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The Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2000 December;44(4):301-9

RADIOBIOLOGY 

Implications of ICRP 60 and the patient directive 97/43 Euratom for Nuclear Medicine

Bourguignon M. H.

From the ­Office de Pro­tec­tion contre les Ray­onne­ments Ion­i­sants, Le ­Vésinet, ­France

The ­Council of the Euro­pean ­Union has com­pletely ­renewed the frame­work ­regarding radi­a­tion pro­tec­tion by ­adopting 2 direc­tives: Direc­tive 97/43 ­Euratom ­lays ­down the gen­eral prin­ci­ples of the radi­a­tion pro­tec­tion of indi­vid­uals under­going expo­sure to ion­izing radi­a­tions ­related to med­ical expo­sures, as a sup­ple­ment of Direc­tive 96/29 ­Euratom ­laying ­down the ­basic ­safety stan­dards for the pro­tec­tion of the ­health of ­workers and the gen­eral ­public ­against the dan­gers ­arising ­from ion­izing radi­a­tions. ­Member ­States ­shall ­bring ­into ­force the ­laws, reg­u­la­tions and admin­is­tra­tive pro­vi­sions nec­es­sary to ­comply ­with ­these two direc­tives ­before 13 May 2000. ­Since med­ical appli­ca­tions rep­re­sent the ­largest man-­made ­sources of radi­a­tion expo­sure for the Euro­pean pop­u­la­tion and expo­sure to low ­levels of ion­izing radi­a­tions has ­become a sen­si­tive ­issue for the ­public, the ­nuclear med­i­cine com­mu­nity is con­cerned by the set of Euro­pean leg­is­la­tion ­which ­appear to be ­more restric­tive ­than the pre­vious one. It is ­based on the sci­en­tific knowl­edge con­cerning radi­a­tion pro­tec­tion as ­expressed in par­tic­ular in Rec­om­men­da­tion No. 60 of the Inter­na­tional Com­mis­sion on Radio­log­ical Pro­tec­tion. In ­this ­paper, the direc­tives are care­fully ana­lyzed and eval­u­ated in ­terms of ­their poten­tial ­impact on ­nuclear med­i­cine prac­tice.

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