Course Description: The use radiations in the daily clinical practice, despite its medical benefits, is related to radiological risks to patient, health workers, general public and the ecosystem. Taking into account that the number of therapeutic, diagnostic, fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures with the direct participation of MDs with various specialties, is increasing steadily, education and training in radiological protection is recommended to be part of the curriculum of basic medical studies.
Course Syllabus: Justification and optimization of medical exposures, such as patient’s exposure with diagnostic intent (medical imaging, body composition studies), fluoroscopy guided procedures (e.g. vessel remodeling) and therapeutic procedures with open or closed radiation sources (Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Oncology). Emphasis is given to typical doses from diagnostic and fluoroscopy guided interventional procedures, protection of some specific groups (fetus/embryo, child and health-worker), management of radioactive patients and medical treatments following a radiological incidence/accident.
Protection from non-ionizing radiations (e.g. MRI, laser, telecommunications)
Demonstrations: Infrastructure, medical devices and methods used at the University of Ioannina and Ioannina University Hospital (IUH) Medical Physics Laboratories and at IUH medical departments for the safe use of radiations.
Schedule: Lectures 18 h and laboratory 10 h during afternoon to achieve availability of IUH laboratories that provide medical services on daily base (the exact time is arranged by the trainees and the trainer)
Textbook: Kalef-Ezra J. Introduction to radiation protection, 3η edition, Ioannina, 2009
Hours of training per Student: 28
From: 8th Semester