About this Program

UPDATED PROGRAM for 2024! This workshop provides an in-depth review of state-of-the-art fluoroscopic equipment technology and appropriate methods of assessing image quality, machine performance and patient dosimetry.  Medical physicists play a key role in assuring the fluoroscopy systems are performing well and that radiation dose to the patient and personnel is managed appropriately.  

Criteria for assessing patient exposure levels, potential biological responses, management of radiation safety, quality control and performance measurements are addressed in didactic lectures and demonstrated in hands-on sessions.  An experienced medical physics faculty will provide practical hands-on demonstrations of fluoroscopic machine performance tests and results evaluation of several manufacturers' fluoroscopy systems.

The first day is a comprehensive review of the physics of clinical fluoroscopy systems.  All presentations will be lectures accompanied by electronic course material.  

The second day consists of five hands-on laboratory sessions.  Attendees will be divided into small groups and rotated through each of the five hands-on lab sessions.  Testing procedures and safety practices will be demonstrated for various fluoroscopic systems from multiple manufacturers – including GE, Siemens, Philips, Medtronic and Hologic.  

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the program, recipients should be able to:

  • Review current fluoroscopy system technology
  • Understand the techniques for assessing image quality
  • Demonstrate insight into fluoroscopy image post-processing and advanced imaging techniques
  • Perform procedures for conducting and evaluating the annual fluoroscopy unit inspection
  • Describe techniques for ensuring adequate radiation safety for fluoroscopy systems
  • Demonstrate how to measure, monitor and track patient radiation doses
  • Perform hands-on demonstrations of testing a variety of fluoroscopy systems typically found in a hospital setting
  • Discuss techniques for teaching a Hands-on Fluoroscopy class to clinical staff (i.e. Train-the-Trainer)
  • Operate a fluoroscopy system, a patient dosimetry system
  • Describe methods/techniques the instructors used to effectively teach fluoroscopy safety concepts and principles to clinical staff


~ AAPM endorses the educational component of this program. ~
It does not however, endorse any 
product used or referred to in the program.




In-person and live webinar options

Day One 
7:15 amRegistration and Coffee
7:50 amWelcome and Course Overview 
8:00 amReview of Fluoroscopic Systems ... Thomas
9:20 amInformal Discussion and Break
9:35 amFluoroscopic Image Quality ... 
10:35 amClinical Applications ... 
11:45 amQuestions and Discussion
11:50 amLunch (provided)
12:35 pmFluoroscopy Performance Evaluation/Testing ...Thomas
1:35 pmRadiation Safety in Fluoroscopy ... Bosca
2:35 pmInformal Discussion and Break
2:50 pmManaging Patient Dose ... Vanderhoek
3:50 pm Peak Skin Dose Calculations ... Krebs
4:20 pmTraining Fluoroscopy Users ... Vanderhoek
4:50 pmLicensure and Credentialing in Fluoroscopy ... Bosca
5:20 pmIntroductions to Lab Sessions ... Thomas
5:30 pmQuestions and Discussion
5:40 pmAdjourn for the Day
Day Two 
7:00 amCoffee
7:30 amLab Session One
8:40 amLab Session Two
9:50 amInformal Discussion and Break
10:10 amLab Session Three
11:20 amLunch (provided)
12:00 pmLab Session Four
1:10 pmLab Session Five
2:20 pmInformal Discussion and Break
2:40 pmLab Session Six
3:50 pmDiscussion and Wrap - Up
4:20 pmAdjourn Workshop


Lab A:  Mini-C arm/C arm Fluoroscopy Units (GE/OEC and Hologic)

Lab B:  0-arm Fluoroscopy Unit (Medtronic)

Lab C:  IR - Fluoroscopy Units (Philips and Siemens)

Lab D: Cardiovascular Lab - Fluoroscopy Units (GE Bi-plane)

Lab E:  Under- table Fluoroscopy

Lab F:  Over-table Fluoroscopy


Who should attend?

Medical physicists interested in an in-depth review of the physics of fluoroscopy systems will find this workshop very beneficial. The workshop will also be useful for physics assistants, medical physics residents and students, as well as vendor personnel working with these systems. Experienced QC technologists looking for more understanding of fluoroscopic QA testing may also find the workshop of value.

Program Faculty

Meet your presenter(s)

Jerry A. Thomas

Jerry A. Thomas


Jerry A. Thomas is a diagnostic medical physicist at the Ascension Via Christi Hospital  in Wichita, KS. Jerry holds a Master of Science degree in Radiation Biophysics from the University of Kansas and is board certified in Radiological Physics, Health Physics and Nuclear Medicine. He has more than 30 years’ experience in teaching, clinical service and research in many areas of medical imaging including digital breast tomosynthesis. Jerry also has extensive experience teaching technologists and students on medical imaging topics. MTMI is proud to have Jerry serve as an instructor for this important new diagnostic capability and share his knowledge with you.

Doug Pfeiffer


Medical Physicist/Radiation Safety Officer
Boulder Community Health
Boulder, CO

Matt Vanderhoek


Imaging Physicist
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI

Brent Colby


Medical Physicist
Sanford Health
Fargo, SD


Accredited training programs

CAMPEP pending

This program is designed to provide 17.34 hours of continuing education. The program has been submitted for approval by CAMPEP for Medical Physics Continuing Education Credit (MPCEC) for qualified medical physicists.

(Credit Pending)
ASRT Pending Credit Information

ASRT Pending

Category A/A+ CE credit is pending approval by the ASRT. An application for 20 hours of credit for radiologic technologists recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states has been filed.


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Early Pricing Guidelines

Qualifying 'Early' registrations must be made at least 21 days in advance for the program.

Cancellation Policy

“Hands-On” Courses

Refunds, minus a $50 processing fee, will be granted for cancellations received prior to 10 days before the program. Cancellations received within 10 days of the program will receive a credit toward a future MTMI program, minus the $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made after the program starts. MTMI reserves the right to cancel any scheduled program because of low advance registration or other reasons. MTMI’s liability is limited to a refund of any program tuition paid. MTMI recommends that attendees use refundable airline tickets. In case of cancellation of a program for any reason, MTMI is not responsible for travel costs incurred by attendees including non-refundable airline tickets.