Physicians who operate fluoroscopy equipment must be certified in the safe operating procedures and be competent in the safe use of the equipment. (See UPMC Policy on Fluoroscopy Certification Requirements [PDF].)
Physicians initially applying for fluoroscopy privileges at any UPMC hospital will be required to complete an online training program and successfully pass an exam provided by Fluoroscopic Safety, L.L.C. They will receive instructions on how to access this training through their primary credentialing site.
Following the completion of the online training, physicians must successfully pass the associated exam. A certificate will be issued and will remain valid for two years. The test result can be access by an UPMC Medical Staff office for use in their privileging process for the same physicians applying for privileges at multiple locations.
Recertification of Physicians for Fluoroscopy
Recertification for fluoroscopy privileges is required prior to the two-year reappointment cycle.
Instructions for Physicians:
- Go to https://cme.hs.pitt.edu
- Continue to the recertification process by clicking on "Patient Safety/Risk Management" and then "Fluoroscopic X-ray Radiation Dose Management Recertification."
- Following successful completion of the module, the physician will qualify for Patient Safety/Risk Management CME credits.