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Regional Training Course: Introduction to Quality Practices in Diagnostic Radiology for Radiographers and Radiological Technologists

Date: 11 – 16 March 2019
Location: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
Language: English

Application Deadline for Nominee(s) of Invited IAEA Member States: 27 December 2018


The overall objective of this course is to review the knowledge and practical strategies of radiology technologists (radiographers) on quality assurance and quality control that support the methods and technique for image optimization and the radiation protection of their patients and coworkers in diagnostic imaging.

It will be a review of basic principles of imaging technology and conventional diagnostic imaging equipment and fluoroscopy, biological effects, of the quality criteria developed to optimize procedures to achieve good quality images with minimum exposure and will seek to strengthen the capacity to implement the fundamental principles of occupational and patient radiation safety in to conventional diagnostic radiology and interventional procedures, including quality control.

To achieve this, participants will review the basic principles of X ray imaging technologies, risks and benefits of X ray exposure in this context, and basic radiation safety principles and standards. Quality assurance will be addressed as an essential component to improve and maintain the optimum quality of the images for clinical diagnostic purposes and the level of safety of radiology installations of any size and technological complexity to its patients and employees.