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By Richard J. Vetter, Magdalena S. Stoeva

Radiation safety in clinical Imaging and Radiation Oncology specializes in the pro, operational, and regulatory features of radiation safety. Advances in radiation drugs have led to new modalities and approaches, a few of that have major power to reason severe damage. Examples contain radiologic strategies that require very lengthy fluoroscopy instances, radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies, and intravascular brachytherapy.

This booklet summarizes proof helping alterations in consensus strategies, rules, and future health physics practices linked to those fresh advances in radiology, nuclear medication, and radiation oncology. It helps clever and sensible tools for defense of body of workers, the general public, and patients.

The publication is predicated on present concepts by way of the foreign fee on Radiological safety and is complemented via specified functional sections discussions by way of the world’s prime clinical and future health physics pros.

It additionally comprises sizeable details on overseas points of radiation safeguard, with sections protecting Africa, Asia and Oceania, the eu Union, the center East, and North and Latin America.

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In Health Physics (University of Technology Malaysia). At MOH, his job focuses on controlling the use of ionizing radiation for medical purposes, particularly in developing regulations and guidelines as well as providing technical advice on radiation protection and hospital facilities design. D. degree at the School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. org Ms. Mishar is a program management officer in the Division of Technical Cooperation for Asia and the Pacific in the IAEA. Sc.

Medical Radiation Physicist, is employed as Senior Lecturer at the Department of Medical Radiation Physics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. She is also currently working as a medical physicist and has more than 25 years of experience in diagnostic nuclear medicine and radiation protection. She is an acknowledged teacher at the programmes for medical physicists, radiographers, and biomedical engineers at Lund University and in continuous professional development (CPD) for different professions.

4 5 6 6 7 8 11 EDICAL EXPOSURE has been the largest radiation exposure to the human population from man-made radiation sources, per United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation’s report (UNSCEAR 2008). Exposure of the population due to medical imaging procedures has grown very rapidly over the past few decades. For this reason, the contribution to population dose from medical imaging has increased sig- M 3 4 Radiation Protection in Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology nificantly over the years.

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