Radiation Protection in Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology focuses on the professional, operational, and regulatory aspects of radiation protection. Advances in radiation medicine have resulted in new modalities and procedures, some of which have significant potential to cause serious harm. Examples include radiologic procedures that require very long fluoroscopy times, radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies, and intravascular brachytherapy.
This book summarizes evidence supporting changes in consensus recommendations, regulations, and health physics practices associated with these recent advances in radiology, nuclear medicine, and radiation oncology. It supports intelligent and practical methods for protection of personnel, the public, and patients.
The book is based on current recommendations by the International Commission on Radiological Protection and is complemented by detailed practical sections and professional discussions by the world’s leading medical and health physics professionals.
It also includes substantial information on international aspects of radiation protection, with sections covering Africa, Asia and Oceania, the European Union, the Middle East, and North and Latin America.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION. International Organization for Medical Physics Statement. International Radiation Protection Association Statement. THE SYSTEM OF RADIATION PROTECTION. The ICRP (International Commission on Radiological Protection) System of Radiation Protection . OVERVIEW OF MEDICAL PHYSICS (RADIATION PROTECTION IN MEDICINE). Radiation Protection in Medicine (Medical Health Physics). RADIATION PROTECTION IN DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY. Radiation Protection in Diagnostic Radiology. RADIATION PROTECTION IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE. Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine. RADIATION PROTECTION IN RADIATION ONCOLOGY. Radiation Protection in Radiation Oncology. REGULATORY PHILOSOPHY AND CONTROL. Regulatory Structures and Issues in Africa. Regulatory Structures and Issues in Asia and Oceania. Regulatory Structures and Issues in the European Union. Regulatory Structures and Issues in the Middle East. Regulatory Structures and Issues in North America. Regulatory Structures and Issues in Latin America . ROLE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN WORLDWIDE MEDICAL RADIATION PROTECTION. Role and Activities of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The World Health Organization Global Initiative on Radiation Safety in Healthcare Settings. The Medical Physicists and the International Organization for Medical Physics. The International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine. Education and Training in Radiation Protection. Medical Exposures: Adverse Consequences and Unintended Exposures. ETHICAL USE OF HUMAN SUBJECTS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH. Informed Consent in Radiation Medicine Practice and Research. GLOSSARY.
Richard J. Vetter, professor emeritus, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Magdalena S. Stoeva, chair, IOMP Medical Physics World Board