Experts from Dubai Health Authority Contribute to IAEA Consultancy Training on Nuclear Medicine

UAE experts from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), and the Ministry of Health took part in a four-day training course on the safe use of radiation in medicine, hosted by the IAEA in Vienna, Austria.

The IAEA training course on Implementation of the IAEA Safety Guide on Radiation Protection and Safety in Medical Uses of Ionizing Radiation was held from 2 to 6 November, bringing together more than 50 representatives of IAEA Member States.

During the training course, the UAE experts from the health sector shared their experiences and learned from the shared good practices about how medical uses of ionizing radiation should be carried out safely within the framework of the IAEA’s basic safety standards.
The training programme was designed around the basic requirements of the International Basic Safety Standards for Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources (IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GSR Part 3).

The course also reviewed the requirements of the Basic Safety Standards for the safe use of ionizing radiation in medicine. It provided recommendations and guidance to participants on meeting these requirements in medical facilities in respected Member States.