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On the job: How to reduce your exposure to medical radiation

image of a dosimeter

Some imaging tests and some types of cancer treatment use ionizing radiation. If you work with medical radiation as part of your job, follow your employer’s health and safety instructions. This should include wearing a dosimeter, which measures the amount of radiation you are exposed to over time. These measurements are analyzed regularly by the National Dose Registry. The amount of acceptable radiation in the workplace is strictly regulated.

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