TITLE

radiation protection

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1841
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "radiation protection" is presented. It is prophylaxis against injury from ionizing radiation. The only effective preventive measures include shielding the source and the operator, maintaining appropriate distance from the source and limiting the time and amount of exposure.
ACCESSION #
21243319

 

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