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CT imaging diagnostic reference levels
13 September 2021

ARPANSA has published updated diagnostic reference levels for medical imaging. These reference levels help clinics understand typical radiation doses received during medical imaging.

7 September 2021

ARPANSA has launched a new research framework to facilitate research of electromagnetic energy exposures and health.

Woman standing with head strapped into medical machine keeping her face still for a dental imaging procedure
2 September 2021

The ARPANSA and the Australian Dental Association (ADA) have joined together to produce a factsheet for patients to explain different types of dental imaging and the associated levels of radiation exposure. 

10 August 2021

The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) has commenced a review of its System of Radiological Protection. The System provides recommendations for protection of people and the environment from the harmful effects of ionising radiation.

5 August 2021

In celebration of National Science Week 2021 (14-22 August), ARPANSA will be hosting an online event ‘Mobile phones and health’, with our Electromagnetic Energy (EME) Program Director, Associate Professor Sarah Loughran.

Man lying on medical bed, wearing dark black eye glasses while receiving laser treatment on his chin from a practitioner wearing blue latex gloves
28 July 2021

ARPANSA is pleased to be collaborating with Monash University to support a PhD opportunity to investigate injuries from cosmetic use of non-ionising radiation.

An office showing 13 people sitting in an open plan area working on laptops in pairs and small groups. In the background two of the people are sitting at desks taking phone calls.
26 July 2021

Recruitment is currently underway for the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA).

Deputy CEO Gillian Hirth smiling with a blurred leafy backdrop
10 June 2021

ARPANSA is proud to announce that our Chief Radiation Health Scientist and Deputy CEO, Dr Gillian Hirth, has been appointed to the Main Commission of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) for the term 2021-2025.

3 June 2021

Recent tests conducted at the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) in Paris have confirmed that the Australian Primary Standard for ionising radiation, which underpins every radiotherapy treatment for cancer in Australia, remains accurate and in-line with international standards.

An iconic warning road sign for kangaroos near Uluru in Australia
28 May 2021

ARPANSA works with international bodies to share knowledge and develop best practice radiation protection and nuclear safety through regulation.

24 May 2021

A study conducted by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) and the University of Auckland has found no link between mobile phone use and salivary gland cancers.

Female teacher assisting teenage boy and girl in school uniforms in a classroom where students are using computers and mobile devices
13 May 2021

International academic journal, Radiation Protection Dosimetry, has announced that ARPANSA’s 2017 research paper ‘Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Field from Wi-fi in Australian schools’, is one of the five most-read articles in the journal’s history.

21 April 2021

Every day, humans are exposed to radiation. From natural radiation sources such as minerals in the ground to artificial sources such as receiving an X-ray for medical purposes, we receive doses of radiation from a variety of sources.

Occupational Radiation Exposure training image of a computer screen with a cartoon person standing in front of a door marked with a radiation hazard
7 April 2021

ARPANSA has developed free Occupational Radiation Exposure (ORE) training for all people working in medical facilities that use ionising radiation. This includes hospitals and clinics that use X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans or nuclear medicine.  

31 March 2021

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have tested eight ultraviolet (UV) radiation nail polish drying devices to assess their ability to cause skin damage.

24 March 2021

ARPANSA has recently made amendments to the 2018 Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations. 

17 March 2021

Two new scientific reviews conducted by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) and Swinburne University of Technology have found no evidence of adverse health effects from the radio waves used in 5G.

UNSCEAR 2020 Report
11 March 2021

ARPANSA joins with our friends and colleagues in Japan to remember and pay our respects to the people who lost their lives and stand with those who survived and continue to be impacted by these events.

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