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Document ID (ISN)111877
CIS number 11-0562
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2011
Convention or series no. ND 2343-222-11
Author(s) Menechal P., Valero M., Megnigbeto C., Marchal C., Godet J.L.
Title Radiation protection of patients and workers in interventional and operating theatre radiology
Original title La radioprotection des patients et des travailleurs en radiologie interventionnelle et au bloc opératoire [in French]
Bibliographic information 1st quarter 2011, No.222, p.27-33. Illus. 6 ref.
Internet access ND_2343-222-11.pdf [in French]
Abstract Topics discussed in this review article on the risks from the use of radiological practices in medical settings: times spent implementing the required radiation can lead to major detrimental effects on personnel and patients, if they are not fully controlled; many specialist medical disciplines now perform invasive procedures guided by images; optimization of patient doses mainly depends on the training level of medical teams, the intrinsic performance characteristics of the equipment used, the adjustment of the technical parameters and the presence or absence of qualified personnel; optimization of professional personnel exposure is complex and depends on the performance conditions of procedures, which can expose workers extensively and non-uniformly; designation of personnel competent in radiological protection, assessment of risks and definition of controlled areas, analysis of workstations and dosimetric monitoring of operators (especially of body extremities) are difficult to implement; use of collective and personal protective equipment must be improved.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; x-rays; radiation injury; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; radiological services; health care personnel; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) experience; dosimetry; hazard evaluation; personal protective equipment; restricted areas; qualifications; length of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Ionizing radiation
Health care services