The Certificate of Proficiency in Radiation Protection in Angiology can be obtained by specialists with an FMH qualification in angiology. This Certificate of Proficiency entitles the holder to perform diagnostic or therapeutic X-ray examinations in the low, medium and high dose range on the vascular system. These include puncturing veins or arteries and inserting catheters into blood vessels under fluoroscopic control, as well as radiographic imaging of arteries or veins. These examinations are used to detect and treat vascular occlusions or circulatory disorders.
Advanced training in radiation protection ensures that holders of this Certificate of Proficiency are aware of possible risks associated with X-ray examinations. They are familiar with the regulatory requirements in the Federal Radiation Protection Ordinance and ensure that these requirements are met. In all X-ray examinations, it is important to protect patients from harmful X-rays and to comply with the statutory limits for radiation exposure. The Certificate of Proficiency in Radiation Protection in Angiology is a necessary prerequisite for this.