Online resource regarding the medical use of ionising radiation
Online resource regarding the medical use of ionising radiation - covering the UK
Guidance Notes for Dental Practitioners on the Safe Use of X-ray Equipment
Published: Oct 15, 2020
Source: UK Health Security AgencyFind out more
The guidance addresses the following key issues: equipment selection, design and layout of dental surgeries and X-ray rooms, risk assessment and risk management, operational procedures, optimisation of doses to both staff and patients, quality assurance, and staff training. An easy to read document which will be useful to dental practitioners, radiation protection supervisors and radiation protection advisers.
Medical radiation dose issues associated with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans for sports performance assessments and other non-medical practices.
Published: Nov 21, 2019
Source: COMAREFind out more
This report from COMARE is in are medical section as DEXA (DXA) best fits into this category. However, this report deals with using this medical x-ray technique on sports performance assessments and other non-medical practices. A useful document, easy to read.
Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations IR(ME)R Guidance
Published: Sep 13, 2019
Source: Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA)Find out more
Recent guidance published by the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) regarding IR(ME)R. Medical related radiation safety practitioners have been waiting for this covering matters such as Significant accidental and unintended exposures under IR(ME)R (June 2019).
Radiation is one of the important factors in evolution. It causes mutation, and some level of mutation is actually good for evolution