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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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