Understanding Ionizing Radiation and Protection: 12 ARRT CE Credits are available (Purchased separately) by way of an online post test at CE4RT.com

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CE4RT, 2014 M03 1 - 203 pages
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Ionizing radiation is a potentially awesome force of nature. It surrounds us and effects us daily. It can be used to save lives. It also can become a weapon of mass destruction. As RTs we wield this awesome force and we need to understand it's properties to do so safely. A better understanding can help us explain radiation to our patients, and to mitigate side effects imposed on those we intend to heal. This X Ray CE course is a review of key concepts behind the science of ionizing radiation, and best practices in radiation protection for the practicing radiologic technologist. 

Radiology professionals reading this book may be eligible for continuing education credits. See inside for details.

Topics include

Explaining Atoms, Particles, and Energy - Types of Radiation - Radiation -Interacting With Matter - Measuring Energy - Sources of Radiation - Human Cell Biology - Biologic Effects of Ionizing Radiation - Medical Applications - Using Radiation - Other Uses for Ionizing Radiation - Monitoring Radiation and Exposure - Occupational Radiation Protection - Patient Protection in Medical Radiography - Radiation Incidents and Accidents - Preparing for a Radiolgical Disaster

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