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Rejoinder to Letters to the Editor: Luke Wilkinson and Donald McLean, in response to Giovanni Bibbo’s letter to the editor: Standardisation of shielding of medical X-ray installations

Rejoinder to Letters to the Editor: Luke Wilkinson and Donald McLean, in response to Giovanni... Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine (2018) 41:361 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13246-018-0631-1 LE T TER TO  THE   EDITOR Rejoinder to Letters to the Editor: Luke Wilkinson and Donald McLean, in response to Giovanni Bibbo’s letter to the editor: Standardisation of shielding of medical X-ray installations Giovanni Bibbo Published online: 22 March 2018 © Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine 2018 In replying to my letter to the editor regarding standardi- of the initially installed X-ray equipment and the uses of the sation of shielding of medical X-ray installations [1], both room and adjacent areas with time are subject to changes. McLean [2] and Wilkinson [3] indicated that there is a need Upgrading the shielding of an existing X-ray room will be for the standardisation of shielding in medical practices but much more expensive than if the room was properly shielded the stumbling block is the non-uniformity of radiation safety from its design stage. legislations across local regulatory authorities. With refer- Standardisation of medical X-ray facilities should be the ence to shielding, the lack of uniformity is related to the next step in the evolution of radiation protection in Aus- lack of a shielding standard. The local regulatory authori- tralia and it can only be achieved through organisations such http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine Springer Journals

Rejoinder to Letters to the Editor: Luke Wilkinson and Donald McLean, in response to Giovanni Bibbo’s letter to the editor: Standardisation of shielding of medical X-ray installations

Rejoinder to Letters to the Editor: Luke Wilkinson and Donald McLean, in response to Giovanni Bibbo’s letter to the editor: Standardisation of shielding of medical X-ray installations

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Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine (2018) 41:361 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13246-018-0631-1 LE T TER TO  THE   EDITOR Rejoinder to Letters to the Editor: Luke Wilkinson and Donald McLean, in response to Giovanni Bibbo’s letter to the editor: Standardisation of shielding of medical X-ray installations Giovanni Bibbo Published online: 22 March 2018 © Australasian College of Physical Scientists...
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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine
Subject
Biomedicine; Biomedicine, general; Biological and Medical Physics, Biophysics; Medical and Radiation Physics; Biomedical Engineering
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0158-9938
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1879-5447
DOI
10.1007/s13246-018-0631-1
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Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine (2018) 41:361 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13246-018-0631-1 LE T TER TO  THE   EDITOR Rejoinder to Letters to the Editor: Luke Wilkinson and Donald McLean, in response to Giovanni Bibbo’s letter to the editor: Standardisation of shielding of medical X-ray installations Giovanni Bibbo Published online: 22 March 2018 © Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine 2018 In replying to my letter to the editor regarding standardi- of the initially installed X-ray equipment and the uses of the sation of shielding of medical X-ray installations [1], both room and adjacent areas with time are subject to changes. McLean [2] and Wilkinson [3] indicated that there is a need Upgrading the shielding of an existing X-ray room will be for the standardisation of shielding in medical practices but much more expensive than if the room was properly shielded the stumbling block is the non-uniformity of radiation safety from its design stage. legislations across local regulatory authorities. With refer- Standardisation of medical X-ray facilities should be the ence to shielding, the lack of uniformity is related to the next step in the evolution of radiation protection in Aus- lack of a shielding standard. The local regulatory authori- tralia and it can only be achieved through organisations such

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Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in MedicineSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 22, 2018

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