EuroSafe Imaging 2021
Radiographers, Radioprotection / Radiation dose, Digital radiography, Radiation safety, Safety, Workforce
S. Sah, S. Maharjan, S. Mandal, K. P. P. Adhikari
Purpose or learning objective
From the time of discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, the harmful effects of X-radiation were also identified . Just like “Every rose has its thorn”, X-radiation also possesses both benefits and risks in medicine . Though the X-radiation has proved to be an ethereal boon for evidence-based medical practice, it also comes amid harmful effects to human health, such as carcinogenic risks and other pernicious consequences .
Radiation protection is the heart of radiography for safe radiation-based imaging in medical practice. Thus, everyone engaged in X-ray imaging should be aware of radiation protection principles. It is the duty of every radiography professional to comply with safe radiation-based imaging practice .
At the present situation, there are no radiation laws in Nepal . So, the knowledge of radiation plays even a crucial role in minimizing radiation hazard to the patients and the radiographers themselves.
The main aim of this study is to determine the knowledge of radiation among radiography professionals in a national government hospital in Nepal. Though Maharjan  and Maharjan et al  had previously carried out a similar study in Nepal, this is the first study carried out in a national government hospital.