DescriptionTo meet the demands of practicing radiologic technologists, and students in training, Blackwell introduces the first volume of the Rad Tech's Guide Series. Rad Tech's Guide to Radiation Protection gets to the heart of what the modern technologist does by providing all of the information needed to understand basic radiobiology, the sources of radiation exposure, factors affecting dose to patients and personnel, and the most up-to-date dose management techniques.
This on the sport reference is:
- Both a concise review for board preparation exams, as well as a handy reference guide for the busy rad tech.
- A guide to the most current standards for radiation protection with references to major relevant organizations and key reports.
- Pocket size -- take it anywhere!
What is Radiation Protection?.
Scope of Radiation Protection.
Why Protect Patients and Personnel in Radiology?.
Framework for Radiation Protection.
Basic Schemes for Patient Exposure in Radiography and Fluoroscopy.
Factors Affecting Dose in Diagnostic Radiology.
Dose Management Techniques.
Pregnancy: Radiation Protection Considerations..
2. Diagnostic X-Rays: Physical Factors.
Mechanisms for Creating X-Rays.
Increasing kVp and Scatter Production..
3. Radiation Quantities and Units.
Sources of Radiation Exposure.
Types of Exposures.
Quantities and Units for Quantifying Ionizing Radiation.
Quantities and Units for Quantifying Biologic Risks.
Wearing a Personnel Dosimeter..
4. Basic Radiobiology.
What is Radiobiology?.
Essential Physics and Chemistry.
Fundamental Concepts of Radiobiology.
Deterministic Effects (Early Effects of Radiation).
Stochastic Effects (Late Effects of Radiation).
Radiation Expsorue in Utero..
5. Current Standards for Radiation Protection.
Radiation Protection Organizations.
Objectives of Radiation Protection.
Radiation Protection Criteria and Standards.
Recommended Dose Limits..
6. Dose Factors in Radiography.
Major Components of a Radiographic Imaging System.
Factors Affecting Dose in Radiography..
7. Dose Factors in Fluoroscopy.
Major Components of a Fluoroscopic Imaging System.
Factors Affecting Dose in Fluoroscopy.
Scattered Radiation in Fluoroscopy..
8. Dose Management Techniques.
Federal Regulations for Dose Management.
Equipment Specifications for Radiography.
Equipment Specifications for Fluoroscopy.
Procedures for Minimizing Dose to Patients and Personnel.
Shielding: Design of Protective Barriers.
Quality Assurance: Dose Management and Optimization..
9. Pregnancy: Radiation Protection Considerations.
Rationale for Radiation Protection in Pregnancy.
Factors Affecting Dose to the Conceptus.
Estimating the Dose to the Conceptus.
Continuing a Pregnancy After Exposure: Recommendations.
Dose Reduction Techniques for Pregnant Patients.
The Pregnant Worker.
*A guide to the most current standards for radiation protection with references to major relevant organizations and key reports.
*Pocket size--take it anywhere!