Radiological equipment manufacturers and healthcare professionals in European countries must comply with the European Directive 2013/59/Euratom requirements by February 6, 2018.

The Directive defines the standards for the patient and the healthcare professionals protection against ionizing radiation emitted by diagnostic equipment.

Here are some of the modifications:

  • the amount of radiation used to perform radiological investigation should be included in the report;
  • some maximum limits of radiation should be observed for workers, patients, pregnant women or   breastfeeding women, highlighting also the age limit;
  • the key role of the specialist in medical physics in radiological facilities is established;
  • destruction and replacement of obsolete machinery is expected.


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