This course is designed to present an overview of the basic principles of radiation protection and the principles of the interaction of radiation with living organisms. Included in this course are the various methods of protecting the radiographer, patient and others from unnecessary radiation exposure and limitation devices used to limit exposure. Factors affecting biological responses are presented including acute and chronic effects of radiation. Basic principles regarding exposure will be discussed. Radiation health and safety requirements of federal and state agencies will also be incorporated.
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