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Occupational radiation exposures in Cyprus

Abstract

For the first time ever the occupational radiation exposure data of all the radiation workers of Cyprus, as obtained by the personnel monitoring service of the Dosimetry Laboratory of the Medical Physics Department of the Ministry of Health, is published and compared with that of other countries. The presented data shows a systematic trend of improvement both with regards to the methodology of monitoring and data recording. The efforts of the past few years in educating and training the users of ionising radiation with regards to the importance of the personnel monitoring service and the hazards of ionising radiation, has paid off and this is evident from the doses recorded in the past three years which are compared favourably with those of other countries, as given by the UNSCEAR 1993 report. The introduction of extremity monitoring, promises even better improvement in the methodology of monitoring the doses received by personnel working in Interventional Radiology, as well as other groups whose hands, unavoidably, come close to radiation sources. (authors) 3 refs., 12 tabs.
Authors:
Kaplanis, Prodromos A; Christofides, Stelios [1] 
  1. Medical Physics Department, Nicosia General Hospital, 1450 Nicosia (Cyprus)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1998
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-CY-0004; CONF-9806202-
Reference Number:
SCA: 560101; PA: AIX-30:017103; EDB-99:043506; SN: 99002082146
Resource Relation:
Conference: 8. Mediterranean conference on medical and biological engineering and computing (Medicon `98), Lemesos (Cyprus), 14-17 Jun 1998; Other Information: DN: 3 refs., 12 tabs. The proceedings of this meeting are available on CD-ROM in PDF, at the price of US$50, from the Cyprus Association of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, P.O.Box 24039, 1700 Nicosia, Cyprus. The CD-ROM makes use of Abode Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format). To read the files the Abode Acrobat reader has to be installed on your system. A copy is provided with the CD-ROM; PBD: 1998; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the 8. Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing (Medicon `98); Christofides, Stelios; Pattichis, Constantinos; Schizas, Christos; Keravnou-Papailiou, Elpida; Kaplanis, Prodromos; Spyros, Spyrou; Christodoulides, George; Theodoulou, Yiannis [eds.]; PB: 220 p.
Subject:
56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; CYPRUS; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; PERSONNEL DOSIMETRY; PERSONNEL MONITORING; RADIATION DOSES; THERMOLUMINESCENT DOSIMETRY
OSTI ID:
331910
Research Organizations:
Cyprus Association of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (CAMPBE), Nicosia (Cyprus); The Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, Nicosia (Cyprus)
Country of Origin:
Cyprus
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE99619912; ISBN 9963-607-14-4; TRN: CY9900026017103
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE99619912
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 148
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Kaplanis, Prodromos A, and Christofides, Stelios. Occupational radiation exposures in Cyprus. Cyprus: N. p., 1998. Web.
Kaplanis, Prodromos A, & Christofides, Stelios. Occupational radiation exposures in Cyprus. Cyprus.
Kaplanis, Prodromos A, and Christofides, Stelios. 1998. "Occupational radiation exposures in Cyprus." Cyprus.
@misc{etde_331910,
title = {Occupational radiation exposures in Cyprus}
author = {Kaplanis, Prodromos A, and Christofides, Stelios}
abstractNote = {For the first time ever the occupational radiation exposure data of all the radiation workers of Cyprus, as obtained by the personnel monitoring service of the Dosimetry Laboratory of the Medical Physics Department of the Ministry of Health, is published and compared with that of other countries. The presented data shows a systematic trend of improvement both with regards to the methodology of monitoring and data recording. The efforts of the past few years in educating and training the users of ionising radiation with regards to the importance of the personnel monitoring service and the hazards of ionising radiation, has paid off and this is evident from the doses recorded in the past three years which are compared favourably with those of other countries, as given by the UNSCEAR 1993 report. The introduction of extremity monitoring, promises even better improvement in the methodology of monitoring the doses received by personnel working in Interventional Radiology, as well as other groups whose hands, unavoidably, come close to radiation sources. (authors) 3 refs., 12 tabs.}
place = {Cyprus}
year = {1998}
month = {Dec}
}