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.
The Symposium on Radiation Safety and Computed Tomography, which went live in May 2013, and continues to provide a wealth of information and new perspectives for anyone who has followed the topic of radiation safety in CT. The curriculum is meant for a wide audience, including physicians, technologists, medical physicists, nurses, medical students, researchers, radiology administrators, and individuals who want to understand the issues regarding CT radiation dose and strategies for Quality Improvement in CT. The courses are offered to a broad national and international audience, and are available online through May 10th, 2015.
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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, 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 to all materials through May 10th 2015. Attendees can go through all the material at their own leisure and attend anytime from any computer with internet access. You will also have access to the Q&A transcripts from our initial live days. This Virtual Symposium is a must have learning experience for anyone 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 6Connex™, 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 10th 2015.
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 42.52 MPCEC Credits (CAMPEP) by participating in the Virtual Symposium. Click to learn more about CAMPEP Credit opportunities.