publication . Article . Preprint . 2015

Radiation Dose Risk and Diagnostic Benefit in Imaging Investigations

Gheorghe-Cristian Rădulescu; Lidia Dobrescu;
Open Access
  • Published: 06 Nov 2015 Journal: American Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, volume 3, page 22 (issn: 2328-5885, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Science Publishing Group
Abstract
The paper presents many facets of medical imaging investigations radiological risks. The total volume of prescribed medical investigations proves a serious lack in monitoring and tracking of the cumulative radiation doses in many health services. Modern radiological investigations equipment is continuously reducing the total dose of radiation due to improved technologies, so a decrease in per caput dose can be noticed, but the increasing number of investigations has determined a net increase of the annual collective dose. High doses of radiation are cumulated from Computed Tomography investigations. An integrated system for radiation safety of the patients inves...
Subjects
free text keywords: Physics - Medical Physics, Radiological weapon, Radiation dose, Medical physics, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Collective dose, Medical imaging, High doses, business.industry, business, Absorbed dose, Computed tomography, medicine.diagnostic_test, Radiological imaging
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