Radiation Dosimetry. John Gough, MS, CHP Radiation Safety Officer Swedish Medical Center. Introduction. Swedish Medical Center. Established in 1910 3 Hospital locations Multiple specialty clinics Cancer, Heart, Surgery institutes 12 primary-care clinics
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John Gough, MS, CHP
Radiation Safety Officer
Swedish Medical Center
1986 by an x-ray fluoroscope
"Occupational dose" means the dose received by an individual in the course of employment in which the individual's assigned duties involve exposure to radiation or to radioactive material from licensed and unlicensed sources of radiation, whether in the possession of the licensee, registrant, or other person. Occupational dose does not include dose received: From background radiation, from any medical administration the individual has received, from exposure to individuals administered radioactive material and released under chapter 246-240 WAC, from voluntary participation in medical research programs, or as a member of the public.
* Not to exceed 1000 mrem x Individual’s Age for Cumulative Lifetime exposure.
“As Low As Reasonably Achievable” means making every reasonable effort to minimize the dose received when working with sources of radiation. Essentially it means minimizing the risks while understanding that the cost vs. benefit for the dose reduction.
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