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Potential benefits of reducing occupational radiation exposure

Charles A. Pelletier

Potential benefits of reducing occupational radiation exposure

by Charles A. Pelletier

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Published by AIF in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear power plants -- Costs.,
  • Radioactivity -- Safety measures -- Costs.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared for the Atomic Industrial Forum, inc. by the NES Division of Science Applications Inc. ; Charles A. Pelletier, Paul G. Voillequé.
    ContributionsVoillequé, Paul G., joint author., Science Applications, inc. NES Division., National Environmental Studies Project., Atomic Industrial Forum.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD9698.A2 P44
    The Physical Object
    Pagination105 p. in various pagings :
    Number of Pages105
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4439664M
    LC Control Number79100911

    Federal guidance reports are used by federal and state agencies in developing radiation radiationEnergy given off as either particles or rays. protection regulations and standards to protect the American public from harmful effects of radiation. EPA's federal guidance authority allows EPA to provide advice to federal agencies about radiation matters directly or indirectly affecting public health. occupational radiation-safety standards, the adequacy of the regulatory system to enforce these standards, and the responsibilities of employers in conducting radiation-safety programs. The system for establishing and implementing occupational radiation-safety standards today is essentially the same as that formulated in the Size: 73KB.

      We sought to determine how these 2 methods of reducing radiation exposure to patients would affect radiation exposure to the medical staff in a nuclear cardiology laboratory. To our knowledge, no studies have examined the effect of new SPECT camera technology and new stress protocols on occupational radiation exposure to medical by: One approach to reducing radiation exposure from medical imaging would be to be to try to standardize imaging studies more, so that the dose of radiation for each one varies less, and, even more importantly, to find ways to decrease the dose of radiation for each test without sacrificing image quality or diagnostic sensitivity or specificity.

    Tracking Radiation Exposure December Washington, DC. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Meeting Webcasts Sep - Oct Bethesda, Maryland. IRPA13 May Glasgow, Scotland 03 October Benefits of Medical Radiation Exposures Pat Zanzonico, PhD, and Michael G. Stabin, PhD, CHP Background We frequently receive questions on the Ask File Size: KB. Putting distance and shielding between you and a radiation source is an immediately effective way of reducing your exposure. Reducing the time you are being exposed is another way. (Image Courtesy of US EPA) Use a Respirator or Face Mask if You are exposed to airborne sources. Properly Label Sources and keep them Shielded.


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