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Ultraviolet Radiation: How to Protect Yourself
The more time a person spends outdoors the more their body is exposed to Ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV radiation, a form of non-ionizing radiation, is invisible to the human eye and cannot be felt. It can cause severe skin damage and lead to the development of skin cancer.
Radiation Safety and Brachytherapy Procedures
Brachytherapy is a procedure that involves placing radioactive material sources inside the body, either directly inside or next to a tumor.
Diagnostic Medical Physics in Medicine: Why It’s Important
At Versant Physics, we provide a wide range of diagnostic medical physics services that help healthcare facilities safely and effectively execute procedures for the health and well-being of their patients. Our goal is to help facilities ensure their patients are protected from excessive levels of radiation and that diagnostic equipment is working appropriately, all while maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations.
X-Rays and Radiation Safety Principles in Dentistry
Dental x-rays are important for maintaining an individual’s optimal oral health. Like with any x-ray procedure, there are radiation safety principles that have been put in place to protect both
A Beginner’s Guide to Radiation Protection Surveys
The purpose of a radiation protection survey is to identify higher-than-normal doses of radiation in medical environments, labs, and anywhere radiation-emitting machines or RAM are used. In this brief guide we’ll talk about what a radiation protection survey is, why it is important, and the type of equipment required to perform a radiation protection survey.
The Basics of Radiation Shielding in Medicine
Basic radiation protection guidelines can be summed up in three simple concepts: time, distance, and shielding. While both limiting the time spent and increasing the proximity to an ionizing radiation source is something that lies within the power of the individual, shielding and X-ray room design require careful planning and execution by the facility or Radiation Safety Officer.