Published online Feb 28, 2016. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v8.i2.142
Peer-review started: August 31, 2015
First decision: September 8, 2015
Revised: October 16, 2015
Accepted: December 16, 2015
Article in press: December 18, 2015
Published online: February 28, 2016
Core tip: Radiation protection culture (RPC) is a combination of knowledge, beliefs and practices related to radiation safety. The establishment of a RPC in a Radiology Department demands substantial knowledge of radiation risks, safety rules and active participation of all stakeholders. Professionals have the key role in the creation of a RPC. A strong RPC provides more effective diagnosis and treatment, improves patient and staff safety and reduces radiation exposure. The objective of our study is to highlight the role of RPC in a Radiology Department with an emphasis on promoting RPC in the Interventional Radiology environment.