Close Menu

radiation safety

Applying Radiation Safety Standards in Diagnostic Radiology in Jamaica

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.385
Synopsis: 
Thermo-luminiscent dosimeters badges are the main dosimeters employed in Jamaica with no protocol in place specifying their safe use and storage. This paper seeks to evaluate the radiation safety practices employed in Jamaican radiology centers in accordance with international standards, and offer recommendations where necessary.
ABSTRACT
 
Objectives: To assess the current status of radiological safety practices in Jamaica and recommend radiation management and safety practices in accordance with the Jamaican Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Act, 2015. 
 
Accepted: 
05 Oct, 2016
Journal Sections: 
Journal Authors: 
e-Published: 03 Nov, 2016

Disclaimer

Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Radiation Safety Standards for X-Ray Facilities: Protocol for Plain Radiography

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.200
Synopsis: 
Radiation Safety Standards for X-Ray Facilities is a review paper with the aim of promoting radiation protection in Jamaica’s Radiology Departments considering the increasing utilization of the field for medical diagnosis in the Jamaican population.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The research focus was to review radiation safety guidelines for x-ray departments.

Accepted: 
15 Jun, 2016
PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 29 Jun, 2016

Disclaimer

Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Subscribe to RSS - radiation safety
Top of Page