A practical guide for protecting personnel, pregnant personnel, and patients during diagnostic radiography and fluoroscopy.

Title

A practical guide for protecting personnel, pregnant personnel, and patients during diagnostic radiography and fluoroscopy.

Creator

Starchman D E; Hedrick W R

Publisher

Radiology management

Date

1993
1905-06

Description

The following article presents a comprehensive overview of the practical aspects of radiation protection for diagnostic radiology. The topics discussed include background radiation levels, typical exposure levels for radiologic technologists, risk estimates, the relationship between dose and effect, dose limits, personnel monitoring, protective devices, gonadal shielding, and the immobilization of patients. Special attention has been given to the concerns of pregnant personnel and pregnant patients.

Subject

Female; Humans; Pregnancy; United States; Workforce; *Safety; Film Dosimetry; Fluoroscopy/*adverse effects; Occupational Exposure/*prevention & control; Patients; Protective Devices; Radiation Protection/*methods; Radiography/*adverse effects; Hospital/*organization & administration; Women; Radiology Department; Working

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

22–30

Issue

1

Volume

15

Citation

Starchman D E; Hedrick W R, “A practical guide for protecting personnel, pregnant personnel, and patients during diagnostic radiography and fluoroscopy.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed November 27, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5648.

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