Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine (2018) 41:11–12 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13246-018-0626-y LE T TER TO THE EDITOR Reply to Letter to the Editor: Giovanni Bibbo, Standardisation of shielding of medical X-ray installations Luke Wilkinson Published online: 19 February 2018 © Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine 2018 The letter from Giovanni Bibbo raises some interest- is very much bound by the assumptions applied in defining ing points with respect to standardisation of shielding the source terms, occupancy levels in surrounding areas and design within Australia. In his letter Giovanni suggests the attenuation provided by pre-existing structures while use that ARPANSA take leadership in developing appropriate of a model based on maximum instantaneous dose-rate does standards, that the ACPSEM develop appropriate shielding not represent the true operating conditions and radiation training courses and that a standardised methodology be environment of the facility and can lead to over-shielding promoted. On face value these are all very sensible things [5, 6]. Additionally none of these models are really flexible to propose however it is considered that several additional enough to be applied to evolving technologies such as hybrid comments need to be made in this area. These relate to the CT/molecular imaging systems or mobile
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