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Equipment Use and Refresher Course for Radiographers

To support the installation of new equipment in Kenya under the ORET project, the first of two ‘Equipment Use and Refresher Courses for Radiographers’ was conducted in Machakos from 23-27 May by Julie Armstrong.

The course included a lecture program in the mornings which incorporated interactive refresher lectures on equipment, radiographic technique, anatomy and physiology, the image recording system, image quality, secondary radiation grids, the ALARA Principle, exposure factors and film evaluation. The afternoon sessions were all practically oriented and included equipment use, practical assignments and quality assurance assignments.

The week was concluded with a presentation of radiation protection posters by the course participants and the presentation of Certificates of Attendance by Mr Mbai the Director of Radiological Services at the Ministry of Health.

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