Radiation is defined as electromagnetic waves or highly charged particles that cause ionization. Radiologists and radiologic technologists work with radiation every day to help treat cancer patients, perform x-rays and conduct MRIs.
Radiation is a necessary part of the medical image and oncology industries, but needs to be handled with care.
High doses of radiation can be dangerous to our health, but some parts of the body are more susceptible than others. For those that work with radiation on a regular basis, it’s important to know how to best shield yourself from the negative effects of radiation as well as what factors put you at an elevated risk. Continue reading