Course Catalog - Virtual Continuing Medical Education

Course Description

Course Information

Course: ASRT Authored Courses, Purchase Again Not For Credit, Radiography

Module: Radiation Protection

Module Description:
Audience: All Radiologic Technologists
Prerequisites: None
In an era of digital imaging and advanced technology, the responsibility for radiation dose is shared by the physician who orders a study or treatment, the radiologic technologist who obtains the medical image or provides treatment and the facility that oversees the process. To optimize dose, it takes a partnership and understanding of radiation biology and how it affects the risks and benefits inherent in medical ionizing radiation. This course provides the latest information on how radiation protection aids patients, R.T.s and future generations.

Learning Objectives
After completing this course, you should be able to:
* Discuss the history of radiation protection and how it affects present standards.
* Explain the basics of atomic structure.
* Understand radiation biology and how it relates to radiation protection.
* Describe the regulations and recommendations that affect dose limits.
* Relate the associated risks and benefits of ionizing radiation.
* Apply current radiation protection standards to optimize procedures.

Author: Ms. Robin L. Anderson
About the author: Robin L. Anderson is a freelance writer and editor specializing in the medical and scientific fields. She worked as a managing editor for the ASRT for eight years and has written several Directed Reading articles for the organization’s professional journals. Ms. Anderson has a bachelor of arts in journalism and economics.