Medical use of radiation is the use of radiation on patients within the healthcare service, including dental clinics, hospitals, private medical centres and chiropractor clinics.
Examples of medical use of radiation include diagnostic use of X-ray, MRI and ultrasound devices, and radiotherapy, nuclear medicine and laser treatments.
We strive to ensure effective radiation protection for patients, workers and the general public.
We conduct inspections and audits, issue recommendations, inform and advise, and approve enterprises which use radiation.
We prepare national overviews of radiation doses for patients for the most common X-ray and CT examinations, and monitor the radiation doses to personnel who are exposed to radiation through their work.