Acceptability Criteria, Justification and Ethical Issues in Using Ionising Radiation

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


Radiation Protection in medicine is underpinned by the concepts of Justification and Optimization. Both IAEA and EC initiatives now emphasise the need to address the area of Justification urgently. Ethical performance of examinations also requires that they be undertaken on equipment suited for that purpose.


Radiation Justification Referral guidelines Clinical audit Criteria for acceptability of equipment Ethical issues in radiology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IAEAViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Medical Physics and BioengineeringTrinity College/St James’s HospitalDublinIreland

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