Applying radiation safety standards in nuclear medicine
International Atomic Energy Agency, International Labour Office, International Organization for Medical Physics, Pan American Health Organization, World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology, World Health Organization
International Atomic Energy Agency, 2005 - Business & Economics - 124 pages
This report is intended to be of assistance to both regulators and users of radiation sources in nuclear medicine applying the International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources (BSS). Regulators will find it useful for reviewing applications for authorization and for inspection. Users of radiation in nuclear medicine may follow the guidance provided in order to comply with the BSS requirements or the equivalent national requirements.
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SAFETY OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS EQUIPMENT
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