Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2013. Vol. 58. No. 4. P. 17–22


K.V. Kotenko1, A.Yu. Bushmanov1, I.E. Tyurin2, V.A. Kostylev3, S.I. Tkachev4, B.I. Dolgushin4, A.V. Boyko5, B.Ja. Narkevich3,4

To the Question about Unhealthy Condition of Work in Radiological Departments of Medical Enterprises

1. Burnazyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center of FMBA, Moscow, Russia; 2. Russian Medical Academy of Postdiploma Education, Moscow, Russia; 3. Association of Medical Physics in Russia, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 4. N.N. Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center of RAMS, Moscow, Russia; 5. P.A. Herzen Moscow Research Oncological Institute, Moscow, Russia


The problem of unhealthy condition of work in radiological departments of medical institutions of Russia has been considered. Specific examples of incorrect interpretation of this notion for the preferential age pensions setting for workers of the radiotherapy, x-ray diagnostics and nuclear medicine departments is presented. The analysis of the causes of unjustified denial of preferential pensions is accomplished. It is shown that all of them are caused by mistaken classification of personnel in the various categories in accordance with current radiation safety standards. To solve this problem it is proposed to classify not the personnel, but the working place. Such an approach complies with the recommendations of the ICRP and IAEA for the radiation protection of workers. In accordance with the purpose of preferential pensions should be linked with performance of official duties in the controlled or (and) monitored areas.

Key words: medical radiology, radiation therapy, diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, unhealthy condition of work, occupational irradiation, preferential pension