Protect Your Patients and Care Team: Lower the Dose Radiation Safety

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This presentation will review basic radiation biology, including the safety equipment used for protection and for monitoring radiation exposure. We will also discuss the acceptable exposure levels mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the ALARA principle (as low as reasonably achievable). Finally, we’ll review the amount of radiation that we’re exposed to on a daily basis in a practice and how to minimize that exposure.  

Discussion Topics:

• How to implement radiation safety protocols in your practice 

• Technology and how it relates to image quality 

• Return on investment for radiation safety 

• Infrastructure

• Potential benefits of digital versus film