Management of Personnel Dosimetry Programs

Course Fee: $800

2014 Course Schedule:

September 4 – 5, 2014 – Las Vegas, NV [register online]

Location: The course will be held at the Baymont Inn and Suites at 55 East Robindale Road, in Las Vegas. This is one block off the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. Please contact the hotel directly to check for negotiated rates at 702-273-2500.

About the Course: This course is intended for individuals whose jobs include the management of personnel dosimetry programs for medical, academic, biomedical, veterinary, dental, pharmaceutical, industrial, NDT, well logging and other organizations that employ occupationally exposed radiation workers. Individuals in charge of personnel dosimetry programs may include nuclear medicine and radiology technologists, veterinary technologists, physics instructors, radiochemical production managers, or radiopharmaceutical technicians. The course is also suitable for those responsible for monitoring radiation exposure of non-occupationally exposed workers who may receive radiation exposure in the course of their work. Examples are emergency response professionals including fire, police, and paramedics. Attendees will receive course materials and a certificate suitable for framing. The first part of the course focuses on the technical and regulatory aspects of personnel monitoring. Topics covered include:

The first part of the course focuses on the technical and regulatory aspects of personnel monitoring. Topics covered include:

  • Radiation fundamentals (types of radiation and their properties)
  • Radiation units and simple dose calculations
  • Biological effects of radiation
  • Background radiation
  • Radioactive sources
  • Radiation-generating devices

The second part of the course includes what you need to know to effectively manage a personnel dosimetry program. Topics covered in the practical part of the course include:

  • Regulations (especially dosimetry-related regulations)
  • How radiation dosimeters work and description of specific dosimeter types
  • Selecting and wearing dosimeters
  • Designing and developing a dosimetry program
  • Common problems with dosimetry program management and administration
  • Recap of course
  • Final exam

Registration – You may register by any of several methods. The preferred method is online registration which you can do by clicking on the link beside the course date. You may also call to register.

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