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.
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.
The course objectives specifically target Radiologic Technologists Nuclear Medicine Technologists Radiologists, and Cardiologist.
1. Radiation Dose
2. General Radiography
3. Computed Tomography (CT)
4. Interventional Radiology
Dr Hema G
The theory, practical , hospital situations , data shown and live workshop to have the feel in action, made us more aware and broadened our knowledge to handle cardiac patients. It was a great learning experience and I wont change any aspect of the course.
Dr Hemang Agrawal
Great learning experience! Instructors and content truly differentiates GE programs. Special thanks to faculty for making it more interactive and useful. Would highly recommend to my peers and colleagues!
I am completely satisfied by the program. The content, faculty were well planned, over all experience was superb!