Radiation Protection: The Importance of Understanding the Three Basic Components to Radiation Protection

There are 3 basic components to radiation protection: Time, Distance and Shielding. Time. Dose from ionizing radiation is directly proportional to the amount of time a person is exposed to that radiation. For staff who work around radiation frequently, reducing exposure time can be accomplished in many different ways. The most obvious is just reducing the…

Radiation Units: How Do We Measure Radiation?

One of the underlying reasons that we as a society have a fear of radiation is that x-ray radiation is invisible. You cannot tell you are being exposed to radiation through your five senses. It’s the original ‘Phantom Menace’, and it is precisely the reason that x-rays weren’t discovered until 120 years ago. This fact…