Orsif White Paper Quiz

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Orsif White Paper Quiz

Please answer all questions no later than Wednesday February 4th.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does ORSIF Stand for?
  • 2. 
    What does ALARA stand for?
  • 3. 
    Which committee created a risk model for low dose exposure?
  • 4. 
    Who sponsored the 2004 study that found over 25% of respondents experience health issues related to “hips, knees, or ankles”?
  • 5. 
    What is the threshold under which there is no risk of DNA damage?
    • A. 

      0.5Sv

    • B. 

      No level is safe

    • C. 

      100mSv

    • D. 

      1gY

  • 6. 
    Which category is a bigger issue with regard to occupational hazards?
    • A. 

      Stochastic

    • B. 

      Non-stochastic

    • C. 

      Deterministic

  • 7. 
    How much more radiation exposure do interventional cardiologists get when compared to diagnostic radiologists?
    • A. 

      15-20x

    • B. 

      1.5x

    • C. 

      2-10x

    • D. 

      15x

  • 8. 
    What are three of the significant risks from low level radiation exposure?
    • A. 

      Cataracts

    • B. 

      Thyroid Disease

    • C. 

      Nose Bleeds

    • D. 

      Cardiovascular Changes

    • E. 

      Tooth Aches

  • 9. 
    Without protection how much radiation does an average interventional cardiologist get to their brain?
    • A. 

      500mSv

    • B. 

      1Sv

    • C. 

      100mSv

    • D. 

      250mSv

  • 10. 
    Which of the following are non-radiation causes of cataracts?
    • A. 

      Obesity

    • B. 

      Age

    • C. 

      Diabetes

    • D. 

      Reading small print

    • E. 

      Corticosteroid Treatment

  • 11. 
    Functional changes resulting in hypo or hyperthyroidism can be the result of radiation exposure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Reproductive health can be affected at what exposure levels to the testes or ovaries?
    • A. 

      1Sv

    • B. 

      100mSv

    • C. 

      .5Sv

    • D. 

      Any amount

  • 13. 
    How large is the cohort of “highly exposed” personnel in the Healthy Cath Lab study?
    • A. 

      1,000

    • B. 

      500

    • C. 

      2,000

    • D. 

      150

  • 14. 
    What are the two most effective methods for controlling occupational exposures?
    • A. 

      Education

    • B. 

      Source reduction

    • C. 

      Implementation of engineering or administrative controls that distance the individual from the source

    • D. 

      Dose measurment

  • 15. 
    Which of the following are typical types of PPE?
    • A. 

      Lead-lined vests

    • B. 

      Dosimeters

    • C. 

      Thyroid Collars

    • D. 

      Protective Eyeware

    • E. 

      Stepping away from the source

  • 16. 
    What is the general name for spinal injuries amongst interventionalists?
    • A. 

      Golfer's back

    • B. 

      Lumbo-cervical spinal disease

    • C. 

      Physician back syndrome

    • D. 

      Interventionalists' disc disease

  • 17. 
    Which 3 organizations have recognized the deficiencies in research on radiation exposure risks?
    • A. 

      SCAI

    • B. 

      HIMS

    • C. 

      SIR

    • D. 

      HRS

    • E. 

      APMA

  • 18. 
    Which two groups initiated the Fluoroscopist Occupational Health Study?
    • A. 

      OSHA

    • B. 

      HRS

    • C. 

      MSOHG

    • D. 

      Radiation Epidemiological Branch of the NCI

  • 19. 
    Which groups have joint guidelines that compare European vs US exposure limits?
    • A. 

      SIR

    • B. 

      OSHA

    • C. 

      SCAI

    • D. 

      CIRSE

  • 20. 
    What is the OSHA limit for exposure to the eyes?
    • A. 

      30 rems

    • B. 

      No limit established

    • C. 

      5 rems

    • D. 

      75 rems

  • 21. 
    What is the theoretical maximum annual exposure based on OSHA guidelines?
    • A. 

      No limit established

    • B. 

      50 rems

    • C. 

      12 rems

    • D. 

      20 rems

  • 22. 
    What is the annualized exposure limit to the eyes set by ICRP?
    • A. 

      2 rems

    • B. 

      15 rems

    • C. 

      No limit established

    • D. 

      5 rems

  • 23. 
    In the 1980’s radiation exposure was 3.6mSv per capita. What was it by 2006?
    • A. 

      10.25mSv

    • B. 

      5.4mSv

    • C. 

      3.6mSv

    • D. 

      6.25mSv

  • 24. 
    When was the last update to the EPA’s Radiation Protection Guidance for Diagnostic and Interventional X-ray Procedures?
    • A. 

      1993

    • B. 

      1976

    • C. 

      2012

    • D. 

      2005

  • 25. 
    Which is larger: the number of open surgical cases or the number of EVAR and percutaneous PAD treatments?
    • A. 

      Open surgical cases

    • B. 

      EVAR and PAD tratements

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