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Radiation Safety in Pain Medicine (2020-2021)
No charge for this activity and available to all learners.

Radiation Safety in Pain Medicine

X-ray and the Human Body series - Module 8
Up to 1.0 hour of X-ray Safety
Up to 1.0 hour of Pain Management

No fee for this activity.

CME activity released: June 29, 2013
Reviewed and approved March 2, 2020
Expires: December 31, 2021

Content Includes:
Article (in PDF format) - Radiation Safety in Pain Medicine

Global Objective for series
Be aware of the importance of radiation safety as it relates to fluoroscopy practice. When treating patients, physicians often forget to consider the "invisible" threat of radiation. The goal of this activity is to reduce the radiation doses to both patient and staff by describing the radiation hazards and explaining how to reduce exposure.

Objectives - At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

1. Demonstrate safest practices in staff and patient positioning when performing C-arm fluoroscopy;
2. Think critically when deciding on compromise between radiation dose and image quality in fluoroscopy;
3. Identify and apply safe practices to fluoroscopy use.

Course (1.0 hours of credit)

  1. Read the Radiation Safety in Pain Medicine  (in PDF format) 
  2. Complete the test (must pass 80% or better – you have two chances)
  3. Complete the evaluation
  4. Certificate will generate after passing test and evaluations are completed


Target Audience
This course was created for University of California, Davis healthcare providers and staff using fluoroscopic equipment and is available to the public.

Course consists of the following elements:
Course material (manual - PDF document)
Test (80% to pass test, 8 out of 10 questions)
Course Evaluation and Self Assessment

CME credit is obtained upon reviewing the program content, submitting the online evaluation and successfully passing the activity test. An electronic CME certificate will be available after requirements are completed.

It takes approximately 1 hour to complete this activity. 



The University of California, Davis, Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit: The University of California, Davis, Health designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. 

Physician Assistants 
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.


Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships
No Financial relationships with commercial interests associated with this CME activity:


Planning Members

Avinash Gautam, MS, Medical Physicist

Bruce Hodge, QA Technologist, Health Physics, UC Davis, Health

Linda Kroger, MS, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology, UC Davis, Health

J. Anthony Seibert, PhD., Professor, Department of Radiology, UC Davis, Health

Gagan Mahajan, M.D.

If you have any questions, please contact UC Davis at phone 916-734-5352 or email

Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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