Dr. Radhakrishnan. B. Nair,
PhD, Dip. R. P. (BARC), Chief Medical Physicist & RSO
A. T., M. Sc., Dip. R. P. (BARC)
The department of Medical Physics and Radiation Safety plays an essential part in the specialities of Radiation Oncology, Radio diagnosis and Nuclear Medicine.
The primary responsibility of the department is to the cancer patients in order to assure adequate and accurate tumor dose delivery with minimum or negligible radiation dose to the surrounding normal tissues. This is accomplished by
Radiation Safety activities:
This department looks after the radiation safety regulatory requirements of Radiation Oncology, Radio diagnosis and Nuclear Medicine facilities. This includes periodical radiation protection surveys in and around the installations, maintaining personnel monitoring dose records of the radiation professionals/radiation workers and formulating work practices to ensure radiation safety to the staff, patients and public. The department directly liaisons with the regulating authorities like Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), Government of India and the Directorate of Radiation Safety (DRS), Government of Kerala while implementing the radiation policies and procedures regarding radiation safety and regulatory compliance of the use of ionising radiation for medical applications as per the Radiation Protection rules, 2004 under the Atomic Energy Act, 1962.