Use of Fluoroscopy

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) requires credentialing for all medical doctors who use the fluoroscopy unless they are Board Certificated in Radiology or Radiation Oncology.  EH&S Radiation Safety runs the required credentialing program which instructs physicians and researchers on how to use fluoroscopy safely.  In 1999, the Chief of Professional Services implemented this requirement based on a recommendation from the Medical Radiation Safety Committee.  The program addresses the following:

 

  1. operation of medical x-ray equipment, including operation,
  2. patient positioning,
  3. minimization of use of radiation,
  4. use of shielding devices,
  5. personnel radiation monitoring devices, and
  6. control factors that optimize image quality while reducing radiation levels.

The credentialing program is self-instructional and includes a multiple-choice examination (passing grade is >80). Once you are credentialed through this program there is no re-credentialing or refresher training required. WFBMC does NOT accept a transfer of previous fluoroscopy credentialing from other institutions. Please e-mail Amy Nelson or call 716-6084 to obtain the credentialing material and then schedule a time to take the proctored examination.

Continuing Education

In addition to WFBMC Credentialing program, physicians can obtain up to 6.0 ACCME-approved category 1 continuing medical education credits for completion of the program: "Minimizing Risks From Fluoroscopic X-Rays©". For more information please contact the Radiation Safety Office.

Radiation Technologists can obtain 6 credits of Category A Continuing Education. Participants must receive a passing score on the post-test of 75% or better to receive a certificate and credit. For more information please contact the Radiation Safety Office.

 

Last Updated: 07-22-2014
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