Exposure of the Swiss population by medical x-rays: 2008 review.

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serval:BIB_D26C0CE9E73C
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Exposure of the Swiss population by medical x-rays: 2008 review.
Journal
Health physics
Author(s)
Samara E.T., Aroua A., Bochud F.O., Ott B., Theiler T., Treier R., Trueb P.R., Vader J.P., Verdun F.R.
ISSN
1538-5159 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0017-9078
Publication state
Published
Issued date
03/2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
102
Number
3
Pages
263-270
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Nationwide surveys on radiation dose to the population from medical radiology are recommended in order to follow the trends in population exposure and ensure radiation protection.The last survey in Switzerland was conducted in 1998,and the annual effective dose from medical radiology was estimated to be 1 mSv y j(-1) per capita. The purpose of this work was to follow the trends in diagnostic radiology between 1998 and 2008 in Switzerland and determine the contribution of different modalities and types of examinations to the collective effective dose from medical x-rays. For this reason, an online database(www.raddose.ch) was developed. All healthcare providers who hold a license to run an x-ray unit in the country were invited to participate in the survey. More than 225 examinations, covering eight radiological modalities, were included in the survey. The average effective dose for each examination was reassessed. Data from about 3,500 users were collected (42% response rate). The survey showed that the annual effective dose was 1.2 mSv/capita in 2008. The most frequent examinations are conventional and dental radiographies (88%). The contribution of computed tomography was only 6% in terms of examination frequency but 68% in terms of effective dose. The comparison with other countries showed that the effective dose per capita in Switzerland was in the same range as in other countries with similar healthcare systems, although the annual number of examinations performed in Switzerland was higher.

Keywords
Data Collection, Female, Fluoroscopy/adverse effects, Fluoroscopy/statistics & numerical data, Fluoroscopy/trends, Health Physics, Humans, Male, Radiation Dosage, Radiation Protection, Radiography/adverse effects, Radiography/statistics & numerical data, Radiography/trends, Radiography, Dental/adverse effects, Radiography, Dental/statistics & numerical data, Radiography, Dental/trends, Radiography, Interventional/adverse effects, Radiography, Interventional/statistics & numerical data, Radiography, Interventional/trends, Radiometry, Switzerland, Tomography, X-Ray Computed/adverse effects, Tomography, X-Ray Computed/statistics & numerical data, Tomography, X-Ray Computed/trends
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