Evaluation of radiation protection principles and 10-day rule observance for women prone to pregnancy at imaging centers of S emnan University of medical sciences

Document Type : Conference Proceedings


1 Depatment of Radiology, Faculty of Paramedicine, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran. Tel: 00982333654162 Email: Moh3n_sh_66@semums.ac.ir

2 Student Research Committee, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran


Introduction: Today, the spread of the use of ionizing radiation and its vital role in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases has been identified. Therefore, protecting pregnant women from ionizing radiation is essential and is considered as the standard criterion for Medical Radiation center. The aim of this study was to investigate the observance of protective principles and The law of 10 days in imaging of susceptible women in Semnan University of Medical Sciences imaging centers has examined the risk of fetal radiation and the transmission of genetic damage to future generation.
Materials and Methods: Firstly, by interviews with patients who were under radiography, they were asked about the knowledge of the Radiographers and the doctor related about the 10-day rule. Then a questionnaire was given to the Radiographers. Finally, the existence or absence of written protection guidelines was determined by direct observation. Data were analyzed by SPSS software and data were analyzed using descriptive statistics.
Results: Based on the findings of the first part the study of patients about pregnancy is not done in about 21% of cases. The mean score for the  knowledge  of hospital  personnel was
14.47. On the other hand, there was no observance of the instructions regarding pregnant women and the law for 10 days in Amiralmomenin and Velayat and Imam Hossein hospitals.
Conclusion: Since genetic damage not thresholds dose and it is possible even at low doses, so attention to radiation in pregnant and prenatal women can lead to the risk of fetal radiation and the transmission of genetic damage to future generations to Too much to overcome. Therefore, the necessity of using the latest radiation protection methods is mandatory.