From Worried to Well: How CHPs Ensure Safe Radiation Therapy

In modern medicine, ionizing radiation plays a crucial role in diagnosing and treating various medical conditions.

However, exposure to this powerful energy can also pose potential health risks, and research shows that patient-related stress can negatively impact radiation therapy outcomes.

That's why it is so important to have experts who understand the science behind ionizing radiation and how to minimize its harmful effects.

CHPs Know Best: 5 Truths About Anti-Radiation Pills That Go Down Easy

As fears of an accident at Europe's largest nuclear power plant grow, EU authorities have recently taken extraordinary steps to help protect Ukrainians living near the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia facility.

They’ve distributed more than five million potassium iodide (KI) tablets, commonly called anti-radiation pills.

And they’re not the only ones doing it.

Make Your Best Career Move: Earn More as a CHP in 5 Steps

When Ian Lake saw what it took to become a certified health physicist (CHP), he felt what most feel upon first glance: overwhelmed.

“I was intimidated,” said Lake, an associate medical physicist at Beaumont Heath in Royal Oak, Michigan. “The academic requirements, the years of required work experience, a two-part exam, a written report, the references—it’s a lot.”

Radiation Risk: 4 Proven Ways the Best CHPs Soothe Patient Concerns

I’m pregnant. I just had a pelvic X-ray. Should I be concerned?                                                                

The inquiry was sent recently from a reader in Italy to Emily Caffrey, a Certified Health Physicist (CHP) and the chief editor of “Ask the Experts,” an educational website at the Health Physics Society (HPS).

Best Practice No More? 3 Reasons Why Gonadal Shielding Isn’t Needed Today

Keith Strauss, an emeritus associate professor at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, is fully aware of what his well-researched proclamation means for his line of work, all medical technologists, millions of patients, decades of clinical best practices and countless textbooks, exams and course curriculums.

Everything needs to change.