The diagnostic reference level (DRL) is an increasingly important quantity used for optimization of radiation dose to both adult and pediatric patients undergoing CT scans. This CEL discusses the background behinds CT dose, the scientific foundations for calculation of CT dose and DRL, CT dose optimization and consideration of cancer risk with respect to CT dose.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Talk given by Ed Waller; University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Worth 2 CEC's.
Dr. Johnson's research in the laser research lab is focused on safety and laser injury recovery and the acute effects of ionizing radiation. Dr. Johnson received his Ph.D. in health physics from the School of Health Sciences at Purdue University.
Learn more at: http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/erhs/faculty/johnson/t_johnson.htm