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Radiation Basics: Multimedia Library

Learn the Basics

Radiation principles
Radiation principles (YouTube - 1:52 min) (Video)
Types of ionizing radiation and shielding required
Ionizing radiation and shielding required (YouTube - 1:44 min) (Video)
Biological effects of radiation
Biological effects of radiation (YouTube - 2:48 min) (Video)
Electromagnetic radiation: ionizing and non-ionizing
Electromagnetic radiation: ionizing and non-ionizing (Illustration)
Ionization animation
Ionization (Animations)
4 Types of ionizing radiation
Four types of ionizing radiation (YouTube - 3:04 min) (Video)
Illustration of fission
Illustration of fission (YouTube - 0:04 min) (Video)
Atomic number and atomic mass
Atomic number and atomic mass (Illustration)
Decay rate/half-life of radioisotopes
Decay rate/half-life of radioisotopes (Illustration)
Radiological basics
Radiological basics (YouTube - 3:10 min) (Video)
Alpha radiation
Alpha radiation (Animation)
Beta and gamma radiation
Beta and gamma radiation (Animation)
Neutron
Neutron (Illustration)
Dose rate effect of radiation exposure
Dose rate effect of radiation exposure (Illustration)

Contamination vs. Exposure

Contamination vs. exposure
Differences between contamination and exposure (Animation)

Radiation Shielding

Types of ionizing radiation and shielding required
Ionizing radiation and shielding required (YouTube - 1:44 min) (Video)
Types of ionizing radiation and shielding required
Types of ionizing radiation and shielding required (Illustration)
Factors that Decrease Radiation from Exposure: Time, Distance, Shielding
Factors that decrease radiation from exposure: time, distance, shielding (Illustration)
Radiation shielding
Radiation shielding (Illustration)
Radiation shielding
Radiation shielding (Animation)
Factors that Decrease Radiation from Exposure: Time, Distance, Shielding
Three principles of radiation safety (YouTube - 2:15 min) (Video)

Measuring Radiation

Becquerel
Becquerel (Animation)
Various units of dose
Various units of dose (Animations)
Unit conversion table
Unit Conversion Table (Chart)
External contamination screening with survey equipment
Using hand-held radiation survey equipment (YouTube - 19:02 min) (Video)
External contamination screening with ionizing chamber
Using ionizing chambers (YouTube - 2:50 min) (Video)
Radiation detection devices
Radiation detection devices (Photo)
Radiation survey instruments
Radiation survey instruments (YouTube - 8:51 min) (Video)
Personal dosimeter
Personal dosimeters (Photo)
Radiological dosimetry
Radiological dosimetry (YouTube - 2:02 min) (Video)
External contamination screening with alpha scintillator
Using alpha scintillators (YouTube - 3:54 min) (Video)

Personal Protection

Civilian respiratory protective equipment
Civilian respiratory protective equipment (Photo)
Military respiratory protective equipment
Military respiratory protective equipment (Photo)
Respirator Safety
Donning (putting on) and doffing (taking off) and user seal checks (Video)
Download Mac plug-in
personal dosimeter
Personal dosimeters (Photo)
Civilian dermal protection
Civilian dermal protectiive equipment (Photo)
Military dermal protection
Military dermal protective equipment (Photo)
Difference between respirators and surgical masks
The difference between respirators and surgical masks (Video)
Download Mac plug-in
PPE and standard precautions
Advanced PPE and standard precautions (Slides)

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