EUTEMPE-NET module 12: Personnel dosimetry and techniques to communicate practical results to the users
Start Date: Mar 1st, 2018 00:00
End Date: Apr 20th, 2018 00:00
Location: Braunschweig, Germany
Online start: 1 March 2018
Face-to-face period: 16-20 April 2018
A practical challenge to be solved: what are the appropriate methods and what degree of dosimetry is reasonable for different groups of personnel exposed to ionising radiation? How do you convince staff of the very real benefits that arise from personnel dosimetry?
Occupationally exposed persons in radiological departments all over the world are routinely monitored using personnel dosimetry. There are a number of different approaches and techniques used. The method and degree of monitoring depends on the purpose: this could be dosimetry performed for legal reasons or as non-governmental dosimetry. Are we monitoring whole body dose or just the extremities or the lens of theeye? Even within a specific application, there can be a number of options. Knowing the ins and outs of dosimetry, along with the expertise required for interpretation – these are fundamental skills required of the clinically working medical physics expert – plus the ability to communicate these facts to the users.