OVERVIEW

Diagnostic and Nuclear Medicine Radiation Shielding is organized by Medical Technology Management Institute (MTMI) and will be held during Mar 06 - 08, 2018.

The target audience for this medical event is medical physicists wanting to expand their knowledge on diagnostic and nuclear medicine radiation shielding. It is also appropriate for medical physics students, residents, fellows, technologists, and biomedical engineers. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of Session one is worth 1.5 Category A credits, Sessions two and three are worth 1.75 Category A credits each.

Course Description :
Medical uses of radiation have grown very rapidly over the past decade, and, as of 2007, medical uses represent the largest source of exposure to the U.S. population. Therefore, understanding and identifying the design of shields for radioactive sources, x-ray machines, low energy accelerators, and more is essential for safe imaging environments. This webinar will cover shielding requirements for x-ray, mammography, fluoroscopy, CT, PET/CT and more. This 3 part series will provide you with an in-depth look at shielding requirements, prediction and measurement of dose in the body from external and internal sources, and the biological effects of ionizing radiation.

Educational Objectives :

Session: 1
• Identify diagnostic x?ray shielding criteria, such as, permitted dose, occupancy factor and sources of x?ray exposure.
• Distinguish the difference between primary and secondary x?ray radiation.
• Describe the models for shielded dose pertaining to primary and secondary radiation.
• Review the parameters for unshielded dose per patient in primary and secondary radiation environments.

Session: 2
• Identify the applications and limitations of the models for shielding representative radiography and fluoroscopy rooms described in NCRP-147 Chapter 5.
• Understand the calculational models for shielding mammography units, and perform simple calculations.
• Understand the issues in determining computed tomography shielding and perform sample calculations.

Session: 3
• Identify the types of shielding required for Nuclear Medicine and the need to satisfy both annual and per hour dose limits.
• Describe the general shielding requirements in Nuclear Medicine and source terms for radionuclides.
• Review shielding requirements for Positron Emission Tomography, PET/CT and SPECT/CT and the effects of half?life in shielding calculations.
• Outline the method of combining both keV and CT shielding for Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

SPECIALITIES

RadiologyNuclear MedicineMedical Physics

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