Nation-wide survey on radiation doses in diagnostic and interventional radiology in Switzerland in 1998.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_BC6C767BEA47
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Nation-wide survey on radiation doses in diagnostic and interventional radiology in Switzerland in 1998.
Journal
Health Physics
Author(s)
Aroua A., Burnand B., Decka I., Vader J.P., Valley J.F.
ISSN
0017-9078 (Print)
ISSN-L
0017-9078
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2002
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
83
Number
1
Pages
46-55
Language
english
Abstract
A nation-wide survey on radiation doses in diagnostic and interventional radiology was conducted in Switzerland in 1998 aiming at establishing their collective radiological impact on the Swiss population. The study consisted on the one hand of surveying the frequency of more than 250 types of examinations, covering conventional radiology, mammography, fluoroscopy, angiography, interventional radiology, CT, bone densitometry, conventional tomography and dental radiology. On the other hand, for each type of examination the associated patient dose was established by modeling. The results of this study show that about 9.5 million diagnostic and interventional examinations are performed annually in Switzerland (1.34 per caput) and that the associated annual collective dose is of the order of 7100 person.Sv (1.0 mSv per caput). Switzerland is similar to other European countries in terms of the frequency of examinations and the collective dose.
Keywords
Environmental Exposure, Health Surveys, Humans, Questionnaires, Radiation Dosage, Radiation Injuries/epidemiology, Radiography/classification, Radiography, Interventional/methods, Switzerland
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