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Radiation Safety in the Workplace

Course Details:
Category: Imaging and Radiology Duration:
30 minutes
Target Audience: MRI /Radiology/Imaging Employees
Course Overview: Many organizations utilize ionizing radiation to treat and diagnose patients. Whether it is Computerized Tomography (CT), radiography, or fluoroscopy, they all work on the same basic principle: an X-ray beam is passed through the body where a portion of the X-rays are either absorbed or scattered by the internal structures, and the remaining X-ray pattern is transmitted to a detector (e.g., film or a computer screen) for recording or further processing by a computer. This training will present information supplied by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (10 CFR Part 20), and the OSHA Ionizing Radiation Standard (29 CFR 1910.1096) and is designed to give employees an understanding of radiation safety principles, and decrease radiation exposure and risks.

Training Includes:

  • Components of an Effective Radiation Protection Program

  • Radiation Overview

  • Occupation Exposure Limits

  • Potential Damaging Effects of Radiation

  • Radiation Safety

  • Radiation Dose Limits

  • Reporting Requirements

  • Personelle and Device Monitoring

  • Special Considerations

  • Acute vs Chronic

  • Early and Delayed Effects of Radiation

  • Radiation Health Risks

  • (As Low as Reasonably Achievable ALARA) Goals

  • Radiation Protection Program

  • Inverse Square Law

  • Quality Assurance and Control

  • Technique Charts

  • Protective Barriers and Protections

  • Written Safety Procedures

  • Radiographic Processing

  • Radiation Control Program

  • Film and Digital Processing

  • FDA Recommendations

  • Risk Factors for Fluoroscopy

  • Equipment Maintenance

  • OSHA's 7 Core Elements