RS: Radiation Dose Basics

This training program reviews the basic concepts of radiation dose associated with general radiography, computed tomography (CT), interventional radiology, and mammography; it also discusses strategies for measuring dose estimates to optimize imaging protocols, by modality.

Radiation Dose Basics
  • Rs.500

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Given many of the conversations and publications over the last few years, radiation dose has become a very popular topic. The purpose of this program is to reintroduce you to the many terms and topics that are used regarding radiation dose. The presenter is William J. O'Connell, Senior Medical Physicist at GE Healthcare, Patient Dose Services.

After completing this program, you should be able to:

  1. Define radiation dose and the ways it delivers energy.

  2. Describe how various imaging modalities estimate dose.

  3. Explain the differences between deterministic effects and stochastic effects.

  4. Review how radiation exposure in the general public has changed in the past 30 years.

  5. Identify the terms and dose measurement parameters that are used in various imaging modalities.

REQUIREMENTS

The course objectives specifically target Radiologic Technologists Nuclear Medicine Technologists Radiologists, and Cardiologist.

CURRICULUM

  1. Radiation Dose

  2. General Radiography

  3. Computed Tomography (CT)

  4. Interventional Radiology

  5. Mammography