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  • Approval: This course is approved by ASRT and MDCB - approved continuing education providers of ARRT.
  • Release Date: 3/9/2023
  • Expiration Date: 4/1/2026
  • Credit Hours: 2 Credits
  • Course Description and objectives:

    Course Description
    When looking at the radiobiological effects of radiation, it is important to separate radiation based on how various types of radiation damages cells and tissues differently. Radiation therapists and radiologic technologists (RTs) need to understand not only the different types of radiation based on how energy is deposited, but also how this radiation damage affects the body. While studying radiobiology, it is helpful to examine the effects of radiation on individual cells, tissues, and organ systems. Then, a thorough review of total body acute syndromes and the late-effects of radiation can be conducted. Beginning with understanding the radiobiologic effects on a single cell and expanding that understand to long-term effects on the body overall, one can gain a better insight into the total overall effects of radiation. In addition to the above, this course will also review the basics of cell division and replication, the development of chromosomal and DNA abnormalities as a result of radiation exposure, how different types of radiation effect cells, organs, and tissue, linear energy transfer, survival curves, and the different types of cancer that can develop as a result of radiation exposure.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, the participant should be able to:

    • IDENTIFY the radiosensitivity of cells and tissues in the body.
    • EVALUATE the factors affecting the radiosensitivity of the cell and subcellular components.
    • SUMMARIZE the effects of total body irradiation and resultant acute radiation syndromes.
    • COMPARE the somatic effects of radiation as it pertains to the embryo, the fetus, and carcinogenesis.
    • SUMMARIZE the genetic effects of radiation on the body.
    • OUTLINE the significance of tissue tolerance and the effects of radiation on tissue volume.
    • DIFFERENTIATE the factors effecting radiation effects.

     

    Categories: Radiation Therapy/Dosimetry, Radiation Safety/Protection

  • CE Information:

    In order to receive CE credit, you must first complete the activity content. When completed, go to the "Take CE Test!" link to access the post-test.

    Submit the completed answers to determine if you have passed the post-test assessment. You must answer 12 out of 16 questions correctly to receive the CE credit. You will have no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete the post-test.

    Participants successfully completing the activity content and passing the post-test will receive 2.0 ARRT Category A credits.

    Approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for ARRT Category A credit.

    Approved by the state of Florida for ARRT Category A credit.

    Texas direct credit.

    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT does not allow CE activities such as Internet courses, home study programs, or directed readings to be repeated for CE credit in the same biennium.

  • Structured Education Credit Valuations:

    CategoryContent AreaCredits
    Nuclear MedicineSafety2
    Radiation TherapySafety2
    RadiographySafety2
    Radiologist AssistantSafety2

  • CQR Credit Valuations:

    CategorySubcategoryCredits
    Nuclear MedicineRadiation Physics, Radiobiology, and Regulations2
    Radiation TherapyRadiation Physics and Radiobiology 2
    RadiographyRadiation Physics and Radiobiology 2
    Radiologist AssistantPatient Safety, Radiation Protection and Equipment Operation2

  • California Credit Categories Valuations:

    CategoryCredits
    Digital2


Back to Basics: Radiobiology in Radiation Therapy

Jacqueline (Kim) Mylan, MBA, R.T.(T)(ARRT)®*

*Program Dean and Instructor Emeritus, Radiation Therapy, Cambridge College of Healthcare and Technology, Delray Beach, FL.

Address correspondence to: Jacqueline (Kim) Mylan, MBA, R.T.(T)(ARRT)®. E-mail: jkimmylan@yahoo.com.

ABSTRACT

When looking at the radiobiological effects of radiation, it is important to separate radiation based on how various types of radiation damages cells and tissues differently. Radiation therapists and radiologic technologists (RTs) need to understand not only the different types of radiation based on how energy is deposited, but also how this radiation damage affects the body. While studying radiobiology, it is helpful to examine the effects of radiation on individual cells, tissues, and organ systems. Then, a thorough review of total body acute syndromes and the late-effects of radiation can be conducted. Beginning with understanding the radiobiologic effects on a single cell and expanding that understand to long-term effects on the body overall, one can gain a better insight into the total overall effects of radiation. In addition to the above, this course will also review the basics of cell division and replication, the development of chromosomal and DNA abnormalities as a result of radiation exposure, how different types of radiation effect cells, organs, and tissue, linear energy transfer, survival curves, and the different types of cancer that can develop as a result of radiation exposure.

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