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Patient Radiation Safety and Risk

  • Harjit SinghEmail author
  • Janet A Neutze
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Abstract

Everyone is concerned about patient radiation dose. From 1993 through 2008, ­radiation dose attributed to medical radiation rose 82% from 0.54 to 3 mSv per capita. The largest component of the medical patient radiation dose was CT scanning (49%). This is despite the fact that CT scanning makes up only 17% of the total medical procedures that contributes to a patient radiation dose (NCRP Report 160).

Keywords

Stochastic Effect Medical Radiation Patient Radiation Dose Medical Radiation Dose Diagnostic Exam 
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References

  1. Mettler FA Jr, Huda W, Yoshizumi TT, Mahesh M. Effective doses in radiology and diagnostic nuclear medicine: A catalog. Radiology 248(1):254–263; 2008. Available at: http://radiology.rsna.org/content/248/1/254.long. Accessed 8 May 2011.Google Scholar
  2. National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements. Ionizing radiation exposure of the population of the United States. Washington, DC: National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements; NCRP Report No. 160; 2009. Summary of the report available at: http://www.ncrponline.org/Press_Rel/Rept_160_Press_Release.pdf. Accessed 8 May 2011.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pennsylvania State College of MedicinePenn State Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA
  2. 2.Pennsylvania State College of MedicinePenn State Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

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