Radiation Protection of Patients

Information to help health professionals achieve safer use of radiation in medicine for the benefit of patients.

The website deals with the radiation protection of patients (including pregnant women and children) undergoing examination in conventional radiology, digital radiology, paediatric radiology, mammography, computed tomography, interventional procedures using X ray fluoroscopy in particular in cardiology, nuclear medicine, treatments in radiotherapy and radionuclide therapy.

In imaging procedures, the potential for dose reduction while preserving diagnostic information has been clearly demonstrated.

Methods for avoiding accidental exposures in radiotherapy available and training material in the form of power point slides in many areas is available for free download. In addition information for occupational protection in medical exposure is available.

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Resource Characteristics


Last Resource Update : 2012


Subject
Human Health and Medicine

Organizational Source
Nuclear Safety and Security

Data Type
Documents | Programme Information

Keywords
Human Health, paediatric radiology, pregnancy, dental radiology, Patient protection, medical exposure, computed tomography, PET/CT, radiation risks, radiation dose, cardiology, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy, digital radiology, Radiology, mammography