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Nepal Radiological Society
BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital
Brief Introduction of Current Status of Radiology Profession and Its Challenges.
Workshop on “Presents Scenario of Radiology Profession: Challenges and its Possible
Radiology Profession…..Ø Started in Nepal in 1993-Milatary Hospital Tri-Chandra Electro-Medical Institute in Kathmandu.
Ø Increasing number of Radiological Installations and Radiation Professionals.
Ø Till now anybody can handle ionizing Radiation.
Radiological Setups in NEPAL
Ø 29 CT Scanners
Ø 7 MRI Units
Ø 11 Mammography Units
Ø 10 CR System
Ø 800 R/F Installations (Approx.)
Ø 1 Gamma Camera (1-SPECT)
Ø 4 Tele Cobalt Machines
Ø 4 Linear Accelerators
Ø 3 RT Stimulators
Ø 3 HDR Brach therapy
Human Resources Present Situation
Ø Radiologist 100
Ø Radiographers/Technologist 225
Ø Radiation Oncologist 7
Ø RT Radiographer/Technologist 16
Ø Medical Physicist 10
Ø NM Physician 3(1)
What Has Been Done?
Ø Two national level workshops: to make Nepal a member of IAEA and to formulate legislation to bring the use of Ionizing Radiation under legal Framework.
(Nepal has just become a member of IAEA in 2007)
Ø PCL Radiography (IOM) 1973
Ø B.Sc. RT (IOM) 1999
Ø B.Sc. MIT- 2007
Ø BMIT (BPKISH) 2001
Ø DMRD Radio Diagnosis(IOM) 1988(Stopped)
Ø MD Radio Diagnosis(IOM) 1998
Ø MD Radio Diagnosis (BPKISH) 2000
Ø MD Radio Diagnosis (NAMS) 2003
Ø MD Radiotherapy (NAMS) 2003
PCL Radiography now started from Private Sector from 2008.
Ø Nepal Radiological Society
Ø Nepal Radiologist Association
Ø Nepal Radiological Technological Student’s Society
Ø Nuclear Society of Nepal
Ø Radiation law
Ø Regulatory Authority/Board
Ø Control over Import of X-ray Machines
Ø Record of Radiation Producing Equipment
Ø Quality Control of X-ray Machines
Ø Formal Awareness Programmes
Ø Inadequate job Description for Radiographers and Radiological Technologists
Ø Lacking Professional Development Opportunities
Ø No Access Policy Level
Ø Brain Drain
Ø Limit Research and Quality Assurance activities
Ø Not yet Mandatory by Law
Ø Not Standardized
Ø Based on Personal Knowledge
Ø Protection Activities mainly focused personnel protection
Ø Lack of public awareness
Ø Lack of knowledge even among medical practitioners.
Legal Status on Radiation Use
Ø Guidelines for installation on x-ray unts in private sector made by the Dept. of Health Serivces(DoHS) in 1992.
- No enforced strictly
- No monitored and updated after their formulation.
Ø ? Council
Short Term-Separate Committee for Radiology
Long Term- Radiological Council
Ø ? Manpower
Ø Access in Policy Level
Ø ?Involvement in evaluation Committees
Ø ?Equity In Facility
Ø ?Radiation Monitoring
Ø ?Professionals Development Opportunities
Thank You for Authors
Resources Person: Compiled By: Published By:
Mr. Shanta Lal Shrestha Mr. Amrit Pandit http://nepalhealth.wordpress.Com
Assoc. Prof. Mr. Hemchandra Jha Thakur Lamsal
Department of Radiology Mr. Surya Psd. Bhusal HospitalTrivhuvan University Teaching Hospital
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