Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  5

Year :  2012

ISSN Print :  0975-4407

ISSN Online :  2321-5836


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The Practice of Radiation Protection in Conventional Radiography Department in Four Hospitals in Yaounde, Cameroon



Address:   Emmanuel N Tufon, Ogugua Victor N. and Lukong Kinyuy F.
Department of Medical Biochemistry, St. Louis University Institute of Health and Biomedical Sciences Mile 3 Nkwen, Bamenda
Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Nigeria, Nsukka - Nigeria
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: Not Available

ABSTRACT:
The aim of this study was to assess the practice of radiation protection and compare it with the stated norms of radiation protection. A cross – sectional hospital based descriptive design was undertaken in four hospitals in Yaounde, Cameroon in which all the technologists (17) working in the x – ray department of the selected hospitals took part in the study. The assessment was carried out by the use of a questionnaire survey. From the results obtained, all the hospitals had lead aprons and shields but only one hospital gonad shield and lead gloves. 47.06% had been trained for at least three years. Radiation protection supervisors were present in two of the four hospitals but only one hospital had a warning red light in good working condition. In conclusion radiation protection in conventional radiography is not properly practiced as not all norms are respected and therefore remains a problem that needs to be solved.
KEYWORDS:
Radiation, Protection, Conventional Radiography, Yaounde, Cameroon
Cite:
Emmanuel N Tufon, Ogugua Victor N, Lukong Kinyuy F. The Practice of Radiation Protection in Conventional Radiography Department in Four Hospitals in Yaounde, Cameroon . Research J. Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics. 2012; 4(5): 304-306.
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