Health Physics

Skip Navigation LinksHome > November 1995 - Volume 69 - Issue 5 > History of Standards, Certification, and Licenser in Medical...
Health Physics:
Papers: PDF Only

History of Standards, Certification, and Licenser in Medical Health Physics.

Bushong, Stewart C.

Collapse Box


Immediately following the discovery of x rays they were applied to medical diagnosis and therapy. These early medical applications were soon shown to be accompanied by rather severe biologic responses and injuries. This resulted in the development of standards. Radiation standards were developed to properly control the application of x rays in medicine by controlling equipment and how it was used. Control of personnel occurred later with first certification and then licensure.

(C)1995Health Physics Society


Article Tools


Article Level Metrics

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.