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White paper on radiation protection by the European Society of Radiology

Overview of attention for article published in Insights Into Imaging, June 2011
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White paper on radiation protection by the European Society of Radiology
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Insights Into Imaging, June 2011
DOI 10.1007/s13244-011-0108-1
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Abstract

In the past decade, the medical effective dose per caput has increased in most European countries because of CT; it now ranges between 0.4 and 2 mSv/year. The biological impact of diagnostic imaging exposure is dominated by stochastic effects: based on the linear-no-threshold hypothesis, the risk of cancer induction is estimated to increase proportionally to organ dose, reaching around 0.5% at an effective dose of 100 mSv. The risk is higher the younger the age at the time of exposure, it is different for different organs, and women are more susceptible than men. Fluoroscopy-based imaging, above all intervention, may reach the dose threshold for deterministic effects, observed most often at the skin above around 3 Gy, and it is also the major source of occupational exposure in radiology. This white paper discusses the role of justification, evidence-based referral guidelines, optimization, diagnostic reference levels, clinical audits and quality assurance programs. The ESR strongly supports education and training of the medical staff involved in imaging by ionizing radiation. It disseminates information regarding radiation protection, takes initiatives, cooperates with partners and supports projects in justification as well as optimization. To reach these aims, the ESR cooperates with other organizations involved in radiation protection.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 17 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 35%
Student > Master 5 29%
Student > Bachelor 3 18%
Professor 1 6%
Student > Postgraduate 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 65%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 12%
Chemistry 2 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 6%
Physics and Astronomy 1 6%
Other 0 0%

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#11,612,349
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#10
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