Modes of Radioactive Decay

This tutorial provides 2.0 CEUs and is ideal for:

  1. Radiation Physicists. All 41.0 CEUs have been approved by CAMPEP for Medical Physics Continuing Education Credits.
  2. Nuclear Medicine and Radiology Technologists. The VOICE program of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has reviewed this program and approved it for a maximum of 41 continuing education hours. Because these tutorials have been approved by the VOICE Program, they are accepted for CE credit in all 50 states and by ARRT and NMTCB, even if you are not a VOICE/SNMMI member.
  3. Physicians requiring CME Credits to maintain IAC Accreditation. All 41.0 CME Credits have been approved by the IAC and are listed on the resources page of their website.

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This tutorial gives an overview of the principles of modes of decay.  After completing this tutorial, attendees will

  1. Understand modes of decay as it pertains to nuclear medicine
  2. Understand the concept of radioactive decay and name the most important factors governing radioactive decay
  3. Identify the components of a decay scheme and recognize the mode of decay based solely upon the appearance and the angles of the lines in the decay scheme.
  4. Sketch a decay scheme for each known modes of decay
  5. List which modes of decay can occur in neutron-deficient conditions and neutron-excessive conditions in the nucleus
  6. Explain the importance of the neutron/proton ration and its value as a predictor of mode of decay
  7. Understand the significance of excited states and gamma ray production
  8. Explain the sharing of energy between electron and neutrino
  9. Name the two modes of decay that compete with each other

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