This study was undertaken to determine the amount of radiation to which the dermatologist and his assistants were exposed in an active private practice of dermatology. The study covered a period of several years in order that fluctuations occurring in radiation therapy could be taken into consideration.
The procedure was to make a survey of the various sources of ionizing radiation and also to determine the amount of radiation received by the dermatologist and his assistants by means of film badges and pocket dosimeters. On the basis of this survey and the recording of the amounts of radiation received by the persons concerned, remedial steps were taken to minimize the amount of radiation exposure.
The office in which this study was done had available the following sources of ionizing radiation: three identical x-ray machines of modern design, a contact x-ray apparatus,
DOMONKOS A, CAMERON GH. Radiation Protection in Dermatology. AMA Arch Derm. 1957;76(6):694–698. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550240012002