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Fluoroscopy and Interventional Radiology

Radiography > Radiography Theory
This theory module provides an overview of fluoroscopy and interventional radiology.

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This theory module provides an overview of fluoroscopy, which allows real-time viewing of moving internal structures and fluids in the human body, and interventional radiology, a rapidly growing area of medicine that uses image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat patients using the least invasive techniques.  The module offers students and novice practitioners an understanding of the technology and techniques involved in these imaging modalities. If you are studying for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® (ARRT) registry exams, this module is ideal.


You’ll learn

  • how to ensure appropriate radiation protection for patients and personnel during fluoroscopic procedures
  • the advantages of and differences between nonionic and ionic contrast media
  • to recognize the equipment required to conduct a fluoroscopic procedure
  • to identify the differences between an interventional radiology room and a conventional fluoroscopy room
  • to identify and explore the components in a fluoroscopy unit and an interventional radiology unit, with our 3D models
  • much more (see “content details” for more specific information)
Step 1 - Fluoroscopy
Step 1.1 - Radiation protection
Step 1.1.1 - Personal protection
Step 1.1.2 - Patient protection
Step 1.2 - Special demands
Step 1.3 - Fluoroscopic technique
Step 1.4 - Image intensification
Step 1.5 - Fluoroscopic image monitoring
Step 2 - Interventional radiology
Step 2.1 - Basic principles
Step 2.2 - Interventional radiology suite
  • Describe the measures used to provide radiation protection for patients and personnel during interventional radiology
  • Discuss the advantages that nonionic (water-soluble) contrast media offer over ionic contrast media
  • Explain image-intensified fluoroscopy
  • Discuss gain and conversion factors as related to image intensification
  • Discuss fluoroscopic image formation in terms of image size and brightness
  • Indicate the purpose, construction, and application of video camera tubes, TV monitors, and video recorders
  • Identify fluoroscopic recording equipment
  • Discuss the purpose of and procedure for radiographic magnification
  • Discuss electronic imaging equipment used in radiography and fluoroscopy
  • Discuss flat panel detectors used in digital electronic x-ray equipment

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  • a step by step video demonstration by an expert
  • a quiz
  • a personal logbook that keeps track of all the modules the learner has studied and how long

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