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Background and Aim: Because of preventing of radiation damages, special safety issues are considered in radiology departments: But, the other safety aspect issues are not observed regularly. As an important part of safety plan, radiology departments should be assessed from physical, building design aspects and cope with fire.

Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was directed as a cross sectional research. Tehran University of Medical Sciences hospitals radiology department were assessed for standards of physical spaces, radiation preventing, and cope with fire, patient's and staff safety.A Check-list was used as data collection instrument.Each safety issue estimated as safe (>80%), not safe (<50%) and relatively safe (between 50 and 80 %).

Results: Overall, safety standards were observed in Tehran university of Medical Sciences Hospitals Departments,with relatively safe standards regarding patient's safety and cope with fire.

Conclusions: Fire protocols must be regarded in radiology wards in hospitals. Appropriate designing and programming which considers patient's safety from the time of  entering to radiology ward until leaving is offered.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Hospital Managment
ePublished: 1399/07/23