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Protection For MA

Radiology / Medical Assistant

Basic radiation protection measures for operators are --- keep exposure time short ----& keep your distance long---- & use shielding
To minimize your occupational exposure, how should you keep the distance between you and the x-ray table ? --keep you distance "long"
What is Inverse Square Law ? the intensity of radiation is inversely proportional to the sqaure of the TFD ( target to film distance )
If the length of exposure time is increased from 5 to 10 seconds, the amount of exposure will do what ? double
When the exposure rate exceeds 5 mR /hr, which of the following should you wear ? lead apron
the recommended thickness of lead protective gloves 0.25 mm
To reduce the exposure to the waiting room directly behind the upright chest unit what is required ? a primary barrier
The recommended thickness of lead in primary protective barrier ? 1/16 inch
To minimize your occupational exposure, you should do all of the following --- stand behind lead barrier while xraying, & wear lead apron and lead gloves, & stand outside of the primary beam
Created by: TONYMILLER