Patient radiation dose issues resulting from the use of CT in the UK

Elliott, A.; Darragh, P.; Evans, W.; Howard, B.; Kadhim, M.; McKeown, S.; Marsden, P.; Maskell, G.; Nunan, T.; Pearce, M.; Robinson, I.; Taylor, R.; Wakeford, R.; Warwick, P.; West, C.; Bithell, J.; Hodgson, S.; Hoskin, P.; Jeggo, P.. 2014 Patient radiation dose issues resulting from the use of CT in the UK. London, Public Health England, 104pp. (COMARE, 16th Report).

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In this report, COMARE presents a comprehensive review of the radiation dose issues associated with CT scans in the UK. The implications of the increase in the numbers of CT scans in the UK are considered in the report, with focus on the number of younger patients undergoing CT scans, who have greater sensitivity to x-rays. The report provides an update on the radiation protection aspects of justification (balancing risk and benefit) and optimisation (balancing the risk from the radiation dose with the quality of the image).

Item Type: Publication - Book
CEH Sections/Science Areas: Shore
ISBN: 9780859517560
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Freely available online via Official URL link
Additional Keywords: radioecology
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 20 Feb 2015 14:24 +0 (UTC)

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