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Types of Radiation: Why Are X-Rays Used in Medical Imaging?

Radiation is the transmission of energy through space. There is typically a source of the radiation, a radiation beam, and some material which absorbs the radiation. In diagnostic radiography, the X-ray device is the source of radiation and it emits a radiation beam that is absorbed by the patient. What are the different types of radiation? And why are X-rays preferred for use in medical imaging? 

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Calcium Intake and Bone Health: Are You Getting Enough?

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Most people know that calcium intake and bone health are intimately linked. But do you know how much calcium is necessary to maintain healthy bones? DXA operators may often be questioned by patients about ways to improve their bone density. It’s always a good idea to refer the patient to a physician or dietary consultant, but here’s a quick guide for radiologic technologists about calcium intake and bone health.

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Occupational Radiation Exposure Limit: Are You Safe?

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Radiologic technologists and other healthcare workers are exposed to X-rays in the course of their work duties. There are certain occupational radiation exposure limits for X-ray techs. Remaining within these limits is essential for safety in the workplace. Read on to refresh your knowledge on the key safety limits with regards to occupational radiation exposure.

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