Radiation Risk From Medical Imaging: Should You Be Worried?

A point of concern consistently brought up in the media and among health specialists is the quantum of danger or risk that medical imaging can lead to. There is doubt, fear and confusion among those receiving treatments as to if they are subjecting themselves to unwanted life risks due to radiation exposure from medical imaging. Mammograms, bone […]

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Protection From Radiation During Treatments

Radiation therapy has grown over years with more precision and individualized treatment options that minimize side effects, and spare healthy tissues. New methods of treatment are a driving factor in the development of protective gear, treatment tools, diagnostic equipment, etc. For instance, Radiation Protection Products such as Radiation Protection Aprons, shields, accessories, and disposable Radiation Protection Gloves have all evolved due […]

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As a Healthcare Professional, What Is Your Role in Radiation Safety?

As a healthcare professional who works in medical imaging, you are most likely to work with equipment that produces ionizing radiation. It is your responsibility to balance the right dose for the patient to provide optimal care as per the prescribed standards. Apart from that, it is also your duty to protect yourself from harmful […]

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Nuclear Medicine Procedures

What are nuclear medicine procedures? Nuclear medicine procedures are used in diagnosing and treating certain illnesses. These procedures use radioactive materials called radiopharmaceuticals. Examples of diseases treated with nuclear medicine procedures are hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, lymphomas, and bone pain from some types of cancer. The amount of radioactive materials used in diagnosing illnesses depends on […]

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Principles of radiation safety

Radiation safety Radiation safety principles aim to limit exposure to ionising radiation for radiation therapy personnel, people affected by cancer and the general public. Wherever there is known risk of exposure to ionising radiation, health professionals must be guided by the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principles of radiation safety for time, distance and […]

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Ionizing radiation, health effects and protective measures

Key facts Ionizing radiation is a type of energy released by atoms in the form of electromagnetic waves or particles. People are exposed to natural sources of ionizing radiation, such as in soil, water, and vegetation, as well as in human-made sources, such as x-rays and medical devices. Ionizing radiation has many beneficial applications, including […]

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