Radiation exposure by radio-diagnostics in Switzerland : a pilot patient-oriented survey

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Title
Radiation exposure by radio-diagnostics in Switzerland : a pilot patient-oriented survey
Journal
Radiation Protection Dosimetry
Author(s)
Aroua  Abbas, Valley  Jean-François, Vader  John-Paul
ISSN
0144-8420
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2004
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
101
Number
33
Pages
12266-12270
Language
english
Notes
Réf. IUMSP: R 04/65
SAPHIRID:44654
Abstract
[Abstract] A patient-oriented survey was conducted in Switzerland with the aim to establishing the distribution of medical X-ray examinations among the population. A sample of 1235 people aged between 15 and 74 y (589 males and 637 females) was contacted. The participants were asked to give the number of medical X-ray examinations performed during the previous 12 months. Three-fourths of the sample did not undergo any medical X-ray examination during a 12 month-period, and 10% of the population underwent more than 1 medical X-ray examination in a year. These results were independent of the geographic region. The age distributions of the participants who did not undergo any medical X-ray examination and those who underwent one medical X-ray examination were similar. On the other hand, the age distribution of the participants who underwent more than one medical X-ray examination was characterised by a higher contribution from the elderly. [authors]
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