NCRP Report No. 147: Structural Shielding Design for Medical X-Ray Imaging Facilities (2004)

NCRP Report No. 147: Structural Shielding Design for Medical X-Ray Imaging Facilities (2004)

Author:  NCRP
ISBN:  NCRP147
Published:  2004 | 194 pp  | Hardcover

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Description

Presents recommendations and technical information related to the design and installation of structural shielding for facilities that use x-rays for medical imaging. Includes a discussion of the various factors to be considered in the selection of appropriate shielding materials and the calculation of barrier thicknesses. The Report presents the fundamentals of radiation shielding, discusses shielding design goals for controlled and uncontrolled areas in or near x-ray imaging facilities, and defines the relationship of these goals to the NCRP effective dose limits for radiation workers and members of the public. Includes a detailed discussion of the recommended shielding design methodology for x-ray imaging facilities and provides an extensive collection of shielding data and sample shielding calculations for various types of x-ray imaging facilities.