Digital Radiography of the Chest - 8.5 CE
This online radiology CE course is accepted by the ARRT and approved for 8.5 CE credit hours (Category A) by the ASRT.
Florida: Accepted, Technical
Texas: Accepted NCT, LMRT, GMRT, Direct (Self Study)
Course Format: Online
The goal of this course is to cover digital radiography of the chest comprehensively. The course will begin by reviewing anatomy and physiology of the chest, topographical bony landmarks used for positioning, and clinical considerations related to disease process and pathology. Next, the course will discuss body habitus types, patient preparation, radiation protection, breathing instructions, and marker placement. The course then focuses on digital technology (CR and DR systems), image capture, technical factors, patient and chest positioning, central ray placement, tube-part-image receptor alignment, age/mobility limitations, and digital image evaluation criteria for all types of chest positions and projections including PA & AP upright, Lateral, AP Supine, AP Lordotic, Lateral Decubitus, and Obliques. The course concludes with a review of digital imaging of the chest on patients with advanced venous access devices, chest tubes, and endotracheal tubes. The majority of the modules in this course are text with images. There are a few videos and one module containing an audio interview.