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Applying Radiation Safety Standards in Diagnostic Radiology in Jamaica

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.
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. 
05 Oct, 2016
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e-Published: 03 Nov, 2016


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