FIOCRUZ publishes document with information on radioprotection in health services

Posted on: 2021-05-25

Radioprotection in health services is a daily concern for professionals in the area. Considering that, the brazilian Oswaldo Cruz Foundation – FIOCRUZ prepared a document and made it available to the scientific community.

In the PDF, you can find information about:

  • Sources of ionizing radiation (natural and artificial);
  • Types of radiation and their effects;
  • Interaction of radiation with cells;
  • Types of exposure;
  • Biological effects of ionizing radiation;
  • Effects of prenatal exposure;
  • Evaluation of individual doses;
  • Nuclear medicine;
  • Radiotherapy;
  • Etc.

In addition to the topics mentioned, there is also a recommended reading list on the topic. To access the full document (in portuguese), click here.

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