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1 Radiation Protection (IRMER) Radiation Dose and Risk

Core CPD

First Uploaded: 30/11/2013
Last Revision: 14/10/2014
Expiry Date: 14/10/2016
Relevant for: Dentist, Hygienist, Therapist


Part one of 5 modules satisfying the requirements of the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IRMER) 2000 for continuing education and training in radiation protection. This module looks at the nature of X-rays, the nature of radiation damage radiation dose, radiation risk and dental radiography doses and risks in a life contex


  • To understand nature of X-rays
  • To understand the nature of radiation damage
  • To understand radiation dose
  • To understand radiation risk
  • To understand dental radiography doses and risks in a life contex


At the end of this module you should understand the nature of x-rays, radiation damage (in relation to dose, risk and risks in a life context)

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Posted by Louise Evans - 2.55pm 22nd March 2014


Posted by Venugopal Patnam - 7.24pm 17th December 2013

very clear

Posted by sara adams - 8.02pm 9th June 2013

informative and concise

Posted by julian britt - 2.33pm 22nd July 2012

Very good- always an interesting topic

Posted by Nicholas Hopkinson - 9.02pm 15th May 2012

Clear and concise.

Posted by Clare Mcilwaine - 12.01pm 13th May 2012

Concise,can you direct me to a resource for calculating the exposure of each radiograph ?

Posted by john valentine - 8.17pm 15th March 2012

Hi John, We are getting one of our radiography experts to produce an article on this.

Posted by Robert Dyas - 9.55pm 17th May 2012

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