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RDT 223 - Radiation Biology

Credit(s): 3
Lecture/Lab Contact Hours: 3, 0

This course focuses on the biological effects of radiation and the radiographer’s role in radiation monitoring and limiting radiation exposure to self, peers, and patients. Discussion topics include radiosensitivity and the factors influencing it, risks versus benefits of the use of radiation from the patient and operator standpoint, as well as radiation quantities & units of measurement and computer & digital imaging considerations along with understanding regulatory standards and recommendations. The students will also learn importance of employment preparedness, maintenance of professional credentials and proper recording of radiation exposure for the length of their career.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGE and Certificates where applicable (1.2)

Offered: Spring
Prerequisite(s): ALH 105 RDT 100 RDT 101 RDT 110 RDT 111 RDT 116 , RDT 120 RDT 121 RDT 126 RDT 201 RDT 205 RDT 211 RDT 212 , RDT 216 RDT 213 , Admission to Radiologic Technology program
General Education: Not Applicable

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