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6.1 - Responsibilities of a Radiation Worker

The concepts and application of minimizing radiation exposure to you, your patients and the public is imperative.  Students will be educated in both didactic and clinical environments regarding radioactive materials and/or radiation emitting devices. Such education includes the practice of ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable); annual radiation safety training; additional related trainings and personal radiation safety monitoring. As part of these responsibilities, students should not hold patients during imaging or therapy procedures or imaging receptors during any procedure that uses ionizing radiation. Failure to apply the principles of radiation safety is considered unprofessional and may result in disciplinary action.

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