Why is Radiation Dangerous? - RAD183

Why is Radiation Dangerous?

by Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M)
(4.4 / 15 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. 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.
This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 3/23/2020 to 4/1/2021.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT 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: 3/4/2020
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/4/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/31/2023

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.

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

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Jeff K - BOULDER , CO  ·  Apr 07, 2020
More easily understood than some of the other exams, which are too complex for the credits earned
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April S - La Fontaine, IN  ·  Apr 07, 2020
It has a lot of information. I think dr/s should take this course.
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Matt W - Marion , IN  ·  Apr 02, 2020
always insightful to read an article on radiation safety and the dangers radiation poses.
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Megan J - Kewanee, IL  ·  Mar 25, 2020
good learning material.
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Heller S - Newport, PA  ·  Mar 24, 2020
I enjoyed this course. It will make me re-evaluate the need for certain commonly ordered tests.
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00