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Contrast Media in Radiation Therapy

Contrast media is a pivotal part of the imaging process, including barium sulfate, iodine-based, and gadolinium. They are used in more areas than radiation therapy, however. Contrast media is also used in diagnostic radiologic exams. 

Barium Sulfate Contrast Media: Unveiling the Digestive System

Barium Sulfate contrast stands out for visualizing the gastrointestinal tract. Administered orally or rectally, it coats the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, highlighting abnormalities on X-rays and CT scans. Its versatility across liquid, paste, and powder forms enables clear images of the pharynx to rectum. This comprehensive view is invaluable for diagnosis and treatment planning for cancers of the digestive system.

Iodine-based Contrast Media: Precision in CT Simulation

In the realm of CT simulation, iodine-based contrast media emerges as a powerhouse. Its primary role is to enhance the visibility of blood vessels and organs, contributing significantly to the accuracy of...

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Mastering Equations Made Easy: Top Tips to Boost Your Memory

Whether you are preparing for the ARRT Radiation Therapy Registry or any other licensure examination, equations are always part of the game and mastering them can be a daunting task.

We've distilled the art of equation mastery into a handful of practical tips that are sure to enhance your memory and make those complex formulas a breeze. Follow these steps, and you'll find yourself conquering clinical math with confidence.

  1. Understand the concept behind equations.

The first and most crucial step in mastering equations is to grasp the underlying concept. Before delving into the nitty-gritty details, make sure you have a solid understanding of the fundamental principles behind the equation. It's like building a house – you need a sturdy foundation to support the complexity that comes later.

  1. Break equations into smaller, more manageable parts.

Breaking down an equation into smaller components makes it more manageable. Often times, questions have multiple questions within...

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ARRT Radiation Therapy Registry - The 3 Essential Categories

Are you aspiring to become a certified Radiation Therapist? To achieve this, you'll need to pass the ARRT Radiation Therapy Registry, a pivotal step in your journey. Here’s everything you need to know about this exam.

Understanding the ARRT Radiation Therapy Registry

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) administers the Radiation Therapy Registry. This certification is a vital step for those who wish to work in the field of Radiation Therapy in the United States. This crucial exam is divided into three major sections: Patient Care, Safety, and Procedures. Here, I'll break down these categories and provide you with some essential information to help you prepare effectively.

Section 1: Patient Care

The Patient Care section contains a total of 46 questions and is further divided into two subsections: Patient Interactions & Management and Patient & Medical Record Management.

  • Patient Interactions & Management (29 questions)

This subsection will test...

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