Huda al-Naemi, executive director, Occupational and Environment Safety at HMC and chairperson of the course, said course participants include radiation protection
officers who are medical physicists working across all HMC network of hospitals.
The compliance of radiation protection
requirements as mandated in policies are shown in the table-1.
Radiation exposure, along with the physical strain of wearing heavy lead aprons for radiation protection
, is a professional risk that physicians who work with fluoroscopy have long endured.
It is good to know that radiation experts developed a variety of radiation protection
devices to enhance the effectiveness of protection among radiologic technologists during the course of diagnostic or treatment procedures.
Dr Cousins, who has also been a member of the British Institute of Radiology Radiation Protection
Committee since 2006, said it was particularly gratifying that the three-day symposium was taking place in Abu Dhabi for the first time, expressing hope that it will find ways of establishing closer collaboration with the many people and organisations involved in radiological protection in the Gulf region.
Ms McGarry said: "We have long been of the view a Government-wide approach was needed to address these two important radiation protection
issues and that is what is happening now.
UAE authorities are expected to discuss operational safety, radiation protection
and the impact of climate change, according to an annual report published by the International Advisory Board.
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This body has also been recognised by the Namibian government through the adoption and enactment of the Atomic Energy and Radiation Protection
Act of 2005.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission is hosting three public meetings to solicit comments on potential changes to the agency's radiation protection
regulations and guidance.
in line with relevant international criteria set by the
Management of persons contaminated with radionuclides; handbook; recommendations of the National Council on Radiation Protection
and Measurements, December 20, 2008.