The ISO’s standard for measuring exposure to ionizing radiation has been updated, taking into account the new limit on equivalent dosing to the lens of the eye, as recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection.
The new version of ISO 15382 takes considers learnings from the latest studies and helps improve routine dosimetry measurements, says Alain Rannou, chair of the technical committee that developed the standard.
Released last month, the standard has been extended to the medical field, with an eye toward improving routine monitoring of workers who are most likely to experience exposure to their extremities and the lens of the eye.
Ionizing radiation is used in a wide range of settings and industries, such as medical diagnostic and radiotherapy. The revised standard, known as Radiological protection – Procedures for monitoring the dose to the lens of the eye, the skin and the extremities, replaces the 2002 version. — Jonathon Shacat