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RADT 210. Radiation Protection

Credits: 2
Department: Radiologic Technology
Description: Principles of radiation protection, radiation protection responsibilities of the radiographer for patients, personnel, and the public. Concepts of As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA), Negligible Individual Risk Level (NIRL) and stochastic and non-stochastic effects are discussed. Regulatory agencies are identified and agency involvement in radiation protection are discussed.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Solve numerical problems in radiation protection.
2. List and explain the biological aspects of radiation protection.
3. List and explain techniques for minimizing patient exposure to radiation.
4. Explain the basic concepts of radiation protection, including ALARA.
5. Cite radiation dose limits.
6. List and discuss the appropriate organizations involved in radiation protection.

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