Radiobiology > Learning Objectives


  1. Know the types of particles emitted during radioactive decay encountered during medical imaging.
  2. Understand the different forms of electromagnetic energy.
  3. Appreciate the three ways in which photons interact with subatomic structures.
  4. Understand the ways in which electromagnetic causes cell damage.
  5. Know the terms and units associated with dose and exposure (absorbed dose, equivalent dose, and effective dose).
  6. Understand how much radiation medical imaging contributes to total yearly exposure for an individual.
  7. Know deterministic dose-dependent syndromes that occur with ionizing radiation exposure.
  8. Know the possible stochastic effects that occur with ionizing radiation exposure and the relationship to severity and dose.
  9. Understand the risks associated with in utero ionizing radiation exposure and the possible effects.


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