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Chapter-43 Radiation Safety

BOOK TITLE: Hospital and Healthcare Accreditation (As Per the Guidelines of NABH, NABL, JCI)

Author
1. Rajoriya Brajkishore
ISBN
9789352703661
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14251_44
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
9
Author Affiliations
1. Six Sigma Star Healthcare (P) Ltd, New Delhi, India; NABH, NABL, JCI
Chapter keywords
Radiation safety, radiation program, radiation safety committee, radiation worker, practical radiation protection, ICRP, radiation dose, X-ray examinations

Abstract

This chapter discusses about minimizing the radiation burden on patients and the radiation workers, while experiencing the clinical benefits available through the use of radiation-producing devices keeping in view of as low as reasonably achievable principle. The amount of exposure is directly related to the time period for which one is exposed to ionizing radiation from a source. In order to reduce exposure, plan work in advance, so as to reduce the time spent in the procedure that requires the operator to be exposed. Pregnant radiation personnel must declare their pregnancy in writing to the RSO or designee. Radiation safety is most important in those departments using radiation-producing equipment such as radiology, catheterization laboratory, etc. All the above mentioned things have been discussed in the chapter in detail.

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