Radiation Protection in Radiology

Radiation Protection in Radiology

5.25 CE Credits
Expiry date: July 1, 2023

An interactive course covering radiation safety and protection procedures in radiology.

  • Approved by the ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) for 5.25 CE Credits
  • Subscription duration: 365 days from purchase date
  • Voiceover available
  • Downloadable transcript available
  • Meets the CE requirements of the following states: California, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and New Mexico
  • Meets ARRT® CE reporting requirements
  • Accepted by the NMTCB®
  • Hassle-free 30-day full refund policy*

Our Radiation Protection in Radiology course is designed to educate both healthcare staff and patients about the nature of radiation and radiation safety. It provides training to radiology staff in issues related to patient protection against radiation and introduces international standards related to radiation safety.

The course covers a variety of topics in radiation protection and safety, including how ionizing radiation interacts with matter, an overview of cell biology, radiobiology, and patient and occupational protection practices. The course also addresses radiation monitoring and detection, important regulatory agencies, and radiation protection practices in CT.

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Section 1: Introduction
  • Ionizing radiation
  • Need for radiation protection
  • Justification for radiographic procedures
  • Radiation protection responsibilities
  • Patient protection and education
  • Sources of ionizing radiation
  • Radiation effects
  • Fundamental principles
  • Hormesis
  • Dose limits
Section 2: Interactions with Matter
  • Interactions within the x-ray Tube
  • Interactions with matter
Section 3: Overview of Cell Biology
  • Basic Cell Components
  • Cell Division
Section 4: Radiobiology
  • Effects of radiation at molecular level
  • Effects of radiation at cellular level
  • Effects of radiation at organic level
Section 5: Patient Protection Practices
  • Elements of effective patient protection
  • Digital radiography
  • Protection during pregnancy
Section 6: Occupational Protection Practices
  • Fundamental Principles
  • Scatter Radiation
  • Protective Barriers
  • Leakage Radiation
  • Accessories
  • Rules During Fluoroscopy
  • Pregnant Personnel
  • Recommendations
  • Shielding for machines
Section 7: Radiation Monitoring
  • Personnel radiation monitoring devices
  • Radiation survey instruments
  • Regulations
Section 8: Radiation Protection Practices in CT
  • Radiation dose
  • Dose measurement
  • Factors Affecting Patient Dose
  • How to Reduce the Dose
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