*X ray Safety and Protecting
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Half Value Layer "HLV"
Thickness of a material needed to attenuate the xray intensity by 50%
Law of Bergonie' and Tribondeau
radiosensitivity related to younger, more undifferentiated cells with high metabolic activity.
According to the Law of Bergonie' and Tribondeau what are radiosensitive cells?
lymphoid tissue, marrow, gonads
According to the Law of Bergonie' and Tribondeau what are radioresistant cells?
brain, spinal cord, muscle
unit of exposure to ionizing radiation
Roentgen Equivalent in Man
Radiation Absorbed Dose
What is the most important means of radiological protection?
How does collimation protect?
decreases the size of the beam, decreases exposure, increases contrast, decrease scatter radiation and penumbra
What is dosimetry?
radiation detection devices e.g. badges
What is the most common reason for radiological retakes?
motion, darkroom/processing errors
What is the 10 day rule?
Safest period to take an x-ray on a female. 10 days following the onset of menses. (10 days after bleeding).
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