ASN Report 2017

224 ASN report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2017 Chapter 08  - Regional overview of nuclear safety and radiation protection Corse The division Marseille regulates radiation protection and the transport of radioactive substances in the Corse territorial collectivity. I n 2017, ASN carried out three inspections in Corse. Two “out of INES scale” significant events were notified by Corse health institutions in 2017. The installations and activities to regulate comprise: ཛྷ ཛྷ small-scale nuclear activities in the medical sector: -- 2 external-beam radiotherapy departments; -- 2 nuclear medicine departments; -- 9 centres performing fluoroscopy- guided interventional procedures; -- 8 computed tomography scanners; -- some 330 medical and dental radiology devices; ཛྷ ཛྷ small-scale nuclear activities in the industrial and research sectors : -- 11 industrial establishments licensed to hold or use sources of ionising radiation; -- 23 users of lead detectors; -- some 20 veterinary surgeons using diagnostic radiology devices. 1. Radiation protection in the medical field External-beam radiotherapy ASN performed 2 inspections in external-beam radiotherapy in 2017 and considers on the whole that the inspected institutions have a satisfactory grasp of worker and patient radiation protection. The same goes for treatment quality and safety and risk control. It must nevertheless be pointed out that the limited staff numbers, radiation oncologists in particular, can create vulnerabilities in treatment quality and safety, therefore ASN remains aware in this respect. With regard to the project to put in place a new radiotherapy technique in the radiotherapy department of the Maymard Polyclinic in Bastia, the inspectors emphasised that today the project could benefit from existing experience feedback and a structure organised and coordinated by a formally appointed project manager. 2. Radiation protection in the industrial and research sectors X-ray generators ASN conducted an inspection in an industrial facility that uses electrical generators of ionising radiation and considers that the radiation protection measures adopted are on the whole satisfactory. ASN noted in particular that the Radiation Protection Expert-Officer was well involved on a daily basis.