The Council Directive 2013/59/EURATOM of 5 December 2013 , laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionizing radiation, emphasizes in its fourth chapter that Member States shall establish an adequate legislative and administrative framework ensuring the provision of appropriate radiation protection education, training and information to all individuals whose tasks require specific competences in radiation protection. The provision of training and information shall be repeated and documented at appropriate intervals.
The contents of the former Directive have been...
Description of activity and work performed
Material and methods
Basic level of education is thus organized into two different sublevels. First one involves residents who will become mainly referrers in the 1st year of residency, and the second one is intended for the same trainees during 3rd to 5th year of the training programme. Excluded from this tuition are just specialists in training whose specialities include advanced education on radiation protection: radiation oncology, nuclear medicine and radiology.
The basic level of education aimed at residents in their 1st year of residency...
Conclusion and recommendations
The imparted courses during these years have been a great support in arising a better understanding of ionizing radiation and the radiation protection principles. As a consequence, justification of radiologic procedures has been better understood and less unnecessary exams performed.
Optimization of radiation protection for both operational and medical exposures has been achieved due to a wider knowledge of ionizing radiation risks.
A higher degree of implication and motivation of the residents has been assured by adapting contents to clinical practice.
Better communication of radiation...
P. Garcia Castañon; Madrid/ES - nothing to disclose P. Botella Faus; Madrid/ES - nothing to disclose P. Rodriguez Carnero; Madrid/ES - nothing to disclose D. Hernández González; Madrid/ES - nothing to disclose C. Ansón Marcos; Madrid/ES - nothing to disclose C. Prieto Martin; Madrid/ES - nothing to disclose R. Fayos-Sola Capilla; Madrid/ES - nothing to disclose A. Viñals Muñoz; Madrid/ES - nothing to disclose
 European Commission. Council Directive 2013/59/EURATOM of 5 December 2013 laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation, and repealing Directives 89/618/Euratom, 90/641/Euratom, 96/29/Euratom, 97/43/Euratom and 2003/122/Euratom; 13:14-15.
 Ministerio de Sanidad y consumo, Gobierno de España. REAL DECRETO 815/2001, de 13 de julio, sobre justificación del uso de las radiaciones ionizantes para la protección radiológica de las personas con ocasión de exposiciones médicas. 2001 14/07/2001;13626(168):25591-25594.
 Ministerio de Sanidad y consumo, Gobierno de España. Resolución mediante...