Why is Radiation Dangerous? - LAB183

Why is Radiation Dangerous?

by Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M)
(4.9 / 9 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Laboratory (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Varied perspectives exist on the risks or dangers of radiation. When many hear the word radiation, they think of extreme and rare cases such as a nuclear meltdown. They may overlook the dangers of exposure to radiation from medical imaging (diagnostic) tests. However, careful analysis of risks of radiation from diagnostic tests reveals concerns that patients, practitioners, radiologic students and clinicians need to be aware of.
This continuing education program is designed to address the dangers of radiation, specifically with medical imaging tests. Clinicians are provided with key facts on diagnostic testing risks as well as safety reminders and recommendations on how to address the dangers of radiation.


The content in this course is applicable to radiation, laboratory, and pharmacy professionals.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify diagnostic tests with higher exposures to radiation.
  • Discuss best practices that address radiation risks in medical imaging.
  • Recognize the various alternatives available in diagnostic testing.
Level of Instruction: Basic
This course has not yet been approved.
Application has been made to the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program for approval of continuing education contact hours for laboratory professionals.

Course Originally Released on: 3/4/2020
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/10/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/4/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Mary C - houston, TX  ·  May 15, 2020
this course is a great learning course and a great way to reiterate information that was previously learned.
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Glenda G - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Apr 29, 2020
The risks of radiation therapy, testing, and overuse of radiation in medical imaging.
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JAMES M - Williston, ND  ·  Apr 28, 2020
Good information regarding radiation.
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00