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NCKSAP: Radiation Safety, 3rd Edition
Course Overview
This is a self-assessment CME activity in online format consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions. Each question includes an answer rationale and references for further studying. This module will be updated every 3 years. It is designed for practitioners who are performing nuclear imaging studies and want to increase their competence for certification, recertification or general practice improvement.
Target Audience
This activity is designed for nuclear cardiology physicians.
Learner Objectives
Upon completion of this module, learner will be able to: 
  • Recognize the NRC requirements for radiation safety
  • Describe how to maintain radiation measuring equipment 
  • Review radiation exposure levels for patients and occupational workers
  • Discuss radiation emergency scenarios and appropriate response
Overall Goal
The overall goal of this activity is to provide a comprehensive review of radiation safety to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure to patients.
Statement of Need
Radiation exposure for patients and imaging professionals is a prominent safety issue of national concern. Most American laboratories are doing MPI imaging studies in ways that expose patients to substantial radiation. Only about 14% of US facilities met the quality benchmark of exposing patients to a median of no more than 9 mSv for the procedure as recommended by clinical guidelines compared to 32.6% of facilities in other countries.
Continuing Education Term of Approval
Release Date: October 26, 2022
Expiration Date: October 25, 2025
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Oct 26, 2025
Cost: Physician & Scientist: $135.00
International Emerging Markets: $55.00
International Physician & Scientist: $135.00
Trainee: $55.00
Non-Physician (Member): $55.00
Physician (Non-Member): $225.00
Non-Physician (Non-Member): $225.00
Credit Offered:
10 CME Credits
10 MOC Points
10 COP Credits
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