Radiation Protection Viva Questions (23/09/2004, York)
Candidate: Kris Armoogum
Examiner: Ann Walker
 What National Legislation is in place for radiation protection? (IRR99, IRMER, RSA93).
 Which special designations are described in IRMER? (Referrer, Practitioner, Operator, Medical Physics Expert).
 Where does the Medical Physicist fit into these?
 What are the dose limits for public and staff under IRR99?
 Where would you find classified workers?
 Who are likely to be classified workers?
 Are radiographers in your RT department classified?
 Do patients have dose restrictions?
 What values would you observe with respect to patient dose (DRL)?
 Where do DRLs come from?
 What devices are used for personal monitoring? (Film badges, electronic, finger stalls).
 What are TLDs?
 What sort of errors would you expect from them?
 What about errors from a film badge? Which is greater?
 What steps are involved in a Risk Assessment of any facility?
 What comes out of a Risk Assessment? (Local Rules).
 What should local rules contain?
 Name a controlled area you worked in during training? (RT treatment room).
 Regarding your room dose survey, what recommendations were made?
 What other guidance notes are there pertaining to radiation protection? (NRPB, ICRU).