Radiation Protection and Safety in Medical Uses of Ionizing Radiation
Specific Safety Guide

IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSG-46

Subject Classification: 0609-Radiation protection

English STI/PUB/1775; (ISBN:978-92-0-101717-8); 318 pp.; 2 figures; € 54.00; Date Published: 2018

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This Safety Guide provides recommendations and guidance on fulfilling the requirements of IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GSR Part 3 for ensuring radiation protection and safety of radiation sources in medical uses of ionizing radiation with regard to patients, workers, carers and comforters, volunteers in biomedical research, and the public. It covers radiological procedures in diagnostic radiology (including dentistry), image guided interventional procedures, nuclear medicine, and radiotherapy. Recommendations and guidance are provided on applying a systematic approach to ensure that there is a balance between being able to utilize the benefits from medical uses of ionizing radiation and minimizing the risk of radiation effects to people.

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