Radiation Protection & Biology
Overview of the principles of radiation protection and radiobiology. Emphasis on the radiographer's responsibility for protecting the patient, personnel, and the public. Topics covered include the concepts of ALARA - as low as reasonably achievable, NIRL - negligible individual risk level, stochastic and non-stochastic effects, and MPD - maximum permissible dose. Other topics include regulatory agency involvement in radiation protection and the basic effects of ionizing radiation on cells and the human body. Spring Only.
3 Credits: 3 Lecture