Discover the captivating world of radiation incidents in our online course, "OverExposed: A Biologic Look at Radiation Incidents." Led by the knowledgeable and engaging instructor Cybil Nielsen, this course will empower you with practical skills and essential knowledge that will elevate your expertise as a radiologic technologist.
In just 3 hours (150 minutes) of engaging content, you'll embark on a fascinating journey through the history of radiobiology and the impact of radiation incidents since 1896. Delve into the intricacies of radiation types, wavelengths, and frequencies, uncovering their profound effects on biological systems. Through real-life case studies, including radiation poisoning incidents and the victims of atomic bombs, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the consequences of high radiation doses.
Explore the measurement of radiation exposure, absorbed dose, equivalent dose, and effective dose, equipping you with the ability to assess the potential risks and benefits. Immerse yourself in a biologic examination of human composition, examining the distinction between fractionated and protracted radiation exposure. Uncover the vital concept of ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) and its foundation on the linear, no-threshold model.
By the end of this course, you'll have the confidence to define critical terms related to radiation dosimetry, evaluate the effects of radiation on various bodily systems, and comprehend the distinction between deterministic and stochastic effects. You'll be able to assess radiation exposure in different imaging procedures and make informed decisions to minimize patient risks.
*All webinars are held in Central Standard Time and hosted through Zoom.
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FAQ's, & More:
Law of Bergonie and Tribondeau
History of Radiobiology
Radiological Incidents since 1896
Wavelength and Frequency
Radiation Poisoning Case Study
LD 50/30 to Different Species (including cockroaches)
Victims of the Atomic Bombs
Victims of Other Accidents
A Deeper Look at Biologic Effects
Another Accidental Case Study
Fractionated vs Protracted Radiation Exposure
Increased Medical Exposure in the USA
Risk vs. Benefit
Upon conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
Define terms that are used to measure radiation exposure, absorption, activity and dosimetry
Evaluate the effects of high doses of radiation on the hematopoietic, gastrointestinal and cerebrovascular systems
Compare and contrast deterministic and stochastic effects to radiation exposure
Define ALARA and explain how it is based on the linear, no-threshold model
Determine where patients may receive radiation doses that lead to deterministic and stochastic effects
Compare the radiation exposure from various imaging procedures