Radiation safety awareness among patients and radiographers in three hospitals in Port Harcourt

  title={Radiation safety awareness among patients and radiographers in three hospitals in Port Harcourt},
  author={M. Briggs-Kamara and P. Okoye},
  journal={American Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research},
People become nervous and worried whenever they are exposed to X-rays or similar forms of radiation. Such reactions may be attributed to ignorance, hearsay or actual knowledge of the harmful effects associated with these forms of radiation. To ascertain the true position a Radiation Safety Awareness survey was conducted among patients who receive X-ray irradiation at three Hospitals in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The study employed the use of a carefully thought-out questionnaire administered… Expand
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