Radiation Protection for the Interventionalist: An Overview of the Occupational Hazards and Solutions
Barry T. Katzen, MD, FSIR, FACR, FACC
Founder and Chief Medical Executive
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Baptist Health South Florida
Mina S. Makary, MD
Director of Scholarly Activity & Research
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Department of Radiology
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Jihad A. Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Advanced Cardiac & Vascular Centers for Amputation Prevention
Grand Rapids, MI
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
E. Lansing, MI
Travis Snyder, DO
Program Director, HCA Mountain View Hospital Radiology Residency
Las Vegas, NV
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Radiology and Neuroradiology Touro University
Las Vegas, NV
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This activity is designed for interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, podiatrists, nurses, PAs, vascular and interventional techs.
Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
- Evaluate the history of radiation hazards in medicine and the effect of these hazards on interventionalists.
- Identify the various sources of radiation exposure in the lab and evaluate methods of protection.
- Assess the appropriate situational dose of radiation and the measures that have been taken for dose reduction.
To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the online activity, a post-test assessment, and the evaluation. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to print a certificate or other documentation of credit.
Release Date: July 31, 2020
Expiration Date: July 31, 2023
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour
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VASCULAR & INTERVENTIONAL RADIOGRAPHERS
"Radiation Protection for the Interventionalist: An Overview of the Occupational Hazards and Solutions" taking place from July 31, 2021 to July 31, 2022 has been approved for 1.0 A+ ARRT CE credits by the Association for Vascular and Interventional Radiographers (AVIR). Reference #: AVIR200708R. The AVIR is an ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) Recognized Continuing Education Evaluating Mechanism, (RCEEM).
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Dr. Katzen: Consultant: Boston Scientific, Philips, Gore
Dr. Mustapha: Consultant: BD Bard, Boston Scientific, Cardiovascular Systems Inc., Medtronic, Philips, Terumo, PQ Bypass; Stock/Equity: CardioFlow
Dr. Makary and Dr. Snyder have disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).
Peter Oettgen, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN
San Diego, California
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