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    Radiation Biology: A Practical Review

    Thursday, August 19, 2021, 6PM Central time
    1.0 A+ CE credit
  • What You'll Learn

    This presentation will cover principles of radiation biology, including the biological effects of radiation, radiation effects on cells, dose response curves, stochastic vs. non-stochastic effects, Acute Radiation Syndrome, and various levels of risk. Safety measures pertaining to radiation exposure will be discussed. This information is key for staff to protect themselves, their patients, and the general public from unnecessary radiation exposure.


    Objectives

    After this presentation, the attendee will be able to:

    • Discuss the physical, biological and chemical effects of radiation exposure on cells.
    • Identify the four types of Dose Response Curves.
    • Differentiate between Stochastic vs. Non-stochastic effects and correlate these to several historical exposure incidents.
    • Discuss the effects of Acute Radiation Syndrome as well as the exposure effects to various tissues and organs.
    • Explain the concepts of Absolute Risk, Excess Risk and Relative Risk.
    Ryan Smith

    Ryan Smith, D.H.Sc., M.B.A., CNMT

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