- DesignationDirector (RPTSD)
- Director NamePrasad Mahakumara
- Fax Number011-253-3448
As mentioned in the mission statement of the division, provisioning of the supportive radiation protection services to the country is one of the significant responsibilities of SLAEB. Radiation protection is intended to ensure the safety of radiation workers, the public, and the environment from unwarranted exposure to radiation. The contribution of SLAEB to the country’s radiation protection regime is made through the RPTSD. The division adopts all the scientifically formulated radiation protection practices into their operation. Especially the guidelines and basic safety standards developed by IAEA, International Committee for Radiation Protection, and national authorities are being practised to ensure the quality of service
Technical Assistance for Radiation Facility Designing
RPTSD provides expert assistance and consultation services to design radiation facilities (Radiotherapy theatres, Irradiation facilities, Waste management, etc.) in compliance with the regulatory standards. Exclusive technologies such as flux modelling and simulations are being introduced to improve the effectiveness and safety of the design.
Conducting Researches on Radiation Protection
Researches are being carried out continuously for radiation protection using the HpGe (Highpurity Germanium) detectors and modelling algorithms. Results from these researches would benefit from developing national policies and regulations. Research fields include exposure modelling, dose assessment & evaluation, occupational exposure control, and safety assurance.
Training of Radiation Protection Officers (RPOs) and Radiation Workers
As a part of the radiation protection program, awareness and training programs are conducted for radiation workers. The training programs have a broad scope depending on the profession, skill, and requirement of the trainee. For years, RPTSD has been conducting training and awareness programs on radiation protection for Radiation Protection Officers (RPOs), interventionalists, consultants, radiographers, front-line officers, first responders, and all sorts of radiation workers.