Assessment of Level of Awareness Towards Radiation Protection Among the Staff Working at Angiography Suite at Public Hospitals.
In developing countries, about 3.6 billion imaging studies per year carried out worldwide, which leads to an increase of 70% collective effective dose for medical diagnostic procedures. The
knowledge of doctors about radiation doses exposure during diagnostic radiological procedures is lacking. Such information is important when the expansion of imaging technology is increasing
All radiology workers need proper monitoring and protection equipment. They must also acquire education and training during their jobs. The level of training should be dependent upon the level of risk. The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) assumes the responsibility of providing guidance in matters of radiation safety. According to as low as
reasonably achievable (ALARA), no practice relating exposures to radiation should be approved unless it produces a sufficient benefit to the exposed individual or to the society and in relation to
any particular source within practice. The magnitude of individual doses, the number of people exposed and the likelihood of gaining exposures should be kept as low as reasonably achievable.
This is a cross-sectional study aiming to survey healthcare professionals working in angiography suite with regard to their knowledge or aware of radiation protection. A semi-structured, closeended questionnaire used as a data-collecting tool after pre-testing to check the reliability of the questionnaire. The reliability of the questionnaire was 70% in this study by using Cronbach’s Alpha. Data collected prospectively from angiography department of three public sector hospitals i.e., The Children hospital, General hospital and Gulab Devi hospital, Lahore, Pakistan after the approval of institutional review board (IRB).
Heart Res Open J. 2021; 8(1): 21-26. doi: 10.17140/HROJ-8-159