Recommendations on records under § 28 X-ray Ordinance (RöV)
The purpose of the Ordinance on Protection against Damage from X-rays (X-ray Ordinance - RöV) of January 8, 1987 (BGBl.I. Page 114) is to avoid any unnecessary radiation exposure of people and to keep any necessary radiation exposure as low as possible considering all circumstances of the individual case. The extent of records in examination or treatment of people with X-rays hence applies to all data which are necessary for assessment of X-ray use on human beings and for determination of radiation exposure in individual organs. In this way, reconstruction of X-ray use shall be made possible. The records do not only serve the protection of the patient out are also piece of evidence for the doctor on the necessity of X-ray use and the expert implementation in accordance with § 24, article 3. The regulations of § 28 RöV are meant to help the doctor being able as far as possible to assess the radiation exposure of the patient and the individual risk caused by X-ray use. Unnecessary multiple exposure should be avoided, e.g. in changing the doctor in attendance, in case of referral to other doctors, hospitals or other medical institutions.
7. edition. Bremerhaven: Wirtschaftsverlag NW Verlag für neue Wissenschaft GmbH 1999.
(Schriftenreihe der Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin: Regelwerk, Rw 16)
ISBN: 3-89429-894-6, 32 pages, Papier
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