Awareness and attitude of radiographers towards radiation protection
Archives of Advances in Biosciences,
Vol. 2 No. 4 (2011),
21 December 2011
Whereas radiology departments have potential to present hazardous effects due of ionizing radiations, awareness and knowledge of application protection guidelines and instruments among radiology technicians has an important role to safe working in these places. Therefore radiographers' knowledge regarding radiation and their healthy behaviors during work time evaluated by a special questionnaire form including different relative questions. The level of participants' awareness about necessity of application film-badge and following the periodical examination were 70% and 63% respectively. Most of them are familiar with radiation adverse effects and they apply the protection devices for themselves and patients by 83.1% and 78.9%. based on the obtained data, the employees have a good awareness about construction protection especially in door shielding and wall. Their knowledge around dose limit was acceptable and there is a significant relationship between their awareness about Maximum permissible dose and their education level (p< 0.008). Taking part in different relative courses and continuously educations will affected on radiographers' awareness about important aspects of their activities in workplace and will be ensured working with ionizing radiation.
- ionizing radiation
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