OKZ0188012 – The Dangers and Harmful Effects of Radiation in Diagnostic Imaging (1.25 Credits)
We can classify radiation according to the effects it produces on the matter. There are two categories, ionizing and non-ionizing radiations. Ionizing radiation includes cosmic rays, X-rays, and the radiation from radioactive materials. Non-ionizing radiation includes ultraviolet light, radiant heat, radio waves, and microwaves.
After reviewing this article, the student should be able to:
- Explain the indications for using contrasting agents with CTs.
- Define the risks of exposure of contrast agents.
- Understand the operational guidance of CTs.