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The Need for Good Radiation Protection in Diagnostic Imaging in Ghana
Clinical Medicine Research
Volume 4, Issue 3-1, May 2015, Pages: 42-45
Received: Jan. 30, 2015; Accepted: Jan. 30, 2015; Published: Mar. 21, 2015
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Antwi W. K., Department of Radiography, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Korle-Bu, Accra, Ghana
Kyei K. A., Department of Radiography, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Korle-Bu, Accra, Ghana
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Abstract
The need to re-examine radiation protection and safety measures to protect the people in Ghana is therefore essential. This is because medical X-ray diagnosis in the country continues to increase. It is the responsibility of the radiation worker to protect patients, self, staff and the members of the public against unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation. Medical radiation protection is an important aspect of quality care that X-ray departments are expected to provide for their patients. Following increasing concern about radiation hazards from medical diagnostic x-ray, radiation dose assessment of patients undergoing medical diagnostic x-ray examinations has been suggested. However, to implement them requires an effective infrastructure which includes adequate laws and regulations, efficient regulatory system, experts on radiation protection and operational provisions.
Keywords
Radiation Protection, Diagnostic Imaging, Regulation, Implementation
To cite this article
Antwi W. K., Kyei K. A., The Need for Good Radiation Protection in Diagnostic Imaging in Ghana, Clinical Medicine Research. Special Issue: Radiographic Practice Situation in a Developing Country. Vol. 4, No. 3-1, 2015, pp. 42-45. doi: 10.11648/j.cmr.s.2015040301.19
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