The UCSF Virtual Symposium on Radiation Safety and Computed Tomography is an educational resource for all who are interested in learning more about safety in medical imaging.
- Now approved for On-Demand ASRT, AMA, and CAMPEP Continuing Education Credits!
- Each of our 66 speakers now has a Speaker Page!
- Preview the one-of-a-kind CT Simulation, where you can adjust scan paratemers and see the impact on radiation doses. Click for the CTSim preview.
The Symposium on Radiation Safety and Computed Tomography, which went live May 8th-10th, 2013, provides a wealth of information for everyone who has followed the topic of radiation safety in CT. The curriculum is offered to physicians, technologists, medical physicists, nurses, medical students, researchers, radiology administrators, and individuals who want to understand the issues regarding CT radiation dose and strategies to improve the safety and utilization of CT. The courses are offered to a broad national and international audience, and will be available online for viewing for one full year.
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Separate halls at the conference include lectures by radiation safety experts, discussions of new legislation and professional oversight surrounding radiation, strategies used in small and large health plans and hospitals to develop systems based strategies for monitoring and standardizing dose,
discussions on radiation risk communication to patients, sessions in pediatric CT, a system to upload your CT dose data and obtain an audit report showing how your CT radiation doses compare to other institutions (available September 2013), presentations by advocacy groups, virtual games simulating CT exams to learn the impact of technologists' decisions on patient dose, practice quality improvement projects for which participants can receive MOC credit, and vendor rooms demonstrating new and emerging software, different dose acquisition methods and strategies to improve dose optimization on the equipment you already have.
On Demand Lectures
One-time registration will provide access all the way through May 10th 2014. Attendees can go through all the material at their own leisure and attend anytime from any computer with internet access. During the "live days" of the conference, multiple Q&A sessions were held, and the Q&A transcripts are available alongside the lectures. This Virtual Symposium is a must have learning experience for everyone interested in ensuring that patients receive the highest quality of care and safety when undergoing diagnostic imaging with CT.
In order to maximize the benefit to participants, the Virtual Symposium has general audience courses and specialized courses for physicians, medical physicists, technologists, patients, and all other attendees.
Virtual Learning Environment
The Virtual Symposium on Radiation Safety in Computed Tomography features attractive graphic designs based on the look and feel of attending a conference at the architecturally famed UCSF Mission Bay Campus. The Symposium is produced and maintained by 6ConnexTM, a leader in virtual conference meetings.
The course has many highly innovative features such as interactive computer simulations and an area where participants can learn about and participate in quality improvement projects. This Symposium features flexible participation, where all lectures can be watched on-demand. Click for more information on the Virtual Environment or details on Continuing Education.
Continuing Education Credits
The Virtual Symposium has been approved for a large number of AMA Credits, ASRT Credits, and CAMPEP Credits. Access all 100 lectures On-Demand and learn at your own pace. All material will be available online until May 2014.
You can earn up to 35.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by participating in the Vitual Symposium. Click to learn more about AMA On-Demand opportunities.
The Virtual Symposium has been approved for 34 hours of Category A ASRT Credit for the on-demand lectures. Click to learn more about ASRT On-Demand opportunities.
You can earn up to 40.68 MPCEC Credits (CAMPEP) by participating in the Virtual Symposium. Click to learn more about CAMPEP Credit opportunities.
If you watched material during the live days, May 8-10, 2013, you may be eligible to earn ASRT or AMA credits for that time without taking a post-test. Click for the complete Live Day Credit details.