ALARA and the Medical Sector


Journal of Radiological Protection, Vol. 32, 2012, pp. 107-114.


The medical sector faces a number of radiation protection challenges: the rapid development of new technologies and procedures involving ionising radiation; significant increases in patient doses; associated increases in occupational exposures; and the occurrence of serious radiation incidents. The aim of the Workshop was to consider how the ALARA principle actually is or can be better implemented in the medical sector; and also to bring together relevant European medical professionals, networks and other stakeholders to exchange practical ideas and identify further improvements.