Radiation and Safety Awareness Quiz

This quiz is to be attempted once the Medical Imaging Radiation Safety and Awareness Annual Training Requirement: 2016 has been completed.

Annual Training Requirement 2016 Quiz

1. The guiding principles of radiation protection are justification, optimisation and limitation.

  • True
  • False

2. Increasing your distance from a radiation source, using appropriate shielding and limiting the time exposed to x-rays are all ways to reduce dose.

  • True
  • False

3. What is the effective dose limit for staff who are occupationally exposed?

  • (a) 20 mSv per annum
  • (b) 1 mSv per annum
  • (c) 20 mSV per annum, averaged over a 5 year period
  • (d) 50 mSv per annum

4. What is the effective dose limit for staff who do not use or work with radiation?

  • (a) 20mSv per annum
  • (b) 1mSv per annum
  • (c) 20mSv per annum, averaged over a 5 year period
  • (d) 50 mSv per annum

5. What is the purpose of the RSPP?

  • (a) to outline the reponsiblities of the THSD, possession licensee, use licensees and RSO
  • (b) to outline procedures and methods for ensuring the safe use of radiation sources and ancillary equipment
  • (c) to outline the protective equipment and devices to be used
  • (d) to outline remediation procedures to be followed to address any radiation incidents
  • (e) all of the above

6. When must a radiation incident be reported?

  • (a) only if a reportable (dangerous event)
  • (b) only if told to by the line supervisor or RSO
  • (c) all radiation incidents, including near misses, are to be reported
  • (d) only if an irradiation occurred

7. A radiation incident should be formally reported as soon as possible. If an incident involving a patient occurs you should:

  • (a) complete a PRIME
  • (b) inform your line manager or senior staff member
  • (c) notify the RSO
  • (d) complete the necessary sections of the incident report template
  • (e) all of the above

8. You can locate the Radiation Safety Protection Plan (RSPP) on QHEPS.

  • True
  • False

9. What process must occur if a radiation source malfunctions or equipment is suspected of malfunctioning ?

  • (a) report it to your line manager and the RSO
  • (b) turn off and remove the key (if authorised to do so)
  • (c) place up a sign and don’t use unless told to by an authorised person
  • (d) complete the THSD workplace incident/radiation incident form
  • (e) all of the above

10. What are the obligations of the use licensee?

  • (a) use good technique, minimise dose to self and other workers, have current use licence and work within scope of licence
  • (b) minimise dose to patients and only perform examination if there is a valid request
  • (c) abide by RSPP and undergo training prescribed in RSPP
  • (d) all of the above

11. Lead gowns:

  • (a) must be worn by all staff present during a radioscopic procedure who are not shielded by a lead screen.
  • (b) must be worn by all patients even if it covers the area being examined.
  • (c) which cover the front only (ie half gowns) protect me from radiation when my back is facing the x-ray source.

12. Can a pregnant worker/carer assist in holding a patient during an x-ray examination?

  • Yes
  • No

13. To reduce dose to staff and the patient, during fluoroscopy the operator should:

  • (a) ensure the source to skin distance is at a maximum and the II/detector is as close to the patient as possible
  • (b) ensure the source to skin distance is at a minmum and the II/detector is as far from the patient as possible

14. Where in CT it is safest to stand?

  • (a) directly behind the scanner
  • directly in front of the scanner
  • in the corner of the room
  • (d) to the side of the scanner

15. Which side of a fluoroscopy machine is safest to stand?

  • a) x-ray tube side
  • b) II/detector side

I have read and understood the required sections of the RSPP V4.6.

  • By choosing yes, I hereby confirm I have read and understood the required sections of the RSPP V4.6
  • By choosing no, I am confirming I have not read or understood the required sections of the RSPP V4.6