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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-8

Status Of Radiation Therapy Facilities In India

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B C Bhatt

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There has been significant progress in both the technological development of medical equipment and in the development of new therapeutic procedures in radiation therapy. As indiscriminate use of radiation without due caution may be harmful, it is necessary to ensure safety of radiation workers, patients undergoing diagnosis and treatment, public and environment. This paper presents the current status of the radiation therapy facilities in lndia and discusses the regulatory requirements for implementation of radiation protection, quality assurance procedures and type approval of equipment, personnel monitoring service for occupational workers; radiation safety related training programmes, and emergency preparedness and response measures.

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