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Cancer, hereditary effects) to a degree that is acceptable in relation to the benefits to the individual and society from activities that generate such exposures (NCRP, 1993). To achieve the objectives of ionizing radiation protection, a conceptual framework was developed and includes justification of practices, optimization of radiation protection, and dose limitation (ICRP, 1991; 2007a; NCRP, 1993). • Justification of practices: Any practice involving radiation exposure should be justified.

2012a). None of the recent studies specifically addressed radiation exposure. , 2006). The sperm comet assay is a gel electrophoretic method typically applied to ~100 sperm nuclei per sample to quantitate single- or double-strand DNA breaks. Sperm chromatin structure assay is a flow cytometric method that employs acridine orange to measure the relative proportions of single- and double-stranded DNA in several thousand sperm. Results represent the degree of DNA fragmentation per specimen and the proportions of sperm with immature (no protamines) chromatin.

2008) Hurwitz et al. (2006), Wall et al. 1 5–6 Myocardial perfusion; 99m Tc-sestamibi (1,110 MBq) Bushberg et al. (2011), Stabin et al. (2008) Bushberg et al. (2011), Stabin et al. (2008) Bushberg et al. (2011), Stabin et al. (2008) References bAn dose to the organ being studied may be significantly higher than the dose to the embryo, fetus or gonads. additional compilation of doses to the embryo or fetus for procedures in conventional radiography and fluoroscopy, CT, and fluoroscopically-guided interventions can be found in Dauer et al.

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