Status of Medical Exposure in Korea

  • Yoon, Sei-Chul (Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital) ;
  • Kim, Il-Han (Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul National University Hospital) ;
  • Kim, Sung-Hoon (Department of Nuclear Medicine Seoul St. Mary's Hospital) ;
  • Kim, Hyuck-Joo (Department of Radiation Safety, Korea Food & Drug Administration)
  • Received : 2010.08.04
  • Accepted : 2010.09.08
  • Published : 2010.09.30


Medical use of radiation is increasing in recent times and its influence on the population creates almost the same amount of annual natural background radiation in industrialized countries in particular. Thus, medical radiation has become a social issue. This paper is a brief report on the status of medical exposure in Korea by way of consulting from the radiation-related medical societies in Korea.


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