Radiation Protection Consultative Services
ANTHC’s Institutional Environmental Health Program provides Tribal Health Organizations consultative services and assistance to ensure proper radiation safety. The program conducts radiation protection surveys that meet regulatory requirements for both medical and dental X-ray systems in the State of Alaska. Surveys include compliance monitoring, quality assurance and more importantly, evaluation of patient radiation dose exposures, which is an expectation of most accrediting agencies.
Additional services provided by the program include: the establishment and management of dosimetry programs and investigation of excessive exposures; and shielding design review to help determine the amount of shielding needed when remodeling or installing new X-ray suites.