Main problems and suggested solutions for improving radiation protection in medicine in Ibero-American countries. Summary of an International Conference held in Madrid, 2016

Vano, Eliseo and Jiménez, Pablo and Ramírez, Raul and Zarzuela, Javier and Larcher, Ana María and Gallego Díaz, Eduardo F. and González, Santiago and Pérez, María del Rosario (2018). Main problems and suggested solutions for improving radiation protection in medicine in Ibero-American countries. Summary of an International Conference held in Madrid, 2016. "Journal of Radiological Protection", v. 38 (n. 1); pp. 109-120. ISSN 0952-4746. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6498/aa914a.

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Title: Main problems and suggested solutions for improving radiation protection in medicine in Ibero-American countries. Summary of an International Conference held in Madrid, 2016
Author/s:
  • Vano, Eliseo
  • Jiménez, Pablo
  • Ramírez, Raul
  • Zarzuela, Javier
  • Larcher, Ana María
  • Gallego Díaz, Eduardo F.
  • González, Santiago
  • Pérez, María del Rosario
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Radiological Protection
Date: 2018
ISSN: 0952-4746
Volume: 38
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: radiation protection; diagnostic radiology; interventional; nuclear medicine; radiation therapy; medical physicist; radiographer
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Energética
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

During the International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine held in Bonn in 2012, several areas for improvement were identified, including specific actions related with justification, optimization, role of manufacturers, radiation protection education and training, strategic research, data collection on medical and occupational exposures, prevention of incidents and accidents, radiation safety culture, risk-benefit dialogue and implementation of the radiation safety standards. The outcomes of the Bonn Conference were summarized in the so-called 'Bonn Call for Action', identifying 10 priority actions to enhance RP in medicine. Trying to analyse the progress in the implementation of this 'Call for Action' in the Ibero-American region, several international organizations organized the 'Ibero-American Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine' (Conferencia Iberoamericana sobre Protección Radiológica en Medicina, CIPRaM) held in Madrid, in October 2016. CIPRaM was structured in eight thematic sessions dealing with: diagnostic and dental radiology, image guided interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, health authorities and radiation protection regulators, professional associations of technologists and nurses, professional associations of medical physicists and radiation protection experts, and universities and researchers in radiation protection in medicine. This paper summarizes the main results of that Conference based on the consensus achieved about main problems, solutions, and indicators to evaluate the implementation of the proposed solutions.

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Item ID: 55029
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/55029/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:55029
DOI: 10.1088/1361-6498/aa914a
Official URL: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6498/aa914a/meta
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 17 May 2019 13:37
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 13:37
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