Patient Information Links - Radiation Safety

This section takes you to sources of information relating to national and international safety standards associated with radiological practices. Again, this information comes from sources outside of the Alfred Hospital

Inside Radiology:

This has been written specifically to help you understand more about any radiological tests and procedures that you or a family member may require. It has information about the roles and training of different health professionals you may encounter at a radiology practice or in a hospital radiology department such as the Alfred's.

It has been written by health professionals and is part of the Consumer Information Project of the QUDI Program (Quality use of Diagnostic Imaging) of the Raoyal Australian and New Zealand College or Radiologists. To find our more about the QUDI program, click here:

Health Protection Agency:

The Health Protection Agency's role is to provide an integrated approach to protecting UK public health through the provision of support and advice to the NHS, local authorities, emergency services, other Arms Length Bodies, the Department of Health and the Devolved Administrations. The Agency was established as a special health authority (SpHA) in 2003. 

International Commission on Radiological Protection:

ICRP Mission  Statement:
The International Commission on Radiological Protection, ICRP, is an independent Registered Charity, established to advance for the public benefit the science of radiological protection, in particular by providing recommendations and guidance on all aspects of protection against ionising radiation.

About ICRP - The Brief Version:
ICRP, the International Commission on Radiological Protection:
  • Is an advisory body providing recommendations and guidance on radiation protection
  • Was founded in 1928 by the International Society of Radiology (ISR, the professional society of radiologist physicians);
  • Was then called the ‘International X-ray and Radium Protection Committee’
  • Was restructured to better take account of uses of radiation outside the medical area, and given its present name, in 1950
  • Is an Independent Registered Charity (a ‘not-for-profit organisation’) in the United Kingdom; and Currently has its small Scientific Secretariat in Sweden.

2007-01-12           New draft report for consultation: Radiological protection in medicine

2006-12-11           New draft report for consultation: Multi-detector computed tomography

2006-09-10           Former ICRP MC Member Greta Joy Dicus dies

2006-08-01           ICRP C5 member Masahiro Doi dies

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA):

site for patient information:

RSNA site:

International Atomic Energy Agency, radiation information:

University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre - Magnetic resonance safety site:

Patient Information Links - Procedure and General Information

This section takes you to sources of information relating to some radiological procedures and techniques. This information comes from sources outside of the Alfred Hospital. We hope you will find them useful.

Site by Royal College of Radiology UK:

(See Also )

The Royal College of Radiology, two Patients' Liaison Groups produce a range of patient information leaflets on diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology and oncology

Radiological Society of North America: