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Radiation Protection Days 2020

29th October 2020   -   30th October 2020
Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland


Following the traditional Carl Wegelius lecture, the opening session will focus on cyber security in imaging units, with speaker Tiina Laitinen from KYS, who has also collaborated with the National Defense College. The health sector is at the top of the cyber-attacks top-5 list. The main motivation behind the attacks is the value of patient information in the black market. The presentation describes cyber threats, cyber vulnerabilities, and actual cyber attacks related to healthcare, in particular imaging, covering different dimensions. In the afternoon, we will hear an up-to-date overview of the Kvarken National Archives , and hear about the evolution of imaging studies nationwide. In the small hall, we will continue in the afternoon with trauma radiology . We hear how imaging succeeded in the aftermath of a major accident in Kuopio, and what you should not miss in a trauma TT. Does ´one size fits all´ apply to adult trauma TT? One of the main themes of the day is the reform of radiation legislation , which will be presented in several sessions. The new Radiation Act (859/2018) and the Government Decree on Ionizing Radiation (1034/2018), the Decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on Ionizing Radiation (1044/2018) and the Decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on Non-Ionizing Radiation (1045/2018) entered into force ). In addition, STUK has issued several regulations under the Radiation Act and the Nuclear Energy Act. The new radiation law emphasizes the importance of safety management in a proper and good safety cultureformation. Adequate radiation protection expertise of the personnel throughout the organization is one of the important factors in ensuring radiation safety. The legislative reform will change the roles and responsibilities of the workplace. The operator is responsible for making the radiation practice organization conform to the requirements of the new Radiation Act. The role of the Executive Director is removed and replaced by the Radiation Safety Officer. In addition to the radiologist and the hospital physicist, the radiologist may also act as the radiation safety officer in native radiology. The new law will also provide the operator with a whole new profession, the radiation safety expert, whose duties include ensuring the radiation safety of workers and the general public. With the revision of radiation legislation, there will be some changes to clinical audits related to radiation practices . In addition to external audits, internal audits must be carried out. The frequency of audits varies according to the quality of operations. The operator-s responsibility will be emphasized in the new Radiation Act and this will also affect STUK-s supervisory practices, which have already changed, and in the coming years, the priorities and operating methods will change as legislation and STUK-s strategy and operating environment change. On Friday, there will be a separate breakdown of X-ray healthcare , isotope and radiotherapy sessions , which will discuss industry-specific reforms brought about by radiation legislation and topics raised by STUK-s supervision. With the new Radiation Act, a safety assessment of radiation activities subject to a safety license is required. The safety assessment must be completed within 18 months of the entry into force of the Act, ie by mid-June 2020. The sessions cover the content of the safety assessment in different types of situations and the potential exposure situations and probabilities addressed in the safety assessment. In addition, the focus areas of STUK-s supervision and the information gathered in connection with the supervision are presented.