Irish Journal of Medical Science (1968-1970)

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 85–101 | Cite as

The national radiation monitoring service

Report of the Sepcial survey of Radiological Departments in Ireland to determine the annual number of Radiological Examinations per formed, the Gonad Dose delivered by each type of examination and the genetically significant radiation dose contribuied to the population by diagnostic radiology
  • Malachy A. Powell
  • Finbarr Cross
  • Liam J. P. Egan
  • M. D. McCarthy
  • John E. O’Connor
  • Donal O’Sullivan


The Survey showed that 640,000 general diagnostic radiological examinations are carried out in Ireland each year. This corresponds to 0.22 radio-logical examinations per head of the population and compares closely with the corresponding figures for other countries. In addition 365,000 Mass X-ray examinations are performed each year.

The genetically significant radiation dose delivered by Diagnostic X-ray examinations is found to be 14.3 mr. per year. This corresponds closely with the 1957/'58 figure for Britain and is appreciably lower than the values found in other countries.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Malachy A. Powell
  • Finbarr Cross
    • 1
  • Liam J. P. Egan
    • 1
  • M. D. McCarthy
    • 2
  • John E. O’Connor
    • 1
  • Donal O’Sullivan
    • 3
  1. 1.Saint Luke’s HospitalDublin
  2. 2.University CollegeCork
  3. 3.Saint Laurence’s HospitalDublin

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