|Publication ahead of print|
|Published online||17 November 2020|
Radiological safety and assessment of the performance of X-ray systems in veterinary facilities
EEAE – Greek Atomic Energy Commission,
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 22 October 2020
This paper concerns an analysis regarding the performance of X-ray equipment as well as the radiological safety in veterinary facilities. Data were collected from 380 X-ray veterinary facilities countrywide during the on-site regulatory inspections carried out by the Greek Atomic Energy Commission. The analysis of the results shows that the majority of the veterinary radiographic systems perform within the acceptable limits; moreover, the design and shielding of X-ray rooms as well as the applied procedures ensure a high level of radiological safety for the practitioners, operators and the members of the public. An issue that requires specific attention in the optimization process for the proper implementation of veterinary radiology practices in terms of radiological safety is the continuous training of the personnel. The above findings and the regulatory experience gained were valuable decision-making elements regarding the type of the regulatory control of veterinary radiology practices in the new radiation protection framework.
Key words: veterinary radiographic systems / radiological safety / regulatory control / graded approach
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