Radiation Protection and Quality Assurance

        Welcome to the Radiation Protection and Quality Assurance content area.

        The front page of the content specification contains information on the number of test questions appearing in each category along with their percentage of the test.

        As we begin our exploration of this content area, let's start by defining Radiation Protection as well as Quality Assurance. Radiation Protection as a subject area is concerned with protecting people as well as the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation. Quality Assurance is concerned with ensuring quality; which also means, preventing mistakes during the delivery of Radiation Therapy. You need to be familiar with these basic definitions. As a Radiation Therapist, you should be able to explain what Radiation Protection is and what Quality Assurance is.

        The Radiation Protection and Quality Assurance content area consists of approximately 35 questions out of 200 questions in the examination for approximately 17.5% of the test. The Radiation Protection and Quality Assurance content area is made up of four topics. These topics are:

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Clinical Concepts in Radiation Oncology

Treatment Planning

Treatment Delivery

Patient Care and Education