Effective October 11, 2013, the California Department of Public Health-Radiologic Health Branch no longer requires a 40-hour fluoroscopy course to be eligible to take the State Fluoroscopy examination. To be eligible to take the Fluoroscopy examination, the applicant needs to have the CRT as well as the ARRT in Radiography. Please see "Related Links" for access to the Fluoroscopy Permit Application, the Fluoroscopy Radiation Protection Syllabus, and the Fluoroscopy Content Specifications.

Fluoroscopy Course Description

This course prepares the student to take the State of California Department of Health Service’s Fluoroscopy Permit examination. The course covers radiation safety issues consistent with Title 17 and regulatory provisions. Included in the course topics is an overview of Anatomy and Physiology, biologic effects of radiation on human tissue, image intensification, image recording systems, radiation protection materials and procedures, personnel monitoring, quality control, equipment maintenance, registration and regulations.

Note: In addition, fluoroscopy students shall perform 15 hours of laboratory experiments at a clinical site with a current clinical affiliation approval by the State of California Department of Public Health - Radiologic Health Branch and KPSAHS. Laboratory experiments will be supervised by a KPSAHS instructor and conducted on the Saturday following didactic education.

ASRT Approved Category “A” Credit

This course has been approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologist (ASRT) for 40 CE Category “A” Credits and meets the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) criteria for Category “A” continuing education credit. 

Course Duration

One Week Course of 40 Contact Hours
Monday – Saturday 9:00AM –5:00 PM

Cost

TBD for 2014.

Location

Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences
938 Marina Way South
Richmond, CA 94804

Instructor

Kelly L. Angel, MEd, RT, CRT
Radiology Educator

Prerequisite

This course is open to Certified Radiologic Technologists licensed by the State of California. Applicants must provide a copy of current CRT license with registration form. Limited to 20 participants.

Reference Material

  • Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography 6th Edition.
    S. Sherer, P. Visconti, E. Ritenour, CV Mosby Company, ST. Louis 2011
    California State Syllabus on Fluoroscopy Radiation
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Related Links

Radiologic Technologist Fluoroscopy Application
Application

Fluoroscopy Radiation Protection Syllabus
Syllabus

Fluoroscopy Content Specifications
Content Specifications