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Basic Radiation Physics

COURSE NUMBER: 570

Hassem Geha, DDS, MDS, Diplomate of the ABOMR

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)

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Basic Radiation Physics presents basic concepts of radiation, energy conversion and the generation of x-rays, essential components of an x-ray unit, characteristics of the x-ray beam, and image formation.


This course discusses how x-rays a...

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Overview

Basic Radiation Physics presents basic concepts of radiation, energy conversion and the generation of x-rays, essential components of an x-ray unit, characteristics of the x-ray beam, and image formation.


This course discusses how x-rays are generated, the components of the x-ray tube and how it operates, the characteristics of the X-ray beam, how image contrast is obtained.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Nov 1, 2018

  • Last Revision Date:

    Feb 15, 2022

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Feb 14, 2025

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    731

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Discuss radiation and the difference between particulate and electromagnetic radiation.
  • Discuss energy conversion and the generation of x-rays.
  • Describe the components of the x-ray tube and their functions.
  • Explain the characteristics of the x-ray beam.
  • Discuss the attenuation of x-rays and how it effects the radiographic image.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Geha reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course. He has no relevant financial relationships to disclose
    
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Hassem Geha

DDS, MDS, Diplomate of the ABOMR

Hassem Geha is a Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, and the director of the Advance Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology program at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center. He received his dental degree from Saint Jos...

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Submission Information

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Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.


8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

Provider ID# 211886

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Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.