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RTE 2385 - Radiographic Protection and Biology

3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the principles of interaction of ionizing radiation with living systems. Ionizing effects on molecules, cells, tissues and the body as a whole are presented, along with factors affecting biological response, including; acute, chronic, stochastic and non-stochastic effects. This course is also designed to present an overview of the principles of radiation protection including the responsibilities of the radiographer for patients, personnel and the public. Radiation health and safety requirements of federal and state regulatory agencies, accreditation agencies and healthcare organizations are incorporated, as are the various methods of monitoring radiation exposure and acceptable dose limit values.

Prerequisite(s): RTE 1000 , RTE 1418 , RTE 1457C , RTE 2523C  

Corequisite(s): RTE 2844L .

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