Author(s): H. O Kolade-Yunusa, A. S Haruna, S. C Owoeye.
Abstract Background: There is need for frank discussion between the staff of the department of radiology and staff of other departments about the risks and benefit of the use of various imaging devi ces using radiation in the healthcare facilities. Aim is to determine the level of knowledge and understanding of radiation and activity of radiology department among fellow healthcare givers in a tertiary health care facility. Methods: This was a cross – sectional study involving four hundred and twenty healthcare givers. It was a self-administered questionnaire. Results: Among the four our hundred and twenty healthcare givers,two hundred and thirty-one (55.0%)were males while 189 (45.0%). Their mean age was 41.2 years ±13.31, ranged between 20 and 69 years. When asked if staff were exposed to radiation emitted by radiology department, two hundred and seventy three (65.0%) believes ‘yes’ they were exposed while 147 (35.0%) do not think so. Of these responses, those who feel they are expose to radiation were 105 Vs 168 (Junior Vs Senior) and those who felt not exposed were 63 Vs 84 (Junior Vs Senior). This difference was statistically significant (p<0.05). Conclusion: The operational control and safety regulation of the department needs to be propagated to give confident to the patients and co-workers in the hospital.