Radiation safety compliance

Jana Koth, Marcia Hess Smith

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This article discusses radiation safety programs, including the members of the radiation safety team, their roles, and the challenges they face, with a focus on the radiation safety officer's duties. Agencies that regulate radiation safety also are described. The importance of minimizing patient dose, ensuring that dosimetry badges are worn correctly, and using therapeutic radioactive materials safely are addressed. Finally, radiologic technologists' role in using radiation safely is discussed, and the principles of time, distance, and shielding are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-524
Number of pages14
JournalRadiologic technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Koth, J., & Smith, M. H. (2016). Radiation safety compliance. Radiologic technology, 87(5), 511-524.