COURSE: 02-342 Radiation Safety and Protection (2-3)|
Supervised practice and procedures for the receipt, handling, transporting, storage, usage, record keeping, disposal, and decontamination of radioactive materials. Emphasis on licensing and regulations set forth by local, state, and federal agencies. Academic and clinical instruction provides students with radiation safety techniques to minimize exposure to patients, the public, fellow workers, and themselves. Regulations regarding therapeutic dosages and follow-up procedures are also considered. Focus on practical mathematics in muclear medicine including radiation unit conversion, dose conversion, dose claculation, determination of specific activity, decay, and half-life calculation, counting efficiency, and statistics. Prerequisite: Admission to the NMH BS-NMT or BS-RT program.