The British Institute of Radiology launches Radiation Safety Week 25 February – 1 March 2019 with a daily issue of Radiation Safety Advice Sheets

To promote best practice and excellence in Radiation Safety, a series of short advice sheets are being published by the British Institute of Radiology (BIR) that give information on key aspects of radiation safety, why they are important and where to find some further information. 

The advice sheets give practical tips and guidance on five aspects of radiation safety, covering Radiation Risks; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); Keeping Staff Doses ALARP, Top Tips for Equipment Installation and Safety Advice Regarding Non-Medical Referrers.

The sheets have been produced by the BIR Radiation Safety Special Interest Group (SIG) chaired by Peter Hiles, which includes medical physicists, radiographers, radiologists as well as representatives from industry.

Peter Hiles said “Radiation safety is such a vitally important topic in medical imaging. We wanted to raise awareness during this week when so many radiologists, radiographers and physicists will be gathered together at ECR in Vienna.”

The advice sheets will be issued daily in week commencing 25 February and then will be available to download from the BIR Radiation Safety Special Interest Group webpage here.

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