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Radiation Protection of the Workers and the Public from Exposed Patients

  • Jim MaloneEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB, volume 1)

Abstract

Radiation protection is concerned with reducing the dose to patients, workers, and other third parties such as comforters/carers and members of the public. The latter include workers in hospitals and clinics that are not recognised as radiation workers. This paper focuses on protection of workers and other third parties from radiation that arises from conduct of diagnostic imaging procedures.

Keywords

Radiation protection Workers Public Patients Scattered radiation Radiology Interventional Cardiac 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical Physics and BioengineeringTrinity College/St James’s HospitalDublin 8Ireland

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