Why Is Radiation Dangerous? - RAD181

Why Is Radiation Dangerous?

by Jacqueline Thomas, EdD and Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)
(4.6 / 984 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (1.00 CE Credit)

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. Some view exposure to radiation from nuclear disasters as more dangerous than medical imaging (diagnostic) tests. However, careful analysis of risks of radiation from diagnostic tests will reveal many noteworthy 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. After reviewing the unit, imaging technologists, laboratory professionals and pharmacists will 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

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including imaging technologists, laboratory professionals and pharmacists.
Imaging technologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 11/17/2015 to 12/1/2018.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 8/10/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/10/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/1/2018

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

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Loc N - McKinney, TX  ·  Nov 08, 2018
Great! I learn great new new thing!
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Cheryl H - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Nov 07, 2018
Excellent conceptual presentation of material.
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Mark H - Issaquah, WA  ·  Oct 22, 2018
It was a good review on radiation doses and risk.
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Shawna J - Washington, LA  ·  Oct 22, 2018
I enjoyed it. I believe it could have provided more CE credits for the time I took on the exam.
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Gerardo A - EL CAMPO, TX  ·  Oct 18, 2018
excellent presentation
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Price: $10.00
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