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Patient Radiation Safety and Risk

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Everyone is concerned about patient radiation dose. From 1993 through 2008, radiation dose attributed to medical radiation rose 82 % from 0.54 mSv 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’s radiation dose.

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  • Ionizing
  • Non-ionizing
  • Stochastic
  • Non-stochastic
  • Deterministic
  • ALARA
  • Background
  • Effective dose

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Singh, H., Neutze, J.A., Enterline, J.R. (2015). Patient Radiation Safety and Risk. In: Singh, H., Neutze, J., Enterline, J. (eds) Radiology Fundamentals. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10362-4_1

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