiation effects
  • Radiation incident reporting requirements
  • Relative radiation exposures to patients, operators and the public during fluoroscopy
  • Methods for minimizing radiation exposure during medical fluoroscopy
  • Operational health concerns beyond radiation exposure
  • C arm fluoroscopy – high dose and low dose radiation characteristics
  • Machine specific characteristics of safety considerations
  • Radioprotective gear for operators of medical fluoroscopes
  • Quality assurance and maintenance of medical fluoroscopes

Completion of our Advanced Training Program along with our Establishing a Patient Safety Program course will satisfy the requirement of Alaska 7 AAC 18.  These two courses will also provide physicians with up to 10 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CME credit ™ in radiation safety for the clinical use of fluoroscopy through a joint sponsorship with MD Anderson Cancer Center.  In addition, these credits may also serve as self assessment CME (SA-CME), as required for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) by members of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

All FluoroSafety courses can be taken at your convenience from any computer or tablet with internet access.  The 10 hour Combo course consisting of our Advanced Training Program and Establishing a Patient Safety Program courses is available now for $250.00.

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