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Radiation protection & signage

Kotian, Sahana R Radiation protection & signage. In: Radiation Safety & Regulatory Requirements In Diagnostic Radiology, 2012, MCOAHS, Manipal. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Diagnostic imaging professionals have an important role in ensuring the radiation safety during all radiological procedures. Radiation protection is defined as effective measures employed by radiation workers to safeguard patients, personnel & general public from unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation. Various methods of radiation protection may be applied to ensure safety. The key principles of radiation protection are principles of justification, optimization and application of dose limits. ALARA is an acronym for as low as reasonably achievable and it is synonymous with the term optimization for radiation protection. AERB is the regulatory body in India that recommends the maximum permissible dose for three categories of exposure: occupational exposures, public exposures, and medical exposures of patients. If a female worker has declared that she is pregnant, additional controls have to be considered in order to attain a level of protection for the embryo/fetus broadly similar to that provided for mem ers of the public. Caution sign must be posted in the radiation area bearing the radiation symbol & words like “Caution, Radiation Area” to protect the individuals from unnecessary exposure to radiation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Medical Imaging Tech
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 04:06
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2013 04:06
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137980

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