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Article 5 of Directive 84/466/Euratom mentions the availability of a qualified expert in radiophysics to sophisticated departments of radiotherapy and nuclear medicine. The qualified expert has a major and direct role to play in the protection of the patient undergoing medical examination or treatment involving ionising radiation. This report, developed to evaluate the actual application of this article, reveals that although in several Member States the concept of the qualified expert in radiophysics has already been introduced into national law, in practice a need for further harmonisation clearly emerges. On the availability of training facilities, the situation in the Community is positive, but the formal recognition of training and education of medical physicists by government bodies is still at the development stage.

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Authors: SCHMITT-HANNIG A, Institut für Strahlenhygiene des Bundesgesundheitsamtes, Neuherberg (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13298 EN (1991) 79 pp., FS, ECU 7.50
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2478-1
Record Number: 199110728 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en