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Guidance on the Personal Monitoring Requirements for Personnel Working in Healthcare

IPEM Report 114
Dr Colin John Martin, Dr David Temperton, Dr Anthony Hughes, Tom Jupp


Arrangements for personal monitoring have evolved as dose limits and practices using radiation have developed. Therefore, new approaches, involving more personal dosimetry, are required and methods are needed that can be used to predict probable dose levels, so that risk assessments can be prepared to determine the level of dose monitoring for individual staff members. The authors of this text have included short reviews of dose levels to allow anticipated exposure levels within different clinical specialties to be predicted. It sets out recommendations that are designed to help radiation protection practitioners and healthcare workers assess exposure levels for personnel and determine monitoring requirements based on established rules. This book is essential reading for medical physicists in radiation protection, diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine, as well as radiographers and technologists, due to changes in global dosimetry requirements. Additionally, it presents guidelines for medical physicists and others using radiation.

About Editors

Colin John Martin is an honorary senior clinical lecturer for the University of Glasgow and has carried out research in many aspects of radiation protection and radiation dosimetry.

David Temperton is a consultant clinical scientist and medical physics expert. He was Head of RRPPS (University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust) from 1994 until his retirement in 2017.

Anthony Hughes has been an radiation protection adviser (RPA) since 2007 and an radioactive waste adviser (RWA) since 2011, specialising in nuclear medicine and PET.

Tom Jupp works in the radiation protection department at the Royal Surrey County Hospital as a medical physics expert. He obtained his RPA certification in 2018.

Table of Contents

1 Requirements for monitoring radiation dose
2 Dosemeters available
3 Nuclear medicine
4 Dosimetry for personnel working with x-ray equipment
5 Use of x-rays in diagnostic and interventional radiology
6 Radiotherapy
7 Risk assessments to predict likely personal doses
8 Managing personal monitoring


Hardback ISBN: 9780750321976

Ebook ISBN: 9780750321990

DOI: 10.1088/2053-2563/aaddb6

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

Series: IPEM-IOP Series in Physics and Engineering in Medicine and Biology


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