Radiation protection is a major health issue, thus laws and safety regulations have been adopted around the world, since 1934 in France , the early 1920 in England  and 1981 in Tunisia .
Simple radiation protection rules: justification, optimization (As low as possible) and substitution have to be spread, learned and used by all the medical community.
In this era of ever-increasing demands for radiological examinations, it becomes urgent to improve our radiation protection practices.
If radiologists are more and more trained for these...
Description of activity and work performed
The objectives of this study was:
- To estimate the knowledge level of young medical trainee in different specialties regarding radiation protection principles.
- To evaluate the level of awareness concerning radiation protection measures among young doctors.
55 non-radiologist doctors were asked to answer a online survey about :
- Their general knowledge in physics and radiation.
- Their behaviour regarding radioprotection measures
15,2% consider their CTs prescription not necessary.
16% prescribe CTs even if there is an other non irradiating alternative method.
Conclusion and recommendations
Our study shows that individual practices of non-radiologist doctors are lacking consciousness concerning the rules of radiation protection and even the knowledge of basic radiation principles.
Effective safety measures have to be implemented in our hospitals through cooperation between radiologists and non-radiologists doctors.
More and more efforts should be made in the training of young non-radiologist doctors to improve their awareness of radiation protection.
B. Elkhouni; Tunis/TN - nothing to disclose F. Ben Salem; Tunis/TN - nothing to disclose W. Frikha; Tunis/TN - nothing to disclose S. Boukriba; Tunis/TN - nothing to disclose A. Souli; Tunis/TN - nothing to disclose H. Mizouni; Tunis/TN - nothing to disclose
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