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One of the most important areas of the human body to protect from radiation exposure during modified barium swallow study is/are the:

  1. Spine
  2. Eyes
  3. Sinus Cavities
  4. Brain

Reducing pulse rate during fluoroscopy is one method used to:

  1. Decrease radiation exposure
  2. Increase radiation exposure
  3. Not have any effect on radiation exposure
  4. None of the above

When referring to radiation safety, ALARA is an acronym for this:

  1. ALArming Radiation Assessment
  2. As Low As Radiation Accessible
  3. ALl Applicable Radioactive Ascertained
  4. As Low As Reasonably Achievable

This set of questions come courtesy of  Kendrea L. (Focht) Garand, PhD, CScD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CBIS. Dr. Garand is a Post-Doctoral Scholar in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Research Scientist at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC and SLP at the Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing at the Medical University of South Carolina.