Annual Imaging Seminar

Program and Learning Objectives

5:45 pm – Participants Log in

5:50 pm – Welcome and Introductory Remarks

6:00 pm – History and Overview of Radiology


Kenneth Martinucci, M.S. R.T. (R)

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe landmark events in the discovery of man-made radiation;
  2. Discuss events that occurred in the process of advanced radiologic imaging;
  3. Explain the ALARA principle and how it impacts and affects radiology; and
  4. Provide information about the radiologic profession as it applies to professional licensure and to New York State.

7:00 pm — Quality Assurance and Control in Radiology


Isaak Miroshenko, M.A., R.T. (R) (CT)

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the differences among single-phase, three-phase and high-frequency power;
  2. Identify the voltage ripple associated with various high-voltage generators;
  3. Discuss the importance of voltage ripple to X-ray quantity and quality;
  4. Explain the operation of the high-voltage generator, filament transformer and rectifiers;
  5. Define the power rating of an X-ray imaging system;
  6. Discuss the interaction between projectile electrons and the X-ray tube target;
  7. Identify characteristic and bremsstrahlung X-rays;
  8. Describe the X-ray emission spectrum;
  9. Explain how mAs, kVp, added filtration, target material and voltage ripple affect the X-ray emission spectrum;
  10. Describe each of the five X-ray interactions with matter;
  11. Relate short-term and long-term effects due to high and low radiation doses;
  12. Differentiate between somatic and genetic radiation effects and discuss specific diseases or syndromes associated with them;
  13. Discuss stochastic (probabilistic) and nonstochastic (deterministic) effects;
  14. Identify effective dose limits for occupational and nonoccupational radiation exposure and the basis for occupational exposure limits;
  15. Demonstrate how the operation of X-ray and ancillary equipment influences radiation safety and describe the potential consequences of equipment failure; and
  16. Demonstrate how time, distance and shielding can be manipulated to keep radiation exposures to a minimum.

8:00 pm — MRI Safety for Healthcare Professionals


Frank Cairo R.T. (R) (MR) (CT)

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe magnetism, magnetic fringe field and gauss line;
  2. Understand the various types of magnets which include permanent, resistive and superconductive;
  3. Discuss MRI terminology;
  4. Review various safety categories, including implantable devices and signage;
  5. Identify safety zones 1-4;
  6. Understand the necessary screening processes and procedures to follow prior to entering the MRI suite;
  7. Explain what to do in case of an emergency in the MRI suite;
  8. Review how to prevent the spread of infection in the MRI suite;
  9. Describe what is and is not allowed when entering an environmentally clean space; and
  10. Discuss joint commission requirements and what to anticipate during an inspection.

9:00 pm — Participants submit online evaluation


Imaging Technologists

This course is approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for three and five tenths (3.5) Category A continuing education credits. The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) accepts ASRT Category A credits.

All Other Healthcare Professionals will receive a general certificate of attendance. Please check with your accreditation board with respect to receiving credit for this program.


Eligibility for 1199SEIU Members

Training and Employment Fund Participants

To be eligible to attend this seminar at no cost, 1199SEIU members must have been a part-time or full-time employee for at least one year and work at least three-fifths of a regular workweek and work for an employer who contributes to the 1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund or the 1199SEIU Greater New York Education Fund.

City of New York Education, Child and Eldercare Fund Members

Pharmacists, Dietitians, Clinical Laboratory Practitioners and LPNs are eligible to attend 1199SEIU Training and Employment Fund-sponsored seminars and symposiums at no cost and must have worked with NYC Health + Hospitals or a mayoral agency for at least one year.

For Further Information


Refund and Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel, you must do so at least 48 hours before the program date to avoid a penalty. To cancel, contact the 1199SEIU League Training and Upgrading Fund (TUF) by telephone, (212) 894-4390; fax, (212) 643-8795; or email, TUF reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a program in the event of insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. Participants will be notified and given the option of receiving a refund or attending the rescheduled program or an alternate program.

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