Understanding Radiation Safety

Working Safely With Radiation Power-Point:
Understanding Radiation Safety

By: Harry H. Holdorf


  • Sonographers should be worried about radiation, as prolonged exposure can cause serious cell, tissue, and DNA damage.
  • If you take proper precautions and adhere to the ALARA principle, you will be just fine!
    • ALARA is a radiation safety principle which stands for As Low As Reasonably Achievable.
      • Minimize Exposure Time
      • Maximize Exposure Distance
      • Maximize Shielding
    • Use common sense!
    • Follow safety procedures!

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