Radiation Safety: 4-Part Series



COURSE TOPICS: childrencollimationdose & exposuredosimetryfiltersnature of radiationpregnancysafetyshielding

Includes all 4 parts of Radiation Safety in one bundle.


Radiation Safety, Part 1

  • The nature of radiation
  • Some essentials about radiation and what its biologic effects are
  • Radiosensitivity
  • Difference between electrical exposure settings and dose
  • Dose measuring units (measuring ionization)
  • Whole body exposure vs regional exposure
  • Average x-ray exposures and comparison with other types of studies that involve radiation

Radiation Safety, Part 2

  • Background radiation
  • Comparison with other life stressors
  • How the human body’s recuperative capacity deals with radiation exposure
  • Benefit vs risk considerations for x-ray
  • Health risks from high levels of radiation
  • What to say to patients who are concerned about x-ray
  • The danger of common misinformation

Radiation Safety, Part 3

  • Relevant historical tidbits about radiation
  • How procedures have changed to make x-ray safe
  • Radiation safety procedures for the patient:
    • Limitation of the primary beam (collimation)
    • Amplification of signal
    • Higher kV exposures
    • High frequency wave form
    • Compensating filters
    • Shielding, Part 1

Radiation Safety, Part 4

  • Continuation of radiation safety procedures for the patient:
    • Shielding, Part 2
    • X-ray and pregnancy
    • X-ray of children
  • Radiation safety procedures for the x-ray technician:
    • Operator’s booth
    • Lead aprons
    • MPD and personnel dosimetry
    • The pregnant x-ray technician
  • Radiation safety procedures for others in the vicinity:
    • Other office personnel
    • Other individuals accompanying the patient
    • Protective barriers
    • Site planning
  • Inspection by the state

About the On-Demand Video Format

  • This course consists of four 1-hour videos, with a short quiz at the end of each unit. Each unit provides a dated certificate of completion after you pass the quiz.
  • You can watch the videos any time you wish, and you can take as long as you want to finish them.
  • Once you’ve purchased a course, it does not expire. Courses will remain available from your Account Dashboard, and you can rewatch them at any time.

About the quizzes

  • You have three chances to achieve the minimum passing score on the quiz. If you don’t pass on the first try, review your notes and rewatch the video, then try the quiz again.
  • If you are unsuccessful after three attempts, you will be blocked from completing that unit.
  • We automatically get notified when this happens. We will reset the quiz for you to have another attempt after you rewatch the video.
  • While you wait for this reset you can go on to a different unit in the course.

How To Start

  • Log into your account and go to your Account Dashboard.
  • Download the notes from the Order History section.
  • Go back to the main Dashboard and click “your online courses.” All the courses you’ve purchased are listed here.
  • Click a course name and then click the first unit to begin.