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Medical Physics Staffing Needs in Diagnostic Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy: An Activity Based Approach

English STI/PUB/1797 (ISBN: 978-92-0-107817-9)
23 pages ¦ figures ¦ EUR 20.00 ¦ Date published: 2018

Description

Over the last decades the rapid technological development of diagnostic and interventional radiology and nuclear medicine has made them major tools of modern medicine. However, at the same time the involved risks, the growing number of procedures and the increasing complexity of the procedures require competent professional staff to ensure safe and effective patient diagnosis, treatment and management. Medical physicists (or clinically qualified medical physicists) have been recognized as vital health professionals with important and clear responsibilities related to quality and safety of applications of ionizing radiation in medicine. This publication describes an algorithm developed to determine the recommended staffing levels for clinical medical physics services in medical imaging and radionuclide therapy, based on current best practice, as described in international guidelines.

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Keywords

IAEA Human Health, Medical Physics, Dosimetry, Standards, NM, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Imaging, Staffing Needs, Radionuclide Therapy, Training, Patient Care, Quality Assurance, Research, Calibration, Algorithm, Staffing Levels, Medical Physicists, Best Practice, Radionuclide Production, Recommendation, Diagnosis, Treatment, FTE, Full Time Equivalent, PET, Positron Emission Tomography, SPECT, Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography

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