PL EN


Preferences help
enabled [disable] Abstract
Number of results
2010 | 16 | 2 | 97-106
Article title

Baseline survey of level of quality control in medical radiology in Cross River State, Nigeria

Content
Title variants
Languages of publication
EN
Abstracts
EN
Quality control (QC) in radiology is meant to ensure that accurate diagnoses are obtained with radiation doses kept as low as reasonably achievable. It is also a fundamental requirement by the Regulatory Authorities in issuing operational license to operators of radiology facilities. In Nigeria, QC issues in Radiation Medicine have recently been introduced and are being enforced by the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA). The level of QC practice in the radiology facilities in Cross River State, Nigeria was evaluated to obtain baseline information that could be relied on in the future to determine the level of improvement. It was observed that radiology practitioners appreciate QC and its importance in their practice, the present low level of its implementation notwithstanding.
Publisher

Year
Volume
16
Issue
2
Pages
97-106
Physical description
Dates
published
1 - 1 - 2010
online
5 - 5 - 2011
Contributors
author
  • Department of Physics, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
author
  • Department of Radiography, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
author
  • Department of Curriculum and Teaching, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
author
  • Department of Physics, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
References
  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine. Quality Control in Diagnostic Radiology. American association of Physicists in Medicine Report 74, Medical Physics Publishing, Madison, 2002.
  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine. The Role of the Clinical Medical Physicist in Diagnostic Radiology. American Association of Physicists in Medicine Report 42, American Institute of Physics, New York, 1994.
  • International Atomic Energy Agency. Radiological Protection for Medical Exposure to Ionizing Radiation. International Atomic Energy Agency Safety Standards series RS-G-1.5, Vienna, 2002.
  • International Atomic Energy Agency. Applying Radiation Safety Standardsin Diagnostic Radiology and Interventional Procedures using X-rays. International Atomic Energy Agency Safety Report Series 39, Vienna, 2006.
  • International Commission on Radiological Protection. Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection Publication 60, Pergamon Press, New York, 1991.
  • International Commission on Radiological Protection. Radiological Protection and Safety in Medicine. International Commission on Radiological Protection Publication 73, Pergamon Press, New York, 1996.
  • Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority. Nigerian Radiation Safety in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Regulations. Federal Government Press, Lagos, 2006.
  • Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority. Nigeria Basic Ionizing Radiation Regulations. Federal Government Press, Lagos, 2003
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.-psjd-doi-10_2478_v10013-010-0009-5
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.