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Radiation Protection Practice/Evaluation

The radiation protection program at any institution must not be a static entity, but one that is continually being scrutinized and evaluated to introduce continuous quality improvements. The healthiest programs will have a chief Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), perhaps an assistant RSO, and a number of other professional HPs and HP technicians, and, in addition, an oversight board comprised of a number of persons with HP and other scientific expertise. This board should meet periodically (e.g., monthly or quarterly) to receive a report composed by the RSO over the period’s activities, incidents, and program changes.

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Radiation Protection Radioactive Material Uranyl Nitrate Dose Conversion Factor Equivalent Dose Rate 
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