Daily Course Evaluation
Overall and Administration Evaluation

Introduction to Quality Practices in Diagnostic Radiology for Radiographers and Radiological Technologists

Date: 23 – 28 March 2020
Location: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

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Background Information

Although Diagnostic Radiology is well established worldwide, but also in the Caribbean, frequently personnel working with X ray equipment do not have the necessary skills for ensuring safety and for carrying out regular control during medical X ray diagnostics. In this regard, there is an urgent need for the training of the associated staff (radiologists, medical physicists, radiographers) who are responsible carrying out quality assurance and control of medical X ray devices.

Purpose

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.