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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 118-120

Quality Assurance In Transport Of Radioactive Material The Medical Physicist's Role

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A.N Nandakumar

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Currently, over 25,000 packages are being transported within India every year. Of these, nearly, 75% are for medical applications. Quality Assurance in design and fabrication is the responsibility of the designer /consignor. Quality Assurance standards in the use of packages are apparently less demanding and its importance is liable to be undermined. Off-normal incidents with potential exposure to transport workers and public can be averted by proper QA techniques. The medical physicist can contribute to the overall QA by carrying out certain checks.

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