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Radiation Protection

Radiation protection

Man and the environment are constantly exposed to ionising radiation. It comes from space, from the groud or from technical applications such as nuclear technology, research, medicine or industry.

Ionising radiation can have a harmful effect on the organism. The most important goal of radiation protection is therefore to keep the radiation exposure of the population and workers as low as possible. 

Our tasks

In the field of radiation protection, we conduct research and development on a wide range of topics - from the operation and dismantling of nuclear power plants to the use of radioactive substances in medicine and radioecological issues. In addition to research, we prepare safety analyses and expert opinions for federal and Länder authorities. The main topics of our work are:

Project highlights Radiation Protection

Interventional radiology: Study on occupational radiation exposure for medical staff
2016 - 2019

The use of X-rays in medicine is one of the most frequently used methods of diagnostic imaging. X-rays, however, are also increasingly used for so-called interventional procedures. Treatments such as, for example, the dilation of narrowed blood vessels are performed minimally invasively with the aid of fluoroscopy and image recording, i.e. without open surgery. This still relatively new field of medicine is called “interventional radiology”. In cardiology, the use of these image-guided interventions has more than doubled in the last 20 years, among other things due to the high success rate.

Radiation Protection