Radiation Protection & Safety

The application of ionizing radiation in medicine seems to be a safe procedure for patients as well as for occupational exposition to personnel. The developments in interventional radiology with fluoroscopy and dose-intensive interventions require intensified radiation protection. It is recommended that all available tools should be used for this purpose. Besides the options for instruments, x‑ray protection at the intervention table must be intensively practiced with lead aprons and mounted lead glass. A special focus on eye protection to prevent cataracts is also recommended.

 

  • Radiation physics
  • Sources of radiation exposure
  • Radiation dose reduction
  • Radiation biology
  • Assessment of radiogenic tumor risk

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