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Assessment of Occupational Exposure Among Pakistani Medical Staff During 2007–2011

  • Khalid Masood
  • Munir Ahmad
  • Junaid ZafarEmail author
  • Mumtaz ul Haq
  • Afshan Ashfaq
  • Haroon Zafar
Scientific Paper

Abstract

The data analysis of occupationally exposed medical workers in Nuclear Medicine (NM), Radiotherapy (RT) and Diagnostic Radiology (DR) at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Oncology (INMOL), Pakistan is presented for the time interval (2007–2011). The whole-body exposure doses of the workers were measured by using the Film Badge Dosimetry technique. The annual average effective doses in NM, RT and DR have been found well below the permissible annual limit of 20 mSv (averaged over a period of 5 consecutive years), with no over-exposure detected. This declining trend of annual average effective dose is the consequence of improved radiation protection practices at INMOL during the recent years.

Keywords

Nuclear Medicine Radiotherapy Dosimetry 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Khalid Masood
    • 1
  • Munir Ahmad
    • 1
  • Junaid Zafar
    • 2
    Email author
  • Mumtaz ul Haq
    • 1
  • Afshan Ashfaq
    • 1
  • Haroon Zafar
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Oncology (INMOL)LahorePakistan
  2. 2.Department of Electrical Engineering, Electromagnetics and High Power Microwave Research Group, ComsatsLahorePakistan
  3. 3.Tissue Optics and Microcirculation Imaging, Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringNational University of IrelandGalwayIreland

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