Evaluation of Exposure to Optical Radiation in Medical Diagnostics and Treatment
The effects of optical radiation exposure from devises used for medical diagnostic and treatment is a relatively unexplored area. A total of five medial clinics that used optical radiation for medical diagnostic and treatment purposes were studied. The main instrument used to measure optical radiation was a Model IL 1400A radiometer/photometer using either a UV Actinic Hazard Detector Model SEL240/T2ACTS or a Blue Light Hazard Detector Model SEL033/TBLU/SCS395/R. A Davis Instrument Extech meter was used to measure visible light. The study suggested that exposure to UV radiation for the sites measured was within the limits of the criteria recommended by ACGIH TLV. It was also found that none of the workers had any formal training in the safe use of the radiation sources tested in this study.
School:University of Toledo Health Science Campus
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:optical radiation uv dental curing lights medical evaluation eye examination
Date of Publication:01/01/2004