The latest Webinar Wednesday presentation, “Tracking Leakage and Scatter in Diagnostic X-ray,” was presented by Erik Wikström and sponsored by RTI Group. The session was eligible for 1 credit from the ACI.
In this 60-minute webinar, RTI Training Manager for Product Management and Customer Success Erik Wikström shared new methods to measure scatter and leakage from diagnostic imaging X-ray installations. This discussion shed more light on how these measurements can contribute to a safer environment for patients and health care staff. By using modern instrument technology, lower leakage radiation levels can be detected and documented which may result in the reduction of unwanted X-ray exposure.
Wikström followed up his presentation with a question-and-answer session. He answered questions from attendees providing additional knowledge.
One question was, “We use an ion chamber to measure scatter now. What is the difference and why would we need a scatter probe?”
Wikström said, “The ion chamber, that’s the traditional method of using it and typically it’s pressurized to improve the sensitivity. But even though it’s pressurized you’ve got a lot of molecules, gas molecules in your ion chamber. The sensitivity is much higher in a solid state instrument.”
Attendees provided feedback on the webinar via a survey that included the question, “Why did you attend today’s webinar? And, was it worth your time?”
“I find RTI X-ray QA solutions very powerful and easy to use, and I wanted to know more about this new scatter/leakage probe that could be integrated with the rest of the equipment. Having also scatter/leakage radiation measurements in Ocean is quite interesting as the exposure information available would be far more extensive. It was worth my time,” Radiation Safety Advisor A. Gamboa Castillo said.
“I received my CBET not too long ago and will have to attend classes to be able to recertify. My coworker informed me about informative webinars for biomed techs on Wednesdays. It was well above my expectations and worth my time,” said M. Macomb, BMET I.
“Needed a refresher. Was worth the time,” Senior BMET S. Rivera said.
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