The Design of Radiotherapy Treatment Room Facilities

This publication was conceived following a scientific meeting on the subject in November 1990. The long gestation period has enabled the editors to commission additional material to ensure that the final product is both comprehensive and up-to-date. Indeed, the editors have actively filtered and smoothed the various contributions to the extent that many of the…

Structural Shielding Design and Evaluation for Medical Use of X Rays and Gamma Rays of Energies up to 10 MeV.

This report of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, which supersedes NCRP Report No. 34, is concerned with structural shielding design and evaluation for medical installations utilizing x rays and gamma rays of energies up to 10 MeV. The report contains recommendations and technical information as well as a discussion of the various…

Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection

The International Commission on Radiological Protection issued its last basic recommendations in 1977. The recommendations have been used widely throughout the world to limit exposure of both radiation workers and members of the public to ionising radiations. Supplementary statements to the 1977 recommendations were issued when necessary by the Commission, but developments in the last…

The animal enclosure-a micro-environment.

Twelve factors are identified which may be used to describe control criteria for enclosed laboratory animals. The impact of this control can then be evaluated in terms of health and well-being of the animals and laboratory personnel, energy consumption and economics. A review of commonly cited standards and guidelines indicates that they are not explicit…

Guidelines for specification of animals and husbandry methods when reporting the results of animal experiments.

Any report on the results of animal studies must include sufficient information on the animals used and their conditions of husbandry to enable the reader to understand how the investigation was performed. Only then can he properly interpret the findings. These guide-lines provide a catalogue of the minimum information which should be included in such…