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Institut de Radiophysique (IRA)

Institut de Radiophysique (IRA)

The Institute of Radiation Physics (IRA) is an affiliated institute of the Department of Radiology at the CHUV. Institute activities are chiefly focused in two disciplines: medical physics, which involves the use of ionizing radiation in medicine, and radiation protection, which deals with methods and practices of protecting both workers and the general population from the effects of ionizing radiation. Within the context of these two disciplines, the institute provides an array of services for, primarily, various departments at the CHUV, as well as for any entity or person working with ionizing radiation in the canton of Vaud. IRA is also responsible for teaching medical physics and radiation protection within the framework of the Department of Medicine at the University of Lausanne.

Radiation Protection

radiation protection; this group provides technical support for any entity or person working with ionizing radiation: individual dosimetry, consulting and certification
radioecology; this group works in close collaboration with the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health to guarantee monitoring of radiation activity levels in the environment by taking soil, grass, milk and other samples.

Contact details

CHUV - Institut de radiophysique
Institut de Radiophysique
Rue du Grand-Pré 1
CH-1007 Lausanne
Tél. +41 21 314 8068