United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Question 220: 10 CFR 20.1602 gives requirements for

control for access to very high radiation areas, and has no

exemption clause. 10 CFR 20.1003 defines a very high

radiation area. (a) Are teletherapy rooms or fixed / field

radiography facilities, with beams that can deliver in

excess of 500 rad in 1 hour at 1 meter, very high radiation

areas? (b) Do the requirements in 20.1602 apply to

teletherapy rooms or fixed / field radiography facilities?

Answer: (a) Yes.

(b) Yes. However, this does not prohibit patients from

receiving prescribed medical treatment in a teletherapy

room (Reference: 10 CFR 20.1602, 10 CFR 20.1003)

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