Implementation and Execution of Radiation Management Programs in Interventional Radiology

Dec 11, 2019 12:00PM to Dec 11, 2019 01:00PM

Fluoroscopically guided interventional (FGI) procedures are extremely beneficial for patients, however, radiation risks are still present and therefore need to be managed appropriately. Therefore, a radiation management program for FGI facilities to help maximize the benefit vs. risk for patients is imperative. Radiation management programs should involve a team approach including not only the Interventionalist, but also at least the Medical Radiation Technologist (MRT) and the Qualified Medical Physicist (QMP). The program should include, but not be limited to: equipment adhering to reputable standards of performance, appropriate use of dose-savings modes of operation, implementation of dose-management tools, and staff radiation safety training. This talk will aim to provide the audience a general overview of recommendations on how FGI facilities can create and/or improve the quality of their radiation safety management program.


Speaker Information:

  Jeff Frimeth is the President & Chief Medical Physicist of JF Medical Physics Inc. He has worked with many organizations in the diagnostic medical imaging community in order to establish appropriate standards of patient care in Ontario (i.e. OAR, CPSO, and CCO). Jeff is an experienced facilitator who has presented on numerous occasions to radiologists, residents, MRT's, radiology managers, and dentists on various topics. Jeff is board-certified in Diagnostic Radiological Physics and Mammography by the CCPM (Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine); is a Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (by the American Board of Imaging Informatics), a certified Magnetic Resonance Safety Officer by the ABMRS (American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety) and a certified Magnetic Resonance Safety Expert (by the ABMRS). 

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