Medial Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2018. Vol. 63. No. 5. P. 55–64


DOI: 10.12737/article_5bc89734df8824.31259760

Brief Dictionary of Discussion Terms on Medical Radiology, Radiation Safety and Medical Physics

B.Ya. Narkevich1,2, T.G. Ratner1,2, A.N. Moiseyev2,3

1. N.N. Blokhin National Medical Research Center of Oncology, Moscow, Russia. E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 2. Association of Medical Physicists of Russia (AMFR), Moscow, Russia; 3. Medskan, Moscow, Russia

B.Ya. Narkevich – Leading Researcher, Dr. Sci. Tech., Prof., President of the AMFR; T.G. Ratner – Leading Researcher, PhD Tech., Member of the Board of AMFR; A.N. Moiseyev – Head of Med. Physics Branch, PhD Phys.-Math., Member of the Board of AMFR


A critical analysis of terms and concepts in medical radiology, radiation safety and medical physics in a multilingual dictionary developed within the framework of the international project EMITEL2 and included in the Encyclopedia of Medical Physics, accessible via the Internet. The same analysis was carried out for the three-language dictionary on radiology and radiation physics of the International Electrotechnical Commission, issued as GOST R IEC 60050-881-2008. Based on the results of the analysis, a short English-Russian dictionary of discussion terms on medical physics, radiation protection, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine and radiation diagnostics was developed. Its main difference is the presence in it only of those terms, the literal translation of which from English into Russian either causes lexical difficulties, or is erroneous, or leads to ambiguity of termed concepts. In addition, the dictionary includes those terms, the interpretation of which is debatable for professional specialists and erroneous for non-specialist users.

Key words: medical radiology, radiation safety, medical physics, project EMITEL2, GOST R IEC 60050-881-2008, terminology, short English-Russian dictionary, discussion terms


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For citation: Narkevich BYa, Ratner TG, Moiseyev AN. Brief Dictionary of Discussion Terms on Medical Radiology, Radiation Safety and Medical Physics. Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety 2018;63(5):55-64. Russian.

DOI: 10.12737/article_5bc89734df8824.31259760

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