The status of radiation protection in medicine in the Asia-Pacific region

Ng, Kwan Hoong and Brady, Zoe and Ng, Aik Hao and Soh, Hwee Shin and Chou, Yi Hong and Varma, Dinesh (2021) The status of radiation protection in medicine in the Asia-Pacific region. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 65 (4, SI). pp. 464-470. ISSN 1754-9477, DOI

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More than half of the world's population live in Asia-Pacific. This region is culturally diverse, with significant disparities in terms of socio-economic status, provision of health care and access to advanced technology. The medical use of ionising radiation is increasing worldwide and similarly within the Asia-Pacific region. In this paper, we highlight the current status in usage of ionising radiation in medicine in the region, and review the legal framework, implementation and activities in radiation protection. Asia-Pacific countries are active in strengthening radiation protection by promoting education and training. Various projects and activities initiated by international organisations such as the IAEA, WHO and ICRP have provided stimulation in the region, but more work is needed to continue to improve protection practices.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asia‐ Pacific; Nuclear medicine; Radiation oncology; Radiation protection; Radiology
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Biomedical Imaging Department
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2022 01:21
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2022 01:21

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