Archive for September, 2015

Sieverts – Annual Radiation Safety Training

Annual Radiation Safety Training for Your Radiation Practice   ATTENTION ALL RADIATION STAFF! ARE YOU PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED IN RADIATION PROTECTION IN YOUR WORK PLACE? DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS A TYPICAL STAFF OR PATIENT DOSE FROM X-RAY? DO YOU KNOW HOW TO ANSWER THOSE ‘INTERESTING’ QUESTIONS FROM YOUR PATIENT?   Dear Radiation Staff, Did you know [...]

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Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Service for Radiation Practices

The main functional role of a RSO is: monitor radiation safety report to the possession licensee about radiation safety maintain awareness of the radiation safety legislation and keep abreast of the trends in radiation safety. On-going RSO duties: provide, or arrange for, training about radiation hazards and safe working practices monitor the radiation safety status [...]

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Low dose machine requires less shielding?

New x-ray machines in the market are now optimized to give better image quality with lower doses to patients. A common statement is that low dose would require less or no shielding to the practice. This is a misunderstanding. Shielding of a room is to protect those who work around the practice and not the patients. There [...]

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Sieverts does more than compliance testing

Did you know that Sieverts does much more than just compliance testing of machines and rooms? Here is one of the value added service for you: Patient, staff and enviromental dose assessment. ·  Do you have staff or patient concerns and questions on dose received for their treatment? ·  Do you have staff that declared pregnancy [...]

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