EXPOSURE OF THE SWISS POPULATION BY RADIODIAGNOSTICS: 2013 REVIEW.

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Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
EXPOSURE OF THE SWISS POPULATION BY RADIODIAGNOSTICS: 2013 REVIEW.
Journal
Radiation protection dosimetry
Author(s)
Le Coultre R., Bize J., Champendal M., Wittwer D., Ryckx N., Aroua A., Trueb P., Verdun F.R.
ISSN
1742-3406 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0144-8420
Publication state
Published
Issued date
06/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
169
Number
1-4
Pages
221-224
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
In 2013, a nationwide investigation was conducted in Switzerland to establish the population's exposure from medical X rays. A hybrid approach was used combining the Raddose database accessible on-line by the participating practices and the Swiss medical tariffication system for hospitals. This study revealed that the average annual number of examinations is 1.2 per inhabitant, and the associated annual effective dose is 1.4 mSv. It also showed that computed tomography is the most irradiating modality and that it delivers 70 % of the total dose. The annual effective dose per inhabitant registered a 17 % increase in 5 y and is comparable with what was recently reported in neighbouring countries.
Keywords
Databases, Factual, Environmental Exposure/analysis, Humans, Pilot Projects, Radiation Dosage, Radiation Monitoring/methods, Radiography/adverse effects, Radiography/statistics & numerical data, Radiography, Interventional/adverse effects, Radiography, Interventional/statistics & numerical data, Switzerland, Tomography, X-Ray Computed/methods, X-Rays
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Web of science
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