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Radiation safety play a key aspect in maintaining the safety of medical professionals and patients

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Satyaki Banerjee, Group Chief Operating Officer, Trivitron Healthcare explains that the fundamental principles of radiation protection are optimisation, application doses, and use of material for protection and the principal aim is to do as much good as possible, with as little harm, as possible to ensure patient safety

The harm caused by human error is a difficult challenge in healthcare, especially in radiology and medical imaging. The modern approaches to patient safety are now shifted from a focus on reducing errors of development and optimum use of radiation protection accessories that create safety in healthcare settings. The goal of such strategies is to prevent, identify, and mitigate errors and reduce their effects before any harm is caused by their outcomes.

Not only the safety of the radiographers and radiologists is primarily important but the safety and well-being of the patient are also of utmost importance. Safety issues come under a variety of headings ranging from protection from exposure to radiation and use of contrast. To ensure the safety of the healthcare workers and patients, Trivitron Healthcare offers high-level reliable products and solutions to improve their safety in radiology settings.

Since December 1895, the discovery of X-rays and associated radiology techniques has become increasingly popular in medical diagnosis, prognosis, and management. With increasing growth in medical technology and the usefulness of imaging, several other non-radiation-based techniques, ultrasounds, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are now becoming popular. These methods of investigation and treatments offer immeasurable benefits. Radiographers and radiologists are specifically trained to conduct these imaging techniques and modalities involved, and they must have undergone paramount training to offer optimum benefit to the patients, follow proper guidelines to reduce the occurrence of potential risk from the use of ionising radiation and minimise the likelihood of harm caused by excessive or inappropriate use of the medical radiation.

Radiation protection is the key aspect in both the safety of doctors and patients

Radiation safety is one of the major factors that play a key aspect in maintaining the safety of medical professionals and patients in diagnostic and interventional radiology. The fundamental principles of radiation protection are optimisation, application doses, and use of material for protection and the principal aim is to do as much good as possible, with as little harm, as possible to ensure patient safety.

There is increasing attention being focused on radiology and imaging techniques and safety because of recent patient safety incidents of harm, burns, and other health issues.

The procedure has provided tremendous benefits in medical diagnosis, but with negligence, there is a great potential of occurrence of medical errors and harm to the patient and healthcare provider.

It is very important that the healthcare professionals ensure a balanced approach to the safe use of imaging and radiology services to minimise the risk to patients, public health and medical professionals,

Following the SOPs, guidelines, sample policies, and proper safety initiatives can help enhance the safety of patients and healthcare professionals and protect them from harm.

Overexposure to radiation for the long term can lead to cause multiple health issues in medical professionals that can range from burns, permanent damage to the skin, hair loss, cell mutation, and even cancer. Exposure to a high dose of radiation can produce acute effects and proper use of radiation protection aprons and gears is important to ensure healthy health. Hence, every staff member of the radiographic rooms needs to wear proper and clean protective gear to ensure that their protection level is not hampered.

Radiation protection apparel must be used to protect medical professionals and patients, from secondary radiation during diagnostic imaging in hospitals, general clinics, and dental clinics. The radiation protection devices and radiation protection apparel should be used by everyone who is exposed to ionising radiation. Some beam-restricting devices can be used for radiation protection. If dense tissue are being examined then it is essential to minimise the scatter radiation to improve overall image quality.

Trivitron Healthcare is one of the global manufacturers of the best range of radiation protection apparel and devices that can help to reduce the risk of unnecessary and fatal harm to the patients and the staff involved in radiation procedures.

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  1. Kranthi Kar says

    Very Informative sir… Thanks

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