Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2021. Vol. 66. № 6. P. 18–25

Radiation Safety in Nuclear Medicine: Report II. Normative Documents

B.Ya. Narkevich1,2

1Association of Medical Physicists of Russia, Moscow, Russia

2N.N. Blokhin National Medical Research Center of Oncology, Moscow, Russia

Contact person: Narkevich Boris Yaroslavovich: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The specifics of improving current regulatory acts on nuclear medicine under the conditions of the "regulatory guillotine" are considered. The current state of regulatory documentation on ensuring the radiation safety of patients, personnel, individuals from the population and the environment, as well as on assessing working conditions and pension provision for personnel of domestic nuclear medicine units, is analyzed. The presence of a large number of provisions that are scientifically unsubstantiated and inconsistent with international recommendations and many years of nuclear medicine practice is shown. A number of proposals have been developed to introduce appropriate amendments to regulatory documents intended for practical use after the end of the “regulatory guillotine”.

Key words: radiation safety, medical radiology, regulatory documentation, the need for improvement, “regulatory guillotine”

For citation: Narkevich BYa. Radiation Safety in Nuclear Medicine: Report II. Normative Documents. Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2021;66(6):18-25.

DOI: 10.12737/1024-6177-2021-66-6-18-25


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Conflict of interest. The author declare no conflict of interest.

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Contribution. The article was prepared by one author.

Article received: 17.07.2021. 

Accepted for publication: 05.09.2021