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Radiation Protection and Safety in Medical Uses of Ionizing Radiation

Specific Safety Guide

English STI/PUB/1775 978-92-0-101717-8
318 2 54.00 2018

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This Safety Guide provides recommendations and guidance on fulfilling the requirements of IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GSR Part 3, Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards, for ensuring radiation protection and safety of radiation sources in medical uses of ionizing radiation with regard to patients, workers, carers and comforters, volunteers in biomedical research, and the public. It covers radiological procedures in diagnostic radiology (including dentistry), image guided interventional procedures, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy. Recommendations and guidance are provided on applying a systematic approach to ensure that there is a balance between being able to utilize the benefits from medical uses of ionizing radiation and minimizing the risk of radiation effects to people.

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Keywords

IAEA Safety Standards, Radiation Protection, Ionizing Radiation, Safety Measures, Radiography, Medical Uses, Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Safety, Patients, Workers, Carers, Biomedical Research, Public, Radiological Procedures, Diagnostic Radiology, Dentistry, Radiotherapy, Systematic Approach, Risk, Medical Practice, Environment, Medical Radiation Facilities, Recommendations, Infrastructure, Image Guided Interventional Procedures, Health Care Practices, Principles, Roles and Responsibilities, Graded Approach, Education, Training, Safety Assessment, Hybrid Modalities, Accidental Exposure Situations, Requirements, Occupational Radiation Protection, Radiopharmaceuticals

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