Overview

By the end of this program, the viewer should be able to:

  • Discuss the need to minimize radiation exposure.
  • Describe how time, distance, and shielding can be manipulated to minimize radiation dose.
  • Define and discuss the key concepts of ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable).
  • Identify dose reduction techniques and methods to protect the radiographer.
  • Describe several dose reduction techniques and methods to protect the patient.
  • List several associations that either develop or enforce radiation protection standards.

Target Audience

The target audience is radiologic technologists. Other technologists and medical personnel may also benefit from viewing this program.