Mark Your Calendar! Radiation Safety in Computed Tomography: A Virtual Symposium to Take Place May 2013!

Radiation safety in computed tomography and beyond continues to be a top priority for all radiology professionals in the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. The Radiology Outcomes Research Laboratory (RORL) is pleased to announce the first Virtual Symposium in Radiation Safety to take place May 8- 10, 2013, with content available On-Demand through May 2014.

The principal objective of RORL is to rigorously and accurately understand and provide evidence to the value of imaging so that patients and physicians alike can make the most informed decisions about screening and diagnostic imaging tests that use ionizing radiation. Increasing the benefits while minimizing the risks of screening and diagnostic imaging exams continues to be the primary focus of the RORL.

This May’s Symposium on Radiation Safety and Computed Tomography will provide the answers to questions those following the topic of radiation safety in CT may have. Beginning May 8th, 2013, all topics and courses will be available for patients, physicians, technologists, medical physicists, nurses, medical students, researchers, and any and all individuals looking to learn more about CT radiation dose and safety strategies. Because this is a virtual event, all courses will be offered to a broad national and international audience, and can be viewed by anyone with Internet and computer access!

To maximize attendee benefit, different learning tracks will be available based on participant experience with and knowledge of CT radiation safety. The content and overall experiences of the tracks vary from patients to physicians to technologists and many more! During the live days of May 8-10, questions from participants will be answered by radiology experts in live chat rooms, creating a truly hands-on experience.

Additionally, for those in need, the Symposium will offer a large number of CME credits through the UCSF Office of Continuing Medical Education (>34 hours) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) through the American Board of Radiology. The event has also been approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).