WIT Press


Development Of Radiation Monitoring Services For Radiation Workers In Saudi Arabia

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EHR130091

Volume

16

Pages

9

Page Range

95 - 103

Published

2013

Size

1,153 kb

Author(s)

K. Al-Hadyan, S. Binjamaan, F. Mahyoub, G. Alsbeih & B. Moftah

Abstract

The Biomedical Physics Department at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre was established in 1980. This report evaluates the Health Physics Section services for all radiation workers in Saudi Arabia during the period between 2006 and 2012. In 2012, a total of 19,054 Thermoluminescent Dosimeter chips were issued compared to 2,480 TLD chips in 2006. The Secondary Standards Dosimetry Laboratory has calibrated 1,075 survey meters in 2012 compared to 356 in 2006. In 2012, the radiation biodosimetry laboratory has been established and constructed a dose calibration curve. This report shows the improvement of radiation monitoring services in Saudi Arabia. Keywords: radiation workers, radiation protection, health physics, radiation biodosimetry, Saudi Arabia.

Keywords

Keywords: radiation workers, radiation protection, health physics, radiation biodosimetry, Saudi Arabia.