Activities of Interagency Working Group on Radiation Protection in Medicine

Not implemented before – done today. For the first time in the past 20 years, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine succeeded in combining efforts of the best experts on radiation protection in medical exposure and establishing an Interagency Working Group on Radiation Protection in Medicine.

On 20 July 2018, SNRIU Chairman Hryhorii Plachkov and Acting Minister of Health of Ukraine Uliana Suprun signed Order No. 297/1347, which approved the composition and provisions of the Interagency Working Group.

The results of experts’ work are already obtained: 

the draft joint plan of measures to improve radiation protection for personnel and patients when using radiation sources has been developed: a roadmap on implementing international safety requirements (IAEA), EU legislation, national legislation on medical radiation;

− single approach to determine an absorbed dose in remote radiation therapy has been implemented that should improve calibration accuracy of equipment. This will be done by recommending medical institutions to use the IAEA protocol (IAEA TRS 398);

− Provision on the Arrangement and Conduct of the National TLD Audit of Calibration Quality of Radiation Therapy Equipment Jets developed by the Grigoriev Institute of Medical Radiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine has been adopted;

− issue on establishing an expert group of auditors that will ensure conducting comprehensive QUATRO audits (audits of proper use of radiation sources in remote radiation therapy) is being studied.

“We hope that joint and consistent work of experts will bring the practice of using radiation sources in medicine into compliance with the requirements of national and international standards, regulations and rules on radiation safety”, Head of the Interagency Working Group on Radiation Protection in Medicine, SNRIU Deputy Chairman Ruslana Tripaylo said.

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