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J Vet Clin 2020; 37(1): 15-22

https://doi.org/10.17555/jvc.2020.02.37.1.15

Published online February 29, 2020

Study of Radiation Safety Management of Veterinary Hospital in Korea

Soo-young Chae, Ho-jung Choi, Young-won Lee

Department of Veterinary Medical Imaging, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 34134, Korea

Copyright © The Korean Society of Veterinary Clinics.

Abstract

This study investigated the effectiveness of radiation safety rules in animal hospital and the awareness and behavior of veterinary radiation workers. With the questionnaires, the data was collected from randomly selected veterinarians in animal hospitals and animal medical imaging centers. Collected data were about radiation device, shielding device, regulations, safety management, education, knowledge, behavior and awareness. Frequency, correlation and multiple regression analysis were performed. The medical devices related with radiation in animal hospital were X-ray (59%), CT (15%), fluoroscopy (12%), mobile X-ray (12%) and others (2%). The number of people using radiation shielding device is high. The answers were low on knowing radiation related regulation and receiving radiation protection education. The group with higher knowledge and awareness shows positive correlation with safety behavior. The increase of use of the radiation related medical devices in veterinary hospital causes the increase of radiation exposure risk. This study suggests that radiation safety management system and policies need to be developed to protect radiation workers and give them correct information and consciousness.

Keywords: radiation safety management, veterinary hospital, veterinary radiation workers

Article

J Vet Clin 2020; 37(1): 15-22

Published online February 29, 2020 https://doi.org/10.17555/jvc.2020.02.37.1.15

Copyright © The Korean Society of Veterinary Clinics.

Study of Radiation Safety Management of Veterinary Hospital in Korea

Soo-young Chae, Ho-jung Choi, Young-won Lee

Department of Veterinary Medical Imaging, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 34134, Korea

Abstract

This study investigated the effectiveness of radiation safety rules in animal hospital and the awareness and behavior of veterinary radiation workers. With the questionnaires, the data was collected from randomly selected veterinarians in animal hospitals and animal medical imaging centers. Collected data were about radiation device, shielding device, regulations, safety management, education, knowledge, behavior and awareness. Frequency, correlation and multiple regression analysis were performed. The medical devices related with radiation in animal hospital were X-ray (59%), CT (15%), fluoroscopy (12%), mobile X-ray (12%) and others (2%). The number of people using radiation shielding device is high. The answers were low on knowing radiation related regulation and receiving radiation protection education. The group with higher knowledge and awareness shows positive correlation with safety behavior. The increase of use of the radiation related medical devices in veterinary hospital causes the increase of radiation exposure risk. This study suggests that radiation safety management system and policies need to be developed to protect radiation workers and give them correct information and consciousness.

Keywords: radiation safety management, veterinary hospital, veterinary radiation workers

Vol.41 No.2 April 2024

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