- Applying Radiation Safety Standards in Nuclear Medicine, Safety Reports Series No. 40 (IAEA)
- International Basic Safety Standards for Protection Against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources, Safety Series No. 115 (IAEA). This publication is also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, Spanish.
- IAEA Radiation Protection of Patients (RPoP) (IAEA - website) - Radiation protection information for nuclear medicine health professionals
- Training material - IAEA Radiation protection of patients website (IAEA - website) - page includes slides, notes, and practicals for various topics relating to Nuclear Medicine radiation safety
- Radiological Protection of Patients in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy Proceedings of an International Conference held in Málaga, Spain, 26-30 March 2001, Proceedings Series (IAEA)
The International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources (the 'Standards' or the 'BSS') were published as IAEA Safety Series No. 115 in 1996. This publication was the culmination of efforts over the past decades towards harmonization of radiation protection and safety standards internationally.
The purpose of the Standards is to establish basic requirements for protection against the risks associated with exposure to ionizing radiation and for the safety of radiation sources that may deliver such exposure.
The IAEA has also published Applying Radiation Safety Standards in Nuclear Medicine, Safety Reports Series No. 40, which provides guidance on how regulatory requirements are to be fulfilled with respect to Nuclear Medicine practice. The objective of this safety report is to assist regulatory bodies in preparing regulatory guidance on the proper and consistent application of basic requirements of the BSS, by the legal persons responsible for the nuclear medicine practice. The report is applicable to all the established uses of ionizing radiation sources employed in the practice of nuclear medicine, to the facilities where the sources are located and used, and to the individuals involved. The guidance covers occupational, public, medical, and potential and emergency exposure situations.