21/xsl/MobileMenu.xsltmobileNave880e1541/WorkArea//http://rsna.org/TwoColumnWireframe.aspx?pageid=5005&ekfxmen_noscript=1&ekfxmensel=falsefalsetruetruetruefalsefalse101e880e1541_21_248.0.0.0730truefalse
  • Section 10 Doses and Risks Associated with Diagnostic Radiology, interventional radiology/cardiology, and nuclear medicine

  • Section 10 Doses and Risks Associated with Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology/Cardiology, and Nuclear Medicine
    Questions

    1. Which of the following is the earliest clinically detectable effect of radiation on the skin?
    A. Epilation
    B. Pain
    C. Ulceration
    D. Erythema
    E. Depigmentation

    2. Which of the following organs in children is most sensitive to the induction of both benign and malignant tumors by x-rays?
    A. Bone marrow
    B. Breast
    C. Thyroid
    D. Lung

    3. A therapeutic dose of I-131 to a patient with Graves disease who is 4 weeks pregnant will have which of the following affects?
    A. Not result in hypothyroidism in the fetus.
    B. Cause intrauterine demise with 90% probability.
    C. Result in a 5% risk of leukemia in the mother.
    D. Result in a 10% risk of solid tumors in the mother.

    4. Which of the following are considered patient dose-reduction techniques during interventional fluoroscopy? (Select all that apply.)
    A. Increased source-to-skin distance
    B. Use of last-image hold
    C. Variable pulse rate fluoroscopy
    D. Increased beam filtration
    E. Removal of grid
    F. Dose spreading
    G. Use of electronic magnification
    H. Use of geometric magnification

    5. Which of the following  offers minimum protection to the fluoroscopist?
    A. Protective lead aprons
    B. Thyroid collars
    C. Ceiling-mounted lead glass shield
    D. Radiation-attenuating surgical gloves

    6. Which potential adverse effect is expected to occur following a fluoroscopically guided interventional procedure in which a skin dose of 15 Gy was delivered to a single site?
    A. No visible effect
    B. Temporary hair loss within 24 hours
    C. Dry desquamation
    D. Damage to vascular structures

    7. Which of the following imaging procedures for a pregnant patient will deliver the highest radiation dose to her 6-week-old fetus?
    A. Abdominal ultrasound
    B. Chest radiography (posteroanterior and lateral projections)
    C. Head CT (with and without contrast material)
    D. Kidney, ureter, bladder (KUB) radiography (four radiographs)

    8. Which of the following work activities is not recommended for a pregnant radiation worker?
    A. Nuclear medicine imaging
    B. Radioactive iodine treatments
    C. Fluoroscopy
    D. Portable radiography

We appreciate your comments and suggestions in our effort to improve your RSNA web experience.

Name (required)

 

Email Address (required)

 

Comments (required)

 

 

 

 

Discounted Dues: Eligible North American Countries 
Belize
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatamala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Netherlands Antilles
Nicaragua
Panama
St.Lucia
St. Vincent & Grenadines
Country    Country    Country 
Afghanistan   Grenada   Pakistan
Albania   Guatemala   Papua New Guinea
Algeria   Guinea   Paraguay
Angola   Guinea-Bissau   Peru
Armenia   Guyana   Phillippines
Azerbaijan   Haiti   Rwanda
Bangladesh   Honduras   Samoa
Belarus   India   Sao Tome & Principe
Belize   Indonesia   Senegal
Benin   Iran   Serbia
Bhutan   Iraq   Sierra Leone
Bolivia   Jordan   Solomon Islands
Bosnia & Herzegovina   Jamaica   Somalia
Botswana   Kenya   South Africa
Bulgaria   Kiribati   South Sudan
Burkina Faso   Korea, Dem Rep (North)   Sri Lanka
Burundi   Kosovo   St Lucia
Cambodia   Kyrgyzstan   St Vincent & Grenadines
Cameroon   Laos\Lao PDR   Sudan
Cape Verde   Lesotho   Swaziland
Central African Republic   Liberia   Syria
Chad   Macedonia   Tajikistan
China   Madagascar   Tanzania
Colombia   Malawi   Thailand
Comoros   Maldives   Timor-Leste
Congo, Dem. Rep.   Mali   Togo
Congo, Republic of   Marshall Islands   Tonga
Cote d'Ivoire   Mauritania   Tunisia
Djibouti   Micronesia, Fed. Sts.   Turkmenistan
Dominica   Moldova   Tuvalu
Domicican Republic   Mongolia   Uganda
Ecuador   Montenegro   Ukraine
Egypt   Morocco   Uzbekistan
El Salvador   Mozambique   Vanuatu
Eritrea   Myanmar   Vietnam
Ethiopia   Namibia   West Bank & Gaza
Fiji   Nepal   Yemen
Gambia, The   Nicaragua   Zambia
Georgia   Niger   Zimbabwe
Ghana   Nigeria    

Legacy Collection 2
Radiology Logo
RadioGraphics Logo 
Tier 1

  • Bed count: 1-400
  • Associate College: Community, Technical, Further Education (UK), Tribal College
  • Community Public Library (small scale): general reference public library, museum, non-profit administration office

Tier 2

  • Bed count: 401-750
  • Baccalaureate College or University: Bachelor's is the highest degree offered
  • Master's College or University: Master's is the highest degree offered
  • Special Focus Institution: theological seminaries, Bible colleges, engineering, technological, business, management, art, music, design, law

Tier 3

  • Bedcount: 751-1,000
  • Research University: high or very high research activity without affiliated medical school
  • Health Profession School: non-medical, but health focused

Tier 4

  • Bed count: 1,001 +
  • Medical School: research universities with medical school, including medical centers

Tier 5

  • Consortia: academic, medical libraries, affiliated hospitals, regional libraries and other networks
  • Corporate
  • Government Agency and Ministry
  • Hospital System
  • Private Practice
  • Research Institute: government and non-government health research
  • State or National Public Library
  • Professional Society: trade unions, industry trade association, lobbying organization