ANNUAL EXPOSURE OF THE SWISS POPULATION FROM MEDICAL IMAGING IN 2018.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_161B9695FAB0
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
ANNUAL EXPOSURE OF THE SWISS POPULATION FROM MEDICAL IMAGING IN 2018.
Journal
Radiation protection dosimetry
Author(s)
Viry A., Bize J., Trueb P.R., Ott B., Racine D., Verdun F.R., LeCoultre R.
ISSN
1742-3406 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0144-8420
Publication state
Published
Issued date
12/10/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
195
Number
3-4
Pages
289-295
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Nationwide surveys on radiation dose to the population from medical imaging are recommended in order to follow trends in population exposure. The goal of the 2018 survey was to investigate the current exposure. The invoice coding information was collected in five university hospitals and large clinics. To improve the estimation of the effective dose delivered in computed tomography (CT), we collected dose data from different Dose Archiving Communication Systems. On average, we found that 1.2 radiological examinations per year and per inhabitant were performed. Dental radiography was the most frequent examination (48% of all the X-ray examinations), followed by conventional radiography (36%) and CT (11%). The average annual effective dose was estimated to be 1.48 mSv per inhabitant, with CT representing 64% of that dose. Our results show that the exposure of the Swiss population from medical imaging has remained stable since 2013, despite a 15% increase in the number of CT examinations.
Keywords
Diagnostic Tests, Routine, Humans, Radiation Dosage, Radiography, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, X-Rays
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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08/03/2021 15:48
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18/03/2022 7:34
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