Information for healthcare providers
The primary aim of radiological protection is to provide an appropriate standard of protection for people and the environment without unduly limiting the beneficial practices giving rise to radiation exposure. ICRP has formulated a set of fundamental principles of radiological protection that apply to radiation sources and to the individuals being exposed (ICRP Publication 103 The 2007 Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection ). Such principles are applicable to radiological protection in healthcare for the protection of patients, family members and other carers, the general public, volunteers in biomedical research, and healthcare providers. ICRP has provided specific recommendations for medical settings in ICRP Publication 105 Radiological Protection in Medicine, ICRP Supporting Guidance 2 Radiation and your patient - A Guide for Medical Practitioners and ICRP Publication 73 Radiological Protection and Safety in Medicine.