EuroSafe Imaging 2019
Education and training, Radiation safety, PET-CT, Nuclear medicine, Action 8 - Radiation protection training and learning material
B. Cavli, H. O. Tekin, R. B. Pekar, S. Simsek, K. Katsari, A. Papachristodoulou, C. Parakevopoulou
Conclusion and recommendations
First year whole body radiation exposure data are considered baseline.
At the end of the second year,
a decrease of 28.8% in personnel radiation exposure was recorded.
At the end of the third year,
further 23.1% decrease was recorded (See Figure 1).
On the other hand,
total recorded dose according to investigated hospitals has been presented in Figure 2.
It can be clearly seen that,
dose reduction was reduced not only in the average technician dose but also in the total recorded dose.The evaluation of fourth year results is in process. Continuous radiation protection training of personnel working in diagnostic ionizing radiation imaging departments can lead to a significant reduction of radiation exposure.
The appropriate frequency of a structured training program for occupational health and safety needs to be identified through the evaluation of results.