[ RadSafe ] Radiation to animals
Lemieux, Bryan P
blemieux at uthsc.edu
Fri Jul 11 16:14:13 CDT 2014
As far as regulations.... that depends on where you are. TN has separate regs for human use and vet use......
NCRP has a guidance report on radiation protection in veterinary medicine as well.....but I am not in the office right now and do not recall if there is a particular statement regarding your question.
Most imaging set ups I have seen are set up similar to human use....but seeing as there are no dose limits to comply with for animals......there could very well be more flexibility in your set up.
On Jul 11, 2014 4:08 PM, Dan McCarn <hotgreenchile at gmail.com> wrote:
Judging from how my veterinarians handle that, no other animals were ever present except the animal being diagnostically examined at a facility and the normal signage was present as it would be for human treatment.
The possible exception to that would be vehicle-transported units used to diagnose large animals at a farm or ranch. There, distance was employed to minimize incidental exposure.
Dan W McCarn
108 Sherwood Blvd
Los Alamos, NM 87544 USA
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> On Jul 11, 2014, at 12:47 PM, Josip Nosil <jnosil at shaw.ca> wrote:
> Are regulations different for using of Intraoral dental x-ray in veterinary medicine then in humans?
> I would like to know if it is acceptable to have animals in cages in a treatment room that may be constantly exposed to radiation from the dental xray machine which are proposed to be set up in the treatment room. They do also have a separate room using VET-Systems (Patterson Veterinary)
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