Radiation protection programs aims to reduce the radiation dose to the lowest possible level under the Dose Limit (DL) limit by the national or international laws, while the dose monitoring programs working as scale used to evaluating the efficiency of these programs and tools. In this study, the average of the annual Eff dose for the intensive care units at Hamad General Hospital (HGH) is less than the 50% of DL. It was aiming also to evaluate the efficiency of the radiation safety requirements (especially the shielding Adequacy) for the non radiation workers at oncology centers, hence several monitors were installed in chosen locations outside the radiation treatment machine from 2007 to 2011.
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