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 […]

RSNA 2020: Protocol for Imaging Patients in Isolation

Posted on: 2021-05-06

RSNA 2020 released a document of “Protocol for Imaging Patients in Isolation“. The material is from the Department of Radiology from the University of Washington and was elaborated by J. Moirano, J. Dunnam, D. Zamora, J. Medverd, J. Robinson and K. Kanal. In the document  is discussed:  Radiology during a pandemic and its goals; Use […]

Article – Improving justification of medical exposures using ionising radiation: considerations and approaches from the European Society of Radiology

Posted on: 2021-04-22

An article from EuroSafe discusses how paper has been produced within the context of the European Society of Radiology EuroSafe Imaging initiative considering primarily the issues and challenges associated with justification of medical exposures using ionising radiation for individual patient diagnostic imaging procedures. It addresses both regulatory requirements and practical considerations and discusses approaches that […]

Who should use a personal dosimeter in Operating Rooms?

Posted on: 2021-04-20

April’s SPR Radiological Protection Study Group was taught by Medical Physics Rochelle Lykawka. The question addressed was “Who should use a personal dosimeter in Surgical Centers?“, as a starting point for the questions present in radiological protection. She cited the differences between the products of diagnostic radiology (radiation source is the main equipment) and interventional […]

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